“No regret for the confidence betrayed
No more hiding in shadow
‘Cause I won’t wait for the debt to be repaid
Time has come for you
Victimized, victimized, never again victimized
Victimized, victimized, never again victimized”
Linkin Park Lyrics
Mack Ford’s claims throughout this deposition focus on the Constitutional rights of Mack W. Ford, also known as “New Bethany Homes” (NB) for Boys and Girls. Claiming New Bethany a church allowed invoking Freedoms of Religion. Freedom of Religion has nothing to do with inhumane physical and sexual abuse of children!
After shooting at teenagers, Arcadia law enforcement arrested Mack Ford. Sheriff Whitman busted Mack’s cocky chops in the mid-70s and Ford sued. Ford testifies that Governor Edwards was personally aware of NB adoptions, joking about selling babies. In 1997, Ford continues claiming the state of Louisiana, “had it in for him,” basing their opinion of NB on an altercation with the Sheriff in the mid-1970’s, in this deposition on 7/22/1997, over 20 years later.
Maintaining focus on Ford’s rights prevented enforcement of children’s right to live free from cruel and inhumane treatment, including sexual abuse. Ford talks in circles and knows the statute number that NB refused to follow. Addressing child abuse testimony, Mack Ford’s statement of the wrongs of the state on June 21st, 1996, included asking removed students, “The embarrassing questions; have you been molested by Reverend Ford?” Harry Bernstein responded, “Okay. And what is inappropriate with that question?”
07/22/97 – Mack Ford Deposed by Harry Bernstein
— Edwards aware New Bethany involved in adoptions without a license, in early 1970’s.
Ford testifies under oath that DSS coached NB girls on what to say and then, recorded the coached statements against Mack Ford and New Bethany.
Henry Bernstein questions Mack Ford about the “raid” on June 21st, 1996, wherein Ford asserts DSS, Fire Marshalls, and a Deputy Sheriff interrupted the July 4, 1996 Camp Meeting, adding, “Camp meeting lasted for four or five days.”
Disgruntled kids lie and manipulate to get what they want.
Page 149, Ford testified that “DSS coached the children” and recorded their coached statements.