Skip to comments.Mass. inmate requests cake, colored pens, dragon blood to follow Wiccan faith
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.
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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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!
dragon blood? wherefrom to get dragonblood? are our washDC politicians donating at the blood bank these days, or?
Mass? He will get whatever he wants there.
They can get it from Hillary.
The next persecuted minority?
We couldn’t find any Dragon Blood. Here’s some ketchup instead.
Holder has plenty of blood to spare.
Yeah : )
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.
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..
throw in a free Obammyphone and maybe I’ll sign up?
I guess he could improvise by just barking at the moon. Not much of a stretch from where he is now.
“LaPlante is allowed access to certain Muslim oils”
Why not? Pretty much the same thing.
BS. Having all of the trappings is nice, but hardly requisite.
The Blue Zoo even built a Wiccan ceremonial facility a few years ago.
And a pneumatic jackhammer.
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.
He should just tell them that being incarcerated is against his religion.
The title mentions dragon blood, but the story doesn’t.
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.
Free cake! Make mine with chocolate frosting, please.
easy fix here deval takes holders job and holder gets to be this guys new cellmate
A pity we can’t employ the laws in place here during the 1600s. It would be amusing seeing him pressed to death....
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.
” Im thinking a boot to the face is appropriate.”
Heh, just visualizing that...