>A federal judge rejected mandatory minimums for Dwight and Steven Hammond as unconstitutional; an appeals court disagreed.
How is double jeopardy not playing a part in this case?
They already served a sentence, you can't re-convict them and send them back to jail just because you're asshurt that they wont sell you their land.
So fucking ridiculous.
I'd imagine it's because technically they aren't being tried again. They're still guilty, but their sentences are being adjusted since the judge who gave the original sentences acted beyond his authority.
That said, this is absolute horseshit.
They appealed their sentence all the way to the US Supreme Court, and lost the appeal. There's some weird junk in there about mandatory minimum sentences, but the prisons are clogged with way better examples than these guys. It's definitely an interesting topic, but in no way justifies the Bundy Terrorist Militia or their incoherent nonsense.
>The examples it cited included "a sentence of fifty years to life under California's three-strikes law for stealing nine videotapes," "a sentence of twenty-five years to life under California's three-strikes law for the theft of three golf clubs," "a forty-year sentence for possession of nine ounces of marijuana with the intent to distribute," and "a life sentence under Texas's recidivist statute for obtaining $120.75 by false pretenses."
land of the free lel
For the full story http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/03/full-story-on-whats-going-on-in-oregon-militia-take-over-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge-in-protest-to-hammond-family-persecution/#more-110497
Just want to say that I learned about you guys on the Netflix documentary We Are Legend. So this is my first post. How can I contact the Anon Hacktivists to help the Bundys and Hammons. If you knew what was really going on in this case, you would be sympathetic. Troll away!
Really though i got to say, this guys fucking vid was trending on my Youtube acc even though i haven't looked anything else up on that incident. Fuckers got 80,000 views already and it feels inflated, his video is shit. The top comment is him saying gold is being made from scratch. This guy is there to give the left something to marginalize.
>How can I contact the Anon Hacktivists to help the Bundys and Hammons.
Anonymous does not care about sovereignty or constitutionalism. They are flavor of the week liberals looking for targets that already have a large social opposition.
ok now walk me through your thought process where it becomes ok for members of the public to seize shit via force of arms from the public
For extra fun imagine the ones with arms have dark skin and see how well the logic holds up in your head.
>Controlled burn gets out of control years ago.
>Actually raises the value of the federal land
>Protect your home and family from a fire by burning some area so the bigger fire caused by lighting won't spread
>Very late at night so can't get permission from feds and burn ban is in effect
Fuck this. FUCK THIS. Immigrants coming here illegally for their family is a labor of love! Protecting your ranch and family from a fire gets you charged under a terrorism act from 1996.
>Doing a controlled burn on your property to help cows graze is arson
It got out of hand and spread to fed land, and it only damaged $100 and actually the BLM estimated that it increased the lands value as those burns happen to do. They put it out themselves
The 2nd burn was to protect their home from a fire that started very late. They burned a patch so that the fire couldn't spread. You know, fighting fire with fire. The thing is there was a burn ban in effect and there was no feds awake to give them permission. They did it anyway to save their home.
Let's ignore the feds starting fires for the same reasons, but they spreading and causing much more damage and yet nobody is charged for those.