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Former Leader of KC Black Panther Party Hoping for Pardon to Re-enter U.S.

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Pete O’Neal

 

AFRICANGLOBE – A man who was once the leader of the Kansas City Black Panther Party is hoping for a presidential pardon to re-enter the United States.

 

Pete O’Neal’s family said he was exiled to Africa for 43 years because he did not want to go to prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, a local journalist is joining the fight to bring O’Neal back to Kansas City.

 

The former Kansas City Star reporter who wrote the book called Case for a Pardon hopes it will convince President Barack Obama to pardon O’Neal.

 

For two decades Charlotte O’Neal fled her hometown of Kansas City for Tanzania in east Africa with her husband, Pete O’Neal.

 

“I always play it with a blues voice, a jazz voice because I’m from Kansas City,” Charlotte O’Neal said. “Can you imagine that two city folks who had never done anything like that – we started learning how to farm.”

 

The couple left in a rush under the veil of darkness after he was arrested and charged with a crime.

 

“Pete O’Neal was charged in 1970 for transferring a gun across state lines from Kansas City, KS, to Kansas City, MO,” author Steve Penn said.

 

He and his family contend it was a crime he did not commit.

 

“Instead of going to prison for something he had not done, we left,” Charlotte O’Neal said.

 

After 20 years Charlotte O’Neal returned to the United States for speaking engagements and to visit her mother, who passed away, but her husband did not. She wants her husband to have the same opportunity –his mother is 93 years old.

 

If he boarded a plane and embarked on a trip to Kansas City, he would immediately be taken into custody by the federal marshals,” Penn said.

 

After being taken into custody, Pete O’Neal would then serve his four-year sentence in prison for the gun charge, something he refused to do in the 1970s.

“It is a matter of principal. Pete O’Neal contends that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Penn said.

 

Penn once covered Pete O’Neal’s story when he was a reporter at the Kansas City Star. He was so fascinated by it, he decided to write a book about the man’s life. In it, he shows the good that Pete O’Neal did – he opened the United African Alliance Community Center and a nonprofit school called Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home that teaches and feeds children in Tanzania.

 

“I just believe he has done so much good,” Penn said.

 

The book also showcases the bad, including Pete O’Neal’s run-ins with the law –as a young man he was convicted for receiving stolen property.

 

“I believe it is a different time, a different era. I think that people will have a bigger heart about Pete O’Neal,” Penn said.

 

Charlotte O’Neal hopes she and her husband can enter their hometown together once again.

 

“It’s time. The time is now,” she said.

 

Pete O’Neal is the third cousin of Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver and Cleaver wrote the forward of the book. In it, he says Pete O’Neal inspired his social activism but, because he fell in the middle of the ideology of the Black Panther Party and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he chose to act by getting involved in politics.

 

 

Click here to sign the petition for pardon for Pete O’Neal. Click here for the Case for a Pardon Facebook page, also share this article and encourage others to sign.

 

By: Laura McCallister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

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THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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"Pete O’Neal’s family said he was exiled to Africa for 43 years because he did not want to go to prison for a crime he did not commit."

 

...and no one, including anyone who have serve time for a past criminal act that he or she clearly are guilty of,  should serve a day in jail, or pay so much as a dollar in fines, if evidence exists to prove the he or she are not guilty as charged for any other criminal act.

 

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Pardon?o=3986&qsrc=999

 

1.  A Pardon is used to excuse someone who truly committed the act.

 

2.  The best recourse for anyone who knows he or she is innocent is to demand to be acquitted, and compensated for any hardship endured for being falsely charged, indicted, fined, and/or jailed.

 

3.  This is why the Congressional Black Caucus, including Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, numerous no good Black lawyers, the NAACP, and/or other individuals are as worthless as worthless can get.

 

4.  Geronimo Pratt maintained his innocence, and the attorneys who represented him, one being Attorney Johnny Cochran, who was involved near the end, enabled Geronimo Pratt to be cleared of any wrong, and GP was compensated for the years served in prison for criminal act or murder that he did not commit. 

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-825822

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-155736

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-893985

 

No good Julius Butler, a prominent member of First AME Church, where the "fake no good and deceitful Black middleclass" congregate, to where no good thieving Reverend John Hunter stole from the FAME church Congregation, here in Los Angeles, was the informant who lied under oath, that resulted in an unearned prison sentence for Geronimo Pratt.   For serving Caucasians so well to betray multiple members of the Black Panther Party, as a payoff for lying under oath no good Julius Butler was hired by the LA County Sheriff's Department and given a license to practice law......It is certain that this idiot (Julius Butler) was promoted to a higher level of influence and authority to further violate the rights of innocent Black men and women, and/or to enable other perpetrators who unlawfully violate the rights of law abiding U.S. born descendants of slavery, to escape with impunity. 

Last edited by TheRealDeal
Originally Posted by Yemaya:

It will never happen.

 

I doubt that he would live long afterwards, should it happen.  He'll wind up where the police believe he was "reaching for a weapon" or he will be caught with enough drugs on him for at least a twenty-year sentence, or he will probably get cancer orcontract AIDS and die; oh, or he will "commit suicide."

Pete O'Neal being a U.S. citizen by birthright and who also a U.S. born descendant of slavery, definitely has more right to set foot on U.S. soil, than any illegal/undocumented immigrants seeking Amnesty or the passage of the "Dream Act" for the benefit of illegal alien anchor babies and extended illegal alien family members.

 

"Pete O’Neal’s family said he was exiled to Africa for 43 years because he did not want to go to prison for a crime he did not commit."

 

...and no one, including anyone who have serve time for a past criminal act that he or she clearly are guilty of,  should serve a day in jail, or pay so much as a dollar in fines, if evidence exists to prove the he or she are not guilty as charged for any other criminal act.

 

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Pardon?o=3986&qsrc=999

 

1.  A Pardon is used to excuse someone who truly committed the act.

 

2.  The best recourse for anyone who knows he or she is innocent is to demand to be acquitted, and compensated for any hardship endured for being falsely charged, indicted, fined, and/or jailed.

 

3.  This is why the Congressional Black Caucus, including Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, numerous no good Black lawyers, the NAACP, and/or other individuals are as worthless as worthless can get.

 

4.  Geronimo Pratt maintained his innocence, and the attorneys who represented him, one being Attorney Johnny Cochran, who was involved near the end, enabled Geronimo Pratt to be cleared of any wrong, and GP was compensated for the years served in prison for criminal act or murder that he did not commit. 

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-825822

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-155736

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-893985

 

No good Julius Butler, a prominent member of First AME Church, where the "fake no good and deceitful Black middleclass" congregate, to where no good thieving Reverend John Hunter stole from the FAME church Congregation, here in Los Angeles, was the informant who lied under oath, that resulted in an unearned prison sentence for Geronimo Pratt.   For serving Caucasians so well to betray multiple members of the Black Panther Party, as a payoff for lying under oath no good Julius Butler was hired by the LA County Sheriff's Department and given a license to practice law......It is certain that this idiot (Julius Butler) was promoted to a higher level of influence and authority to further violate the rights of innocent Black men and women, and/or to enable other perpetrators who unlawfully violate the rights of law abiding U.S. born descendants of slavery, to escape with impunity. 

 
RE:  America's 'Other' Immigrants
 
"Ironically, while U.S. born Blacks trash his or her Citizenship rights,  immigrants and illegal aliens from around the world take all types of life threatening chances for one opportunity to set foot on U.S. soil, or to one day become a naturalized U.S. citizen."
 
 
Not only do I believe it is a fact.
 
 1.  A dysfunctional Black electorate continuously vote for individuals who don't respect the Constitution, the "oath of office", or the rule of law, who step up to the plate for illegal aliens before serving the first law abiding U.S. born descendant of slavery, all while the Black community remains silent.  Responsible voting  citizens hold elected officials financed by his or her tax dollars accountable to the Oath of Office, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law.  Unfortunately, there are far more dysfunctional voters than responsible voting citizens in most any voting block composed of Black voters.   The political process, and voting process in the Black community amounts to a popularity contest between misfits, blatantly inept, carpet-baggers, unethical, and sleazy individuals.  
 

http://www.cbsnews.com/2102-18560_162-57575891.html

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143485n

 

60 Minutes, Sunday, March 24, 2013, “Blindsided: The exoneration of Brian Banks”.

 

The woman, Wanetta Gibson, who made the false claim of rape against Brian Banks is black.

 

As his day in court approached, Brian says that his lawyer feared that he wouldn’t get a fair trial, based on his age, size & race. So she, an African-American herself, convinced Brian to plead no contest to a crime he insisted he didn’t commit.”

 

-Attorney Elizabeth Harris should be barred from practicing law in California or in any other State that she may hold a license to practice law.

 
2.  No good Black attorneys siding with the perpetrators or advising his or her innocent client to plead no contest, because the only expertise that these inept attorneys have is "playing the race card".   Individuals who have actually filed claims in pro persona, have more sense and competency in protecting his or her own Constitutional rights, and best interests than many spineless, sellout, and dysfunctional "race card" playing Black lawyers licensed by the State to practice law
 

RE: YouTube: "Black People Were Never Citizens Of Amerikkka" - Dr. Umar Johnson

Selected comment:

 

"The Constitution was written by SLAVEHOLDERS.  Africans weren't on their minds when it was written.  All my days on this planet, I have never been referred to as an American.  I hear MINORITY (lesser than) all the time, and behind closed doors, I imagine it gets worse than that.  When the African goes wrong, it's not the AFRICAN who handles the situation, It's the CAUCASIAN.  Had we all been born in Japan or China, would we be calling ourselves African-Japanese or African-Chinese?  If we did, how dumb would we be and how dumb would we appear??  Just asking!! by Norland

 
3.  There are members on this board, African America.org who believe and even state that U.S. born Black men and women do not have any rights in the U.S., using nonsense such as the Dread Scott decision of 1865, and/or following the lead of dysfunctional university professors who believe same in the year 2013 to support his or her argument.
 
 
"City Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement With 2 Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt"-CBS News
 
4.  Illegal immigrants from around the world who just got off the boat and his or her lawyers have more sense, have more backbone, are more likely to hold agents and officials of government such as rogue police officers, inept elected officials, and/or other public servants who violate his or her rights.
 
 
5.  Typically Black lawyers are too busy selling out, or bending over backwards to represent or free Caucasian criminals such as formerly employed by the Cochran Law Firm attorney Shawn Holley who represented no good trailer trash Lindsay Lohan, until Shawn Holley was no longer useful and fired by Lindsay Lohan.
 
 
6.  I don't need West American/Western/Hollywood/Racists propaganda machine ideology to validate my statements, because I have actually been a plaintiff and a defendant, who has been betrayed by no good Black lawyers who had all the facts but who instead state "forget about the Constitution....Keep it Simple", a black court clerk who signed a court judgment at my expense, have been betrayed by no good dysfunctional Black elected officials, and I also know of other individuals from within the Black community who have been misrepresented and betrayed by this garbage as well.
 
Originally Posted by sunnubian:

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If you only see African Americans in the stereotypes created by the American/Western/Hollywood/Racists propaganda machine, you would believe something like that.

 

However, the majority of African Americans work, pay taxes and are law-abiding citizens, just like everyone else.  But, it is only African Americans that are always viewed throughstereotypical lenses of American/Western/Racists' propaganda that only shows American citizens that may "trash" their citizenship if they happen to be Black, while negating to show that EACH AND EVERY deviant behaviors Black people/African Americans engage in in America, is the SAME deviant behavior engaged in America by people of each and every race of people in America. ........e, gullible, and that break the law/"trash" their American citizenship; however, it is ONLY Black people/African Americans that it is constantly pointed out in.

 

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