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goobster  ·  2895 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beyond "Vanilla ISIS" and "Y'all Qaeda": What if the Oregon Ranchers Are Right?

Niggling details, but they were prosecuted under standard federal law. The sentence, however, was affected by anti-terrorism legislation, and the minimum was raised, thereby making their original stint in jail insufficient. The Hammonds fought it, lost, and were returning voluntarily to jail when ranching's answer to the Westboro Baptist Church showed up and derailed the media train...