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In other areas and communities where the Amish have migrated to, they are not the ‘bedrock’ of the economy of the area nor the way that the community has identified itself for many, many years.
Lancaster County has identified for so long with the ‘plain people’ and the horrific murders of those children at the Amish school placed Lancaster in the spotlight once again. The local media fed on this story and the LNP even published a “brochure” about it.
I believe the Amish do hold a different and protected place in Lancaster unlike many other places they live. If you do a search, you will find a number of investigations and expose’s in areas not based upon their existence in the community. I believe it is one of the reasons that the family I mentioned above moved to Pennsylvania. [The writer is talking about this story – click here. ]
Lancaster will one day become the “land of the legendary Amish” after all the malls, McMansions, etc. encroach even more on their territory. Until then, I believe the courts, TV, etc. will handle them very differently in Lancaster – because of their history in the area and the recent horrors that have happened to them instead of by them. Lancaster does not wish to be placed in a situation where it is perceived that the Amish are being persecuted by the courts etc.
Basically the area is not ready to bite the hand that has fed it so long.
Interesting and I’m in agreement with you except for the “persecuted by the courts” perception especially as it relates to this crime. A father and son molesting multiple girls under thirteen years of age? This story has incest written all over it on so many levels. What a horror and a nightmare and a crime for which these men should receive long jail terms. I can not imagine how the victims will recover. This is an absolute miscarriage of justice. For the prosecution to agree to a probation only plea is an outrage. We will watch carefully to see what the judge actually sentences these men to.