The horned Capitol rioter dubbed the QAnon Shaman will be given organic meals at DC lockup after refusing to eat the standard jail fare for nine days because of his religious beliefs, a judge ordered Wednesday.
The shaman, real name Jacob Chansley, had refused the meals after being transferred to a DC jail run by the city’s Department of Corrections while awaiting trial for his role in the Jan. 6 riot, his lawyer, Al Watkins, said in a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Chansley had previously been given organic meals after refusing to eat while in custody of the federal Bureau
Accused Capitol rioter known as ‘QAnon Shaman’ hasn’t eaten in days because jail food isn’t organic: court papers
The accused U.S. Capitol rioter known as the “QAnon Shaman” whined to jail officials that he hasn’t eaten in days because the food behind bars isn’t organic, federal court papers show.
Jacob Chansley, 33 — who wore a pelt and horns in the halls of Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection, and later said he was “betrayed” by President Trump for not pardoning him — claims he can’t consume genetically modified organisms because of his religious beliefs.
“I have eaten only organic food for the past 8 years because of my being a shamanic practitioner … this means no
‘QAnon Shaman’ rioter should be given organic food while in jail after going on hunger strike, federal judge says
US Capitol rioter and so-called “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley should be given organic food while in a Washington, DC, jail, a federal judge said Wednesday, after Chansley went on an apparent hunger strike last week claiming non-organic food was against his religion and sickened him.
DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth decided the accommodations could be made for Chansley because he had been fed organic food in detention in Arizona, and arguments about his adherence to Shamanism were enough to also convince the judge.
Chansley hasn’t eaten since last Monday, his attorney said.
“My client made it clear that while