Friday, September 16, 2016


Edward Woods
8190 Beechmont Avenue #101
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255-6117
September 12, 2016

Director, E.O. Examinations
Internal Revenue Service
1100 Commerce St. MC 4910 DAL
Dallas, Texas 75242-1198

Re: E.O. Violation
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC)
P.O. Box 24, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Dear E.O. Director:

Please find attached IRS complaint form #13909 to bring to your attention—once again, that Leonard Peltier is engaging in deceptive practices and violating Exempt Organizations regulations involving fraudulent, allegedly “tax deductible” activities.

Please reference my many previous communications dating back to August 2000 (former reference number 4426 12-2009) regarding Leonard Peltier’s and the ILPDC’s efforts to circumvent IRS laws.

Leonard Peltier is serving consecutive life sentences for the brutal murder of two FBI agents in 1975, had undergone over a dozen appeals and his conviction and sentence has never been altered.

Prior complaints to your office have likely resulted in actions against Peltier’s fraudulent fund raising activities, because they have, several times, removed references to “tax- deductible donations,” however, Peltier has systematically reverted to repeated similar tactics, again, as in this instance.

The ILPDC states publicly:

 “Please make a tax deductible donation of $5.00 (or more) at (website[i]). If you prefer, send a check or money order made payable to the ILPDC to PO Box 24, Hillsboro, OR 97123.”

The below footnoted website states:

“Please make a tax-deductible donation. No amount is too small…The ILPDC is a project of the Indigenous Rights Center, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.”

The ‘director’ information for the Indigenous Rights Center, 202 Harvard Dr., SE #5, Albuquerque, NM, 87114 reveals the following:

Delaney Bruce, Peter Clark, Kari A. Boushee and Chauncey Peltier. 
Bruce, Clark and Boushee are longtime Peltier supporters, and Chauncey Peltier is Leonard Peltier’s son.

Essentially the same people who operate the ILPDC are operating the Indigenous Rights Center under the guise of a “project,” when in fact it is a mechanism to raise money on behalf, and for the benefit of, a convicted felon by deceiving people into believing their donations are indeed, tax deductible.

The Indigenous Rights center displayed the following copyright, which clearly linked the two organizations and Leonard Peltier:

©2016 ILPDC/Indigenous Rights Center LLC, 202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106[ii]

IRS regulations are very clear concerning tax-deductible donations;

“A section 501(c)(3) must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator’s family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. No part of the net earnings of the section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. A private shareholder or individual is a person having a personal and private interest in the activities of the organization.”

Clearly, the directors of the Indigenous Rights Center (IRC), that include a family member, Chauncey Peltier and Leonard Peltier himself, have a vested personal and private interest in raising money by any means necessary by burying the reality of their claims to unsuspecting donors through deceptive layering of their fund raising.

The unrepentant, convicted double-murderer, Leonard Peltier, is not a charity case and it is evident that the IRC, its directors, including a Peltier family member, are once again, circumventing the law.

Edw. Woods
Edward Woods

[ii] This copyright, however, has been removed since it was publically noted; please see the following for additional background:

Monday, September 12, 2016


Dear Supporters:

September 12, 2016: Leonard Peltier turns 72 today, but it’s a birthday without celebration considering 40 years of incarceration.

On January 12, 1975, Jack Coler, FBI Agent, former LAPD SWAT officer, husband, and father of two young sons, turned 28.

On July 30, 1975, Ron Williams, FBI Agent and Navy veteran had an upcoming birthday, but little did he know that a mere 34 days before his own 28th birthday both he and Jack would be cut down in their prime from a coward’s bullets.

At some point, Leonard Peltier will meet his Creator. There, no doubt, will be Jack Coler and Ron Williams who will watch and listen as Peltier finally makes his confession and admission for his crimes and their brutal and violent deaths. Leonard Peltier will then receive his final and permanent sentence.

Birthday wishes:

President Obama recognizes that a free Peltier will not atone in any way for the historical ill treatment of First Americans.

President Obama understands that a free Peltier would validate the murder and mayhem caused by the American Indian Movement and that AIM contributed nothing positive to Native American culture.

President Obama accepts that a free Peltier would be an affront to every dedicated law enforcement man and woman, past, present and future.

President Obama already knows that Leonard Peltier was lawfully extradited from Canada, had a fair trial, and through over a dozen appeals his conviction and sentence has been sustained and never altered.

And, President Obama can readily see that Leonard Peltier remains unrepentant for his heinous and unforgiveable crimes.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

 (Context is everything)

Friday, September 9, 2016


Dear Supporters:

In 2014 President Obama announced a program to become more proactive with his singular Constitutional clemency authority to address non-violent and excessive drug related sentences that were subsequently reformed with the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.[i]

Leonard Peltier could care less about receiving a Pardon, forgiving the offense and restoring all his civil rights (because he does not consider himself an American citizen[ii]), and that would never happen anyway. What he seeks is commutation, the suspension of the remainder of his consecutive life sentences for the murder of FBI Agents Coler and Williams in 1975, and the seven consecutive years for the armed escape from Lompoc Penitentiary in 1979.

On its website, the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) maintains a list (The List) of those granted commutation.[iii] 

No doubt with mere weeks remaining until January 20, 2017, Peltier is praying that his name will also appear on The List.

A review of The List is telling in that it is confirming the President’s criteria and desire to reduce the sentences of minor drug offenses that would have been far less than those given during the war on drugs in the 80’s and 90’s.[iv]

It is with great interest that Peltier and the ILPDC[v] monitor this list, although in reality Peltier and his attorneys from the law firm of Dewy, Fleeceum and Howe[vi] would likely know before it’s publicized on the USDOJ website.

A review of the growing list is compelling and quite varied as to the range of the total amounts of controlled substances involved and the varying, mostly lengthy, sentences that were, or are, being commuted.  Some have been previously released as early as 2011, many still have time to serve and a number will receive early gifts and be out by Christmas. 

Reviewing The List begs the question; where does Peltier stand in all this?

Interestingly, The List contains more than a few convicted of possession or use of a firearm, although there is no indication in the underlying charges what the actual statutory definition of the term…use…means. Had the weapon actually been used, e.g., fired, in the commission of the drug offense it goes without saying that additional charges relating to murder or attempted murder, or homicide would have certainly been included. So in that regard, possession and use are synonymous, e.g., that a weapon was present during the commission of the underlying offense.

For example, Carolyn Yvonne Butler’s sentence of 48 years was commuted to 24 years for a 1992 conviction for three bank robberies and using a firearm during a crime of violence (e.g., armed bank robbery). Butler was granted clemency and released by the President on April 16, 2016. Certainly, had Ms. Butler shot at, or shot someone during any of those robberies, her name would not be on The List.

So that Peltier doesn’t get his hopes up too high, the only one who received commutation was one, Gerardo Hernandez, sentenced to life for a 2001 conviction not involving drugs but for fraud and national defense violations…and… conspiracy to commit murder.[vii] Part of a prisoner swap, Hernandez was released in 2014.

The operative word here for Peltier obviously being, conspiracy.

The conspiracy, to be clear, was Hernandez’s alleged knowledge of the shoot-down of two civilian planes by the Cuban Air Force.

Score one for Peltier. There is one political prisoner on The List.

Peltier has buffaloed (no pun intended) far too many into the sham of being a political prisoner. If there was a shred of reality to that specious claim then what happened on June 26, 1975, the deaths of Agents’ Coler and Williams, would have been an assassination instead of cold-blooded murder by Peltier and the other AIM cowards, including Joe Stuntz.[viii] But then Peltier has always tried to have it both ways—a living oxymoron as it were, a warrior/victim.

Fear not, Peltier’s unrepentant, self-incriminating that he’d, do it all over again because it was the right thing to do, and doesn’t regret any of this for a minute, public statements are well known to the Pardon Attorney, Attorney General and the President, along with the multiple supporting appeals that confirmed Peltier’s guilt well beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Back to, The List.

Leonard, notice what is not on The List?

Leonard, notice who will never be on The List?

That’s right, a cop killer.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

[ii] Leonard Peltier, Prison Writings (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999) 63
[iv] Regretfully, we are losing or already have lost that war. Since 9/11 many limited resources have been directed toward anti-terrorism efforts at the expense of combating the importation of controlled substances so that the once substantial costs have plummeted increasing both abundant supplies and a growing market. Heroin use and overdoses, once the frequent and presumed venue in the larger inner cities, is now endemic in small cities and towns across America.  We have nearly become a drug-laden society. The early war on drugs, with the common idea of being tough on crime, resulted in extraordinary sentencing for even minor drug offenses that later resulted in a bipartisan effort to correct what was viewed as unjust sentencing for low-level drug crimes.
[v] (No reluctance here to direct anyone to the ILPDC so they can see the fabrications for themselves. Question: See if you can find any reference to Peltier’s only alibi, the decade’s long lie of Mr. X? Hint: Actually, it is there (sort of, but not as prominent as it used to be) in Redford’s bogus mocumentary, Incident at Oglala.
[vi] Martin Garbus, Cynthia K. Dunne, Carl S. Nadler who collectively and publically aired all of the myth, folklore, fabrications and lies by releasing Peltier’s clemency petition. Not a smart move at all. And, of course, Bruce “I’ll take the Fifth” Ellison. Question: Who was one of the last people to see Anna Mae Aquash alive at the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee office and later “took the fifth” when questioned about it? Hint: It was not to protect a client.
[vii] (Last accessed 9/6/16: Hernandez was part of a Cuban prisoner exchange. No irony that Peltier attorney, Martin Garbus was part of this exchange.)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Dear Supporters:

What follows is a sample letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Pardon Attorney. This is the second step in the process to review Peltier’s recently resubmitted clemency application.[i]

Please feel free to add any additional or personal comments supporting the facts and stating that under President Obama’s plan to grant a number of clemencies, commutations and pardons for long-serving nonviolent drug offenses, that Leonard Peltier, a remorseless double-murderer, is the last person who should be considered.

Factual material is available from the NPPA through a search feature on the bottom of the home page in addition to 156 blogs (posted since 11/29/09) with footnotes and supporting references and documentation.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”

* * *

Edward Woods
8190 Beechmont Ave. #101
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255-6117                                                                                               
August 10, 2016

Honorable Robert A. Zauzmer
Acting Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C.  20530 -0001

                                                                        Re: Leonard Peltier – Clemency Petition

Dear Mr. Zauzmer:

This letter expresses my profound opposition to Leonard Peltier’s plea for clemency.

(Please reference my many previous letters to the Pardon Attorney and President Obama dating back to 2009. These letters contained detailed and factual material and references to the actual record of Peltier’s conviction and subsequent appeals. I have received several replies, one from the President and one in particular from former Pardon Attorney Rodgers dated January 13, 2012 where it stated Your letter will be retained and added to any case file created in the event that Mr. Peltier re-applies for executive clemency in the future.” [Peltier had not reapplied at that time.] These prior communications are crucial to understand the validity of Peltier’s conviction and numerous appeals, that his conviction has been sustained, and that his false alibis and claims of a wrongful conviction are simply without merit.)

I am aware that Leonard Peltier has renewed his application for clemency and that a support group continues to actively encourage his release. I served as a Special Agent with the FBI for thirty years and strongly believe that his petition for Clemency should be denied for many valid reasons.

On June 26, 1975, Peltier was involved in an unprovoked attack on FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams while they were searching for a fugitive on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Both Agents were caught in an open field in a deadly crossfire by members of the American Indian Movement, critically wounded, and then summarily executed at point blank range by Leonard Peltier. Peltier was convicted of their murders receiving consecutive life sentences. During well over a dozen appeals Peltier’s conviction and sentencing has never been altered. Over the years Peltier has made many outrageous and self-incriminating public statements that only serve to reinforce his unrepentant and remorseless guilt, even most recently; “And really, if necessary, I’d do it all over again because it was the right thing to do” (2010), and, “I don’t regret any of this for a minute” (2014).

Peltier has not been a model prisoner. In addition to numerous disciplinary actions, in 1978 he was involved in an armed escape from Lompoc Penitentiary during which shots were fired at prison guards. For this post-conviction criminal act Peltier received an additional seven-year consecutive sentence.

The families, friends and professional associates of Jack and Ron continue to suffer from the loss of two fine young men who were brutally murdered in-the-line-of-duty.

Clemency should be reserved for non-violent offenders who have proven they have been rehabilitated. Peltier has not fulfilled his consecutive life sentences, plus seven years. His crimes were extremely violent and he remains unrepentant and repeatedly boasts about his murderous acts on that horribly infamous day. Leonard Peltier is now seeking consideration and mercy, but he should be shown the same degree of mercy he gave to Jack Coler and Ron Williams, and that would be none.

I respectfully urge you to reject Peltier’s petition and recommend to the President that his application be denied. Thank you for your attention in this very crucial matter.


Edw. Woods
Edward Woods                                                                                                                                                                                                                

[i] NPPA blogs available from the home page particularly relevant here to blogs dated, May 17, 21, 25 and June 7, 16, & 26 for reference and how inept Peltier’s attorney’s were to make the clemency petition public.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

PELTIER KILLED JOE STUNTZ: 41st Anniversary; Part 2

Dear Supporters:

As a follow-up to a previous blog[i], there are two additional matters of importance relating to the anniversary of the unprovoked attack and brutal murder of FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams on June 26, 1975 on the Jumping Bull property, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota: The memorial services held in memory of the slain agents and Peltier’s predictably shameless public statement.

Los Angeles, California: On June 24th a memorial service was held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Cypress, California for Jack R. Coler, and on June 27th at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California for Ronald A. Williams honoring their memory and sacrifice in the line of duty. Organized and attended by members of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the President of the Society and President of the FBI Agents Association, and including current FBI and law enforcement personnel.[ii] This was a fitting tribute to two young, courageous and professional public servants who faced their final assignment and their End of Watch.[iii] 

On June 26th Peltier, as he does every year, released a public statement on the anniversary of the killing of our Agents. However, this one is different because everything is at stake now, as Peltier acknowledges, “I believe that this President is my last hope for freedom and I will surely die here if I am not released by January 20, 2017.”

(Believe it, Leonard Peltier, this is not your last hope, this is your only hope and face the reality that the Pardon Attorney, Attorney General and President Obama can see through the fog of the myth and folklore. The truth is there and it is not on your side. January 20th will come and go and your marginal following will disappear like breath on a mirror. You will leave USP Coleman one day. That much is certain.)

At this critical time, most must think Peltier would temper his public statements, but instead he furthers the depth of his lack of remorse and failure to grasp the seriousness of his conviction and life sentences.

Let us closely examine what Peltier wants his followers to believe:

“June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) FBI agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, I nevertheless have great remorse for the loss of their young lives, the loss of my friend Joe Stuntz, and for the grieving of their loved ones. I would guess that, like me, many of my brothers and sisters who were there that day wish that somehow they could have done something to change what happened and avoid the tragic outcome of the shootout.”

This is where again Peltier gets it pitifully wrong with “a firefight,” “Three young men,” and “avoid the tragic outcome.”

Peltier is incapable of separating the deaths from the reality at Jumping Bull. Incapable of separating fact from fiction.

Firefight: Not a firefight in the least but an unprovoked attack on two federal agents, pinning them down in an open field in a deadly crossfire, taking hundreds of rounds of rifle fire, being critically wounded and then executed, would hardly turn this cowardly assault into a firefight. No, this was a shameless and gutless act by AIM recreants at their cowardly worst, and for that instant, led by the murderous Peltier.

Three young men: Two of the young men Peltier invokes were carrying out their lawful duties attempting to locate a fugitive wanted for several felonies.[iv] Instead, unknown to them at the moment, they followed Peltier, Norman Charles* and Joe Stuntz onto the Jumping Bull farm. We already know that one of those two young men, Ron Williams, was able to tell other Agents within radio contact exactly what was about to happen: That those they followed exited with rifles, and joined by other AIM cowards, placed them under intense fire making this “firefight” an unprovoked attack tantamount to an ambush.

Let’s look at exactly what the—third young man, Joe Stuntz’ part was in this deadly drama.

Peltier’s “great remorse,” places Stuntz in the same category as Agents’ Coler and Williams: Hardly…and not even a close comparison. Stuntz, and all should remember, was intimately involved in the crimes that day.

Following Peltier’s lead, Stuntz fired at the pinned down agents, perhaps one of his own bullets finding its mark.

Following Peltier’s lead, while standing over the mutilated bodies of two young men, Peltier himself tells us what happened next, “I seen Joe when he pulled it out of the trunk and put it on, and he gave me a smile.”[v] Please, picture this horrid scene: Standing beside two murdered and mutilated Agents, their bodies still warm, Stuntz goes about stealing Jack Coler’s FBI raid jacket, punctuating it with a smile at Peltier: Abhorrent behavior to any decent and civilized observer.

Following Peltier’s lead, Stuntz begins to shoot at Agents and police officers responding to the aid of their besieged comrades. Stuntz wasn’t smart enough to understand that when you shoot at police officers there’s a better than even chance they are going to shoot back. Which is exactly what they did, stopping Stuntz dead in his tracks, still wearing Agent Coler’s FBI jacket.

Some, rightly so, would say that Stuntz got what he deserved. However, we would offer that it was unfortunate Stuntz was not arrested, prosecuted and sent to prison for aiding and abetting in first-degree murder and attempted murder. Then…that stolen FBI jacket would have become an important piece of circumstantial evidence.

Avoid the tragic outcome: A conviction and dozens of appeals have confirmed the government’s position that Peltier, with the infamous Wichita AR-15, brutally murdered both agents making Peltier’s claim of “I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) FBI agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler,” an unmitigated absurdity.

None of this would have happened had Peltier not provoked a confrontation. This bears repeating…None of this would have happened had Peltier not provoked a confrontation.

The self-proclaimed brave warrior knew he was a wanted fugitive and mistakenly assumed the agents’ were coming for him.[vi] The shooting was unprovoked and we have Ron Williams’ own words, his final testimony, his dying declaration, establishing that irrefutable fact.

The cowardly Peltier chose instead to start the shooting that placed all the AIM members present at Jumping Bull in jeopardy.

Had the agents approached Peltier (only, and probably wrongfully assuming for the moment he would have properly identified himself), he would have been taken into custody and processed to be returned for the outstanding warrant in Milwaukee. Moreover, of all the ironies, Peltier was acquitted of those charges and would have been a free man in a matter of months instead of committing horrendous murders, becoming a Top-Ten fugitive and spending the rest of his life behind bars. No one knows how different Peltier’s life may have been over these ensuing forty-one years.[vii] Nevertheless, Peltier made his choice that fateful day for himself and the others, most certainly including the third young man, Joe Stuntz.

There was only one person responsible for the carnage that day: Leonard Peltier. He was the only one who could have avoided the tragic outcome.

Certainly, the Stuntz family still carries the burden of their loss but if there is a shred of blame attributed to Joe Stuntz’ death, his family has to point the finger squarely at Leonard Peltier.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

*See footnote v.

[ii] See NPPA blog dated July 30, 2016 available from the home page
[iv] (Jimmy Eagle and the alleged “old cowboy boots” fable.
[v] Peter Matthiessen, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. (Penguin Books, 1992) 552
[vi] It is widely speculated that Peltier chose to begin shooting at the agents because he was a fugitive based on the Milwaukee warrant. However, the facts prove otherwise because Peltier knew that Agents Coler and Williams were searching for Jimmy Eagle as provided by sworn testimony during Peltier’s trial. Why Peltier chose to react the way he did is known only to him. Perhaps he just panicked (as biographer Peter Matthiessen suggested), which is not an uncommon trait of a natural born coward. Perhaps too, in his quivering hysteria he knew that dead men make poor witnesses.
(See testimony of Michael Anderson, summarized here with transcript references.)
             Anderson related that on the evening of June 25th, he, Wish Draper and Norman Charles* went to Oglala to take a shower and while returning along Highway 18 were stopped and questioned by two FBI agents who were trying to determine if one of them was Jimmy Eagle. They provided “Indian” names and were taken by the agents to the Pine Ridge police to have one of the officers confirm that none of them was Jimmy Eagle. Another officer then dropped them off near the Jumping Bull Property {760-769}. (The two FBI agents were Jack Coler and Ron Williams driving late model, unmarked sedans. The same vehicles they drove the next day.)
            When the three returned to the AIM camp Peltier questioned them about what happened and “We just got yelled at” and Peltier said, “We were dumb to get in the car {771-72}.”
            Anderson described the “red and white van” he knew Peltier operated {772}.
*The same Norman Charles who, along with Peltier and Stuntz, initially fired upon Agents’ Coler and Williams.
[vii] Based on Peltier’s behavior and actions (Anna Mae Aquash, etc.) prior to Jumping Bull and his self-serving, narcissistic personality and ingratiating and sycophantic demeanor, odds are he would have wound up pretty much where he is now.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Dear Ron:

Looking down on everything that is happening around us today you must wonder why and how things seem to have gotten so out of control. Global terrorism is now at our doorstep. Having oceans as a buffer protecting us is no longer the security it once was. As we witnessed just so recently in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Kansas City and other cities, respect for law-enforcement is at an all time low.

Those, like you and Jack, who took an oath to uphold and enforce the laws of this nation, and the brave men and women in blue who put themselves in harms way every day to protect its citizens, are under attack. A festering anarchy, fueled by ignorance, intolerance and disrespect for common decency and civility, seems to be growing.

Birthdays are an earthly thing as one day to the next we are simply just another year older. 

To us who remain, you are ageless. You are still the same vibrant, intelligent, dedicated and handsome, young and proud FBI Agent that those who knew you personally still remember. To us, you are still that same wonderful person when your mortal birthdays stopped being counted.

You can see too, that you and all the service martyrs have not been, and never will be, forgotten. 

As those remaining here deal with even the remote possibility of inmate #89637-132’s freedom, you have the omniscience and understanding to know that we will ensure justice prevails.

Ron, I know we do not have to ask, but look after us as we remember you on this day.

“In the Spirit…


Sunday, June 26, 2016


Dear President Obama:

Concerning any review of Leonard Peltier's recent clemency petition on this 41st anniversary of the unprovoked attack and brutal murder of FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams, we would respectfully offer several crucial details.[i]

“Just After Noon, June 26, 1975”[ii]
This depiction of the crime scene reveals many of the critical facts from that fateful day at Pine Ridge.

For nearly twenty years, even captured on film in Incident at Oglala (“This story is true” said Peltier[iii]), Peltier’s only claimed alibi was that someone he and the others knew, the phantom Mr. X, was coming to the AIM camp to deliver dynamite and that he was the one who was followed by the agents onto the Jumping Bull property. Mr. X was the one who wounded them at a distance with rifle fire, then shot them both in the face at point blank range and drove off in the infamous red pickup truck.[iv]

This stood until it was proven a lie by one of his codefendants, his defense committee, and even one of his key attorneys.[v]

The reality is that Leonard Peltier was the actual killer and the real Mr. X.

The AR-15 was recovered on a Wichita turnpike in an exploded station wagon driven by codefendant Bob Robideau. It was damaged but the bolt mechanism was intact. 

Found at the scene of the murders in the trunk of Agent Coler’s vehicle was a .223 shell casing that was matched with extractor marks to Petlier’s AR-15, the murder weapon. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals stated, “When all is said and done, however, a few simple but very important facts remain. The casing introduced into evidence had in fact been extracted from the Wichita AR-15. This point was not disputed…” and, “The trial witnesses unanimously testified that there was only one AR-15 in the compound prior to the murders, that this weapon was used exclusively by Peltier and carried out by Peltier after the murders.” [vi]

We know from the crime scene and autopsies that Agents' Coler and Williams were both shot at point-blank range destroying their faces, yet their bodies were found rolled-over on the ground. This can only mean that in addition to stealing their weapons, the dead agents were also manhandled after death.

In addition to trial testimony there was an eyewitness. We know there were at least five people who knew exactly what happened at the agents' vehicles after they were initially attacked, severely wounded and then approached to be slaughtered: Dino Butler (who publically called the Mr. X alibi a lie, Bob Robideau, who said “they died like worms,” [vii] Leonard Peltier, (believed by the government, the jury, and courts of appeal to be the killer), and victims; Jack Coler and Ronald Williams.

Ron Williams was a critical witness because he was able to tell a number of agents over the FBI radio exactly what was about to happen. They also heard him get shot at least one of the times as he told them that if they didn’t get there soon he and Jack Coler would be dead.

There are countless fabrications, myths and folklore surrounding Peltier as he and his supporters (who haven’t made the effort to understand all the facts or simply don’t care to know) have diminished and tainted an otherwise proud Native American culture into believing that in some tragically perverse way freeing Peltier would atone for the historic ill treatment of First Americans. Peltier’s criminal acts contradict that he is worthy of clemency.

Peltier’s latest attempt at any semblance of remorse in his latest petition can be seen for exactly what it is: the pitiful cry of a shameful panderer for sympathy. Leonard Peltier’s character and guilt is best defined by his own public admissions, “And really, if necessary, I’d do it all over again because it was the right thing to do.” (2010), and, “I don’t regret any of this for a minute” (2014). 

These are not the words of someone who has accepted any responsibility for his actions nor paid his debt to society.

There are others who are deserving of clemency consideration. However, Peltier’s petition should be cast aside as he did with the lives of two young men who were brutally murdered in the line of duty.

"In the Spirit of Coler and Williams" 
Ed Woods [viii]

[i] Leaders and members of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI held memorial services at the gravesites of Jack Coler and Ronald Williams in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016.
Not so ironically, but consistent with his decades-long fabrications and twisting of facts, Leonard                                      Peltier NEVER mentioned Mr. X in his autobiography, Prison Writings.
 Excerpted from the below NPPA Editorial Essay, January 20, 2001:
 Mr. X and actual guilt: If Peltier was indeed innocent as he has claimed, his statements of what happened that day at Pine Ridge should have been simple, straight forward and unchanged over these years. But instead, he has altered his story as if searching for the scenario that most would accept, and along with Robert Robideau and others, created the phantom killer who drove off in the red pickup truck. Now that Peltier and the LPDC have distanced themselves from this obvious fabrication, all Ms. Harbury can say is, "Mr. X, has long been a controversial topic, by both supporters of Leonard Peltier and those who oppose his release." No kidding, Ms. Harbury?
This is such an obvious lie, perpetuated for the better part of two decades, that the LPDC cannot sweep it away or ignore it. It is another glaring example of Peltier's guilt.
[vi] (Section: The .223 casing)
[viii] This Blog was begun on Father’s Day 2016. The NPPA is not in a habit of referring to, or commenting on Leonard Peltier’s family; this is about him and him alone. However, Kathy Peltier, described as a “Daughter of Leonard Peltier,” posted an impassioned letter entitled “Help me free my father.” Although factually inaccurate and opinionated, she certainly has the right to express her feelings. A legitimate answer to her pleadings would be to offer a rhetorical reply: Wouldn’t Jack Coler’s widow, his two sons, and now his grandchildren, (but thanks to Peltier and other AIM cowards Ron Williams never had the chance to marry and have children of his own), have wanted to celebrate this day with their father? But that was stolen from them by Leonard Peltier.