Skip to comments.Policeman makes NY woman remove religious wig
Posted on 06/21/2008 8:11:23 PM PDT by Coleus
If you want special privileges, DO NOT COMMIT CRIMES. It’s not really hard to figure out. You want to wear the wig, DON’T commit fraud. You want to have the power to object, DON’T commit fraud.
Got it? I’d continue, but apparently I now have to go to a mandated sensitivity course.
Did it interfere with identification? That’s the key question.
OK, so I’m 50 years old and I never knew until just now that Orthodoix Jewish women wore wigs as a part of their religion.
And if it greatly altered her appearance; I would have told her to take it off. Just like I would have asked a Muslim woman to remove her veil.
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at least they didn’t taze her to death.
Yes, I believe it’s a head covering
Hmmm. The Church of the Second Amendment.
You can’t take my side arms. Thems’ a Religious Requirement!
Learning about life around you is a wonderful thing This custom would be found mainly amongst Hasicic Jews, if memory serves me. ;-)
You’re on to something there, mate.
Who’s the girl?
I am Orthodox and I wear a wig at work, and at formal functions, but usually I just wear a hat or a scarf.
I also have never been arraigned for welfare fraud or any other crime, but I did have my driver’s license photo taken wearing a head scarf.
Marge Simpson’s high school yearbook photo?
Wig ad from Google.
OK, I did a google search - with pictures - on Orthodox Jewish women wigs.
I found nothing that covered the face.
Now if it’s a hat, then isn’t it standard procedure to remove all hats for mug shots?
I should think the religious requirement for an Orthodox woman to wear a wig would be secondary to: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL and THOU SHALT NOT COVET. I think FRAUD breaks both of those Commandments, at least.
Sounds like a twist on the Floridian felonious female that pled religious reasons for wanting to wear her burqa for mug shot a couple years ago.
Would they make a cancer patient on chemotherapy remove a wig for a mug shot?
Hookers (especially transvestite hookers) wear wigs and are required to remove them for mug shots.
My wig is not “wiggy” looking, it looks like real hair so how would they know it is not my real hair?
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