The Swartzentruber Eight

Abby Zimet

Here are the booking photos of eight Amish men ordered jailed by a Kentucky judge after they refused to pay fines for not putting orange safety triangles on their horse-drawn buggies because their religion bans bright colors. Members of the conservative Swartzentruber sect, the men had to arrange for neighbors to milk their cows and harvest their tobacco, but said they would continue to "stand up for what we believe.” Great mugshots. We don't like orange, either.

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