Thursday, June 23, 2016

Another Setback in Rick Wershe's Quest for Justice

This blog post is to update followers of the Rick Wershe, Jr. saga on some bad news.

The Michigan Supreme Court has refused to consider Rick Wershe's appeal that his trial judge be allowed to re-sentence him under recent rulings by the same court. 

Under the so-called "Lockridge case" the Michigan Supreme Court has sent back to the trial courts dozens and dozens of cases where an inmate was sentenced under previously restrictive sentencing guidelines. The high court has overturned those guidelines and ordered these cases be re-considered for a revised sentence. It even applies to murder cases. In fact, the Lockridge case was itself a murder case.

In its ruling the Michigan Supreme Court gave no reason for denying the same opportunity to Rick Wershe. It just says "Denied." None of the judges signed the ruling, which is standard. Apparently no one wanted their name attached to this latest injustice. 

"I'm furious. It's just outrageous," was the reaction of Ralph Musilli, Wershe's appeals attorney. "Rick's biggest crime was working for the government," Musilli said. "He helped them in the 'War on Drugs' and now he's being punished for it."

Regular readers of the Informant America blog know I have argued repeatedly that Rick Wershe, Jr. is a political prisoner. He's being paid back for helping the FBI as a confidential informer against drug-corrupted cops, a former celebrity-cop-turned-city-councilman (Gil Hill) and the brother-in-law of the late Coleman Young, the longtime emperor, uh, I mean mayor, of the City of Detroit. This is a case of payback time for the FBI through one of its informers, Rick Wershe, Jr.

Wershe, who is white, crossed the Detroit black political power establishment by helping the detested FBI investigate corruption. There has been a vendetta against him ever since. It's a case of black racism, plain and simple, and various whites (and blacks) in the so-called criminal justice system have been too cowardly to stand up for what is right in this saga. After all, most of them, including the Michigan Supreme Court, want to be elected again and they don't want to anger Detroit's black political establishment for showing any mercy or justice to a white man the black power clique loathes for helping prosecute public corruption among powerful blacks.

The blunt truth is, if Rick Wershe, Jr. was black, this would be an entirely different story. It's true that there's plenty of white injustice against blacks that needs to be remedied. But apparently, black injustice against whites doesn't merit equal justice.

More in the next regular Informant America blog post. 

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