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July 4, 1999 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's about pain. It's about poverty so stark, the median income falls $20,000 below the national average. And health so poor, life expectancy for men is a bleak 56. And jobs so scarce, unemployment runs above 80%. It's about all these problems and more. But the flash point--the trigger that roused the Oglala Lakota on this desolate reservation to rally Saturday for the second angry week in a row--was beer. Too much beer, too easily available.
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December 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In a pointed plea, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is urging President Clinton not to commute the life prison term of an American Indian activist serving a life term for killing two FBI agents at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. Freeing Leonard Peltier, 56, would "signal disrespect" for law enforcement and the public, he wrote Clinton.
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December 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In a pointed plea, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is urging President Clinton not to commute the life prison term of an American Indian activist serving a life term for killing two FBI agents at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. Freeing Leonard Peltier, 56, would "signal disrespect" for law enforcement and the public, he wrote Clinton.
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November 27, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton will review pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office in January, including that of Leonard Peltier, a Native American leader convicted of murdering two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, the White House said Sunday. "The president will focus on as many clemency cases as he can before he leaves office, and the Peltier case will be one of them," said White House spokesman Daniel Cruise.
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November 27, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton will review pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office in January, including that of Leonard Peltier, a Native American leader convicted of murdering two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, the White House said Sunday. "The president will focus on as many clemency cases as he can before he leaves office, and the Peltier case will be one of them," said White House spokesman Daniel Cruise.
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June 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Danville man was awaiting extradition to South Dakota after allegedly confessing he had murdered his wife 26 years ago. "In South Dakota, I murdered my wife. I shot her with a pistol," Fairfield police quoted the suspect as saying to his stepdaughter. Police arrested Dennis D. Blanchfield, 48, on Thursday after listening to the confession from the next room in the Fairfield house of his stepdaughter, whom they said had alerted authorities.
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July 4, 1999 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's about pain. It's about poverty so stark, the median income falls $20,000 below the national average. And health so poor, life expectancy for men is a bleak 56. And jobs so scarce, unemployment runs above 80%. It's about all these problems and more. But the flash point--the trigger that roused the Oglala Lakota on this desolate reservation to rally Saturday for the second angry week in a row--was beer. Too much beer, too easily available.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Danville man was awaiting extradition to South Dakota after allegedly confessing he had murdered his wife 26 years ago. "In South Dakota, I murdered my wife. I shot her with a pistol," Fairfield police quoted the suspect as saying to his stepdaughter. Police arrested Dennis D. Blanchfield, 48, on Thursday after listening to the confession from the next room in the Fairfield house of his stepdaughter, whom they said had alerted authorities.
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