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 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8847 1 year ago William Brault Portland, OR
8846 1 year ago Jerry Costley Centerville, UT
8845 1 year ago anita preer boston, MA
8844 1 year ago Levi Mohr Omaha, NE It's time for Mr O'Neal to come home!
8843 1 year ago Carol Anderson Kansas City, KS
8842 1 year ago Anonymous Valencia, CA Mr President, Please show mercy and make this pardon before you leave office.
Thank you.
8841 1 year ago Sandra Mason KS
8840 1 year ago Elizabeth Olson Billerica, MA
8839 1 year ago S Levett Ellenwood, GA
8838 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
8837 1 year ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
8836 1 year ago M Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO
8835 1 year ago Anonymous Fairfax, CA
8834 1 year ago john lebus garland, TX
8833 1 year ago Deja Lizer Asheville, NC
8832 1 year 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 1 year ago Brook Barclay Riverside , MO
8830 1 year ago Anonymous MI
8829 1 year ago John Hawley Santa Clara, CA
8828 1 year ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
8827 1 year ago Anonymous medford, MA
8826 1 year ago Steven Millan Las Vegas, NV
8825 1 year ago Steven Millan Las Vegas, NV
8824 1 year ago David Laux Annandale, VA
8823 1 year ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ
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