E-mail sent to President Obama at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Dear President Obama,
As I write this you now have about 24 hours to reverse your denial of Clemency to Leonard Peltier. The dismay, grief, & anger of your Clemency denial is being felt strongly throughout the world. I had thought that once you seriously studied Leonard’s case and read his Clemency petition you’d truly understand the wrong-doings by our Judicial System against him. Indeed members of our Judicial System past and present have voiced their concerns over Leonard’s imprisonment for 4 decades. No one discounts the tragic loss of life at Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975; it sadly cannot be undone. However to keep a man imprisoned because “someone has to pay” despite the lack of solid indisputable forensic facts, is in itself criminal.
As our 44th President you have done so much to improve the lives of our citizens including those who have been maligned throughout America’s history; I am forever grateful. However your denial of Leonard’s Clemency undermines the very Positive work you’ve done for Native Americans. Right now I can’t help think of our 26th President Teddy Roosevelt. He said, “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.” I don’t in any way believe this quote and I know you don’t either. So I ask You ….. PLEASE reverse your denial of Clemency to Leonard Peltier. Keep your Legacy Strong!
My best to You, Michelle, Malia, & Sasha. I respectfully Thank You for your time, consideration and your service to our country. In Peace.
Bonnie F. Walker