The horned Capitol rioter dubbed the QAnon Shaman will be given organic meals at DC lockup after refusing to eat the usual jail fare for 9 days due to his spiritual beliefs, a choose ordered Wednesday.
The shaman, actual title Jacob Chansley, had refused the meals after being transferred to a DC jail run by the town’s Division of Corrections whereas awaiting trial for his function in the Jan. 6 riot, his lawyer, Al Watkins, stated in a court docket listening to Wednesday afternoon.
Chansley had beforehand been given organic meals after refusing to eat whereas in custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons after his arrest in January in his house state of Arizona.
In Wednesday’s listening to, Watkins argued that as a result of Chansley is now in the custody of DOC, it shouldn’t negate BOP’s coverage of feeding Chansley organic meals, which was ordered by a federal Arizona choose.
“I don’t imagine the Division of Corrections has the authority … to say to the Bureau of Prisons, we’re not going to deal with your individual that method as a result of it doesn’t work for us bureaucratically,” Watkins stated.
An lawyer for the Division of Corrections argued they’d not discovered a transparent indication shamanism dictates consuming organic meals — and in addition stated offering organic food would be a logistical nightmare in the jail.
Choose Royce Lamberth agreed Chansley was entitled to the flamboyant grub due to his spiritual beliefs.
Chansley was photographed sporting face paint and a horned hat, marauding by the halls of the Capitol constructing with different followers of then President Donald Trump on Jan 6.
5 folks, together with a Capitol Police officer, had been killed as a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the constructing in an try to overturn the 2020 presidential election.