|Robert Murray Stamp Shop,
Retail shop, auctioneers, mail order
26 June 1975; U.S.A.; Two FBI
some “suspects” in a pick-up truck, during an investigation into the theft of a pair of cowboy boots. The
suspects went into a property called Jumping Bull, and shots followed.
developed into a firefight involving about thirty Native Americans and
FBI agents, police, marshals, etc. One young “Indian” and two agents
Fearing an official vendetta against him, Leonard Peltier fled to Canada. Eventually he was extradited, on the basis of affidavits which were later declared false. (Quote from Amnesty; “Leonard Peltier's attorneys were not permitted to call Myrtle Poor Bear as a defence witness to describe to the trial jury how she had been coerced by the FBI into signing false affidavits implicating Peltier. The trial judge refused to allow her to appear on the grounds that her testimony could be ''highly prejudicial'' to the government.”) Peltier was convicted of the murders in 1977.
In 1995 the US Prosecutor admitted that they did not have any viable evidence against Peltier, and that a retrial would probably be unable to convict him. However, a retrial has been ruled out, and as Peltier maintains his innocence, parole has not been given. He is still in prison.
For more web
information see www.freepeltier.com,
www.aics.org/LP/, or Amnesty at http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/ENGAMR511601999
Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220
Fax. 0131 478 7021
is open five days each week, and customers are always, of course, welcome.
We carry very wide stocks of the whole world - much, much more than is listed on our website.
Full shop information at this link.