A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Charges in the Ersland Case


Two adults have been arrested and charged for their role in the robbery that led to Jerome Ersland having to defend his life. Fourteen year old Jevontia Ingram has been identified as the second teen involved, the one who actually carried a gun into the pharmacy.

Emanuel Dewayne Mitchell, a thirty-one year old felon who was released from prison last Summer has been arrested, along with forty-three year old Anthony Devale Morrison. The two adults, known by the teenager's mother, gave the boys a gun with no ammunition, and instructed them on what drug to demand during the robbery.

The two adults as well as the fourteen year old are charged with first degree murder. More here. Don't watch the video without a bottle of Pepto Bismol at hand. I have embedded it here at the request of a couple of readers.

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Blogger Vote For David said...

That woman is a symptom. Just disgusting.

She should lose her "baby." She should be sorry. She is a bad parent.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Kilgor said...

In response to that video:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! My head just exploded.

4:22 PM  
OpenID cortillaen said...

That woman's willfully ignorant blubbering is an utter travesty. A "mistake" is breaking a window or getting into a wreck. Her "baby" made a conscious, informed decision to walk into the pharmacy with a deadly weapon and attempt burglary.

That said, the whole interview rings false to me. I can't exactly say what it is, but it felt nearly scripted, the woman certainly playing for sympathy. Maybe it was the way she kept talking about her "baby" and repeating his age, went from a teary voice to completely dry indignance like flipping a switch, played up the "the evil state's trying to take my baby" shtick, went from saying the law shouldn't apply to her "baby" just making a mistake to condemning the pharmacist, credited "God and an angel" with protecting her criminal son from the pharmacist who "was tryin' to kill [her] son", ignorantly babbled about a non-existent military oath to "protect and serve and help the public" as though that (even if it did exist) means letting criminals walk all over you, and complained about her son being charged because "the pharmacy man shot his friend, and the other two mans [sic] made the pharmacy man shoot his friend". Of course, much of the above could simply be attributed to colossal ignorance and stupidity, which, from her son's actions, might seem to run in the family.

Regardless, I'm sick of hearing about how the world is filled with perfectly raised "babies" who just happen to make mistakes - mistakes involving felonious criminal actions. This sort of thing is, more often than not, a result of kids left to wallow in gangster-idolatry with little or no supervision or even interest from the parents, assuming the parents are even in the picture. I don't accuse her of directly contributing to this incident, but I do dismiss any claims of good parenting out-of-hand.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

I really hate this recurring expectation that making a wrong choice and proclaiming afterward "it was a mistake" entitles them to avoid consequences. It really grates on my nerves.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for the analysis, cortillaen. I couldn't make it through more than about 15 seconds.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Roger.45 said...

If dey was babies where, da babies momma be when he go out? This is typical of the victimization of individuals caught or killed when committing a crime.

This attitude of the families of the perps is brought about by our beloved ACLU, community activists, and the mainstream media. Oh yes, and let's not forget sympathetic juries and judges.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Depicts said...

She makes me sick.

She thinks her "baby" should get a second chance. He had his chance BEFORE he carried the gun into the drug store.

His second chance should MAYBE be a parole when he's 75 years old and too fragile to to hurt anyone again. Let him take the bumps and bruises of old age alone, ashamed and guilty.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her little baby should get a second chance, huh?
Then what about Mr. Ersland? Can he have a second chance? He just (arguably) made a mistake! He's a good mans. He deserves a second chance...

People need to understand that when it comes to deadly weapons there are almost never second chances. Once lives have been lost there is no going back.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous ChiefMinion said...

Give me a friggin break.

Not that it will help but here for a few questions/comments for the wailing one:

Where were you when your son was committing armed robbery?

Why didn't you keep your son away from these bad influences?

In my world, YOU would be going to prison with your minor son for committing this crime. How does that strike you?

For all this good raisin' of this good son that you respect so much, you seemed to have left out the part about consequences. How many times did you hold his hand and coddle him instead of tanning his backside when he committed the crimes and acts that lead up to this? (Don't give me the he never did nothin' wrong before crap. It doesn't work that way.)

I can tell you what my mother would have said were I 14 and she was in your shoes. "I love the boy but if he committed the crime that resulted in this death, then he should go to jail. Throw the key in the deepest ocean." (We didn't have a death penalty when I was 14.) Which 14 year old gave trouble a wide berth?

If your son had gotten away with this crime, do you think maybe there would be bullets in his gun next time? Are you ready to live with that? Really?

This woman doesn't want her son to take responsibility for his actions which is not surprising since she doesn't want to take responsibility for raising a son that robs people at gun point.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Dr, Feelgood said...

Some mother. Her whole life has been a series of multiple choice tests to which she only answers "none of the above." Her lines of "reasoning" are beyond ridicule. I pity this woman, but not in the way she would want.

That said, I have two potentially unpopular opinions. First the easy one: if Ersland is convicted of killing Parker then the felony murder charges against the co-conspirators should be reduced to reckless endangerment. Responsibility where due, and all that.

Second (and this is the one that gets me kicked out of the club), Ingram should be shown some mercy. Try him as a juvenile, make him pay his due, and then set him free. Do not excuse his actions, and definitely make it clear that his mother's blubbering idiocy had no bearing on the decision. Give him the gift of a second chance, even though he doesn't deserve it.

Frankly I'll be just fine with whatever OK decides to do to this baby. He's earned an immediate death sentence. As a civil people we can sometimes generate more good by showing deliberate mercy. This looks like one of those opportunities, at least from my detached perspective. Capitalize on it.

The two "adults" in question? Have them drawn and quartered.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Cybrludite said...

I'm with cortillaen on this one. Tolerance of the similar "mistakes" of our local "choir boys" by our judges is why my home town is the murder capital of the US. Throw the book at him, let the chips fall where they may, and let it be a warning to anyone else who might by thinking of doing the same.

5:30 AM  

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