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.
8898 2 years ago Judith Smith NC
8897 2 years ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA
8896 2 years ago Vicki Shy-McGrail Livonia, MI
8895 2 years ago Anonymous FL
8894 2 years ago Anonymous Kansas City, KS
8893 2 years ago Tierra Rucker Flowery Branch, GA
8892 2 years ago Edie Ducoing Santa Cruz, NM
8891 2 years ago Erica banks Long beach, CA
8890 2 years ago Yaasmiyn Townes New York City, NY
8889 2 years ago Judy Edgar Phoenix, AZ
8888 2 years ago Abe Martin Taos, NM
8887 2 years ago mk bartul Cornwall on Hudson, NY
8886 2 years ago Charles Coddington Aurora, IL
8885 2 years ago Heather Guillen San Jose, CA
8884 2 years ago Toni López Denver, CO
8883 2 years ago Jeni Hall ot
8882 2 years ago Lily Pink New York City, NY
8881 2 years ago Alfred Claassen Lititz, PA
8880 2 years ago Marlene Miller Tucson, AZ Freedom from exile please ~
8879 2 years ago Kelly OBrien PRESCOTT, AZ
8878 2 years ago Anonymous Madison, WI
8877 2 years ago Barbara Wand James Austin, TX
8876 2 years ago Stacy Harris Oshkosh, WI
8875 2 years ago Hannah Brooks yorktown, VA
8874 2 years ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
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