Peltier being the faithful gofer and stooge he was was an advocate for truth serum – with restricted applications of course.
He thought it the ideal medium to use on someone he had branded an informant like Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, but off the table when it came to others.
Others like himself and the AIM leadership. Such a bias speaks volumes to my way of thinking – especially if he and they are the “wronged” innocents they purport to be.
Imagine if Peltier truly were innocent and truth serum verified that. Now it might not be admissible in court but it surely would rally a great many people to take up his “cause” – that coupled with the results would undoubtedly lead to at least the clemency he seeks.
Whether it would be admissible in court is somewhat secondary as admissibility hasn’t stopped the AIM/Peltier faction from constructing their own narrative while relying heavily on the misguided buying into it.
Not going to happen though as Peltier is anything but innocent and knows it – knows it would be catastrophic and the Merry Go Round would grind to a halt.
Think about it – here’s a man who in the midst of all his claims of innocence refuses to sign off for the release of his parole board hearing and disciplinary records.
Kind of makes you wonder why doesn’t it?
That’s all it would take, all he has to do is affix his mark to a release form and all the world could see how “abused” and “mistreated” he’s been.
Which if true would again undoubtedly add to the numbers of supporters.
Ever wonder why his supporters don’t call on him to do so? Ever wonder why his “celebrity” base hasn’t as well?
Ever wonder why fawning wannabe activist and “last real ndn” media sites never question him about that?
Simple obvious questions huh? Questions that come with a finite number of reasons why they haven’t.
Truth serum or signing off doesn’t present the same physical threat as say sticking a gun in a woman’s mouth while interrogating her, so what’s a great “warrior” who “fought hard” and whose people know who “the hero was” have to be afraid of?
The obvious and singular answer …… the truth.