On this Wednesday U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered corrections authorities to present organic food to an Arizona man Jake or Jacob Chansley accused of participating in the civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol. This person wore a furry hat with horns and no shirt along with sporting face paint during the incident.
Chansley’s attorney complained at the court that the defendant has been unable to eat since he has been arrested on Saturday. He has already passed nine days without food, because at the Washington jail where he’s housed organic food isn’t served. Chansley was arrested in Arizona three weeks ago on charges stemming from the 6th January Riot.
The lawyer Albert Watkins informed that since being transferred from Arizona to Washington last week Chansley has lost 20 pounds. He also expressed that Chansley inspired by “QAnon Shaman” only prefers to eat organic foods. He said it is a part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life”. Chansley has been following the organic diet for the last eight years while practicing Shamanism.
Royce Lamberth, the U.S. District Judge said that Chansley’s willingness to go more than a week without food is sturdy verification of the sincerity of those convictions.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona declined to confirm whether Chansley had been given organic food, while they only expressed “reached an appropriate course of action regarding the dietary needs of Jacob Chansley”.
Prosecutors accused Chansley that he attacked the Capitol with a U.S. flag attached wooden pole that topped with a spear. He is also accused to move into the Senate chamber ignoring an officer’s commands to leave and he wrote a threatening note to then-Vice President Mr. Mike Pence.
According to court records, Chansley clarified the investigators about his purpose at the Capitol, he said, “at the request of the president that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6”.
Chansley’s plea for organic food isn’t the first unusual request as another named Jenny Cudd requested permission to take a four-day trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast for a “work-related bonding retreat” with her colleagues and their spouses. Cudd is a florist and former mayoral candidate in the oil patch city of Midland, Texas also charged in the riot. As per Cudd’s lawyer, the trip was planned much before the Capitol riot as well as the payment is completed. The judge has yet to rule on this request.