“QAnon Shaman” Gets New Jail Over Food Demand

Politico reports:

The Arizona man known as the “QAnon shaman,” who is facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riot last month, was moved to a jail in Virginia on Thursday to accommodate his request for an organic diet. Jacob Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, was transferred from the Washington, D.C., jail to the Alexandria Detention Center after a federal judge ordered authorities to meet Chansley’s dietary requirement, officials said.

D.C. Corrections officials said Chansley’s claims lacked “religious merit,” but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Chansley was entitled to the organic food on religious grounds. The judge, an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan, said the government was not entitled to question the legitimacy of a prisoner’s religious beliefs as long as they are sincerely held.

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