Eight members of an Amish community went to jail after they refused to pay fines for failing to affix orange safety triangles to their horse-drawn buggies. The men refused to pay the fines on grounds that their religion bars them from wearing or displaying bright colors because they are considered too modern. Jailed for misdemeanor contempt of court, the inmates were provided dark-colored jumpsuits in place of the standard issue orange coveralls.
Although the story is a minor religion-related human interest story, it was worth posting because it produced the greatest mugshot series in the history of modern crime:
How awesome is that? If Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took and the rest of their shire crew were ever arrested I imagine their mugshots would look exactly like this. I especially love the guy in the bottom left-hand corner. 5’2″ of pure Amish menace.
By the way, I don’t usually side with the scofflaws, but good on these guys for being willing to go to jail over their religious beliefs.