Thursday, September 15, 2011
JAILED FOR NO SAFETY SIGNS ON THEIR BUGGIES
Here are the booking photos of eight members of an Amish sect who were ordered to jail by a Kentucky judge after they refused to pay fines for failing to affix orange safety triangles to their horse-drawn buggies.
The men, who were booked into the Graves County jail, refused to pay the fines on grounds that their religion bars them from wearing or displaying bright colors. Jailed for misdemeanor contempt of court, the inmates were provided dark-colored jumpsuits in place of the standard issue orange coveralls.
They were ordered to serve between three and 10 days.
While members of the Swartzentruber Amish sect will affix reflective tape to the rear of their buggies, they refuse to use bright safety triangles, which they consider too modern.