Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TRUE CRIME TUESDAY for February 25, 2014

Nun Sentenced to 3 Years For Nuclear Protest

Megan Rice, the nun who broke into a nuclear storage facility, was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison following her conviction in Tennessee. Her co-defendants, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli, received sentenced of just over 5 years each.

The real harm was to the prestige of the U.S. government. The fact that these defendants were able to get so far with no special training exposed the appalling (and criminal) lack of security at an allegedly "secure nuclear facility". Incredibly, the trio were able to roam around inside the secure facility for two hours before guards arrived, despite the fact that they had set off multiple alarms.

After the trio's arrest, the firm in charge of security was dismissed and Congress held hearings on the break-in.

You can read more about this fiasco here and here.

Be Careful Where You Stick That Thing

A West Virginia doctor was given a sentence of probation after being convicted of molesting one of his patients. The relatively mild sentence may have been influenced by the fact that the victim gave as good as he got. The victim bit off part of the doctor's tongue when he stuck it in the victim's mouth. Read all the details at MSN.

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