From: Harvey Arden
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 3:17 PM
Subject: ~^~Millions Pray for Mercy & Justice for Leonard Peltier~^~
Become part of the history of your own times--
demand an end to this decades-long injustice!
Hello, this is Harvey Arden, on behalf of Leonard Peltier. Please check out www.freepeltier.org for the latest on the upcoming July 1, 2002, interim hearing on Leonard Peltier by the US Parole Commission. Let Commission Chairman Edward R. Reilly, Jr. know your feelings!
Please read the following and then send a personal letter ASAP on behalf of immediate parole for Leonard Peltier to:
Edward R. Reilly, Jr. Chairman
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
And be sure to pass this message on to ALL of your friends!
Here's a letter regarding Leonard just sent to Chairman Reilly by a survivor of the "Reign of Terror":
Dear Mr. Reilly:
I am writing to ask for the release of Leonard Peltier through parole.
Mr. Peltier has served 26 years in prison. His case is filled with
irregularities which have gone unanswered for years.
I was a teacher on the Pine Ridge Reservation from 1971 to 1976.
After the siege of Wounded Knee, from 1973 to 1976 the FBI used the Pine Ridge
Reservation as a training ground for SWAT team tactics. Hundreds of
FBI agents were brought to the reservation for realistic training in
operations directed against the American Indian Movement. A vigilante GOON
was allowed to operate with impunity. A wave of violence and terror
engulfed the reservation. Traditional people on the reservation felt that they
had been abandoned by the United States Government.
Beatings and killings conducted by police and vigilantes were
frequently treated lightly or went unpunished. Sandra Woundefoot, my fifteen year
old student, was tortured, raped and murdered by a Federal Officer (Documentation available on request) He was allowed to plead guilty to a charge of manslaughter! As a non-Native American teacher and Vietnam Veteran who witnessed these events years ago, I am angered and ashamed
at the disparity of justice. The Federal Bureau of Investigation bears
major responsibility for the tragedy that took place on the Pine Ridge
Reservation on that sad day years ago.
I ask that justice be given to this man, that healing and closure may
be given to those who lived through these events. I ask that Mr. Peltier
be given parole.
Paul K. Berg
Until Freedom Is Won!
The New Peltier Justice Campaign
For sample letters and/or more info, be sure to check out:
or call 785-842-5774
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
PO Box 583
Lawrence, KS 66044
IMPORTANT! Please send a SIGNED copy of your letter to above address!