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.


151-175 of 8948 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8798 2.1 years ago Tim Ball DeKalb, IL
8797 2.1 years ago Michele Langston Jacksonville, AR
8796 2.1 years ago Douglas Olson Brainerd, MN
8795 2.1 years ago scarlett richman Jesup, GA
8794 2.1 years ago Anita Young Philadelphia, PA
8793 2.1 years ago Karen Lennon Amherst, MA
8792 2.1 years ago Anonymous Riverton, UT
8791 2.1 years ago Rosalie Steward Petaluma, CA
8790 2.1 years ago Brianna Onken HOLLAND, MI
8789 2.1 years ago Mark Thompson Maple Plain, MN
8788 2.1 years ago Anonymous UK, ot
8787 2.1 years ago Anonymous S h, FL
8786 2.1 years ago Alek Hyra West Springfield, VA
8785 2.1 years ago Jim Turner Merritt Island, FL
8784 2.1 years ago Bill Vartnaw Petaluma, CA
8783 2.1 years ago Glenn Smith Nevada City, CA
8782 2.1 years ago Karla Scott Westmont, IL
8781 2.1 years ago Anonymous CO
8780 2.1 years ago Patricia Hill Rochester, NY
8779 2.1 years ago Rhonda Harris Baltimore, MD Please pardon civil rights hero Pete O'Neal. He was convicted on faulty evidence and has done so much for people since then.
8778 2.1 years ago Anwar Bodal Davenport, FL Freedom fighters should be honored - This pardon is long overdue
8777 2.1 years ago Terri Jackson los angeles, CA
8776 2.1 years ago Ernest Jones Dallas, TX
8775 2.1 years ago Querido Galdo The Villages, FL
8774 2.1 years ago Julian Peters Washington, DC
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