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Fox: Dems ask Biden for clemency for Native American activist who killed two FBI agents

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Members of the Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli and other activists look on during a protest to urge U.S. President Joe Biden to grant Native American activist Leonard Peltier clemency outside of the White House on September 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. Activists, who cite anti-Indigenous bias surrounding Peltier’s trial, want the President to give leniency to Peltier who is serving two life sentences for the murder of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

And the 1970’s comes back to life.

Fox reports there is an effort by far-Left Democrats to free one Leonard Peltier. Peltier, a Native American activist, who was tried and convicted in 1977 of shooting and killing two FBI agents. Fox headlines: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-call-biden-release-leonard-peltier-activist-who-fatally-shot-two-fbi-agents

Democrats call on Biden to release Leonard Peltier, activist who fatally shot two FBI agents 

Leonard Peltier was found guilty in 1977 of shooting two wounded FBI agents at point-blank range 

Fox reports:

“A coalition of mostly House and Senate Democrats penned a letter to President Biden on Friday urging him to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist convicted in the 1970s of fatally shooting two FBI agents at point-blank range.

The Democrats – led by House Natural Resources Committee ranking member Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and joined by Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – cast doubt on the circumstances under which Peltier was found guilty in 1977 of killing the two agents two years prior. The letter was sent ahead of Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 9. One House Republican has also signed on to the letter.

‘As Members of Congress, we sign this letter with a deep commitment to the crucial role we play in upholding justice for all Americans – and to also hold our government accountable when we see a case of injustice, as demonstrated by the long incarceration of Leonard Peltier,’ the lawmakers wrote to Biden. ‘We stand with the Tribal Nations of the United States, Indigenous voices worldwide, and leading voices on human rights and criminal justice around the globe in support of Mr. Peltier’s release.’

….The Democratic lawmakers also noted in their letter to President Biden that Peltier is 79 years old, is suffering from numerous health issues, has been imprisoned for nearly five decades, and is currently being held in a high-security prison in Florida.

In 1977, after a 25-day trial, Peltier was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences of murdering FBI Special Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams during a shootout in June 1975 at Jumping Bull Ranch located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. 

The two agents entered the reservation to arrest an individual wanted for burglary before they engaged in the shootout with several individuals, including Peltier. The agents were wounded by gunfire before they were ultimately murdered, the court found, by Peltier at point-blank range. Peltier fled after the shooting to Canada, where he was captured and extradited back to America to stand trial.

While he, Democrats and various activist organizations have repeatedly claimed the trial was marked by lack of sufficient evidence proving he killed the agents, Peltier’s conviction has been upheld several times on appeal, even after making its way to the U.S. Supreme Court on two occasions, in 1979 and 2004. The U.S. Parole Commission rejected Peltier’s request for parole in 2009.”

Curiously, just as this letter is released requesting an out for a man convicted of murdering the two FBI agents by shooting them point blank, in a different part of the world – Israel – terrorists are on a rampage murdering and raping residents of Gaza.

And like clockwork, the American left is rallying to the terrorists.

Two different situations – or are they? It appears the American Left has a taste for violence, be it directed at FBI agents in 1977 or Jews in Gaza in 2023.

Not good. Not good at all.