“Especially in this system, I can’t tell the system I was shooting at their police officers that WERE TRYING TO ARREST ME. They’ll hold that against me. I’VE GOT BE CAREFUL ABOUT THAT STUFF. ( Caps mine).
Do people actually consider the implications of these words spoken by Peltier – are the questions they raise not clear enough?
Here we have a convicted man claiming innocence saying he was shooting at agents THAT WERE TRYING TO ARREST ME.
Since Peltier hadn’t been confronted by the agents, nor had any verbal exchange taken place between them then one can only infer that Peltier ASSUMED they were coming to arrest him.
That should lead to the question an assumption based on what?
The only credible explanation would be Peltier was a fugitive from a Wisconsin warrant and the mere sight of any law enforcement in proximity probably led to a bowel movement and the need to change his diaper.
Peltier and his followers attempt to cast him as a warrior concerned about the safety of children, families, and elders in the vicinity where the shootout took place – truth of the matter is Peltier has never given a damn about such mundane considerations.
If he actually did he would not have initiated the firestorm that followed, nor would he have remarked following his arrest by the RCMP in Canada that had he of known they were coming to get him he would have blown them out of their shoes, once again endangering children, families, and elders.
Peltier is about as sorry and remorseless an individual as you’ll ever encounter, a true sociopath.
I find it more than a little disgusting that such a “warrior” now cries and whimpers about please don’t let me die in prison yet boasted about shooting a “mfer” as he “begged” for his life.
President Lincoln ordered the execution of 38 indigenous men, the largest mass execution in this countries history – they were truly innocent of any purported crimes leveled against them, yet they neither begged, pleaded, or whimpered.
The difference between a warrior and a coward should be obvious.
A lot of “stuff” this fool Peltier should have been careful about, yet he either lacked the mental acuity to or or just flat didn’t give a damn.
And now we are supposed to give a damn whether he dies in prison or not?
No greater illustration of Peltier’s profound ignorance can be found than in the above quote – he goes on about having to be careful about admitting his actions and then does exactly that.
If I were to offer any advice to Peltier it would be get up off your knees and STFU.