A Full Pardon From Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer For Jacob Acre & Nehemiah Furgerson

A Full Pardon From Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer For Jacob Acre & Nehemiah Furgerson

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I’m writing this petition for Jacob Acre & Nehemiah Furgerson of Alpena Michigan to get full pardons from our Governor Gretchen Whitmer of the Great State Of Michigan. Written below is an article published on November 5th 2019 On The Alpena News Website.

 


One of a pair of men who kicked in a door, destroyed property with a baseball bat, and threatened the resident with a knife was sentenced Monday.

Jacob Acre, 18, was sentenced to two to 15 years in prison for his part in the home invasion. The judge ruled Acre is eligible for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means that, if he successfully completes the terms of his sentence, his conviction will be removed from his public record.

Nehemiah Furgerson, 21, was scheduled to be sentenced the same day, but his attorney requested a delay to challenge Furgerson’s sentencing guidelines.

Acre and Furgerson were arrested in June after they broke into a Miller Street apartment to confront the resident, a woman they say sold fentanyl-laced drugs that caused their friend to overdose. The woman gave the men methamphetamines and heroin, which they then flushed down the toilet, Furgerson said.

Both men pleaded guilty

 


As a Resident Of Alpena County, I don’t condone someone breaking the law for personal gain, But the article and multiple articles written about this incident clearly state Mr. Acre & Mr. Furgerson committed the actions they did as Pure Vigilante justice due to the Continued Meth & Heroin Epidemic our Small town continues to face.

 


These young men didn’t commit a random act of violence, or go to rob a drug dealer for personal gain, but committed an act of heroism that was caused from a well known Drug Dealer who, despite, being busted multiple times over the last 18 months for various drug charges and offenses including connections to Overdoses, keeps getting let off the hook for her cooperation with the local Drug Enforcement Unit (Huron Undercover Narcotics Team) Which ended up resulting in the sales of these narcotics not stopping and the Eventual Overdose of Mr. Acre & Mr. Furgersons Friend.

 


Now I’m not saying these Men should have the idea that they can take the law In Their hands at all times, or are above the law, but both parties have admitted guilt, so they understand that the actions they committed weren’t in the best way to handle them, yet they could have robbed the drug dealer, or assaulted and harmed the Drug Dealer, yet instead sent a message that they had enough of these types of people, killing our community for their own selfish needs to profit and hook more young adults and even high school aged future customers.

 


As someone who has to deal with seeing young kids throw their life’s away due to addiction, having to see the long lasting effect of these drugs and what they do, Not only to the users, but the hardships it puts on the family’s, & how most of the dealers get to cut deals time and time again in an effort to try and get the “bigger fish” I think that what these young men did, wasn’t legally the most perfect action they could have taken, but it sent a message to other dealers in our area and hopefully sparks a movement that, when the police can’t get to you, someone will!!

 


The best way I can describe the drug culture currently in Alpena County and other small towns in the North Eastern Part of Michigan is growing to be just as bad as the Crack Epidemic that plagued inner city poverty neighborhoods and ruined countless life’s. I write this plead for a pardon not as a personal acquaintance of Mr. Acre or Mr. Furgerson, but as a citizen Of Alpena County that don’t know either of these Men, but admire their actions and their contribution to try and put a dent in this on going problem, that despite Police Forces  steadily working on trying to solve and fix it, just simply isn’t being fixed.

 


Something has to be done, Maybe setting these young men free will spark fear in the rest of these Monsters that hide in plain site and push these poisonous substances to high school kids that ultimately is killing them with every use. I feel that the time these Young Men have Sat already is punishment enough and has taught both of them a valuable lesson, but at the same time we shouldn’t condemn them for doing the right thing, just ask yourself this Governor, what if this was your neighborhood, your friends, your family, your community, would you send two young men away to sit with rapists & murderers for at least 2 years, for trying to put a stop to a curse that seems to have a stranglehold on their generation with no let up? When do we stop acting like the problem is two young men breaking the law, and notice that someone was trying to make a point that enough is enough!?!

 

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