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Thread: Police raid huge Amish party and arrest 75 teens for underage drinking

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    Police raid huge Amish party and arrest 75 teens for underage drinking

    Arrests send shockwaves through tight-knit community which is now wondering whether it should let young people participate in Rumspringa - a period when they can experience non-Amish life






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    Police arrested more than 70 people in Ohio’s Amish country at an outdoor party that was expected to draw hundreds of Amish youth.

    Concerned parents tipped off the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, warning of a huge party that was expected to bring in more than 1,000 Amish youth from neighbouring states.

    More than 40 officers from surrounding counties raided the Hardy Township field late Saturday night and arrested 75 adults and juveniles for underage alcohol possession. Several received additional charges of resisting arrest. Two people were hospitalised for alcohol-related illness.

    “Had a couple undercover officers go in to look for underage drinking and drugs,” Holme’s County Sheriff’s Capt Doug Hunter told Fox 8. “They weren’t in there very long until they called and said, ‘Hey, we have a lot of underage drinking going on’.”
    The Amish are a Christian sect whose members shun modern convenience in favour of an old-fashioned farming life.
    Party organisers rented the property from Clarence White, and charged $25 for entry. And while Mr White did offer security, he insisted that organisers did not ask him to verify the ages of the partygoers. Still, he believed he kept the Amish youth from danger.

    “It gives them a safe place. They’re not out in the road, and everybody knows they’re going to party,” Mr White said. “They like to drink their beer and everything, so they’re going to party.


    Amish leadership in the area are now calling into question the status of “Rumspringa” — a Pennsylvania Dutch term used for the time period in which unbaptised youth get to experience non-Amish life before deciding to commit to the church.
    “We’re working with the Amish leaders of the churches and the community to try to keep their young children from doing this,” Mr Hunter said, “but it’s been kind of a heritage with the Amish to go out and do this kind of thing."



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    I wonder how they sent word to friends in other states about the party? They can't text, email or even use a phone, I guess they wrote letters or sent word with carrier pigeons. I love this story!!

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    We have Amish around here and I have seen the Rumspringa ones with cell phones. They also have Mennonite friends who are allowed to use phones so that's another way they could have done it. I am surprised about the alcohol because most of them smoke pot. I guess it could have been worse, it could have been crack or something. The Amish are pretty neat community. The ones I know are nice people and the furniture they make is beautiful. I have my kitchen table and chairs made by them for half the price it would cost to buy at store and the quality is outstanding.
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    An attorney that I know had to go to Pennsylvania for a deposition. He said that the Amish were cokeheads. I find that hard to believe though. He works for the State so he probably thinks that everyone is a cokehead and to be fair, we have many of them here.
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    Can you get a DUI in a buggy? Because some of these horses are so smart that technically they are in control and could get the owner home safely. Just curious. I know you can get one on a riding lawn mower around here (don't ask)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flygirl View Post
    Can you get a DUI in a buggy? Because some of these horses are so smart that technically they are in control and could get the owner home safely. Just curious. I know you can get one on a riding lawn mower around here (don't ask)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flygirl View Post
    Can you get a DUI in a buggy? Because some of these horses are so smart that technically they are in control and could get the owner home safely. Just curious. I know you can get one on a riding lawn mower around here (don't ask)
    You can even get a DUI on a bike.
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    And a horse.
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    Lots of drug and alcohol use/abuse among the Amish youth in Lancaster, PA along with busts for selling. Well documented by news outlets in PA. I remember a case several years back about two Amish men running coke for the motorcycle gang The Pagans.

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    The family went up to Lancaster, PA a couple of years ago and we went on one of those buggy rides. The guy driving was dressed up as Amish but I'm pretty sure he was just a guy in costume. I was asking him basic questions about Amish life and farming and he couldn't tell me the answer. He just kept saying "I don't know, the wife takes care of all that." The pastry shop (Bird in Hand?) we stopped at was pretty good, though.

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