Skip to comments.Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols sues over his diet
Posted on 03/28/2009 10:00:47 AM PDT by Zakeet
Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is complaining about his diet again this time in a handwritten federal lawsuit seeking more than $2 million.
He claims the food he gets in federal prison in Colorado violates his religious rights. He also claims the "indifference of prison officials to his medical needs is cruel and unusual punishment.
Nichols complained that he "is compelled to consume daily those unhealthy dead and refined foods that are abhorrent to plaintiffs sincerely held religious beliefs causing him physical, mental and spiritual torment, and to sin against God.
He wrote that he sincerely believes that God created mankind to consume unrefined whole foods. He wrote that he is forced to sin against God by eating refined foods that destroy "His holy temple ... my body.
He is demanding 100 percent whole-grain foods, more fresh raw vegetables and fresh fruit, a wheat bran supplement, and digestive bacteria and enzymes. He wrote that his religious beliefs and requests "are not absurd, unorthodox, nor costly.
He wrote he has been dealing with chronic constipation, bleeding and hemorrhoids for more than 30 years.
His complaints about food in the past have angered victims of the 1995 attack who have said he does not deserve special treatment. In 1996, before his federal trial, he refused to stand four times for inmate counts to protest that he wasnt getting whole-wheat bread. In 2001, before his state trial, he fasted for almost six days to protest his food at the jail.
His 39-page lawsuit was filed in federal court in Denver March 16.
He also complained that because of his conviction for the bombing, prison employees have discriminated against him. He wrote that he has been stereotyped by the Bureau of Prisons, the court and the media as being a terrorist. "Mr. Nichols is not a terrorist, he wrote.
Since his trials, Nichols has admitted to the FBI, his family, a U.S. congressman and others that he helped bomber Tim McVeigh gather components for the fertilizer bomb and that he helped build the bomb in the back of a rented truck.
I need 100 percent whole-grain foods, more fresh raw vegetables and fresh fruit, a wheat bran supplement, and digestive bacteria and enzymes because I have been been dealing with chronic constipation, bleeding and hemorrhoids for more than 30 years.
These problems have gotten much worse ever since the evil guards moved me in with Big Bubba.
$2 million will greatly ease my pain.
Send him a Happy Meal.
ahhh... poor baby.. I think God gave up on that ‘temple’ a long time ago buddy, might as well treat it as the dump that you turned it into when you took part in killing others.
Well the gitmo guys will get welfare and food stamps........give him whole grain, might as well fully surrender /s
He needs to spill the beans on the whole episode including all of McVeigh’s buddies.
I’m surprised they’re not feeding him better considering that he’s keeping his mouth shut about the other embarrassing details about the bombing.
Could this be a little ploy to make us conspiracy theorists doubt our assumptions?
“Nichols complained that he “is compelled to consume daily those unhealthy dead and refined foods that are abhorrent”
A single dose of a 9mm lead capsule will cure this!
Why is he still alive? I have lost faith in the prison system - whatever happened to the old beat him every day until he bleeds out system?
He probably prefers organically grown food. Perhaps that would explain why he wanted to destroy so munch synthetic fertilizer.
“He wrote he has been dealing with chronic constipation, bleeding and hemorrhoids for more than 30 years. “
The man ahould have been hung the day after his conviction.
A liferaft and an airlift to the doldrums.
Have fun out there in nature Terry.
Now students, all who believe he and Tim and a truck full of do do alone blew up the building, please raise your hands...
Lock him up in solitary on bread and water twice a day.
...how ‘bout 3 ounces of lead,Terry?
I know I’ll regret this, but OK, I’ll bite:
Who and what did it?
Ah there ya go,
tin foil alert, tin foil alert.
Why were ALL the security videos of what happened there confiscated by the feds and never shown?
Does any thinking person think McVeigh did it all by his lonesome?
Anyone trust the govt on this one?
He’ll eat when he gets hungry.
I assumed prison would have taken care of the constipation problem.