Trump Pardons & Releases Dwight and Steven Hammond from Prison
by at Redoubt News
STATEMENT BY STEWART RHODES:
Justice has finally been done in the Hammond case, which outraged Americans not just out West, but across the nation. Not only were they political prisoners prosecuted/persecuted by an Obama (In)Justice Department openly hostile to ranchers, but that same Justice Department was outraged when the trial judge dared display having a conscience and compassion – can’t have that! As the Trump White House statement put it:
At the Hammonds’ 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 Hammonds being sentenced to five years in prison. This was unjust.
Exactly. It was unjust. And that injustice has now finally been corrected. Now, the same thing needs to be done for the men who stood at Bundy ranch who have since been convicted, such as Todd Engel, who is scheduled to be sentenced on July 19, 2018, …Read the Rest