Usually there is more to a story. At these links you will find the letter from the Sheriff, and a court transcript of the re-sentencing hearing in the Hammond case.
You will see that the sheriff is completely sucked in to the BAR corporate tribunal and is doing their bidding, thinking that he is doing the right thing.
In any case, the system needs to be scrapped and we need a return to a Republic. The corporations need to go. See this document for some solutions.
The following is from Ammon Bundy.
Read this and weep! It’s a problem that won’t go away. It’s almost impossible to imagine! Thanks to all of you who have forwarded this message. George.