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.


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8922 12 months ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
8921 12 months ago Richard Byrne Los Angeles, CA Has dedicated life to educating children in rural Tanzania
8920 12 months ago eva orlowski Woodstock, NY
8919 12 months ago Joan Poss Fresno, CA
8918 12 months ago Joshua Barrett Greenland, NH
8917 12 months ago Nicholas Shillingford Minneapolis, MN Solidarity!
8916 12 months ago Anonymous Gladstone, MO
8915 12 months ago nickel wyse pougny, ot
8914 12 months ago Anonymous CA
8913 12 months ago Christian DeFilippo Ridgewood, NY
8912 1 year ago Dany Lindenbacher Ridgefield, CT
8911 1 year ago Andrea Birnbaum LA, CA
8910 1 year ago Betsie Rosenberger Walker, IA
8909 1 year ago Tom Davies Cambridge, ot
8908 1 year ago S Levett Ellenwood, GA
8907 1 year ago Anonymous Calistoga, CA
8906 1 year ago Lisa Read Sandy, OR
8905 1 year ago Anne Dwyer Boulder, CO
8904 1 year ago Tara Herlocher New York, NY
8903 1 year ago Jon Mullin Irving , TX
8902 1 year ago Ben Boyd Jr Kansas City,, MO
8901 1 year ago h drda plantation, FL
8900 1 year ago Maria Kalousi Washington, DC
8899 1 year ago Donald Adams Kansas City, MO
8898 1 year ago Judith Smith NC
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