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George Dickson, Peter Moon & Richard Smith speak with Leo & Lyla Steel on the LA STEEL SHOW, May 2012. A longtime friend and advocate of John Ford, this would be George Dickson's last time with us before he passed away.

Think about it, folks. What have you been doing for the past two decades with your life? All those wonderful experiences you enjoyed. Those life changing events that you are so glad you never missed out on. All those big and small moments in your life that are completely irreplaceable. All those photographs, birthdays, anniversaries and love letters. All those intimate moments and wild adventures with family, friends and lovers. Whether it be coming of age or growing old gracefully, this is the stuff of life itself. Now imagine that the last two decades of your life never existed at all, taken away from you in the blink of an eye. Illegally. Illegitimately. Never to return. How would it feel? What would you do to correct this extreme act of cruelty and injustice? What would you do to get your life back again? Let's pause for a moment to let that sink in. You'd have to say it's cruel and unusual punishment by any stretch of the imagination, right? After all, we do have a constitution that prohibits such injustice in this country, right? Sadly, when it comes to the life of one John Ford, the answer is a resounding "NO"!


Herein lies the foundation of The John Ford Initiative with a prime directive in freeing John Ford, a victim of injustice at the hands of the Suffolk County Government, by getting the word out regarding his illegal, illegitimate and highly unethical imprisonment for the past two decades. Targeted by a level of corruption that would put anyone in a state of utter shock and disgust, John Ford has remained a political prisoner at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton, New York, ever since. This is truly a worthwhile cause that any citizen in the court of public opinion of the United States of America would want to get involved with so as to correct this travesty of justice and release John Ford immediately. Anything less would have to be considered unacceptable and intolerable by one and all. Inspired by the earnest and valiant efforts of the original John Ford Defense Committee in the late Nineties, The John Ford Initiative represents a new and growing coalition of individuals, companies and organizations proactively hastening the release of John Ford. Backed by this powerful coalition, The John Ford Initiative comes with a strong and undeniable presence putting the illegitimate imprisonment of John Ford, the illegal activities of the Suffolk County Police and the belligerent corruption of the Suffolk County Government under a tremendous magnifying glass for everyone to see.

We need your help!

Join this grassroots movement. We definitely need your help with spreading the word about The John Ford Initiative. Read the articles and documents included on this page. Download them. Print them. Spread the web site's link around. Don't forget to sign the petition and make a donation. As a homebase, this web address — ufoteacher.com/johnford — serves as the central headquarters for information, updates, interviews, links, documents, articles and donations relating to freeing John Ford and The John Ford Initiative itself. All contact info is located in the left sidebar of this page.

Included on this page are many of the important web links to the articles that have been written about the ridiculous charges that were leveled against John Ford by the Suffolk County Government and the police officers involved with his illegal and illegitimate arrest. PDF and Word documents to many of the articles have been included here as well so that you can have the flexibility to download, print out and spread around the information regarding John Ford and his freedom. We have spent many endless hours collecting this information, bringing it all together on this page for your convenience and benefit, including John Ford's current legal representation, as well as the psychiatric center he has been illegally incarcerated at and all the contact information therein so that you can use it quickly and effectively on behalf of John Ford.

Support The John Ford Initiative…

The John Ford Initiative is always looking for proactive ways in which our associates, advocates, supporters and sponsors can help us with the relief fund for John Ford's legal representation, attorney fees and court fees. To this end we have left the donation amount open to you which means you are in control of what you want to give. Remember, whether it be $20, $500 or $2000, your donation is always appreciated as it greatly supports our key regional and international efforts to move in a forward motion with John Ford's legal representation, attorney fees and court fees. Feel free to click on the PayPal buttons on the left. Anything you can do here and now with respect to a donation or sponsorship will be extremely appreciated as we really do need your help and support here and now to free John Ford immediately! Here is a wonderful opportunity for you, me and the next door neighbor to step up to the plate and do something real for a fellow citizen in need.

Please note: All payments are made securely and privately through PayPal. You can safely make your donation using either your own PayPal account or with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. No registration is necessary and a confirmation of your financial contribution will be sent to you by email. All donations go directly towards The John Ford Initiative Relief Fund to assist with John Ford's legal representation, attorney fees and court fees that have been incurred in order to retain the rather important and much needed legal services of his defense attorney, Robert Reno.

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special offer Make a donation of $300 today and get six months of free advertising with your company's brand or logo dispayed as a sponsoring partner in two locations:

1. The John Ford Initiative web page right here on this page.
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special offerMake a donation of $500 today and get twelve months of free advertising with your company's brand or logo dispayed as a sponsoring partner in two locations:

1. The John Ford Initiative web page right here on this page.
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If you are interested in these special offers, please make sure you include your phone number and/or email address in your contact information with your PayPal donations and we will contact you immediately about your ad placement.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Important web links giving you a quick timeline of events and articles
for your review. Download it. Print it. Spread the word.
David Aaron
Bill & Nancy Birnes
Errol Bruce-Knapp
Marilyn Carlson
Richard Carlson
Michael Christol
Jerry Cimisi
George Dickson
Elaine Douglass
Kelly Freeman
Salvatore Giamusso
Tommy Hawksblood
Steven J Iavarone
Isaac Koi
Alfred Lehmberg
John Marafino
Peter Moon
Preston B Nichols
Jackie Perkins
Greg Pursino
Janet Russell Richard Smith
Bob Tarmac
Tony West
Joe Zuppardo
Photo of John Ford courtesy of Joe Zuppardo, 1996.