My Teacher, Leonard Peltier

My first experience with government corruption was when the police and/or prosecutor in my own case gave information to a jailhouse snitch so he could testify against me.  They released the guy and he went on a crack mission, raped, and murdered an old woman within a month on the street.

My second experience came by studying the Leonard Peltier case, which is about as old as me.  Having read all his court records and read the classic “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,” among others, Leonard’s life taught me to acknowledge the degree to which some would go to frame someone, then cover it up.

This knowledge, both the personal experience and the expansive case, have helped me in taking on similar scenarios as they arise.  We should all be so wise, and none of us should ever be blindsided by a frame-up, by a liar who works in government, or by the lengths some will go to cover up such activities.

Leonard Peltier continues the double torture of being (1) an innocent man in prison, and (2) a targeted prisoner for increased punishment and torture.  If you do nothing: do not look away.

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About Bruce Reilly

Bruce Reilly is the Deputy Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and author of NewJack's Guide to the Big House. Much of his writing can be found on
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