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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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8923 1 year ago Gabriella Frey Milford, CT
8922 1 year ago Vel Santic Mostar, ot
8921 1 year ago Richard Byrne Los Angeles, CA Has dedicated life to educating children in rural Tanzania
8920 1 year ago eva orlowski Woodstock, NY
8919 1 year ago Joan Poss Fresno, CA
8918 1 year ago Joshua Barrett Greenland, NH
8917 1 year ago Nicholas Shillingford Minneapolis, MN Solidarity!
8916 1 year ago Anonymous Gladstone, MO
8915 1 year ago nickell wise pougny, ot
8914 1 year ago Anonymous CA
8913 1 year ago Christian DeFilippo Ridgewood, NY
8912 1 year ago Dany Lindenbacher Ridgefield, CT
8911 1 year ago Andrea Birnbaum Tustin, 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
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