Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’
“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.
Never Give Up ~ No More a Victim
As anticipated, “Bienville District Attorney Newell to review grand jury proceedings” and respond within two weeks of taking office, never happened. If by some chance there was a review, the fox is watching the hen-house and as has been common practice since reporting in July 2013, the Bienville Parish District Attorney’s office does not keep crime victims notified of anything that is going on.
January 09, 2015
New Bethany sex abuse case, incoming DA says he will review grand jury proceedings
Bienville Parish District Attorney Newell to review grand jury proceedings.
January 06, 2015
Grand Jury Declines to Indict Child Rapist, Mack W. Ford |Times Picayune | Nola.com
Grand jury declines to indict Mack W. Ford, founder of New Bethany Home for Girls, following allegations of sexual abuse. District Attorney Jonathan M. Stewart convened a Grand Jury, believing the Statutes Limiting Prosecution for Child Sexual Abuse in Louisiana are NOT retroactive. Who does that? Isn’t this judicial misconduct?
December 15, 2014
Bienville Parish grand jury to continue investigation of sexual abuse of female residents of New Bethany Home.
Louisiana State Police warned Witnesses and Victims that we could go to jail for contempt of court if we let anyone know the that the grand jury was convening.
After the girl became a staff member, she had absolute authority, as second in command, over a select group of girls, the trip-girls.
A victim of Child Sexual Abuse said, “At the age of 13, the “girl-turned staff” had sex with me. I didn’t fight her and enjoyed the attention, so I don’t consider what we did as sexual abuse because I enjoyed the experience.”
“I am in a struggle and do not know what to do! Previously, several other Survivors of New Bethany said the girl-turned -staff had sexual relationships with them, and with other girls of varying ages. I heard that the girl-turned-staff had sexual relationships with girls close to her age but with a few tweenies. Although the NB students hold the girl-turned-staff in high regard, she presently works with young girls, in a capacity similar to when she was at New Bethany.”
“My first impulse was to contact the authorities but I do not know her address or phone number.”
What if the girl-turned staff, continues her history of not reporting sexual acts perpetrated by adults, such as Mack Ford, with minors? I have no way of knowing if she is against pedophile acts because she refuses to report that she has direct personal knowledge of Mack Ford molesting several girls at a time.
What would YOU do?“
Feel free to ask further questions or share what you, as a parent, would do in this situation, since the Victim is now in a position of authority with absolute control of numerous young girls.