Cops Break Up Amish Barn Party For Violating Social Distancing After Someone Snitches On Them
Ohio police break up an Amish barn party for violating stay-at-home orders after someone snitched on them.
Local news affiliate Fox 8 reports that one person was detained for disorderly conduct and another issued a court summons in Geauga County for violating the governor’s order. The gathering was reportedly broken up Saturday night after a man called 911 to report a violation of the state’s ban on large groups.
Social-distancing snitches have come for the Amish.
The Amish have apparently been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, so last week, Ohio’s Geauga County health commissioner, Thomas Quade, sent a letter to Amish bishops warning them about the dangers in their community, Fox News reported. Quade, according to the outlet, also asked the Amish community to stop church services for a month to stop the spread of the virus.
“It is disappointing,” Quade told the outlet. “I wish it wouldn’t happen. Those folks are all placing themselves at risk.”
But over the weekend, a large gathering of Amish was broken up by police, with one person getting arrested, another issued a summons, and two charged with underage drinking. Police were called to the property after someone called them to report a violation of the state’s stay-at-home orders, Fox reported. The arrest occurred just after midnight 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.” More
How much more social distancing can the Amish people actually do? Are they trying to take everyone’s freedom of religion away?