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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8898 1 year ago Judith Smith NC
8897 1 year ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA
8896 1 year ago Vicki Shy-McGrail Livonia, MI
8895 1 year ago Anonymous FL
8894 1 year ago Anonymous Kansas City, KS
8893 1 year ago Tierra Rucker Flowery Branch, GA
8892 1 year ago Edie Ducoing Santa Cruz, NM
8891 1 year ago Erica banks Long beach, CA
8890 1 year ago Yaasmiyn Townes New York City, NY
8889 1 year ago Judy Edgar Phoenix, AZ
8888 1 year ago Abe Martin Taos, NM
8887 1 year ago mk bartul Cornwall on Hudson, NY
8886 1 year ago Charles Coddington Aurora, IL
8885 1 year ago Heather Guillen San Jose, CA
8884 1 year ago Toni López Denver, CO
8883 1 year ago Jeni Hall ot
8882 1 year ago Lily Pink New York City, NY
8881 1 year ago Alfred Claassen Lititz, PA
8880 1 year ago Marlene Miller Tucson, AZ Freedom from exile please ~
8879 1 year ago Kelly OBrien PRESCOTT, AZ
8878 1 year ago Anonymous Madison, WI
8877 1 year ago Barbara Wand James Austin, TX
8876 1 year ago Stacy Harris Oshkosh, WI
8875 1 year ago Hannah Brooks yorktown, VA
8874 1 year ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
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