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Beard Cutting Isn’t Hate Crime

Ruling on Amish divides Ohio appeals court

August 28, 2014
By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CINCINNATI - Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.

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