WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Grant clemency to Native American activist Leonard Peltier without delay.
10th Circuit Court of Appeals: “…Much of the government’s behavior… and its prosecution of Leonard Peltier is to be condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not disputed.”
While others were acquitted on grounds of self defense, Peltier was convicted in connection with the 1975 shooting deaths of two FBI agents. Evidence shows that prosecutors knowingly presented false statements to a Canadian court to extradite Peltier and manufactured the murder weapon (the gun and shell casings entered into evidence didn’t match; this fact was hidden from the jury). The number of constitutional violations in this case is simply staggering.
It’s time to right this wrong. Mr. President, you can and must free Leonard Peltier.
5,000 signatures are needed by October 22, 2011.
“Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.
But silence is impossible.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out & resonate
in every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There’s no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the message.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.”
— Leonard Peltier