Home / Currents / Breaking News: Obama Denies Clemency for Leonard Peltier Breaking News: Obama Denies Clemency for Leonard Peltier by Levi Rickert / Currents / 18 Jan 2017 Tweet WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has denied the petition for clemency for Leonard Peltier. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Related Related Posts Jim Thorpe Games Move to Shawnee, Oklahoma; Slated for June 8-14 by Native News Online Staff 6 Apr 2014 Clan-Destine Talks “Being Native American” for Native American Heritage Month by Levi Rickert 30 Nov 2015 The Ducheneaux Trust, A Charity Dedicated to Native American Justice, Announces Founder Dies at Age 70 by Native News Online Staff 7 Jan 2016 Message from Standing Rock Camps by Linda Black Elk 9 Jan 2017 About The Author Editor Levi Rickert, a tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is the publisher and editor of Native News Online. Previously, he served as editor of the Native News Network. He is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 13 Comments Denise Chávez 3 years ago Oh No! No! Why not, Obama. Infamy and shame are your name. Betsy 3 years ago O my gosh. I just don’t believe what I just read. I don’t have words to say cept this is not what I expected from Obama George Dirksen 3 years ago AGREED!!! 😞🙏🏻✌🏻😠 Lena Toledo 3 years ago What were his reasons and who is actually behind it? It’s time to surface Leonard’s life-time incarceration that needs to be published and/or exposed to the public. Russell 3 years ago Obama letting everyone out of prison, drug dealers, murders, even a whatchamacallit who was treasonous to the country, but the Native’s who’s people helped put in office twice. Just goes to show what the Democrats really think of you, but I believe you already knew…… D M 3 years ago Your words are so disrespectful. Shame on you for your hatefulness. WinterElk 3 years ago email@example.com I fully agree with you Russell. Considering some who have been released. Leonard is sick, old, and harmless. “The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that receives… Nylene 3 years ago For Shame. President Obama has shown his true colors. Paul Williams 3 years ago with trump now in, leonard may die in prison. what a coward obama and clinton, before him. i always ask when a democratic is ending his term, is the fbi really this powerful? George Dirksen 3 years ago Apparently it is!!! 😞 Marsha Squibb 3 years ago Omg! I couldn’t be more disappointed!He absolves Chelsea Manning who betrayed our country and he denies Leonard his freedom…..No justice here..I’m furious! Brian Carlson 3 years ago As a former lawyer, Obama was well aware of the shoddy nature of Peltier’s trial. Clearly this was not justice and has not been for 39 years. Mr. Peltier is a political prisoner and this is political repression though many administrations. Of course, Trump will be no different. My heart goes out to Mr. Peltier. LaOnda Clark 3 years ago I am disheartened by Obama. I have prayed for Leonard Peltier’s release since he was first arrested and incarcerated in the US Federal penal system. It is outrageous that other criminals who have done more harm can be released and allowed to go home to be reinstated soon after shows the bad judgment shown by our elected officials. I hope my prayers are heard in this request that our brother gets home soon. I keep the faith…PEACE!