2.04.2014

WHY HAS RICK WERSHE NOT BEEN PAROLED?


I spent some time speaking with Rick Wershe's biggest supporter, his childhood friend Dave Majkowski. He filled me in on the situation concerning the life sentence of Rick (White Boy Rick) Wershe. Rick Wershe was just a young teen and was in way over his head trying to be an informant for the FBI/DEA.

 
 teenaged White Boy Rick 

His story is unique in that the 650 Lifer drug offender life in prison laws have been eliminated since 2002 and yet Rick remains incarcerated...We feel that he paid his debt to society many years ago and should be given parole immediately. Read the story below...


The Fascinating Story of "White Boy Rick": 
Feds Built Him into Drug Kingpin at Age 14, 
Then Threw Him in Prison for Life


White Boy Rick remains incarcerated, with no maximum release date. For the past 25 years, he has watched a steady parade of gang leaders convicted of much more violent offenses return to the streets—including Curry, whom White Boy Rick's undercover work helped put in jail. Members of the murderous “Best Friends” gang have also been released. Last June, the Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentences for minors—even for murder—and yet White Boy Rick will stay in prison, serving a life sentence as a first-time, non-violent offense. 

3 comments:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/freewhiteboyrickwershe
    http://www.change.org/petitions/free-white-boy-rick-wershe
    http://freerickwershe.com/Home_Page.html

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  2. Rick Wershe is currently serving a life prison sentence in the Michigan Department of Corrections for a single drug possession conviction from January 1988. When he was arrested he was only 17 years old. Newly uncovered evidence proves he was led into the life of being a teenage drug dealer by the federal government. Rick was recruited by a narcotics task force made up by the FBI, DEA, and several Detroit Police Department detectives in 1984 as a 14 year old juvenile, encouraged to drop out of high school and eventually put to work as a paid undercover operative in some of the state's most dangerous criminal organizations for the next three years.
    Following his conviction, he was sentenced under Michigan's ultra-tough "650-Lifer Law", a law erased from the books in 1998, allowing him to be eligible for parole.In the three times before the parole board in the last decade, he's been rejected every time. As of 2012, he was the only minor sentenced under that law in the whole Michigan prison system that remains behind bars. He is also the only person in the country convicted as a minor for a non violent crime facing the prospect of serving a life sentence.
    In the 25 years Rick has been incarcerated, he has cooperated with law enforcement extensively. Prosecutors have said that without his help, the largest police corruption case in Detroit's history would not have been possible. Some of the people ending up being convicted included members of Coleman Young's family.
    Rick's situation doesn't feel right in many ways. This site will hopefully educate people who are unfamiliar with his situation , however isn't intended for "fans" to glamorize or endorse his behavior.
    Once a boy who made a mistake, Rick is now simply a man in his mid-40's in search of a second chance.

    http://www.thefix.com/content/story-white-boy-rick-richard-wershe-detroit-corruption70041?page=all

    http://www.gorillaconvict.com/2014/06/white-boy-rick/

    http://www.ticklethewire.com/2013/09/11/column-the-michigan-parole-boards-crime-against-white-boy-rick/

    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6448/steve_fishman_parole_board_lacks_guts_to_free_white_boy_rick

    http://www.detroitsports1051.com/drewlanepodcast/2014/01/15/white-boy-rick-from-oaks-correctional-facility

    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/466/white_boy_rick_time_to_set_him_free

    This is a letter from a retired Detroit police officer to the Michigan Parole Board in June, 2012. -> http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/Dave_Majkowski/greene_zps6423a7e5.jpg

    This is a letter to the Michigan Parole Board from a former FBI agent who worked directly with Rick Wershe when he was working undercover for them and the Detroit Police Department. He is someone who knows the truth and is not afraid to speak up. -> http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/Dave_Majkowski/gregg_zps8013fa8f.jpg

    https://www.facebook.com/freewhiteboyrickwershe
    http://www.change.org/petitions/free-white-boy-rick-wershe
    http://freerickwershe.com/Home_Page.html

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  3. ick Wershe is currently serving a life prison sentence in the Michigan Department of Corrections for a single drug possession conviction from January 1988. When he was arrested he was only 17 years old. Newly uncovered evidence proves he was led into the life of being a teenage drug dealer by the federal government. Rick was recruited by a narcotics task force made up by the FBI, DEA, and several Detroit Police Department detectives in 1984 as a 14 year old juvenile, encouraged to drop out of high school and eventually put to work as a paid undercover operative in some of the state's most dangerous criminal organizations for the next three years.
    Following his conviction, he was sentenced under Michigan's ultra-tough "650-Lifer Law", a law erased from the books in 1998, allowing him to be eligible for parole.In the three times before the parole board in the last decade, he's been rejected every time. As of 2012, he was the only minor sentenced under that law in the whole Michigan prison system that remains behind bars. He is also the only person in the country convicted as a minor for a non violent crime facing the prospect of serving a life sentence.
    In the 25 years Rick has been incarcerated, he has cooperated with law enforcement extensively. Prosecutors have said that without his help, the largest police corruption case in Detroit's history would not have been possible. Some of the people ending up being convicted included members of Coleman Young's family.
    Rick's situation doesn't feel right in many ways. This site will hopefully educate people who are unfamiliar with his situation , however isn't intended for "fans" to glamorize or endorse his behavior.
    Once a boy who made a mistake, Rick is now simply a man in his mid-40's in search of a second chance.

    http://www.thefix.com/content/story-white-boy-rick-richard-wershe-detroit-corruption70041?page=all

    http://www.gorillaconvict.com/2014/06/white-boy-rick/

    http://www.ticklethewire.com/2013/09/11/column-the-michigan-parole-boards-crime-against-white-boy-rick/

    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6448/steve_fishman_parole_board_lacks_guts_to_free_white_boy_rick

    http://www.detroitsports1051.com/drewlanepodcast/2014/01/15/white-boy-rick-from-oaks-correctional-facility

    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/466/white_boy_rick_time_to_set_him_free

    This is a letter from a retired Detroit police officer to the Michigan Parole Board in June, 2012. -> http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/Dave_Majkowski/greene_zps6423a7e5.jpg

    This is a letter to the Michigan Parole Board from a former FBI agent who worked directly with Rick Wershe when he was working undercover for them and the Detroit Police Department. He is someone who knows the truth and is not afraid to speak up. -> http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag220/Dave_Majkowski/gregg_zps8013fa8f.jpg

    https://www.facebook.com/freewhiteboyrickwershe
    http://www.change.org/petitions/free-white-boy-rick-wershe
    http://freerickwershe.com/Home_Page.html
    https://twitter.com/freerickwershe

    ReplyDelete

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