Monday, July 27, 2009

AIM Myth Busters: Ten Reasons Why Leonard Peltier Should Never Be Freed

"The motherfu—er was begging for his life but I shot him anyway."---Leonard Peltier bragging about his execution-murder of the critically-wounded FBI Agent Ron Williams, according to the court testimony of Darlene P. Nichols, the former Ka-Mook Banks

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of aiding and abetting in the 6-26-75 execution-style murders of the badly-wounded FBI agents Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams, will have a parole hearing.

There has been a deluge of mendacious, hate-filled, propagandistic pseudo-scholarship about these vicious murders, but AIM Myth Busters has set the record straight and listed "10 Reasons Why Leonard Peltier Should Never Be Freed" (7-26-09):

July 26, 2009 - For the last 33 years, Leonard Peltier supporters have called for his release from the confines of the federal penitentiary. That is where Peltier has resided all these years, save for a brief moment of freedom when Peltier engineered an armed escape in which another inmate was shot dead by prison guards. Peltier got away but was captured a few days later after his big white tennis shoes highlighted his hiding place in the bushes of Santa Maria, California. After being convicted of escaping and using a firearm to do so, Peltier received another seven years tacked on to his two consecutive life sentences.

For the record, Peltier objects to serving time for the execution-style murders of FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams on June 26, 1975. Peltier has always claimed that the truth of his innocence has never had a chance to blossom. While truth, no doubt, plays a reassuring role in the quest for justice, it is not something that has been a friend to the infamous Native American cause célèbre. The truth is particularly harmful to Peltier this year because he comes up for a truth-detecting parole board hearing in two days, on July 28, his first since 1993. Some say this is his last chance to bamboozle the board with his version of the truth.

Nevertheless, Peltier's fans, at one time numbering in the millions, remain hopeful; people like Robert Redford, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the fact finders at Amnesty International, all of whom have never been impressed by the mountain of evidence against their favorite felon. Even those who say Peltier may be guilty as charged argue that he should be freed for "humanitarian" reasons because he'll soon be 65-years-old.

Though most Peltier supporters are loath to admit it, the truth has never failed to surface about Peltier's role in the executions; first during his trial, and ever since, through old secrets revealed. Moreover, the evidence has always beaten a path to Peltier's cell door, most often by way of his own flawed thinking and verbal admissions. Peltier thought the Agents were there to arrest him (they weren't), that he was justified in shooting two men in the face at point-blank range (he wasn't), and that he can now lie his way to freedom before a parole board (he can't).

But because Peltier says he didn't do it, his followers simply believe him. Not only do they believe him, they issue astounding proclamations in support of his innocence, his make-belief persona as "political prisoner," and his "human rights activist" nonsense. As one blogger recently swore, "Leonard Peltier is not in prison for killing the two Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Agents as is alleged, he has been incarcerated for 33 years because he belonged to a group (American Indian Movement) that dared to challenge the federal government and their lies. When one has the audacity to challenge the fedgov, he/she becomes a target for malicious prosecution, fabricated evidence, witness tampering and illegal imprisonment. Leonard Peltier has experienced all of these in the extreme."

"Extreme" is certainly a word Peltier pushers are familiar with. "Extreme," as in not allowing the facts to get in the way of regurgitating fables and falsehoods. "Extreme," as in ignoring the Federal Register, the Federal Record, and the court testimony, all of which place Peltier at the scene of the crime, at the moment the killing shots were fired. And so in the spirit of [the young, murdered FBI Agents] Coler and Williams, here are ten truthful reasons why an unrepentant Peltier should never see the light of day as a free man:

1. Peltier was fairly tried and fairly convicted. This is the conclusion of every single federal judge who's reviewed the case. Since his conviction in 1977, the evidence against Peltier has been repeatedly confirmed, expanded, and corroborated. [See: here. (Note FN 15: "The two witnesses testified outside the presence of the jury that after their testimony at trial, they had been threatened by Peltier himself that if they did not return to court and testify that their earlier testimony had been induced by F.B.I. threats, their lives would be in danger.")]

2. Facts of the case prove that Peltier opened fire on the Agents from a distance of over 200 yards. Armed with only their side arms, both young men were soon wounded. After the initial shooting ended, Peltier, along with two other men, walked down to the wounded Agents and finished them off, shooting them both in the face at point-blank range.

3. A few months after the murders, Peltier bragged about killing Agent Ron Williams, as recalled by a witness in a separate murder trial in 2004. Under oath, the witness recalled Peltier's exact words: "The motherfu—er was begging for his life but I shot him anyway." (See here.)

4. Peltier has parlayed his Native American ancestry into a successful defense fund, bilking millions of people out of their time and money. He has fooled Amnesty International, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, the Dali Lama, and people all over the world. Peltier is supported by Hollywood heavyweights such as David Geffen, Barbra Streisand, and Oliver Stone, all of whom have fallen prey to his propaganda machine. Robert Redford produced and narrated a documentary that relies on politics and propaganda to explain away Peltier's guilt, such as the Mr. X alibi concocted by Peltier's friends. The X story, promoted by author Peter Matthiessen in an effort to sell his book about Peltier, was later exposed as a complete hoax.

5. Freeing an unrepentant murderer runs contrary to all principles of parole and rehabilitation. A free Peltier would undermine law enforcement efforts, subvert the rule of law, and compound the anguish of the victims' families. Freeing the killer of two FBI Agents would be particularly devastating to other Federal Agents who risk their lives every day in pursuit of criminals. Parole to a remorseless killer would also be detrimental to American interests by giving ammunition to our enemies. They will point to our system of justice as obviously flawed, thus confirming their argument that Peltier was wrongfully convicted and that our court system is unfair. Worldwide media will parrot these conclusions as if they are fact-based.

6. Freeing a guilty killer like Peltier would undermine efforts to investigate crimes on Indian reservations. Many Indians would view his freedom as a sign that the FBI and the Justice Department had always tried to mislead Indian Country about the facts of the case. Many Indians would be more reluctant to cooperate with current investigations.

7. Peltier claimed his prison break in July 1979 was in response to being targeted for assassination by evil FBI Agents. The truth is that inmate Peltier had planned his escape for several years, and counted on help from outside contacts such as actor Max Gail. Peltier must be held responsible for the needless death he caused during his escape and for threatening a man from whom he stole a truck during his getaway.

8. If Peltier is freed, it will be more difficult to indict him on other murders in which he may have been involved. In one of these cases, Peltier interrogated a young woman, Anna Mae Aquash, by putting a loaded gun in her mouth. Aquash's execution was ordered by leaders of the American Indian Movement (AIM) because they mistakenly believed that she was an FBI informant. (See www.americanindianmafia.com/audio/GunInHerMouthReMix.wmv.)

9. Contrary to his claims, Peltier has always put himself above the welfare of Native Americans. One of his recent newsletters opened with the words, "May Death Be Upon You, FBI." These are not the thoughts of an innocent man, but rather the wish of someone wanting to incite violence. Even if Peltier did not author the message, he has not disavowed it, either. The truth is, Peltier would like nothing better than to agitate for criminal acts against Indians who oppose his freedom and who count on the FBI to apprehend evildoers on the reservation. Peltier has nothing but contempt for our system of justice.

10. Peltier's 1993 Parole Board recognized that he was convicted of aiding and abetting the murders. But then the Board went on to say: "... the greater probability is that you yourself fired the fatal shots...It would be unjust to treat the slaying of these F.B.I. agents, while they lay wounded and helpless, as if your actions had been part of a gun battle. Neither the state of relations between Native American militants and law enforcement at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation prior to June 26, 1975, nor the exchanges of gunfire between individuals at the Jumping Bull Compound and the law enforcement agents who arrived there during the hours after Agents Coler and Williams were murdered, explains or mitigates the crimes you committed...Your release on parole would promote disrespect for the law in contravention of 18 U.S.C..."

There is no question that Leonard Peltier is guilty. He has done nothing to earn his freedom. He has done nothing to show that he accepts responsibility for his crimes. To this day, he remains defiant, manipulative, and completely remorseless. Freeing this ruthless killer would be a terrible travesty of justice. [See the original post. For more information about the crimes of the AIM leadership and Leonard Peltier see American Indian Mafia.]

35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is no question that Leonard Peltier is guilty."
Now will someone finally prove that?!
I've seen not one shred of evidence of Peltier's guilt. But I've seen a lot of documents proving that the FBI committed perjury, coerced witnesses, fabricated (false) evidence, withheld evidence... Even the courts admitted that.

11:20 AM  
Blogger j said...

Peltier has had an ad nauseum number of appeals and everyone of them has affirmed his convictions.

If you refuse to see the over whelming amount of evidence of his guilt, that's your problem.

5:38 AM  
OpenID elizabethtool said...

Mr. Snapple you have yet to apologize for leaving this comment on my blog:

On August 13, 2009 at 4:46 am Snapple Said:

You are obviously a stupid little idiot who is not able to argue honestly if you choose to make something of an older person’s typing error. And lazy and dishonest not to post TWo Elk’s recent video.

Therefore I have deleted any comments you have made since making it. Before commenting on my blog again you need to apologize...or GTFOMB...If you don't know what that means read RULES FOR COMMENTING ON MY BLOG!!!

BTW I am not for or against Indians...I am for justice and equality in the United States. My father spent 20 years in the military he would have called you a yellow-bellied fid...coming on my blog, calling me names and making accusations that I didn't put up the video...which if you care to look at the time I posted it you would see I already had. You can use the computer well enough to run a blog....and yet you cannot find my home page and then like a yellow-bellied coward you do not apologize for your comment?? You must be FBI!!!

9:55 PM  
OpenID elizabethtool said...

And one more thing who is more dishonest you who hides behind the name Snapple? Or me who isn't afraid to be out in the open???

9:57 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

Elizabeth-

I don't use my name because the old AIM leaders are nothing but criminals and murderers who have lawyers who took money from the KGB.

They get paid to spew moronic conspiracy theories about the FBI and CIA. AIM want the FBI off Indian reservations so they can prey on them. They were drug dealers and criminals who hypocritically masked themselves as Indian rights activists. Some people bought into this big lie.

The FBI told Anna Mae that she should get away from the AIM or she would not live long. It was good advice; but she didn't take it, and her girls had to grow up without their mother.

The AIM lawyer Mark Lane took money from the KGB to make propaganda against the CIA and FBI. We know that because a Russian KGB officer defected with the documents. His name was Mitrokhin, and he spent his career in the KGB archives. He was raised under their system, but when he saw what the KGB was really up to, he defected to the British.
Soviet Studies scholars know a lot about Mark Lane from those KGB archives because some of it has been published.

Mark Lane was the lawyer for the AIM at Wounded Knee. Then he was the lawyer for the people at Jonestown. He "managed to escape" when 914 people were murdered. Then Mark Lane wrote a book that claimed the CIA killed those people.

Mark Lane was hanging out with a "journalist" who was a close relative of the KGB chief Kryuchkov.

Too bad the FBI and CIA wasn't there to save the Jonestown people from the killers. All they had was Mark Lane who takes money from the KGB and fills the heads of mentally ill people with conspiracy theories.

Wounded Knee 1973 probably have been a total bloodbath if Joe Trimbach hadn't been in charge.

If I were you, I would stay away from an old AIMster like Monica.

And I would worry a lot more about the KGB than the FBI.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Snapple said...

According to Paul DeMain, editor of News from Indian Country (IndianCountryNews.com):

"AIM leaders Dennis Banks, Russell Means, and Madonna Thunderhawk [all featured in the film] are named co-conspirators in several murders, like that of civil rights worker Perry Ray Robinson." Robinson, a colleague of Martin Luther King, was said to be the only black man inside the village during that period of the occupation. AIM is believed to have buried his body near Wounded Knee Creek in an effort to keep his death a secret. Added DeMain, "These same AIM leaders were involved in the execution of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash. They killed her because she evidently knew about Robinson's death."

http://www.aim.org/guest-column/pbs-accused-of-distorting-indian-history/

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Devery said...

There are many accounts of the AIM story from both sides. One that is given minimal coverage is the many South Dakota Native Americans who were killed during this time. There were more than 50 killings--read that again- more than FIFTY DEATHS. Almost all were victims of the 'goon squad' of the Tribal Government. Yes, the so-called goon squad were employees of the Tribal Government! Now, I ask you, --Why were these killings not given justice? These killings are usually just mentioned in passing, as a footnote or something. And we are supposed to just shrug and let it go? If more than 50 non-Natives were killed what kind of coverage would it get? The goon squad were openly aided and abetted by the U.S. Justice Department--Federal Marshals and the FBI. Why were these people allowed to get away scot-free with these killings? For example, why was the killer of Pedro Bissonette not brought to justice? Who grieves for HIS widow and HIS children? Why is all the concern over the FBI agents alone? What about all the Native American murder victims? Were they not human beings as well? No matter who killed Aquash and the FBI agents, we should also think of the Native American victims and their surviving families. Are they not missing their loved ones? Do they not miss them and grieve for them? Out of respect to the people of Wounded Knee & Pine Ridge, someone please give a thoughtful response to this. Thank you.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

These claims of GOON murders backed by the FBI were made by the dishonest scholar Ward Churchill in a KGB-sponsored publication called "The Covert Action Information Bulletin."

The lawyer for AIM was Mark Lane, who took money from the KGB and was also the lawyer for the people at Jonestown.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

Here the FBI responds to the false claim that they backed death-squads.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/pine_ridge.htm

These allegations were propaganda sponsored by the KGB.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

According to the FBI:

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/pine_ridge.htm

"Pedro Bissonette was killed on a highway four miles north of Pine Ridge. BIA officers tried to arrest Bissonette on two fugitive warrants, one stemming from his Wounded Knee activities. When Bissonette advanced on the officers with a raised 30.06, he was shot. Five hours prior to the time he was shot, Bissonette had eluded two other BIA police officers. Autopsy results revealed Bissonette was killed by a single shotgun blast in the chest fired by a police officer."

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The previous writer/poster did not specifically state that the FBI 'backed' death squads. The Goon Squad- was hired by the tribal council, which are sponsored by the BIA/U.S. Department of Interior, and thus worked hand in hand with the local, state, and federal officers on the scene. This included the FBI.

Also, the knowledge of the Goon Squad murders was well known LONG before Ward Churchill came on the scene. And they are not 'claims'-they are fact. The goons even admitted they killed people. Please.

And, even if Mark Lane DID work with the KGB-- so what; he was just one of several attorneys who represented AIM.

Your response still did not address the issue with respect for the victims (of which there were much more than 50).

3:15 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

You haven't mentioned any specifics to back up your vague claims.

The link above from the Minneapolis FBI answers your question about the 50 people if you read it. The circumstances of each death is described.

Trimbach also addresses the GOONS in American Indian Mafia. See ESP. pg 489.

GOONs were created to ward off the AIM. After their attack on the BIA in 1972, AIM leaders said they would return to Pine Ridge and take over. Russell Means phoned the tribal secretary and said, "Get your pigs together because we are going to take Bill Mills Hall and use it."

The tribal council voted for defensive actions and approved the creation of a 40 man team to defend their buildings from the AIM.

4:42 PM  
Blogger shady said...

i would cite billions of dollars of debt to the lakota nation as a root "cause" of the AIM activism on Pine Ridge. AIM was following in the footsteps of the Black Panther Party by taking legal action against the Dick Wilson's Tribal Council and the United States Government before they were targeted for FBI COINTELPROs.

or did the KGB secretly funnel all the money that was owed by the uranium mining industry away from the Lakota Tribe?

obviously billions of dollars worth of debt between the uranium mining industry and the lakota tribal council do not determine guilt or innocence in a criminal case, but they do begin to address one part of any legal investigation... when the question of "means, method and motive" comes up, as it does in any legitimate investigation, we can see that the US Government had means, method and motive for neutralizing AIM. as for evidence? well, that can always be tampered with, so i don't pretend to know what happened on Pine Ridge the day of the firefight.

the idea that the FBI opened up a high speed chase on a boy allegedly accused of stealing cowboy boots when the per capita murder rate of Indians was ten times that of Detroit always made me question what the FBI was really doing. but maybe that's just me?

10:45 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

It's not just you. The cowboy boots is something AIM made up.
The FBI says this cowboy boots stuff is nonsense.

The GOONS were created after the AIM became a problem.

Ward Churchill writes a lot of lies about this history, and he was published by KGB fronts such as the Covert Action Information Bulletin.

Peltier is just a criminal, not an activist. The AIM lawyer Mark Lane had a relationship with the KGB. John Graham was an official of the Canadian Communist Party.

This was the Russians making trouble along with common burglars, drug dealers, and killers.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

Here is what happened. The FBI wre there to see about a violent crime, not boots.

Read the whole thing.

http://www.noparolepeltier.com/faq.html#17

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow snapple, obviously you failed to say anything about the FACT that nearly all 60 victims on the reservation were opposed the U.S. backed GOON SQUAD led by dick wilson.The worst of it all is that instead of expressing remorse for the innocent victims, you choose to rant on about how AIM was backed by the russian KGB and your right wing conservative view that the FBI can do no wrong.
But in the end, it does not matter about ideology, it matters about how you have disregarded how the native americans were treated and how they felt about all of the murders,rapes,and lies dealt to them by the goons and U.S. law enforcement.Its pathetic how you try to make out the AIM as terrorist and killers when it is the other way around so, even though you most likely ignore most of this, at least show some kind of remorse for a people who have been wronged for far too long.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Snapple said...

Please see the FBI report on these supposed "uninvestigated deaths."

Ward Churchill has claimed that Candy Hamilton told him it was 342 Indians. She is one of the last people to see Anna Mae Aquash alive. Sometimes he changes it to 60. He just makes up stuff.

She didn't notice that AIM were about to kill Anna Mae right under her nose, but she allegedly noticed who killed 342 people?

The Churchill statistic is published in KGB propaganda. John Graham is a member of the Communist Party. Lawyer Mark Lane took money from the KGB.

We know this because of a KGB defector named Mitrokhin.

AIM leaders were just gangsters who pretended to be Indian activists.

I think the trials of Anna Mae's alleged killers will lead to the top people who ordered the murders.

The trial of Russell Means's body guard Dick Marshall begins this Tuesday, April 13. My friends will be there to see justice done for Anna Mae and her girls.

The old AIM leaders are going down for their many murders of Indians and others.

AIM leaders are the ones who must show remorse.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one fact in the case that bears repeating. Peltier was convicted, in part, based on the weapon - an AR-15 - that was used to kill the agents, and the fact that he owned such a gun, and the the allegation that he was the only person present with such a weapon. At trial the FBI testified that his AR-15 had been damaged in the fire in Wichitah, and they could not make a definitive examination of the firing pin to match it with the shell casing. So they did an extractor test instead, and were able to match the weapon to the shell casings found at the crime scene. Later, through the Freedom of Information Act, the defense team was able to get a document which showed that they HAD been able to examine the firing pin from Wichitah, and it DID NOT MATCH the shell casings at Pine Ridge. This means, a) since we know Peltier WAS THERE, someone else had an AR-15 at the scene, b) someone else could have fired the shots, and c) the shots didn't come from Peltier's gun. So unless he set his AR-15 aside and borrowed the other one from somebody else, someone else fired those fatal shots. And one more thing... Three people were charged and tried for the deaths of the agents; Peltier, Butler and Rodieau. Butler and Robideau were tried in Cedar Rapids, but Peltier was tried later because he had fled to Canada. Butler and Robideau were found not guilty by reason of self defense. It is without question that, if Peltier had been tried at the same time, he would also have been found not guilty for the same reason. These are the primary remaining reasons that people press for Peltier's release - unless they are just over zealous advocates, etc. Please respond to these specifics. Thanks.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

There is a lot of commentary about the ballistic evidence here.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/history_peltier.htm

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it? "There is a lot of commentary about the ballistic evidence here."? I think you lose that one sir.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to have an intelligent conversation here, if you are interested. Let's start with one of the elements: If Peltier had been tried along with Butler and Robideau, he too would have been found Not Guilty by reason of Self Defense. Agree or disagree?

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To your quote about KaMook, claiming to have heard Peltier make such an untrue statement, it was actually revealed that she was paid $42,000 to say so, and that she was also even married to the BIA agent that excuted the mass murder at Pine Ridge.

Snaple, all I see you do, is bring up links and websites, but you don't actually say anything. You are so ignorant to the topic, you hide behind false and tampered facts and tell everyone to read what you read, and will despratley find an alternative to everyone's fact and statement for Peltier.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Snapple, you're really just a dumb-shit who, deep down, cares more about maintaining your ignorant world view than honestly considering the facts. These facts all point to a truth that I, along with many others, know from personal experience: Federal law enforcement agencies are soaked in a culture of corruption, equally as much now as they surely were in the 70's. Most people don't ever have the bad luck to find this out for themselves. It was only after I was having to deal with the lies that were being said about me by federal agents that I came to discover how corrupt our government really is. Before, I had always believed that, regardless of how misguided they might be, people in law enforcement were at the very least honest and played by the rules of our laws. Sadly, the real truth couldn't be farther from that.

3:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous you believe someone that is trying to keep from spending the rest of his life in prison over the FBI that wants the person that murdered a fellow agent.
Think about that. Scores of FBI agents (from all political persuasions) are lying to persue a political agenda and NOT go after someone that killed a well liked fellow agent. Talk about being a dumb-shit you should look in the mirror.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice try in your attempt to smear Leonard Peltier by opening with a quote that was complete HEARSAY, which is not allowed in any US court.

1:50 AM  
Anonymous Shawn Cottrell said...

"And I would worry a lot more about the KGB than the FBI." -Snapple

[Source: Above Comments]

"KGB, an initialism for Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности (КГБ), usually translated as Committee for State Security), was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991."

Those are the first words, as of October 29th, 2013; off http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGB

Peltier might be guilty, but you are a fucking retard.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about alllllll of the other information that was hidden who ever made this is stupid, racist biast, and most likely white nice job makeing white people look EVEN worse

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Cowboy boots? wow!! pretty silly. All part of the
Peltier myth that many logically challenged Natives choose to believe. Accept the truth that Mr. Peltier
is and has always been a common criminal who was born in poverty and never escaped to a better life. He chose to do what he did. And worst of all he believes he represents all American Indians, what a sham. LIKE it was possible for him to 'represent' decent, upstanding Indians of this country. No new evidence just a lot of BS.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its honorable that someone like you is trying to silence the conspiracy theorists out there. His guilt has been affirmed by appeals and his inconsistent testimony. My heart goes out to the families of the FBI agents whose lives were ended by the murderous actions of Peltier.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Jacob Lanchbury said...

This is Biased nonsence. It seems the person who wrote this has absoloutley no interest in the evidence in his defence. Also the fact that the Gov. even admitted they have no idea who killed the agents. Which is why his conviction was ILLIGALY changed to aiding and abedding with no idictment. And no the trial was not fair look into it.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Jacob Lanchbury said...

This is Biased nonsence. It seems the person who wrote this has absoloutley no interest in the evidence in his defence. Also the fact that the Gov. even admitted they have no idea who killed the agents. Which is why his conviction was ILLIGALY changed to aiding and abedding with no idictment. And no the trial was not fair look into it.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Grey said...

You've left out your source for point #5, why?

I'm close to this case because I'm married to a Lakota woman who's parents were involved with AIM back in the early 70's and their stories/memories are a lot different then some of the popular characters who have been in the media.

It's been many years since I read that book claiming Peltier was innocent but I certainly haven't heard or read any evidence that proves it has been "debunked". I don't have a concrete opinion either way, though experiencing the FBI on the reservation lends credence to the story that it could be possible Peltier was framed. I'm not saying he was or wasn't only that the possibility exists.

As for law & order in the United States as it concerns Native America, give me a break. Indian people are smart enough to decide whether or not the federal government can be trusted. I think they know better then most of the American people.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Grey said...

P.S.,

That clip of Russel means was interesting but it doesn't seem to support your theory that Peltier ordered Ana Mae's death. In fact it was the brothers within AIM who ordered her death, correct? To this day I believe AIM was co-opted by communist activists.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Those idiots with the FREE LEONARD PELTIER signs and bumper stickers need to know the truth about his crimes not liberal mushing and gushing they get from liberal pinheads

5:38 PM  
Blogger Samuel Grady said...

Read his fucking memoir, idiot. He admitted to firing at the agents. If a murder is committed during the commission of a felony, all participants parties of the initial felony may be tried for the murder. ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES. Get it? He admitted to firing his gun at the men who were executed. That means that he was there, which means he could be charged with murder.

"Der duhr! I've never seen Der dee dum the um evidence... DERRRH! I erm don't think a uh written signed and published confession is erm um conclusive... DERRRH!"
^^See that? That's what you sound like when you talk like you know something without doing ANY personal research on the topic. Congratulations on being the densest jackass on the planet.

10:01 PM  

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