Friday, September 16, 2016

Defendant Wears Religious Texts As Protest Against Judge

The New York Post reports (with accompanying photos) that on Wednesday a defendant charged with various drug offenses appeared in a Brooklyn, New York trial court wearing a shirt he had made from newsprint carrying Hebrew writings of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. He also wore a paper hat carrying seven of the Ten Commandments.  Defendant Aaron Akaberi-- who has professed a series of different religious beliefs-- says he did this as a protest against the judge who had refused to allow him to read passages from Jewish texts into the record at an earlier pre-trial hearing. His hearing was adjourned to a later date.