“The arrest was for disorderly conduct and the summons was issued for violating the state order against mass gatherings.”
(by Half Dollar) The battle for the First Amendment rages on, and apparently, the Forces For The First Amendment are losing.
While we’ve all seen the protests that are taking place in capital cities around the US, other mini battles are taking place elsewhere, and these battles are aguably even more important.
Well, we’re not just speaking about the Freedom of Assembly, but we’re also talking about the complete interconnection to the Freedom of Religion as the Amish are generally thought of first and foremost as a religious group.
From Fox News:
Police in Northeast Ohio broke up a large gathering of Amish people over the weekend after a man spotted a group of buggies and called 911 to report a stay-at-home order violation.
Just after midnight Sunday, the Geauga County Sherrif’s office made an arrest, issued a summons, and charged two with underage drinking at an Amish residence in Huntsburg Township.
“There is some concern out there and we are getting reports of large gatherings happening,” Geauga Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand told Fox 8. “If we get calls, or find out about them, we will go there, break them up and get them out of there. We won’t tolerate this and we have to keep everybody safe.”
The arrest was for disorderly conduct and the summons was issued for violating the state order against mass gatherings.
“When we got there, there was a barn full of people, some of them ran,” Hildenbrand recounted. “There was one that was too intoxicated to run and that person had to be transported by ambulance.”
A few days before, Thomas Quade, the county’s health commissioner, sent a letter to Amish bishops about an alarming rate of coronavirus cases in the Amish community.
He also asked them to halt church services for the rest of the month.
“It is disappointing,” Quade said. “I wish it wouldn’t happen. Those folks are all placing themselves at risk.”