The five-year sentences that Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, are now serving is grossly disproportionate to anything they did, even if one accepts the federal government’s interpretation of their “crimes.” A petition drive has been mounted for their immediate release with their sentence commuted to time served. From David DeGerolamo at ncrenegade.com:
It appears that people are signing the petition but are not being shown on the count. I suppose we should not be surprised that our “votes” are not being counted. If you sign up and do not see your name after a few hours, please add to the comments here or send me an email: David@NCRenegade.com. Time for screenshots?
There has been much talk concerning how the Patriot Community will come together when the time is right.
Let’s see if we can get 100,000 people to sign this petition to free Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. and Steven Dwight Hammond from prison. Click here or pick the image below and sign your name. Please share this information if you believe now is that time to come together.
Immediately release Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond from prison for time served.
Since Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond already served their original sentence and were released from prison, we see no reason for them to have to serve an additional length of time.
The original judge in the trial (Judge Hogan) overruled the minimum terrorist sentence that is now being used as the justification for their reimprisonment. He wrote that if the full five years were required, it would be a violation of the 8th amendment (cruel and unusual punishment).
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Human Rights