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.


1-25 of 8947 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8947 3 months ago Brendan X Anaheim, CA Freedom! Should never have been convicted. The unjustice is sickening.
8946 9 months ago Dena Lenard Addison, TX
8945 9 months ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
8944 10 months ago elizabeth ketz-robinson alexandria, VA
8943 11 months ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
8942 11 months ago Kelly Brock Calabasas, CA Dear President Obama,
To paraphrase Muhammad Ali, "If a man is the same man at 50 as he was at 20, he's wasted 30 years of his life." The Pete O'Neal I met in Tanzania at his orphanage is an evI\'m asking you, President Obama, to pardon this 70+ year old man. He is no threat to our country. The only reasons he\'d even want to come back to America are twofold. One, he\'d like to see his 96 year old mother one last time. And, two, he\'d like to bring his 20+ children at the orphanage to America to go to an amusement park. I\'d love to help him with the second part of his wish, but I need your help. Would you please pardon Pete O\'Neal?
Thank you kindly.
Kelly Brock
P.S. It was the greatest honor of my life to work on your Inaugural Ball and Mrs. Obama\'s Kids\' Inaugural.'); return false;">...
8941 11 months ago Sherifa Roach OR Bwana Obama-
Please.
8940 11 months ago Harven DeShield IL
8939 11 months ago Gathinja Yamokoski NY
8938 11 months ago Laura Cairns Merriam, KS
8937 11 months ago Michael Coleman Canoga Park, CA
8936 11 months ago Timothy Olson Fergus Falls, MN
8935 11 months ago Susan Cox New York, NY
8934 11 months ago Dottie Griffen Kansas City, KS Please hurry, Mr. President, you don't have much time left in office or at least give us an answer and not just go away and leave us hanging. Also, please consider a pardon for Leonard Peltier.
8933 11 months ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR
8932 11 months ago Rasheed Shabazz CA
8931 11 months ago Anonymous Berlin, NH
8930 11 months ago Anonymous Berlin, NH
8929 11 months ago Anonymous Berlin, NH
8928 11 months ago Joanne Vuillemot Henderson, NV
8927 11 months ago vee richards Bonnet Shores, RI "This is so pitiful and sad. Mr. O'Neal has been looked up for almost 50years! So shocking, however, not really as there are stories liken to this all over the place. And if they are a black person!...
8926 12 months ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA
8925 12 months ago Iwona Torosdag Egg Harbor Township, NJ
8924 12 months ago Stacey Barbosa Grandview , MO
8923 12 months ago Gabriella Frey Milford, CT
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