A Minnesota man was on his way to work when was arrested and thrown in jail without bond, and then subjected to electronic home monitoring.
This wasn’t for drugs or a DWI or some other major crime.
Burnsville city leaders say Mitch Faber’s dealings with the law all stem from his failure to properly put up siding on his house.
Faber says that he had every intention of completing the stucco and decorative rock project on his home but he ran into money troubles when the economy soured.
Burnsville leaders say they had no choice to enforce the law.
The Fabers point to what they call far more glaring code violations outside other houses in their neighborhood. They’d like to know why they were targeted and others weren’t.
“It’s selective enforcement,” said Jean Faber.
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Jailed Amish bishop, Samuel Mullet who is accused of a beard- and hair-cutting campaign against religious opponents told a federal judge that he is willing to install electricity in his home to accommodate an electronic monitoring device if granted bond before trial.
In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Akron, Ohio, Mullet, 66, asked Judge Dan Polster to reconsider an order of detention originally entered following his arrest, along with several codefendants, last November.
A lawyer for Mullet, a married father of 16, noted that his client “is certainly not opposed to allowing electricity service his home” if it would help spring him from custody.
While the Amish do not believe that “electricity is per se evil,” according to Mullet’s motion, they stay off the public grid because they believe “electricity allows for the introduction of modern appliances that can cause family and community members not to reply upon each other.”
Edward Bryan, Mullet’s attorney, adds that it is “not uncommon for Amish to own and use electric generators to power electric power to tools they use for work and trades.” In fact, Mullet uses such a generator “for work,” Bryan reported.
Are kids these days really this stupid???