TV Show Review: Amish Mafia… Are you kidding me?? Seriously! What’s next? Preschool Mafia?
What a bunch of crap!
About the show:
Untrusting of outside law enforcement, some Amish in Lancaster County, PA have for many years regularly turned to a small organized group of men for protection and justice. A sneak peek of Discovery’s new series Amish Mafia, which provides a first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster, will air Tuesday, December 11 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The series will premiere Wednesday, December 12 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
The 2006 School shootings in Lancaster County during which five young Amish girls were killed and five more seriously injured by a non-Amish milk truck driver brought to the nation’s attention the vulnerabilities of the Amish community, and their need for continued protection.
When you think of the Amish, buggies, bonnets, peace and simplicity come to mind. In the historic Amish settlement of Lancaster, protection and “peace” can come at a price.
Lebanon Levi is the Amish insider who holds the power and serves as protector of the community for a price. He exists above the law and occupies the role of police, judge and jury. Levi’s team engages in a life outside of Amish and non-Amish community codes as he quietly exerts his influence and control. Levi’s brand of order is precise as he seeks to keep outside forces from infiltrating the Amish community, while keeping the principles and morality within the community in check.
Levi’s team is lean and fearless. Alvin is Levi’s right hand man and nobody gets to Levi without going through Alvin first. A lifelong friend, Alvin is at first glance an average passive Amish community member. However, he has a dark side, a past, and most importantly, Levi’s complete trust. Alvin will protect Levi at any cost.
Other group members include Jolin, a Mennonite who serves as Levi’s foot soldier, and John, the youngest member of the group. As a non-Amish member of the group, Jolin has the freedom and ability to carry out punishments of all levels against offenders. John, the junior member of the group, is the son of the late former protector who maintained peace in the community for many years before Levi took power. John struggles with his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps and take Levi’s place as the head of the group.
This is a side of Amish society that exists under the radar, and the Amish church denies the group’s existence. Amish Mafia provides eyewitness accounts of the incidents, misdeeds and wrongdoings within the Amish community, as well as a rare look at Levi and his team members who work together to maintain harmony. To protect participants and their family members, some identifying information and property has been changed. Some scenes have been reenacted.
If its for real it’s cool that they stand up for Amish rights, but there are laws in the United States and whether they think they are a part of it or not.. They are! And they must follow them or find themselves in jail!
Oh, by the way dumbasses if you can read this (the Mennonite can) I hate when you use the term English for us… There was a thing called the American Revolution in 1776 we kicked the English out on their asses and we became the United States of America! Not English…
If you are trying to refer to us by the language we speak because you have A Pennsylvania Dutch a German variant, guess what… 1.8 billion people speak English that’s about 27% of the world!
Guess what we all don’t dress the same! In fact different areas of the US don’t even dress the same! So your dressing English just sounds plain stupid!
If this is true this all sounds hypocritical! The Amish mafia goes against everything the Amish church stands for. So they should be shunned… Then you have people going to them for help. So basically they are condoning their behavior!
This one situation an Amish girl isn’t supposed to be alone with a guy, then the mafia moves in and the one guy goes in alone and the other stays out. Isn’t that her being alone with a guy also? There were 2 of them they both could have went in together!
If they want to be Amish Police they should be Amish Police not a Mafia!
Time for Doomsday Preppers! I’ll watch the full episode tomorrow.
I totally agree with the Amish Mafia burning the fake Amish Goods!! Good job on that guys! America forgets about made in America products and authenticity!
Although the Mexican food made by Chinese people in Long Island is pretty damn good!!
After watching it a couple times, I think they are actors! The stories may be based on real people and events, but I think they are actors…