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 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8797 1 year ago Michele Langston Jacksonville, AR
8796 1 year ago Douglas Olson Brainerd, MN
8795 1 year ago scarlett richman Jesup, GA
8794 1 year ago Anita Young Philadelphia, PA
8793 1 year ago Karen Lennon Amherst, MA
8792 1 year ago Anonymous Riverton, UT
8791 1 year ago Rosalie Steward Petaluma, CA
8790 1 year ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
8789 1 year ago Mark Thompson Maple Plain, MN
8788 1 year ago Anonymous UK, ot
8787 1 year ago Anonymous S h, FL
8786 1 year ago Alek Hyra Springfield, VA
8785 1 year ago James Turner Merritt Island, FL
8784 1 year ago Bill Vartnaw Petaluma, CA
8783 1 year ago Glenn Smith Nevada City, CA
8782 1 year ago Karla Scott WESTMONT, IL
8781 1 year ago Anonymous CO
8780 1 year ago Patricia Hill Rochester, NY
8779 1 year ago Roni 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 1 year ago Anwar Bodal Davenport, FL Freedom fighters should be honored - This pardon is long overdue
8777 1 year ago Terri Jackson los angeles, CA
8776 1 year ago Ernest Jones Dallas, TX
8775 1 year ago Querido Galdo Oakland, CA
8774 1 year ago Julian Peters Washington, DC
8773 1 year ago Ewa Piasecka Warsaw, ot
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