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Justice for all? Mmmm, I doubt it. Everyone is talking these days about the vigilante that shot Trayvon Martin in Florida. But there’s Leonard Peltier, the American Indian in jail for a murder he may not have committed.

Peltier, a Lakota Indian, was found guilty in 1977 of the murder of two FBI agents during a shootout in the Pine Ridge Reservation in Oglala, South Dakota, in 1975.

The trial was riddled with irregularities. Three witnesses that initially pointed to Peltier near the shootout site, later recanted. And the bullet case found near where the bodies laid, was never connected to Peltier’s rifle.

Neverthless, Peltier has been rotting in a prison cell, in poor health and with no possibility of a hearing parole until 2024. The government needed a guilty verdict for the murders and Peltier, an activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), seemed the right…

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