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Satori Wolstenholme
Satori Wolstenholme

Location: USA

Specialization: Politics

“Oregon Ranchers are sent back to Jail”

Today marks Day 20 of the standoff between law enforcement and over 100 male and female patriots on station at the bird sanctuary located in Oregon's high dessert, a remote area 300 miles from Oregon's state capitol.

The patriots pledge non-violence but are armed and prepared for bloodshed.  The mainstream media has been working overtime to cloak the real reasons behind the standoff.

Dwight Hammond, age 73, and his son, Steven Hammond, age 46, were housed up with the Oregon militia but surrendered themselves to law enforcement authorities a second time on Monday, January 4th.  They have been taken to San Pedro prison to resume serving time on five-year “arson/terrorist” charges. 

In a desperate effort to continue massive attempts at intimidation against a mushrooming cloud of incensed and concerned citizens, the federal government has committed a shocking breach of its own “double jeopardy rule” and the ranchers have been sent back to jail to serve an excessive and unrighteous sentence. 

The excessive sentence is a blatant breach of the legal system's “double jeopardy” rule and considered a massive overreach of federal authority. 

The “double jeopardy rule” is of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization and exists to prevent persons from being tried twice for the same crime.  Under court rules, once a person faces trial and is declared either guilty or innocent, the results of that trial stand.  A person cannot be jailed for the same crime twice.  The Hammond ranchers were charged with arson and served jail time last year.  The Feds have returned, however, and under an obscure and unusual legal development, have re-sentenced the Hammonds and sent them back to prison.

The original charges stemmed from a controlled burn the ranchers set on their own property to counteract a secondary fire started on public land.  The public land's fire was heading for their cattle and their ranch and if the Hammond's had not set their own fire to counteract that blaze, they would have lost all. 

Evidence to prove Dwight and Steven Hammond were guilty of “terrorist arson” at the initial trial was nearly non-existent, with court documents relying almost exclusively upon the testimony of a mentally challenged Hammond family member, who was only 13 years old at the time of the incident. 

An Obama appointee and former US attorney for the state of Oregon, Amanda Marshall, began driving to overturn the Hammond's original sentencing to make sure they served more time.  Interestingly enough, Ms. Marshall was hideously under-qualified for the job and had no experience within the federal legal system. Her own work history proves mental problems after she began stalking another attorney at work.  She resigned her position after this incident then resurfaced to serve as the instrument pushing to send the Hammonds to prison.

The facts laid out beg for a back story.  Here it is. 

There is an arm of the federal government known as the “BLM”, or, “The Federal Birds and Livestock Management” group.  While outwardly the agency colors its mission as that to manage and propagate America's wildlife, the BLM's history proves more nefarious motives.  Hundreds of ranching families from the southwest have complained against BLM's harassment, intimidation, vandalism and various acts of coercion to force families off their land so that the federal government can re-claim grasslands found to be valuable in minerals such as gold, copper, lithium and uranium.

It is now winter and nightly temps are in the 20s. Today marks Day 19 of the group's standoff with the Feds, who standby eager to disarm and arrest militia members, but also wary the blood bath of these patriots could easily spark the next civil war within an already stressed and disgruntled country. 

The militia are in good spirits and ask that like-minded patriots continue to spread the word about the very grave nature of the Hammond situation.  If the federal government can bring federal arson-terrorist charges against the Hammond ranchers for a grass fire set on their own leased land, then the Feds have the ability to charge anyone they like as a terrorist, sending trouble-makers dedicated to free speech and white-blowing away for the mandatory 5-year minimum in a correctional facility filled with hardened criminals.

Ammon Bundy and his constituents are now calling themselves the “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom” and have vowed to continue their hold out until the Dwight and Steven Hammond are released from prison and the ranch lands are returned for management by state and local government authority so that they can be used once again by America's cattle ranchers.

 

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