Prez pushed on Peltier pardon
As the clock runs down on the Clinton administration, a Georgia man is hoping a billboard erected along I-75 in Cobb County will help pressure the president to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier, the American Indian Movement activist imprisoned for life in the slaying of two FBI agents on a South Dakota reservation.
The billboard features three young Indian girls before an upside-down American flag — historically recognized as a symbol of distress — and the legend "Free Our Grandfather, " in what Chipa Wolf says is a "dramatic and controversial" bid to stir interest in the case. Wolf, a Jasper man active in Native American issues, recently launched his own non-profit organization, Eye On Justice, which sponsored the sign. Peltier, who has long denied killing the agents, has been in prison since 1977.