President Obama, Pardon Exiled Civil Rights Leader Pete O'Neal

Former Black Panther Party leader Pete O’Neal was unjustly convicted in 1969 and has been in exile in Tanzania for almost 50 years. He is now requesting a presidential pardon to re-enter the United States. Background:
New York Times: A Black Panther's Mellow Exile: Farming in Africa
KCTV: Former Leader of KC Black Panther Party Hoping for Pardon

O'Neal was arrested in 1969 for allegedly transporting a shotgun from Kansas City, Kansas, to Kansas City, Missouri. Although no physical evidence connected him to the firearm, O'Neal was convicted based on a photo.

Pete O'Neal feared that he might be killed in custody, after fellow Panther Fred Hampton was murdered by Chicago Police. Instead of requesting an appeal, O'Neal and his wife Charlotte fled the country. They have been living in northern Tanzania since 1972.

O'Neal wants to return home to his family. Particularly to be with his mother, who is now 96 years old.  

Sign this petition to President Barack Obama:

We request the immediate pardon of exiled civil rights leader Pete O'Neal.


101-125 of 8948 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8848 2.1 years ago Anonymous Grandview, MO
8847 2.1 years ago William Brault Portland, OR
8846 2.1 years ago Jerry Costley Centerville, UT
8845 2.1 years ago anita preer boston, MA
8844 2.1 years ago Levi Mohr Omaha, NE It's time for Mr O'Neal to come home!
8843 2.1 years ago Carol Anderson Kansas City, KS
8842 2.1 years ago Anonymous Valencia, CA Mr President, Please show mercy and make this pardon before you leave office.
Thank you.
8841 2.1 years ago Sandra Mason KS
8840 2.1 years ago Elizabeth Olson Billerica, MA
8839 2.1 years ago S Levett ELLENWOOD, GA
8838 2.1 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
8837 2.1 years ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
8836 2.1 years ago M. Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO
8835 2.1 years ago Anonymous Fairfax, CA
8834 2.1 years ago john lebus garland, TX
8833 2.1 years ago Deja Lizer Asheville, NC
8832 2.1 years ago Jennifer Kempema Liberty, MO My best friend is a teacher in KC and took students to stay at his center in Tanzania. He is a good person and doing good things. Please pardon this man so he can visit his elderly mother.
8831 2.1 years ago Brook Barclay Riverside , MO
8830 2.1 years ago Anonymous Saint Clair Shores, MI
8829 2.1 years ago John Hawley Santa Clara, CA
8828 2.1 years ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
8827 2.1 years ago Anonymous medford, MA
8826 2.1 years ago Steven Millan Las Vegas, NV
8825 2.1 years ago Steven Millan Las Vegas, NV
8824 2.1 years ago David Laux Annandale, VA
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