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Mass. inmate requests cake, colored pens, dragon blood to follow Wiccan faith
Fox News ^ | May 14, 2013 | Caroline Black

Posted on 05/20/2013 10:33:37 AM PDT by Zakeet

A Mass. prisoner has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Correction and a prison superintendent claiming he has been denied access to items, including but not limited to ritual oils, herbs, teas, robes, medallions, colored pens, and cakes, which are necessary to properly exercise his Wiccan faith.

Daniel LaPlante, who is currently serving a life sentence at MCI-Norfolk for the murder of a Townsend woman and her two children, claims both the DOC and MCI-Norfolk Superintendent Gary Roden have refused to allow him the ability, time, place, and manner to work his magic, perform his rituals, and cast the spells his Wiccan faith requires.

LaPlante's attorney says his client is a sincere Wiccan follower and says none of his client's requests are poisonous or could be considered narcotics.

According to court documents, LaPlante is unable to worship during the Cycles of the Moon and on Esbats because he has been denied 121 necessary items.

While LaPlante is allowed access to certain Muslim oils, he has allegedly been denied access to 36 additional oils which are used to dress candles, anoint energy centers of the body, and consecrate power objects. Wiccan followers believe the oils can drive away negativity, break hexes, and protect against enemies.

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LaPlante also requested 10 different types of fruits and nuts, baking soda, black salt, flour, honey, molasses, oatmeal, sea salt, and sugar. He is also requesting outdoor space versus the prison basement in order to perform certain Wiccan rituals, as well as a communal meal on feast days.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: lawsuit; massachusetts; prison; wiccan

This nice felon is currently serving a life sentence for murdering a woman and her two children ... and needs a few essential supplies in order to properly hex his guards ... and will probably get most of them ... as long as he doesn't ask for a Bible ... which he can't have unless, of course, he wants to burn it in a pagan ritual!

1 posted on 05/20/2013 10:33:37 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

dragon blood? wherefrom to get dragonblood? are our washDC politicians donating at the blood bank these days, or?


2 posted on 05/20/2013 10:38:37 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Zakeet

Mass? He will get whatever he wants there.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 10:39:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Dragon blood?


4 posted on 05/20/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: faithhopecharity

They can get it from Hillary.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 10:41:47 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Zakeet

The next persecuted minority?


6 posted on 05/20/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: stephenjohnbanker

We couldn’t find any Dragon Blood. Here’s some ketchup instead.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 10:44:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mbarker12474

Holder has plenty of blood to spare.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 10:44:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: massgopguy

Yeah : )


9 posted on 05/20/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’ll bet you a buck it will be nearly the same in any penal system in any state in this country you go to.

This isn’t primarily a Massachusetts issue. This is a liberal government issue, and there are libs everywhere.

These people incarcerated like this turd play the governments and taxpayers like fish. I think it is a form of entertainment for some of them.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: rlmorel

No doubt.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: faithhopecharity

It’s just a way to hopefully jam up the system because they cannot supply him with what he needs for his “religion”. Then he can file a law suit related to freedom of religion. Inmates have nothing to do all day but think up $h!t like this, the liberal judges go along with it and guess who pays for all of it? That’s right..


12 posted on 05/20/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

throw in a free Obammyphone and maybe I’ll sign up?


13 posted on 05/20/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Zakeet
According to court documents, LaPlante is unable to worship during the Cycles of the Moon and on Esbats because he has been denied 121 necessary items.

I guess he could improvise by just barking at the moon. Not much of a stretch from where he is now.

14 posted on 05/20/2013 10:57:48 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Zakeet

“LaPlante is allowed access to certain Muslim oils”

Why not? Pretty much the same thing.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 10:58:06 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Zakeet
Because his religion was entirely made up a few years ago, he can ask for anything that comes into his head: there is no reliable precedent to refer to.
16 posted on 05/20/2013 10:59:21 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Zakeet
According to court documents, LaPlante is unable to worship during the Cycles of the Moon and on Esbats because he has been denied 121 necessary items.

BS. Having all of the trappings is nice, but hardly requisite.

17 posted on 05/20/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Zakeet
Ten bucks says that when informed of the unavailability of dragon blood Governor Coupe Deval,this nation's Attorney Corporal-In-Waiting,will insist that this filthy murderer be paroled.Or he'll pardon him.
18 posted on 05/20/2013 11:02:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: rlmorel

The Blue Zoo even built a Wiccan ceremonial facility a few years ago.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 11:04:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Zakeet
LaPlante also requested 10 different types of fruits and nuts, baking soda, black salt, flour, honey, molasses, oatmeal, sea salt, and sugar.

And a pneumatic jackhammer.

20 posted on 05/20/2013 11:05:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Zakeet

*Shakes Head*


21 posted on 05/20/2013 11:07:38 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: mbarker12474

It’s a type of scented oil. Many pagan rituals involving candles require that the candle be annointed with some type of herb or oil.
That said, this is utter BS. I know a lot of pagan and wiccan practitioners. All they “require” for their rituals are visualizations. Basically the objects he is requesting are used to make it easier to focus your thoughts and energies, but not having them in no way impedes his religious beliefs.


22 posted on 05/20/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Zakeet

He should just tell them that being incarcerated is against his religion.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 11:09:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet
As a devout Escapist I will require a file, hammers, chisels, 50 pounds of C4 and a helicopter.
24 posted on 05/20/2013 11:14:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Zakeet

The title mentions dragon blood, but the story doesn’t.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 11:22:31 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Zakeet

We lived just over the NH line from Townsend and remember the savage murder this guy committed well. He should have been served up as a sacrifice to his “gods” long ago.


26 posted on 05/20/2013 11:36:09 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Zakeet

Free cake! Make mine with chocolate frosting, please.


27 posted on 05/20/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

easy fix here deval takes holders job and holder gets to be this guys new cellmate


28 posted on 05/20/2013 11:43:50 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Zakeet

A pity we can’t employ the laws in place here during the 1600s. It would be amusing seeing him pressed to death....


29 posted on 05/20/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It irritates me to no end. I know that there are people that have done wrong, repent, and want to pay their debt and get on with their lives.

But there are a lot of them too that figure they aren’t getting out anytime soon, don’t regret what they did, and see being a jailhouse lawyer as a good way to pass the time.

I’m thinking a boot to the face is appropriate.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 4:58:13 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: rlmorel

” I’m thinking a boot to the face is appropriate.”

Possibly two.


31 posted on 05/21/2013 9:24:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Heh, just visualizing that...


32 posted on 05/21/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: rlmorel

: )


33 posted on 05/21/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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