Why should we be surprised?

BIG hat tip to SD Watch who notes that a play has been developed based on the writings of Leonard Peltier:

A play about convicted murderer Leonard Peltier?

Whether it is good, bad, or indifferent, I don’t see it playing in South Dakota any time soon. Maybe we should all see it, whatever our views on Peltier’s guilt or innocence, but man, this is going to reopen some major wounds in our state.
Go read it here (with a youtube clip).

Yuck. Why should we be surprised about this? "Murderabilia," or the fascination regarding the art and ramblings of convicted killers has been a sick underground trend for some time now. I'd just add this to the pile. To me, it's no more than wanting one of John Wayne Gacy's clown pictures.

Somehow, I doubt the play is going to document what Peltier was convicted for. The killing of FBI agents Coler and Williams from fatal wounds to the head delivered by a high-powered rifle at contact range.

If you're really interested in the history of the event, Take a minute to go visit http://www.noparolepeltier.com, and read a more accurate portrayal of what happened that day.


Anonymous said…
***crickets chirping***
Anonymous said…
What irks me about those who scream from the mountain tops that Leonard is innocent, is that if he didn't do it, since he was there he would almost have to know who did do it. If he wants to "prove" his innocence, then simply tell us the truth on who did do it!

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