Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) made the following comment regarding Leonard Peltier, who is widely considered a political prisoner of the United States:

"As long as the [FBI] misconduct issues in this case are left unresolved, it will be difficult for Native Americans to trust that the U.S. judicial system will accord them with the same justice it accords to other citizens."

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), then-chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and three other senators wrote this statement in a July 1993 letter to Attorney General Janet Reno. Inouye has since endorsed clemency or some other legal mechanism to gain Peltier's release, such as reducing his sentence to time already served.

Is there some sort of double standard operating here?

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