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Archive for March 24th, 2022

Leonard Peltier Asks Biden for Clemency, Insisting He Didn’t Kill 2 FBI Agents in 1975

By Steve Neavling

Leonard Peltier, a Lakota tribe member who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1975, is asking President Biden to grant him clemency, insisting he is innocent. 

Peltier, 77, has maintained he had nothing to do with the murder of the two agents on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

An all-white jury convicted him, and he was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. 

Peltier said he wants a new trial but he doesn’t want a presidential pardon because he’s innocent, NBC News reports.

“If I get into court, if the judge is fair, how are they going to answer all of that?” he said of evidence that was withheld from the 1977 trial. “I want to get a trial.”

Protesters also recently called for his release before he dies in prison.

In his first interview since 2016, he told NBC News that time is running out. 

“They’re going to try and make me die here,” Peltier said by phone Wednesday from his federal prison in Central Florida, his first media interview since 2016. “I have a last few years, and I got to fight.”

Peltier’s health is deteriorating, and he was infected with COVID-19 in late January.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Abandoned 4-Year-Old Girl

Border Patrol agents rescue a 4-year-old girl found alone. Photo: Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

Border Patrol agents rescued a 4-year-old girl found alone on a riverbank at the Texas border. 

The girl was left alone after a smuggler brought her across the Rio Grande, CBP said. 

She was found on the morning of March 20 by Border Patrol agents who had spotted a large number of migrants in the area. 

As of Tuesday, the agency did not know the girl’s identity or where her she from. 

“The child is now safe thanks to our agents,” the U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector said in a Facebook post.