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Audio Recording from the
Statutory Interim Parole Board Hearing for Leonard Peltier
Leavenworth, Kansas
July 9, 2002

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Hearing Documents

Supporting Parole

Opposing Parole


Documents Related to Parole Board Hearing:

The following documents and audio from the July 9, 2002 parole hearing were recently released through a legal team Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The MP3 audio clips (below) were then created from audio segments of the full parole hearing tapes to provide users with more managable file sizes for download and listening. Every effort has been made to maintain full content integrity of the original parole hearing tapes.

FOIA Documents

July 1, 2002

 

U.S. Government Memorandum (1) regarding participants involved with Phase II of the Interim Parole Board Hearing -- Legal representation and individuals supporting parole for Mr. Peltier provided testimony, comments, letters and statements during Phase II.*

FOIA Documents

July 3, 2002

U.S. Government Memorandum (2) regarding participants involved with Phase I of the Interim Parole Board Hearing (note re: deletions) -- Individuals opposing parole for Mr. Peltier provided testimony, petitions, letters and comments in Phase I of the parole hearing.

FOIA Documents

July 9, 2002

Statutory Interim Parole Board Hearing:
Official Visitor Log (Copy, Page 1)

FOIA Documents

July 9, 2002

Statutory Interim Parole Board Hearing:
Official Visitor Log (Copy, Page 2)

FOIA Documents

Nov. 13, 2002

U.S. Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission Response to FOIA Request

* It is noteworthy that at previous parole hearings, Mr. Peltier and his legal representative have been allowed to be present to hear testimony from those individuals who are opposed to parole. The July 9, 2002 parole hearing was therefore an exception in that this parole hearing had not been organized to allow for Mr. Peltier's presence during Phase I. When asked if copies of the hearing tapes would be released to Leonard's legal team, the U.S. Parole Commissioner's Examiner informed Mr. Peltier and his representative that copies of the hearing tapes would be made available through a FOIA request. (See audio clip entitled "Phase II: Anthony Suleski, Introduction and Explanation to the group supporting parole for Leonard Peltier.")



U.S. Parole Commissioner's Examiner:

MP3 Audio Format

Transcript

Length

File Size

Audio

Phase I: Anthony Suleski, Introduction to the group opposing parole for Leonard Peltier (see memorandum 2, above) (see opposition testimony)

1:00.096

234KB


Audio

Phase II: Anthony Suleski, Introduction and Explanation to the group supporting parole for Leonard Peltier (see memorandum 1, above)

7:17.304

1.66MB

Audio

Phase II: Part 2, Anthony Suleski and Leonard Peltier

6:58.296

1.59MB

Audio

Phase II: Part 3, Anthony Suleski, Carl Nadler and Leonard Peltier

9:25.283

2.15MB

For further clarification regarding Mr. Nadler's comments about providing Mr. Peltier a plausible explanation on why the parole board is holding him well beyond the normal guidelines, see the document that was submitted by Jenner & Block Law Offices on December 13, 1995 in response to the request of the U.S. Parole Commission. Because the Commission had then admitted to being "confused" as to what Peltier was actually accused of, the Commission had asked Peltier's counsel to submit further documents proving the government's change of theory to "aiding and abetting" as opposed to "first degree murder."

(Also see further support testimony)


Supporting Parole for Leonard Peltier:

MP3 Audio Format

Transcript

Length

File Size

Audio

Carl Nadler, Atty., Hearing Representative for Leonard Peltier

3:41.688

867KB

Audio

Ramsey Clark, Atty.

10:06.896

2.31MB

Audio

Leonard Peltier

5:20.024

1.22MB

Audio

Paul Berg, former BIA Employee, teacher at Pine Ridge during the "reign of terror" period

8:54.504

2.05MB

[Also see Paul Berg's support letter]

Audio

Marquetta Peltier Shields, Daughter of Leonard Peltier

6:21.360

1.46MB


Other Parole Related Documents

Type

Document

Filed By

Word Document

Brief: Appeal from judgment of District Court denying Peltier's habeas petition (2002)

Carl S. Nadler

Verified Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (1999)

Ramsey Clark

Word Document

Verified Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (1999)

Ramsey Clark

Ethics Complaint: FBI Misconduct and Disinformation

Jennifer Harbury

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript from the Hearing: Pages 1 through 400

Strong Arguments Which Fully Justified a Grant of Clemency

Written by
Jennifer Harbury

Testimony Transcripts: Congressional Briefing on Leonard Peltier, May 17, 2000

Federal Civil Rights Complaint: The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, Washington D.C., alleges that the FBI "engaged in a systematic, and officially sanctioned campaign of mis-information and dis information" designed to prevent Peltier from receiving fair clemency and parole reviews. The suit follows a highly controversial campaign* conducted by the FBI to stop former president Bill Clinton from issuing Peltier a grant of executive clemency during his last days in office.

* This is a copy of the actual ad placed by The Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association and The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Washington Post in November 1999.

This is a copy of an AP article based on a statement released on December 7, 2000 by FBI Director Louis Freeh and Congressman Hyde opposing clemency for Leonard Peltier.

This is the ad placed by The Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association in both the Washington Post and Indian Country Today. The Indian Country Today ad ran in the Wednesday, October 26, 1994 issue.


WOMAN WHO IMPLICATED ACTIVIST IN KILLINGS SAYS SHE WAS "FORCED" INTO IT BY FBI AGENTS
THE GLOBE & MAIL - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2000
by Kirk Makin, Justice Reporter, Toronto

Also see:
Myrtle Poor Bear Affidavits


 

Opposing Parole for Leonard Peltier:

MP3 Audio Format

Transcript

Length

File Size

Audio

Peggy Coler [Morrill], Wife of SA Coler

2:37.488

615KB

Audio

Ron Morrill, Son of SA Coler

5:57.432

1.37MB

Audio

Paul Coler, Son of SA Coler

3:19.392

778KB

Audio

Art Turner, Retired FBI Agent Representing Mrs. Williams, Wife of SA Williams

5:16.032

1.20MB

[Turner's testimony includes submission of NPPA petitions into the record on behalf of Ed Wood, retired SA, FBI]

Audio

David Price, SA, FBI
Douglas Grell, FBI Retired ---- Part 1

6:09.600

1.41MB

Audio

David Price, SA, FBI
Douglas Grell, FBI Retired ---- Part 2

7:16.704

1.66MB

[Part 2 includes hearing examiner's question regarding "execution weapon" - see note below]

Audio

David Price, SA, FBI
Douglas Grell, FBI Retired ---- Part 3

3:07.320

147KB

Audio

Drew Wrigley, North Dakota's United States Attorney

TEXT

5:11.664

1.18MB

Audio

Frank Bragg, FBI Agent and Vice-President of the FBI Agents Association

2:20.088

547KB

Audio

Deborah Strebel Pierce, SAC, Minneapolis FBI which covers the territory of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

8:21.305

1.91MB

Audio

Mark Vukelich, SA FBI, Supervisor, Rapid City Office, covering western South Dakota and currently the case officer on the matter of Leonard Peltier

2:53.136

676KB


Outcome of Interim Parole Board Hearing: July 9, 2002


*NOTE 1: Regarding "execution weapon," see (1) Pelter Case FACTS, points 11 through 14, (2) "Formerly Concealed Ballistics Evidence," October 2, 1975 FBI teletypes stating that .223 casings not compatible with "Wichita AR 15," the gun tied to Peltier at trial, and (3) April 10, 1976 FBI teletype stating that FBI does not "intend to make the notes and writings of FBI and other experts available to the defense."

*NOTE 2: For information about deletions, see Understanding Deletions in FBI Documents - Chapter 1 - The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States by Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall

 

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