84-Year-Old Nun Sentenced for Breaking into Gov’t Nuclear Facility

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison after breaking into a nuclear facility with two other people. In 2012, Megan Rice and two other activists were arrested for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, which raised serious questions about security around this facility, with a bunker that houses uranium.

They were unable to access any of the dangerous materials, but they were caught in the complex having defaced walls with messages of peace like “the fruit of justice is peace” and smearing “baby bottles of human blood on the bunker wall. And they didn’t even put up much of a fight when security showed up. Eventually.

Although the protesters set off alarms, they were able to spend more than two hours inside the restricted area before they were caught.

When security finally arrived, guards found the three activists singing and offering to break bread with them. The protesters reportedly also offered to share a Bible, candles and white roses with the guards.

And remarkably enough, Rice asked for a harsh sentence in her closing statement. She said, “To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest gift you could give me.”

Watch the Chattanooga News report on the incident below:

[h/t The Blaze]

[photo via screengrab]

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