Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Nine Amish Men Jailed for Opposing New Law
PADUCAH (AP) - Members of a sect of Amish living in Graves
County say they will not comply with a Kentucky law requiring them
to display a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies
and feel just as safe with reflective tape instead.
Nine Amish men who refused to display the triangle were ordered
to jail this week for also refusing to pay court-imposed fines over
Eli Zook, a member of the Old Order Swartzentruber sect and one
of the men sent to jail, told The Paducah Sun on Friday he feels
safe with the tape and two red lights on his buggy.
The men object to the triangles because the bright color
violates their modesty code. Zook said the triangle is misused and
is not just for slow-moving vehicles.
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