Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for 34 years now, over a crime the courts could not show proof and yet alone, 3 other men were aquitted in the same crime for self defense. I am curious how much of the public out there is aware of this injustice and if Leonard is more internationally known than here in the States, where the government wants to simply bury the issue instead of standing up to responsibility.
I've heard of him, but only because one of my ex-husbands, who was involved with AIM for several years, is 1/4 Lakota Sioux and his family comes from S. Dakota.
I think the US courts should re-examine that case and see if there was any 'bias' involved in the first place. He is elderly now and should be allowed to spend his remaining days in some sort of peace.
Thanks for the link! Look up Stephen Van Zandt song Fredom for Leonard Peltier . It is a good one. There have been many famous people who have tried to bring recognition to Leonard's plight, like Robert Redford.
One of many cases of wrongful imprisonment. Once they make their unjust case stick, it's like breaking concrete with your bare hands to undo it.
There really is no system of justice. There should be another name for it.
A man was just released yesterday after 20 years due to a wrong eyewitness....
Trayvon Martin was executed, even though his accusers recanted and admitted they were pressured by police to lie.....
My daughter's friend framed for murder because he's black....
We have no business discussing morality when this is the state of America.
Here is another case of unjustice and those now recanting their testimony!
http://backporchstories.hubpages.com/hu … kton-Sioux
It is important to keep this feed active. Many American Native Indians are in prision, (not all) over political issues. Please continue with all your comments and keep the ball rolling. If you have any compassion for the Original Peoples of America.....then speak up!
by backporchstories 6 years ago
Why was my political question regarding leonard peltier removed from forum?I posted a political question earlier about Leonard Peltier and after less than six hours it was removed. Is this censorship?
by Thomas Byers 6 years ago
Do you know who Leonard Peltier Is?In case you don't know he is a Native American who has been in Federal Prison for most of his life for the murder of two FBI agents. It is very likely that he is innocent of his crimes. You can check out his story at his official site below....
by karl 5 years ago
Has the media in US courts helped the cause of justice or hindered it?A senior Judge in the UK is now advocating that the press is let into some UK courts, to aid the course of justice.Sir James Munby, head of the family courts, said that without ‘the jealous vigilance of an informed media’,...
by Susan Reid 5 years ago
I just read about the virtues of the American legal system on another thread.And the inevitable rebuttal that innocent people are imprisoned falsely.I invite you to share here on experiences with our (or your -- wherever you live) justice system.Or just express your opinions -- pro or con -- on...
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