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No Expectation of Privacy

Here in the U.S., one of our Old Order Amish communities has recently suffered an infamous crime — the murder of several schoolchildren.  Interest in this case has been high.  Naturally, the public’s right to know has been ably served, as journalists took plenty of funeral photographs, despite the fact that the Amish, on strict religious grounds, object to being photographed. 

 I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone publicly mock a dead child’s religion at her funeral before.

The last sentence of a Canadian Press story says more than I ever could:

At the behest of Amish leaders, a fund was also set up for the killer’s widow and children.