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.


226-250 of 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8722 1 year ago sundriya grubb Seattle, WA
8721 1 year ago Sally Morita Corvallis, OR If Mr. O'Neal still wants to return to the United States, despite the Electoral College results, please grant him his wish. It's abundantly clear that a Trump administration won't lift a finger to h...
8720 1 year ago Anonymous Breda, ot I met Pete 'O Neal as a child when I lived in Arusha, Tanzania. I was young but was still able to recognise the community he was developing and sustained together with his wife Charlotte 'O Neal. Pe...
8719 1 year ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
8718 1 year ago Britta Carlson Pittsburgh, PA
8717 1 year ago Kathy Payne Annandale , VA
8716 1 year ago Marilena Silbey fairfax, CA
8715 1 year ago Anonymous Mill Valley, CA
8714 1 year ago Anonymous Portland, OR
8713 1 year ago Ruth Humphrey Metamora , IL
8712 1 year ago Doris Aptekar Roslyn , NY
8711 1 year ago Evelyn Chorush Houston, TX
8710 1 year ago Julian Beckett Santa Cruz, CA
8709 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
8708 1 year ago Denise Scholz Bayonne, NJ
8707 1 year ago debra poscharscky Portland, OR
8706 1 year ago Lyle Pearsons Brooklyn, NC
8705 1 year ago David Simpkin Pelham, NH
8704 1 year ago Candy Mancuso Phoenix, AZ
8703 1 year ago Laura Tarimo Arusha, ot
8702 1 year ago Linda Thomas Oneonta, NY
8701 1 year ago Lindsay Conklin Howell, MI
8700 1 year ago Margaret Traylor Oakland, CA
8699 1 year ago Mary Jane Schutzius Florissant, MO
8698 1 year ago David Hind Irvine, CA
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