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Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« on: December 13, 2010, 06:31:08 pm »
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Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief

Published - Dec 13 2010 05:01PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. An inmate in California who disliked salami was able to receive kosher meals after his attorney cited the "Seinfeld" holiday Festivus as his religious belief. The Orange County Register reported Monday that 38-year-old convicted drug dealer Malcolm Alarmo King asked for kosher meals at the Theo Lacy jail to maintain his physique.

Orange County sheriff's officials reserve such meals for inmates with religious needs, so a judge demanded a religious reason for King to get the meals.

His defense attorney, Fred Thiagarajah, cited his client's devotion to Festivus _ the holiday celebrated on the hit TV show with an aluminum pole and the airing of grievances.

Sheriff's spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court.

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/8459870/29345856/Inmate_seeking_kosher_meals_cites_Festivus_belief
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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 07:33:49 pm »
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Is it time for the airing of the grievances yet?  ;D
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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 07:56:58 pm »
And people wonder how religions get started... ;D

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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 12:13:38 pm »
Funny!
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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 12:25:16 pm »
Ah yes, Festivus -- it's become as much a part of the Solstice holiday as indigestion, traffic jams,  and season-specific sermons about materialism (which is all promptly forgotten on December 26th).   ;D

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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 12:28:46 pm »
Has anybody checked the price of Festivus poles this year?  ;D
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Re: Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 10:31:37 pm »
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Sheriff's spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court.

Aw, let the guy have his kosher meals.  Bah, humbug!  ::)
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