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 8948 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8823 2.1 years ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ
8822 2.1 years ago Paul Hulsman Louisville, KY
8821 2.1 years ago Percy Hicks-Severn Newbury Park, CA
8820 2.1 years ago Presley Pizzo Northampton, MA
8819 2.1 years ago Timothy Lippert Lutz, FL
8818 2.1 years ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI
8817 2.1 years ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
8816 2.1 years ago Desiree Whitney Northville, MI
8815 2.1 years ago Susan Rice North Richland Hills, TX
8814 2.1 years ago James Valdez Pico Rivera, CA
8813 2.1 years ago Mike Thor Talent, OR
8812 2.1 years ago Sharon Doggett Crooked River Ranch, OR
8811 2.1 years ago Jeanne Mckimpson Rochester, MN
8810 2.1 years ago Anonymous Taunton, MA
8809 2.1 years ago Anonymous Columbus, OH
8808 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Paul Esau Menominee, MI Good Luck, Pete!
8806 2.1 years ago Carmelo Harmon CO
8805 2.1 years ago Valerie Face Santa Clara, CA
8804 2.1 years ago Michelle R Smith Omaha, NE
8803 2.1 years ago Mary A Leon San Antonio, TX
8802 2.1 years ago debra espinoza El Paso, TX
8801 2.1 years ago Anonymous Farmington Hills, MI Please pardon Pete. He's been exiled for for over 40 years.
8800 2.1 years ago Lana La Fata Florissant, MO
8799 2.1 years ago Noenoe Barney-Campbell Campbell honolulu, HI
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