UPDATE: The American University communications team informed us that it isn’t a campaign for Peltier’s release:
We noticed that your outlet ran a story about the statue of Leonard Peltier currently on display at American University. We are kindly requesting that you update your story with the following information from American University:
“American University regards this statue as an exhibited piece of art and takes no position on the advocacy movement. AU’s Katzen Museum is hosting the artist’s statue as an exhibit; it is not a permanent installation. – American University Communications”
Academics want clemency for a cop killer? That’s really what part of the debate is regarding American University’s statue of Leonard Peltier, who killed two FBI agents in 1977.
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