Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Dear Supporters:

This journey began on April 30, 2000 and as declared from the very beginning on the homepage of the No Parole Peltier Association website:

The stated purpose of the NPPA is to: 1) Honor the sacrifice of Special Agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams who were brutally murdered in the line of duty, and 2) Respond to the erroneous statements and allegations made by the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. The NPPA will forego political rhetoric and name-calling and concentrate on the record of the events. Its central focus will be to review and analyze public statements made by Leonard Peltier, which further indicate his guilt, and to provide interested readers and researchers with another view, long missing from the public debate, of this very serious matter. The NPPA opposes parole or clemency for Leonard Peltier. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is critically important for any concerned reader and researcher to review the Court Decisions regarding Peltier's conviction and appeals. It is within those decisions that each and every issue and allegation raised by Peltier, and repeated by Peltier’s Committee(s), has been addressed and resolved.

We held true to that commitment, keeping the torch lit to honor the memory and sacrifice of FBI Agents Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams.

What follows is a brief summary of events, presented in NPPA Blogs since April 2018:

Peltier whines and complains about having a cellmate.

Peltier makes a completely false statement regarding an initial appeal with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Peltier maneuvers for a compassionate release.

Peltier wins and loses in federal court regarding the removal of his paintings on display for sale on government property in Washington State.

The NPPA recognizes the birthday of murdered Special Agent Ronald A. Williams.

The NPPA acknowledges the 43rdanniversary of the attack and killing of Agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams.

A review of the FBI’s Hall of Honor recognizing Special Agents who have been killed in the line of duty as a result of adversarial action.

Comments on the recent debates of the Redskin issue.

FBI Director Wray makes an historic visit to Indian Country and meets with Native American leaders. There was no mention of Peltier.

NPPA supporters are provided with a summary of “important reminders” regarding the federal appellate court decisions that “Peltier had personally killed the two agents” and that he “Got a fair trial, not a perfect trial, but a fair trial.”

Recognition of Jack R. Coler’s birthday and that he may Rest in Peace. 

Last of three blogs detailing that former U.S. Attorney James Reynolds’ support for Leonard Peltier was erroneous and misplaced. 

As the NPPA enters its 20thyear every effort will continue to confront Peltier’s false statements concerning his conviction and consecutive life sentences (which have never been altered after numerous appeals) and bring to light his public statements that are false or misleading while confronting the decades of Peltier myth and folklore.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

1) Correction: In the 3,022 word March 8, 2019 NPPA blog entitled “Why Peltier is the Worst?”  (A straight-forward opinion that turned into an essay), there was a an incorrect word in an effective declarative sentence which should have read, “Lies are still lies no matter how they are gift-wrapped.”  This has been corrected on the original website blog.

2) Regarding the January 13, 2019 NPPA Blog entitled “PELTIER: PUBLIC CHARITY? PART 2, INUREMENT” that provided details regarding Peltier/IPLDC approval for 501(c)3 (tax-deductible) status and reviewed the legal use of IRS Form 13909 (Tax-Exempt Organizational Complaint-referral): On 3/6/19 a letter was received from the IRS acknowledging  in part: “The IRS has an ongoing program to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). We’ll consider the information you submitted in this program.” A second letter dated April 4, 2019 added “We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention.”

3) Regarding the January 8, 2019 NPPA blog entitled “PELTIER: WANTS A TRANSFER” on March 9, 2019 the ILPDC announced, in part: “On Monday March 4th, 2019 Leonard Peltier was advised that his request for a transfer had been unceremoniously denied by the United States Bureau of Prisons…”

“44 years is too damn long for an innocent man to be locked up...” (NPPA comment: Hardly innocent!)

“We plan to demand he receive appropriate medical care, and to continue to uncover and utilize every legal mechanism to secure his release. To do these things we need money to support the legal work…” (NPPA comment: emphasis added—and it is more than curious that since the complaint to the IRS about likely misuse of its non-profit status, there is now no mention that any donations to assist Peltier’s “legal mechanism to secure his release” would be tax-deductible.)

“Please call the ILPDC National office or email us for a copy of the postcard you can send to the White House. We need your help to ask President Trump for Leonard's freedom.” (NPPA comment: Save the postage. The likelihood of President Trump considering a Peltier commutation is zero.)