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Shocking The Conscience: The Hammond Story

Steven, left, and Earlyna Hammond with Steven’s parents, Susie and Dwight Hammond, in a family photo. (Photograph: Susan Doverspike)

Important News Regarding Dwight And Steven Hammond:

From Protect the Harvest

For decades agencies of the Department of Interior, namely the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have deployed their administrative powers to punitively regulate and maliciously prosecute the Hammond family of Oregon in a thinly veiled attempt to drive them off their ranch, their historic grazing allotments and vested water rights.

For the rule of law to mean anything in this country it must be applied equally to everyone—not selectively to private citizens for ulterior motives.  Federal employees receive immunity for the very same act for which the Hammonds were charged criminally and sent to prison in a manner even the trial judge found to be egregious.

Even more troubling is the long history in the Hammond case, and others, of federal administrative and prosecutorial powers being weaponized in what appears to be a concerted effort by the BLM, aided by the Department of Justice, to take property without compensation and extort exorbitant fines from law abiding ranchers.

While government abuse of power is not uncommon, it is uncommon for a 78-year old man and his son, both of whom have exemplary records, to be sent to prison as domestic terrorists for an accidental fire.

The pardon for Dwight and Steven Hammond is in President Trump’s office. It is critical that we IMMEDIATELY gather as many signatures as possible to show support of their pardon. Please follow the link and sign the petition and then confirm your signature via email. 


Follow this link to sign the White House Petition to pardon the Hammonds: URL:

The Hammond case is viewed by many in the West, and indeed across the nation, as a manifest miscarriage of justice akin to double jeopardy. As long as Dwight and Steven Hammond remain in jail for what is obviously a gross miscarriage of justice, this matter remains a blight on the federal regulatory agencies and the criminal justice system.


Rural communities of the West are greatly appreciative of the efforts of the Trump administration to restore the economies of these communities. 


We respectfully ask President Trump to pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond .

For additional information:

Follow this link for details about the Hammond and the full letter submitted by Protect The Harvest

Link to article by Perry Pendley, President of Mountain States Legal Foundation:Trump should pardon Oregon ranchers — They aren’t terrorists

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