Quote: "It has become evident to us that MOVE has no intention of living in harmony or even peacefully with us. If the MOVE organization is allowed to remain on Osage Avenue and continue to abuse us, there will be blood in the street."
2010: Bond is a retired teacher, living alone in one of the rebuilt Osage Avenue homes that replaced those engulfed in flames in 1985. The new homes were badly built, and many of them were replaced.
His neighbors sued in a class-action suit, but Bond went solo in his litigation. He represented himself in federal court, naming as defendants the mayor, the managing director, the police commissioner, the fire commissioner, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the DuPont corporation, which made the explosive that the city dropped on the MOVE house, and the FBI.
"Who would make a decision to come and occupy a neighborhood and drop C4 and Tovex? [materials used for the incendiary device]," Bond asked recently. "Everybody that [put] their hands on that paperwork that [brought] the C4 down should be in jail just like everybody else."
He said he filed the suit, not for the money, but to ensure justice for the five MOVE children who died that day. His quest has come at a personal cost: He's been separated for 11 years from his wife, who lives in the South, Bond said.
He'll join her there when he gets justice, he says. That could be awhile. A federal judge in 2007 threw out his case and Bond has not yet appealed.