Because the Amish Mafia doesn't have direct dealing with the church, they do not have to operate within its jurisdiction.
They use cell phones, drive Cadillac SUVs, and tote guns to carry out what they believe is the law.
Jolin, a Mennonite, is described as 'military foot soldier' in the pilot episode, set to air December 12. Many Amish sects are wary of 'English' laws, and will not report crimes to recognized authority figures.
That leaves it to Levi and his cronies to seek justice for the meek and the mild.
The Mennonite division is slightly less strict than many Amish sects, which the show says allows him to do Levi's 'dirty work.'
In addition, Levi and his three mafia members – John, Jolin, and Alvin – cannot be punished by church elders. Their philosophy is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
In the case of a woman whose buggy was destroyed by a reckless driver, Jolin took the matter into his own hands. He tracked the man who hit the Amish woman's buggy and fired a single shot through the empty car's window.
Damn, those Amish.