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.


126-150 of 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8822 1 year ago Paul Hulsman Louisville, KY
8821 1 year ago Percy Hicks-Severn Newbury Park, CA
8820 1 year ago Presley Pizzo Northampton, MA
8819 1 year ago Timothy Lippert Tampa, FL
8818 1 year ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI
8817 1 year ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
8816 1 year ago Desiree Whitney Northville, MI
8815 1 year ago Susan Rice North Richland Hills, TX
8814 1 year ago James Valdez Pico Rivera, CA
8813 1 year ago Mike Thor Talent, OR
8812 1 year ago Sharon Doggett Terrebonne, OR
8811 1 year ago Jeanne Mckimpson Rochester, MN
8810 1 year ago Anonymous Taunton, MA
8809 1 year ago Anonymous Columbus, OH
8808 1 year ago Michael Coleman Canoga Park, CA He is a good man who has spent the better part of his life serving the Tanzanian community and children. Let him come home.
8807 1 year ago paul esau Menominee, MI Good Luck, Pete!
8806 1 year ago Carmelo Harmon CO
8805 1 year ago Valerie Face Santa Clara, CA
8804 1 year ago Michelle R Smith Omaha, NE
8803 1 year ago Mary A Leon San Antonio, TX
8802 1 year ago debra espinoza el paso, TX
8801 1 year ago Anonymous Farmington Hills, MI Please pardon Pete. He's been exiled for for over 40 years.
8800 1 year ago Lana La Fata Florissant, MO
8799 1 year ago Noenoe barney-Campbell honolulu, HI
8798 1 year ago Tim Ball DeKalb, IL
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