16 people could face life sentences for committing a federal hate crime. What was the crime? Was some one killed? Money stolen? Property destroyed?
No. It was a deviously executed plan to cut perceived religious enemies hair and beards.
Because it is considered a hate crime, someone could get life in prison for cutting hair. Can you imagine trying to explain that to the murderers and rapists that you'd be penned up with? Oh yeah, I forgot. They were also Amish.
Serial Amish barber gets life for barber-ism!
Hate crime ( thought crime ) legislation is truly a retarded notion.