8 Amish men jailed for not putting orange safety triangles on their buggies

The news is going around about eight members of an Amish sect in Graves County, Kentucky who are serving several-day sentences for refusing to put reflective orange triangles on their slow-moving vehicles. Their faith apparently denies the display of loud colors.

[Update: They weren’t jailed right away. They got jail time because they wouldn’t pay the fines that they got first. Sorry for the confusion.]

This is interesting enough…

But what really got me was the accommodation shown them regarding their attire while in jail. Instead of the standard-issue orange uniforms, they’ve been given uniforms that were dyed gray.

If I were in charge of their punishment I’d probably give in to that request too, but from an outside perspective it seems a little too accommodating of their — Let’s be nice. — eccentricity. What do you think?

(via CNN Belief Blog, The Smoking Gun)