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Former FBI Agent To Indian Group: Don't Glorify An Unrepentant Killer

Society & Culture  (tags: fbi, Native American, Leonard Peltier, culture, news )

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In a letter to an organization that advocates on behalf of Native Americans, former FBI Agent Joseph H. Trimbach admonished the group for awarding their first annual humanitarian award to convicted killer Leonard Peltier. The group, Red Nation, gave the

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Madeleine L (51)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 5:13 pm
Well, Trimbach's organizations calls itself all kinds of good things...convenient. The letter and the site talk about 'absolute' proof and 'all of the trials/proceedings found him guilty' mean the ones with made up and 'got from torture/intimidation' trials? or maybe the illegal, false evidence that the FBI gave to our government to make us extradite him to a country with the death sentence, when we never do that? "Former FBI agent (he should be proud of that???) Joseph Trimbach sounds very like all the followers of Gov. Palin who carried placards calling on people to assassinate the Presidential Candidate (Obama) and burned effigies of him. In other words, he sounds like a rabid extremist. Question: if you care so much about money for the Rosebud and other reservations, how much has come from YOUR pocket to help them?

Madeleine L (51)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 5:16 pm
oh, forgot: how about the hundreds of killings on those reservations committed by the Goons who were trained and supplied weapons by the FBI?

BernadetteP P (72)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 8:29 pm
leonard not killer

Kit B (276)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 9:04 pm
It that as long as I can remember I have been writing letters and signing petitions for Leonard Peltier, and now I too am reaching an age that needs to have this finally resolved. So many truly guilty people have been released, why does our government insist on holding this man as a political prisoner? I hope Mr Peltier is released soon, for him and his family.

Lone W (1428)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 9:06 pm
i put this in so the people could see what they are saying about him.

Lone W (1428)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 9:32 pm
Greetings and happy holidays. I hope this letter finds you allenjoying the spirit of the season with family and friends. My August parole denial was appealed in short order. We are expectinga response to that appeal sometime very soon. It has occurred tome that the viciousness of this system knows no bounds, and so Ibelieve strongly in the coming days we will hear of another loss,another denial. This one will be timed and intended specificallyas a twisted Christmas present for me, such is the nature of thosein charge. With no sense of balance, fairness, or decency, I awaitmy own personal stocking stuffer. We all know the so-called justice system of this country ismore about revenge and retribution than finding true and justresolution. It doesn't take into account the plight of the wrongfullyconvicted, nor does it allow flexibility as human endeavors alwaysrequire. This system has always been about making money at the top,furthering careers in the middle, and forgetting those at the bottom. Their reason for denying my parole is that I refuse to admit guiltand show remorse for the deaths of two FBI agents. I know therighteousness of my situation. I know what I did and didn't do. Iwill never yield. I also know what this country did and continues to do to me and manyothers. While they demand I make a false confession for the sake ofmy freedom, they show no remorse for the loss of much of my life,or the lives of Joe Stuntz and countless others they have murderedover the generations simply for being who they were. Those livesare meaningless when compared to their precious FBI, I guess. Andnow, some of the very ones responsible for the deaths and sufferingof so many of my people, are peddling books and claiming to be afriend of the Indian. We've seen this before, and I'll speak moreabout this soon. I remain proud of what I have stood for and mindful of what realjustice is. In this season of love and forgiveness, please say aprayer for all of those who never knew justice and others who havesuch difficulty in finding it still today. My love and my prayers go out to all of you. Happy Holidays. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Leonard Peltier Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do. Friends of Peltier

Madeleine L (51)
Wednesday December 23, 2009, 11:49 pm
May the Great Spirit bring conscience and help to the soul of this man who so rabidly attacks another knowing that there is no proof of his accusations. He slanders someone with apparent joy, yet will probably go to Christmas service. I do not believe that he has ever read or followed what Jesus said. May Jesus forgive him.

Pamylle G (461)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 3:53 am
This opinion is quite widespread on conservative blogs, sad to day.

Diane B (34)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:00 am
I feel like you Madeleine L.......he probably will go to a with family and friends while his ugly words are supported by others who still believe the lies and false testimony that is rampant in the so-called legal system we are under. I pray strength for all who walk the path of truth and honor.

Deborah O (98)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 9:32 am
Are the former agent's hands clean? Is his conscience clear? Is his sleep untroubled by bad dreams and his speech untainted by hypocrisy? When he looks in the mirror does he see both of his faces? This country has propped up some serious murderers and criminals(Hirohito is a good example, as are our current little buddies in the middle east) and given others political asylum and funding...did Leonard not kill enough people, kill the right people or is it just that he didn't have anything our government wanted? Do we only forgive and coddle those who lead whole nations to destruction or those who perform experiments on captive populations? Do we only parole serious offenders whose orientation indicates a probable repeat of their crimes? Shouldn't the dictionary definition of hypocrisy include a reference to our criminal justice system?

Gillian M (218)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 10:51 am
I have started to follow the story and joined his group because, as I understand it, Leonard Peltier didn't fire at the agents, he was present. Everyone else involved has been released so why hasn't Peltier?

Injustice is the answer that I have come across. Evidence has been given that the trial was a farce and that the judges have agreed that Peltier should be freed, but nothing has happened.

I support the humanitarian award, this is more along the lines of Mandela than anything else. It brings attention to the continuing injustices perpetrated by the American government agains the Native Americans.

Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing, did the FBI object? No, then why object when a prize is offered to someone for suffering?

Kat H (6)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 5:03 pm
Maybe we will never know the truth of this. But as there is a God I do hope the truth will out! What was really going on anyway? What were two FBI guys doing on a Reservation? I have to read Peter Mathenisen's book. It is a sad story, no matter how one looks at it!

. (0)
Friday December 25, 2009, 2:50 am
perhaps there needs to be a relook into the whole scenario... so that they can find the real truth.. and put this whole issue to bed... if he is not guilty then let him go free, and let him be recompensated for his lost time... although money can never buy back this time...

Richard N (1)
Friday December 25, 2009, 5:18 am
truth is hard too find these days....
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