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MAY 13, 2015. A gang of senior citizens, imprisoned for breaking into a nuclear weapons facility in 2012, recently appealed against their sentences. Convicted of acts against national defense under the Sabotage Act, Megan Rice 82, Michael Walli, 66 and Greg-Boertje-Obed 59 broke into the “Fort Knox” of weapons-grade uranium, the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility inside the Y-12 complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, armed with a loaf of bread. When challenged by a security guard, the three saboteurs brandished the loaf at him. It was not revealed whether the bread was wholemeal or white. It is believed the three may also have been carrying loaded paintbrushes.
Speaking off the record, a government spokesperson would not say whether there were any plans to equip U.S. forces with the most up to date, fresh loaves available. Behind the scenes, arms companies are believed to be building up for a bun fight.
Apart from the last paragraph, this actually happened. Instead of showing forgiveness, considering their ages, they were deprived of their liberty. Seems rather harsh when bankers defrauding the economy of billions don’t even see the inside of a court.
At least the appeals court judge recognized the injustice committed and put right, if rather belatedy. Read the full story at Counterpunch: Nuclear Weapons Protesters’ Sabotage Conviction Overturned.
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