Case Study: Malheur Wildlife Refuge

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Why is the federal government sentencing the rancher Steve and Dwight twice on an arson charges? The Hammond’s residing from Oregon, they owned a ranch near to a government property. On 2001 Steve and Dwight started a fire on a government property and burn approximately hundreds of acres. The Hammond’s were initially charges for their first offense. The father and son received their arson charges for starting a fires that they both served. But here is where the problem starts, the United States called ruling that Dwight and Steve Hammond will be given a five-year sentence to the offense and the ranchers will serve out their five-years not including the first sentence that they already served. Why are the ranchers getting prosecuted for terrorism? The father and son was charges twice for damaging the United States property?…show more content…
The Hammond’s supporters are the Bundy’s; Cliven Bundy have the same running with the federal government regarding to his cattle roam in Nevada. Two of his sons are Ammon and Ryan Bundy’s are leading the takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. The Bundy’s said on a video “We have basically taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. This will become a base place for patriots from all over the country to come and be housed here and to live here. And we’re planning on staying here for several years.” Also the Bundy’s call his group the point of the spear and telling all the militants to bring your arms. Ryan the other son of Cliven Bundy laid out the militant’s demand: that Dwight and Steve Hammond should be release and that the surrounding federal lands be ceded to local control. Ryan Bundy said “What we’re doing is not rebellious. What we’re doing is in accordance with the constitution, which is the supreme law of the
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