Tony Ford has not only been a best friend and mentor of mine for years, but he is also a person that has been victimized by the Law of Parties. There are many striking similarities between his case and mine. Tony has worked hard over the years to stay active on his case and active on the inside and he deserves as much support as he can get. He has his own sites up and i’d ask you all to check them out and support him in anyway possible. I think that once you view his site you will see the great genius that resides within him. I thankyou very much ahead of time for taking a few moments to follow another great injustice in Texas.
To those who take time to seek the full truth of Tony’s case the facts speak for themselves. To those who take time to know the man behind the media portrayal and behind the tabloid stereotype of a death row inmate, and to those who truly know and love Tony, his character is clear. He is a man not broken by the circumstances he has been thrown into. Who he is is not dictated by where he is. And yet the struggle for life that he endures daily has deeply impacted him – it has made him more introspective, more willing to look objectively at his own human flaws, less judgemental, more open and forgiving of the imperfect humanity of others… and more than anything it has made him stronger. Amazingly Tony carries no bitterness at the suffering he has endured, at the years he has lost and can never recover. He remains resolute in his fight for justice and yet this constant struggle does not taint him. He loves life and he retains a strong faith in both God and the human race.
When a man is sentenced to death, it is not in isolation. There can never be a way for the state to impose death on an individual and it not affect countless other individuals. The state sentences whole families to death… generations of loved ones, friends…. The ripple effect is never ending and more destructive than any government who employs this barbaric system of justice, will acknowledge. Whether you know someone in Tony’s position or not, when they murder in the name of justice no one remains untainted…
When they murder someone innocent in the name of justice they slowly kill a little of the humanity in all of us. The state becomes that which it condemns – a cold, calculating murderer. And if we sit back and do nothing then we collude in the murder of men and women over and over again. And there but for the grace of God go we.
Tony Egbuna Ford is more than an inmate, more than just his prison number. He is a son, a husband, a father, a grandson, a brother, an uncle, a friend. He is an artist, a poet. He is a spiritual man, a patient man, a kind and loving man. He loves life. And despite the blows dealt to him by his fellow human beings, he loves humanity. He fights tirelessly, peacefully, against the flawed system that cages him. He fights for those who do not have the strength to fight for themselves. He is a big brother, a shoulder to lean on, for those who society has cast aside.
To read more about Tony please visit:
Tony´s website: http://www.tonyegbunaford.com/
Tony’s Myspace Profile: https://myspace.com/tonyegbunaford999075