President Obama, please finally do the right thing. Pardon Leonard Peltier!

Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

 [Imprisoned since 1976 and Likely Innocent]

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Leonard Peltier ~ The World’s Longest Serving Political Prisoner

He remains locked away in Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida for crimes he likely did not commit.  He’s been there for almost 40 years, he’s old.  He will turn 71 years old this month (September).  He is not well has not aged well and has had emergency medical treatment on several occasions since his time in prison began.  His fondest wish is to spend his remaining time with his family and his few loyal friends.

Peltier was convicted of the 1975 murder of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI )agents, Coler and Williams following a shoot out that took place at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  He had spent some time in Canada before Canadian authorities turned him over to the FBI in 1976.

The Pine Ridge Reservation had turned into…

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