Councilman Noach Dear Writes to President Clinton

December 13, 2000

Mr. William Clinton
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

Many times before, I have raised the issue of the unjust sentence imposed on Jonathan Pollard with you. I do so, again, this time pleading for your immediate attention to this matter.

During our discussions, you have voiced that you were sympathetic to the issue. I am, therefore asking you to consider the questions raised related to the violation of his plea agreement, charges against him that appeared to be unsubstantiated, and government misconduct.

There is currently a motion for re-sentencing in the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia. It is known by all that Jonathan Pollard was denied direct appellate review of his sentence and was left to serve out his life sentence. This is not justice; this is a miscarriage of justice.

Jonathan Pollard has paid his debt for the crime he was convicted of. Many who were convicted of greater crimes were not sentenced as harshly as Jonathan Pollard.

I am beseeching you, review this case. Your Administration is noted for its humanitarian efforts, make JonathanPollard one of those efforts. Hear the cries of thousands of people who support Jonathan Pollard and grant him clemency based on his time already served.


Noach Dear

Council Member
Dist. 44