Imagine how awful it would be to spend over forty years trapped in jail for a crime you did not commit and adding insult to injury, the evidence against you was staged by the authorities. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey
As sad as the fact is, that is exactly what has happened to Native American Leonard Peltier. Not only was the murder weapon framed, but evidence of false witness accounts went ignored and tortuous interrogation techniques were used against him.
Most people who have had their constitutional rights violated received drop charges, despite the crime. Not the case with Leonard Peltier even though his rights were violated grossly.
Thankfully for wrongly imprisoned people and people who had their constitutional rights violated there are several wonderful civil rights and support network funds available to pursue justice on their behalf and bring about change for the betterment of society. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
One such group is The National Congress of American Indians. With over 500 tribes that are represented, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest native rights group on record that serves tribal concerns, needs and issues.
They have also worked tirelessly on behalf of Leonard Peltier to see his sentence dropped and exonerated from the crimes charged against him along with many other various people and groups. As a matter of fact, back in 2011, the group passed a resolution to congress on behalf of Mr. Peltier.
Whether it is honoring the famous Navajo Code Talkers or representing people who have been falsely accused the NCOAI works to serve indigenous people in a variety of ways.
Like the NCOAI the Frontera Fund was created by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to fight for immigrants’ rights and freedoms. Having themselves been falsely arrested as determined by a federal jury and awarded 3.75 million as a result, understand the need for people to unite against such atrocities.
Larkin and Lacey had to spend 24 hours in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s prison before being released. To date the Frontera Fund has helped countless groups, including Native American foundations to pursue the same justice they found.
The Frontera Fund has been loyal supporters to the Owl & Panther Hopi Foundation which helps immigrants who have been terrorized by violence and persecution. Through the Frontera Fund and other civil and human right organizations, widespread wrong doing from people who hold leadership titles in law enforcement, no longer have tolerate corruption!