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Posted on 03/08/2018 5:40:56 PM PST by Auslander154
I just watched the TV documentary (American Standoff) about the Oregon Standoff and occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, and I am still sick to my stomach. Not living out west, I did not realize that Dwight Hammond and his son Steve were still in jail for this travesty of justice. A good man named LaVoy Finicum was killed by the feds in the standoff. The Ruby Ridge feds were at it again.
As i understand it, Trump talked about this situation during his campaign. I am incensed that he still has not pardoned the Hammonds. The father is 76 years old now and still has years to serve.
I contributed to their cause today on a website called Change.org in hopes that this organization would forward my signature to their petition. Does anyone know if there is a White House petition for their pardon or commutation of sentence? I understand White House petitions have to get 100,000 signatures to get their notice. Does someone have a link to a Hammond White House petition if it exists? Thank you in advance.
If there are any politically connected people out there who are aware of the Hammond situation in the White House or Congress, I sure would like to hear about it. I don't think I've been this outraged at the federal government since Clinton abandoned Elian Gonzalez.
Thank you and all comments are appreciated.
Link to story
Thanks for posting this story. I read of it at the “re-sentencing” a few years ago.
“They were also fined $400,000this in spite of the judges admission that the total damage amounted to about $100. Failure to pay the fine would result in confiscation of their ranch by the BLM, ...”
Another government crime, likely to go unpunished.
I dont remember any promise or commitment by Trump. Did this come up in the campaign?
It is a travesty but not everything is a Trump failure.
Been following this for awhile. I participated in an auction to help raise funds. On my chair is a pillow of all those involved. In the center is the name LaVoy finicum .
Outrage isn’t strong enough to describe .y emotion on this.
Sessions did nothing early on. Appeared to support the effort
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