On April 30th the No Parole Peltier Association reached its seventeenth anniversary.
Since its inception in 2000 the NPPA has covered a lot of ground, particularly in destroying the fabrications, myth and folklore surrounding Leonard Peltier. Those efforts were, and are, based on public court records, transcripts, books Peltier authored or co-authored, recorded press interviews, a film in which Peltier appears, statements by co-defendants and press releases and statements made by Peltier himself as he has reinforced his own guilt while promoting himself as a public figure.
The NPPA’s founding principle remains to honor the memory and sacrifice of FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams.
Parole is a very distant hope since the 2009 Lewisburg parole hearing. The next scheduled hearing is 2024.*
Except for June 26, 1975, January 18, 2017 arguably marked the most significant date in the Peltier narrative; President Obama denied Peltier’s clemency petition. (Thank you, President Obama. **)
The obvious conclusion was that the Attorney General, Pardon Attorney and the President all agreed that Peltier should continue to serve the remainder of his lawful conviction and consecutive life sentences.
As a reminder to all that Peltier remains an unrepentant cowardly convicted murderer: ***
“And really, if necessary, I’d do it all over again because it was the right thing to do.”
(Leonard Peltier, February 2010)
“I don’t regret any of this for a minute.” (Leonard Peltier, August 2014)
“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”