Our country is run by criminals. They commit atrocities, start wars, have stockpiles of nuclear weapons and waste that could kill us all.
They also will send 84 year old nun Megan Rice and her two co-conspirators Michael Wallito and Greg Boertje-Obed to prison for breaking into the Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and writing a message on the wall. They actually did the complex a favor by showing that its security sucked.
KNOXVILLE — A nun was ordered to spend 35 months in prison and her co-defendants will have to spend 62 months under sentences imposed Tuesday by a U.S. district judge for their roles in a July 2012 break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.
Rice asked U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar to put her in prison for life.
“I just can’t accommodate you on that,” Thapar told her.
The judge did observe, however: “We judge actions, not viewpoints. There is no question these actions violate the law.”
He added: “No man or group is above the law.”
During the hearing Tuesday, an attorney for Walli told Thapar they broke into the plant to bring attention to nuclear proliferation. more
“They believed to this day that it was a miracle from God that they even got into the building” said their lawyer. The DA growled that they are 'incorrigible.' A radical Nun???
These folks are not the paid provocateurs Pussy Riot. We hear plenty about them don't we? But that's the bad bad Russians and Putin repressing protest. Here in the good old USA we are much more fair in our treatment of protesters, aren't we? But we do send an ancient nun and two more senior citizens, one a decorated Vietnam vet, to jail for extended periods for acts of conscience. These three by all appearances are sincere and hold strong and just convictions. Maybe with good behavior they will get out early and live to speak out again.
Will Maddona, Gaga, Bono and the Hollywood 'activists' take up the cause of the "Oak Ridge Three?" Nope.....
There is support from some though.....
supporters rally for three anti-nuclear weapons activists before their sentencing hearing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn.