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.


201-225 of 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8747 1 year ago Harold Rall Stone Mountain , GA
8746 1 year ago Patricia Moffett-Ward QUINCY, IL
8745 1 year ago joanne katzen aptos, CA This man deserves to be allowed to come home.
8744 1 year ago Adrianne Giuliani NY
8743 1 year ago Eli Edgecomb Scarborough, ME
8742 1 year ago Nikki Alexander Ventura, CA
8741 1 year ago Jerry Yeager Louisville, KY
8740 1 year ago Carla Hervert Eugene, OR
8739 1 year ago Teresa Keishi Soto Portland, OR Let us acknowledge how many people of color have been wrongly accused of crimes due to the color of their skin. Let us right this wrong, while Mr.O'Neal still has time to return to his family, esp...
8738 1 year ago Joy Massa Sausalito, CA
8737 1 year ago Mary A Borchers Romney, WV
8736 1 year ago Francisco J. Velez Bronxville, NY
8735 1 year ago Daniel Alva Albuquerque, NM
8734 1 year ago Sarah Brown Grass Valley, CA
8733 1 year ago Anonymous CA
8732 1 year ago Thomas Maginniss Goldvein, VA
8731 1 year ago Jordan Burton New Orleans, LA
8730 1 year ago Marc Lariviere Mt. Tremper, NY
8729 1 year ago Mark Escajeda Lafayette, CA
8728 1 year ago Petra Herglotz ot
8727 1 year ago Wendy LaRiviere San Francisco, CA Justice requires that Pere O'Neal be pardoned and that he and his family be allowed to come home.
8726 1 year ago Janice VrMeer Sedona, AZ
8725 1 year ago Anonymous New York, NY
8724 1 year ago janine lariviere Brooklyn, NY
8723 1 year ago Yvonne King Philadelphia, PA
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