Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee - Petitions


Since 18 Feb 2008


Leonard Peltier


USP Coleman I

P.O. Box 1033

Coleman, FL  33521

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We the People—Sorry, you can't sign the Peltier clemency petition in the We the People section of the White House Web site.  But do read the petition and the response received from the White House.

LPDOC Petitions

Congressional Investigation—For decades, we have requested that a congressional hearing be held to address the events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the 1970s. In spring 2004, the Judiciary Committee (U.S. House of Representatives) announced plans to investigate misconduct on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In response, the Peltier attorneys submitted a formal request to Congress for this investigation to include a full examination of the misconduct exhibited on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the 1970s, and in the case against Leonard Peltier. Recently, activist organizations also have called for a congressional hearing on the long-term effects of COINTELPRO. Join with these organizations and support this action. Sign the online petition today.  Download this petition (Word format).

Executive Clemency—Continue expressing your support for an award of Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier. View/sign online Download this petition (Word format).

The Bill of Rights... Just Another Broken Treaty?  Download this petition (Word format), collect signatures, and mail the petition to the White House.  Do it and keep doing it until freedom is won!

Executive Review—On August 21, 2009, upon hearing the news that Leonard Peltier had again been denied parole, we renewed the call for an Executive Review of the Peltier case by the U.S. Department of Justice.  We want justice... EQUAL justice... and we want it now. View/sign online Download this petition (Word format).

FOIA Documents—Tens of thousands of documents on the Peltier case have yet to be released by the FBI. Urge that congressional hearings be held on the handling of Leonard Peltier’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The FBI must be required to divulge the exact number of documents it maintains on Leonard Peltier and the Field Offices that maintain these records; the total number of documents regarding this case that have been destroyed, as well as the date and authority under which records were destroyed; and whether or not any records dealing with Leonard Peltier have been transferred to any other agencies, as well as pertinent details of those transfers. Most importantly, the FBI must release all documents related to the Peltier case. These documents are over 25 years old and are considered historically significant. Further, they may contain information that may exonerate Leonard Peltier. Sign the online petition. Download the petition (Word format).

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Much of the information contained on this site is derived from In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen, the definitive work on the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the Peltier case. The author successfully defended against lawsuits brought by former Governor and Congressman William Janklow from South Dakota (convicted of manslaughter in 2003, jailed, and forced to resign his congressional seat in disgrace) and FBI Special Agent David Price in three different states, surviving an eight-year litigation. As acknowledged by the courts, Matthiessen's reputation for not being sensationalistic or scandalous is well known. He is a highly respected author and his works have received wide acclaim.

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