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Still Another Aspiring Rapper Update

Posted on | January 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Still Another Aspiring Rapper Update

Say hello to Kemandre King, 20, and Marlon King, 24, who are not aspiring rappers, so far as I know. Instead, they are associates of the late Desoni “Lil Theze” Gardner who, as we told you in November, made the mistake of attempting to carjack a retired police captain in Oakland, California. Ersie Joyner had risen through the ranks of the Oakland P.D. to become head of the homicide unit, had a concealed carry permit, and put enough shots on target to send “Lil Theze” to his eternal reward. Joyner was wounded six times in the carjacking attempt, but survived.

Ersie Joyner’s survival offers valuable lessons for every American. Your Second Amendment rights are about the First Law of Nature, and criminals preferred unarmed victims. There is less crime in places where law-abiding citizens exercise their rights, because criminals can never know which of their intended targets might be capable of doing to them what Ersie Joyner did to “Lil Theze.” Another lesson is one which the acquaintances of aspiring rappers ought to study well, namely the felony murder principle of law, whereby accomplices to a crime that results in homicide can also be charged with murder — even if it’s the death of one of their fellow criminals. This is why the King brothers, as well as accused getaway driver Joshua Hayles, 28, are now facing murder charges:

Three men have been charged following the attempted murder of Ersie Joyner, a former Oakland Police captain who shot a fourth suspect dead during an armed robbery at a gas station last month, with the charges including murder for the suspect’s death.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced charges [Nov. 23], a day after Oakland police said the three suspects had been arrested. The suspects were identified as 20-year-old Kemandre King, 24-year-old Marlon King, and 28-year-old Joshua Hayles.
Kemandre King and Marlon King were arrested last week in Elk Grove, while Hayles was arrested in Houston, Texas on Nov. 19 and was being extradited back to California. Both Kemandre King and Marlon King were arraigned Tuesday morning at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin.
On October 21, Joyner was pumping gas at a Chevron station at 17th and Castro St. in Oakland when three suspects confronted him at gunpoint and proceeded to rob him. Joyner pulled out a handgun and fired, hitting the fourth suspect, identified as 20-year-old Desoni Gardner. One of the suspects fired back at Joyner, hitting him multiple times.
Gardner died at the scene while the two others fled in a Nissan sedan driven by Hayles, the DA’s office said. The vehicle was located Oct. 25 abandoned in Berkeley.
“Ersie Joyner was senselessly attacked and shot while being robbed,” said District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in a prepared statement. “We continue to pray for his full recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family.”
All three defendants were charged with the murder of Gardner and second-degree robbery of Joyner, the DA’s office said. Marlon King and Kemandre King were also charged with one count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; Marlon King was also charged with the attempted murder of Joyner.

Because Desoni “Lil Theze” Gardner died during the commission of a robbery to which the King brothers and Hayles were accomplices, all three of them can be charged with felony murder so that, by shooting Gardner to death, not only did Joyner subtract “Lil Theze” from the criminal population of Oakland, but he also guaranteed that Gardner’s accomplices would face very serious felony charges.

The First Law of Nature is a thing of beauty.




 

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