Some Amish were attacked late Sunday in a series of incidents. Masked men in a slow-moving vehicle attacked buggies with baseball bats and ransacked some Amish businesses. Authorities are investigating and considering it a hate crime. (As an aside, I'm always uncomfortable with the term "hate crime."
A crime is a crime, hate seems to me to be an emotion...and while hate is never a good emotion, legislating an emotion is tricky...it shouldn't be a crime to hate, it should be a crime to act on that hate, but then the action is the crime itself....just my two cents) Anyway - this is pure, rank speculation on my part, I may be totally wrong here - but this almost sounds like an "inside job."
To clarify, it almost sounds to me like this could be disgruntled ex-church members. This is a very rural area, you have to know it well and to target the businesses on Sunday almost seems to be a statement in itself. Again, could be wrong. But let's hope they catch the perpetrators fast! Click here for full details.