For Immediate Release: May 27th
Contact: RICHARD SMITH, 516-690-4059

97 Concerned Citizens Sign “Help Free John Ford Now – Tell New Yorkto End the Illegal Imprisonment of U.S. Citizens in PsychiatricCenters. Sign this petition today.” petition

On May 22nd, residents from Albuquerque delivered a petition to StevenBellone, Suffolk County Executive, Thomas J. Spota, Suffolk CountyDistrict Attorney, Judith A. Pascale, Suffolk County Clerk, VincentDeMarco, Suffolk County Sheriff, Joseph Sawicki, Jr., Suffolk CountyComptroller, Angie M. Carpenter, Suffolk County Treasurer, LegislatorEdward P. Romaine, Legislator Robert Calarco, Legislator Lynne C.Nowick, Legislator Jay H. Schneiderman, Legislator William J. Lindsay,Legislator Wayne R. Horsley, Legislator Kate M. Browning, LegislatorRicardo Montano, Legislator DuWayne Gregory, Legislator Tom Muratore,Legislator Tom Cilmi, Legislator Steve Stern, Legislator Kara Hahn,Legislator Thomas F. Barraga, Legislator Lou D’Amaro, Legislator SarahS. Anker, Legislator John M. Kennedy, Legislator William Spencer,William J. Lindsay, Presiding Officer, Terrence G. Pearsall, Chief ofStaff, Gail Vizzini, Director of Budget Review, George M. Nolan,Counsel to the Legislature, Sarah Simpson, Assistant Counsel to theLegislature, Tim Laube, Clerk of the Legislature, Renee L. Ortiz, ChiefDeputy Clerk of the Legislature, John H Rouse, Superintendent ofHighways, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, GovernorAndrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, The UnitedStates Senate, and President Barack Obama signed by 69 people.

The petition was created on the website and states, “End theillegal, illegitimate and highly unethical imprisonment of John Ford -FREE JOHN FORD NOW!”

We urgently need your help. Long Island UFO Network Chairman John Fordwas railroaded by the Suffolk County Government of New York simplybecause he came too close to uncovering the infamous South Haven ParkUFO crash and the illegal toxic waste dumping taking place in manyparts of Suffolk County. Targeted by a level of corruption that wouldput anyone in a state of utter shock and disgust, John Ford has been apolitical prisoner at the MID-HUDSON FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC CENTER in NewHampton, New York. This is a critical matter that directly affectseveryone’s individual civil rights. Join this grassroots movement. HelpFree John Ford Now – Tell New York to End the illegal, illegitimateand highly unethical imprisonment of John Ford. Sign this petitiontoday and spread it around. Ask everyone you know to sign it.

For more information about John Ford’s story, please visit our centralheadquarters at Get information,updates, interviews, links, documents, articles and donations relatingto THE JOHN FORD INITIATIVE. Download them. Print them. Spread itaround.

To read the petition go to: is a new online organizing platform, created by thenon-profit organization Civic Action, that allowsindividuals and organizations to run their own online campaigns.

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