Leonard Peltier Prosecutor Joins Calls for Obama to Grant Clemency

HeadlineJan 05, 2017

Supporters of Leonard Peltier got a major boost this week in their campaign to win clemency for the 71-year-old Native American activist. U.S. Attorney James Reynolds, whose office prosecuted Peltier, added his voice to those calling on President Obama for a compassionate release. Speaking to The Guardian, Reynolds said, “There seems to be no point in taxpayers paying his room and board. It’s time to call it quits.” Peltier is a former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. He has long maintained his innocence.

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