JUNE 26, 2000 In an interview with The Argus Leader, imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier says he regrets the shootout at the Jumping Bull Ranch 25 years ago but that he did not shoot the two FBI agents. Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two life sentences for the murders of the agents. FBI Director Louis J Freeh issued a statement today, supporting the June 13 decision not to grant Peltier parole. The FBI will also post documents on their web site today, documenting Peltier's guilt. On June 23, the FBI gave The Argus Leader a preview of the information that will be on the site today. Get the Story:
FBI opens Peltier files (The Argus Leader 6/25) Related Stories:
FBI recalls Oglala shootout (The Talking Circle 6/26)
FBI: 'Brutal slaying' at Oglala (The Talking Circle 6/26)
Peltier regrets shootout (The Talking Circle 6/26)
Ceremony marks shootout (The Talking Circle 6/26)
Jumping Bull: Shootout affected everyone (The Talking Circle 6/26)
Peltier denied parole (The Talking Circle 06/13)
Peltier seeks parole (The Talking Circle 06/12)
FBI Promises to Prevent Peltier Pardon (The Talking Circle 4/21)
Peltier supporters respond (The Talking Circle 4/21) Relevant Links:
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee www.freepeltier.org
Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org
From the Minneapolis Division of the FBI: The Leonard Peltier Case
National Police Group Urges President to Reject All Clemency Requests for Leonard Peltier. The National Association of Police Organizations, November 10, 1999.
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