C’mon Obama, let innocent Leonard Peltier out of jail!


From the Guardian here:

A senior US attorney who was involved in the prosecution of Native American activist Leonard Peltier has requested that Barack Obama grant clemency, with a rare plea that has energized the campaign to free the high-profile indigenous prisoner.

James Reynolds, who supervised a key part of the case against Peltier, who claims he was wrongfully convicted of the 1975 murders of two FBI agents, wrote to the president that clemency for the 72-year-old would be “in the best interest of justice in considering the totality of all matters involved”.

When a former prosecutor says it’s in the best interest of justice to let someone out of jail that’s a polite way of saying somebody has been unjustly put in jail.

Anybody who was moved by the Dakota Access Pipeline protest should be pressuring to get Peltier, and the Native American political movement the respect and justice it deserves.

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