Incident at Oglala – The Leonard Peltier Story

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In 1975, armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Gunfire Erupted a Native American and two FBI agents fell dead. After the largest manhunt in FBI history, three men were apprehended only one, Leonard Peltier, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. This is his story.

From the very beginning, Peltier s case has been dogged with controversy. Were the charges trumped up? Was the evidence falsified? Ware witnesses pressured to change their testimony? Many people, including some of today s greatest legal minds, believe that Peltier is an innocent man.

Twelve years ago, Robert Redford visited Leonard Peltier in prison. Today, after yours of struggle with the FBI and the prison system, he and director Michael Apted (Gorllos in the Mist, Coal Miner s Daughter) are able to present incident at Oglala a riveting examination of the case and the real story of what my be one of the most outrageous abuses of justice in American history.

Next up: Born Rich on 9/27

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One thought on “Incident at Oglala – The Leonard Peltier Story

  1. I do not believe there can be justice in the U.S. in certain regions for certain demographics. It just is not right, however there is a sort of marshall law even though it is government. The governments are corrupt and this is a frigin fact. The more I learn about things like this the more I know this to be true. I am actually fearful of traveling to certain areas of the United States due to things I hear in the media as well as personal accounts from people I know who have seen these things first hand. This is almost unfathomable, yet true–real life.

    If it isn’t enough that the gov. has taken everything from this culture and we give them nothing close to sustainable in return–they must do something like this. Disgusting.

    I still suggest to check out http://wm3.org/ Incident at Oglala reminds me of this injustice. There are also 2 documentaries by HBO films on this case and many others. “Paradise Lost and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” And since Henry Rollins supports these men, you should too cus that means it is cool.

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