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The full story behind the Hammond family persecution is Available Here. Back in 2016 in an effort to draw attention to the malicious prosecution of the Hammonds’, three brothers from the Cliven Bundy family and approximately 100/150 armed militia (former U.S. service) took control over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and a standoff took place. Today President Trump grants a pardon for Dwight and Steven Hammond.
July - Statement - Press - Secretary - Regarding
July 10, 2018 – Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Clemency for Dwight and Steven Hammond:
Today, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency (Full Pardons) for Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., and his son, Steven Hammond. The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land. The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges.
Hammond - Sentencing - Judge - Community - Prison
At the Hammond’s original sentencing, the judge noted that they are respected in the community and that imposing the mandatory minimum, 5-year prison sentence would shock the conscience and be grossly disproportionate to the severity of their conduct. As a result, the judge imposed significantly lesser sentences. The previous administration, however, filed an overzealous appeal that resulted in the Hammond’s being sentenced to five years in prison. This was unjust.
Here’s the full BACKSTORY as we originally researched, outlined and shared in 2016:
HISTORY - Aa - Harney - Basin - Hammond
HISTORY: (aa) The Harney Basin (where the Hammond ranch is established) was settled in the 1870’s. The valley was settled by multiple ranchers and was known to have run over 300,000 head of cattle. These ranchers developed a state of the art irrigated system to water the meadows, and it soon became a favorite stopping place for migrating birds on their annual trek north.
(ab) In 1908 President Theodor...
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