Anthony Andrew Ferguson: Am I a threat to society? It probably depends on whom you ask. That is the million-dollar question. . . which the California Board of Prison Terms is tasked with answering during the parole suitability process.
Anthony A. Ferguson: On January 25, 2002, I committed an assault with a firearm on three Santa Monica Police officers. For my actions, I was sentenced to 34 years in state prison. For years, I have sought a way to express my remorse to the officers for my crime against them.
Anthony Andrew Ferguson: It took me almost ten years to fully realize that if I was really going to change, I had to evaluate and challenge the mentality that allowed me to justify committing so many crimes.
Anthony Andrew Ferguson: It wasn’t until I ventured out during my late elementary and early middle school years that I really began to rebel and stray from the values that my mother and grandmother had instilled in me.