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.


76-100 of 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8872 1 year ago Henry Jackson Philadelphia , PA
8871 1 year ago jack lewis TAMPA, FL
8870 1 year ago Barbara Darnell Inman, SC
8869 1 year ago Gregg Bambo New York, NY
8868 1 year ago Joel Turcotte Drummondville, QC
8867 1 year ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD
8866 1 year ago Anonymous Silver Spring, MD
8865 1 year ago Paul Magnarella Gainesville, FL As the various petitions submitted to the Kansas Federal District Court by attorney Paul J. Magnarella clearly demonstrate, Pete O'Neal did not receive a fair trial in 1970. The prosecution's key wi...
8864 1 year ago Michele Sappington Kansas City, KS
8863 1 year ago Mark Heald Pleasant Hill, TN
8862 1 year ago Ken Clark East Helena, MT
8861 1 year ago Anonymous Baltimore City, MD
8860 1 year ago jean Forbath Costa Mesa, CA The arc still bends towards justice
8859 1 year ago Mike Vanlandingham Shawnee, KS
8858 1 year ago Chester McQueary Fort Collins, CO Long overdue time for justice and compassion.
8857 1 year ago Barbara Schachenmann Arusha, ot Pete O'Neil is our neighbor - respected and truly a humanitarian jewel of a human being.
Please Mr. President, welcome Pete and his wife back home! After all these years, he deserves to be reco...
8856 1 year ago Theodore Marszalek Chicago, IL
8855 1 year ago Mark Lungo Berea, OH
8854 1 year ago Peter Evan Smith Burlington, VT
8853 1 year ago Anonymous white bear lk, MN please let pete go !! He is not dangerous
8852 1 year ago Karlene Gunter Rochester, NY
8851 1 year ago Anonymous Avondale, AZ
8850 1 year ago Christopher Borriello Seattle, WA This man deserves to be pardoned already and granted access back into the States.

...he probably would want to leave ASAP considering what just happened, but he should have the rights to be...
8849 1 year ago Neva Smith Kansas City, MO
8848 1 year ago Anonymous Grandview, MO
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