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By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
A month ago we began hearing about ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond in Burns, Oregon. Their arson case struck a nerve with some ranchers and calls of conspiracy claiming the order to return the Hammond’s to prison was a result of double jeopardy in the courts. This is important to remember because the Hammond case is the alleged catalyst for what we now know as the Oregon Standoff. Their case however, is not a double jeopardy case according to DC National Security Attorney, Mark Zaid. You can hear how he breaks double jeopardy in this January 6, guest segment on the Challenging the Rhetoric podcast.
After the first week of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation, the Hammond name virtually disappeared from language dispersed by Ammon Bundy and other armed protesters. What they initially claimed to be a demonstration against the imprisonment of the Hammonds rapidly turned into…
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