Bergholz (United States)

Type: City
Name: Bergholz (United States)
Country: United States
population: 743
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 5 reports

Court throws out hate-crime convictions for Amish beard attacks

A federal appeals court in Ohio threw out hate-crime convictions for 16 Amish separatists Wednesday, saying that the jury in their case had not been properly instructed about how to decide whether a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks had been motivated ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 49 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 1 reports

In Brief: Economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

Economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percentWASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.The new assessment ... [Published Erie Times-News - 49 mins ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on U.S. Amish now home in Ohio after prison

By Reuters Staff (The horse-drawn carriage used by Kathryn and Raymond Miller to travel is pictured in Bergholz, Ohio June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Palmer ) Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders ... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 26 2014]

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"I am sorry for causing that type of pain," Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. "I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory."
In its order Wednesday morning, the court wrote: "The defendants' various hate-crime convictions are REVERSED, and the case is REMANDED to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the opinion of this court."
Secondly, the jury considered whether religion drove the attackers. Initially, the foreman said, "we were focused on the attackers' religion while we should have zoomed in on the victims' religion." What mattered for the Shepard-Byrd Act was not the religion of the perpetrators, but whether their assaults were motivated by their disdain for the victims'...
Much of the panel's concern centered on a kind of legal logic puzzle embedded in the statute's phrasing, which forbids "willfully caus[ing] bodily injury to any person ... because of the actual or perceived ... religion ... of [that] person."

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