White Boy Rick – Getting Free Pass?
Florida Thinking About Clemency
Cristal M Clark
The FBI’s youngest informant, White boy Rick, is asking the State of Florida to let him out of prison early, you know grant him clemency, based solely off of the fact that he was an informant for the FBI once upon a time. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Clemency board are considering early release for 49-year old Richard Wershe Jr, AKA White boy Rick who is in prison for selling drugs himself outside of or his assistance in running a rather large interstate car theft ring, an operation he assisted in running while in prison.
Now suddenly, he and the FBI want him released early because, he isn’t such a bad guy, I mean he did help the FBI net 20 individuals for cocaine trafficking when he was just 14.
Agent’s did testify at the hearing that Richard should be let out early because of everything he did for law enforcement. And that is great, but my question is, what did he do against law enforcement? He clearly showed his blatant disregard for the law through his involvement in the auto theft ring, he sold drugs to earn a living after he helped the FBI, so while the FBI believes he isn’t so bad, all the guy has known since the age of 14 is in fact, how to commit crime so what will he be contributing to society let’s say, should he be released? What’s more is the FBI should be a little ashamed of itself for enlisting the help of a 14-year-old therefore by default teaching a young man that crime is okay to some extent.
What’s more is that the current state of our prison system does in fact, not set career criminals up to be contributing members of society upon release. So, I question truly if Richard intends on attempting to contribute to society or take from it considering that is really all that he knows.
Cristal M Clark