Future Georgia Governor Al Bartell graced Trump And The GE earlier this week to discuss his background, the political climate in Georgia and Bartell’s vision for the state. At the 50 minute mark of the above video, Governor Bartell got to ask Torian Mitchell and the Shock Exchange a question: “How come we don’t riot over black-on-black crime?”‘

Governor Bartell: What we should have asked, ‘How come, we as black folks, ain’t marching in the street, screaming at the top of our lungs, shouting 24 hours-a-day, how come we ain’t doing that about black-on-black crime? That’s the one we missed cousin.

Shock Exchange: That’s a good point. It’s almost like … trying to say that to move forward you’ve go to rid your community of all crime, and no other community has that responsibility … you have to rid the white community of all crime before you can get any policies passed or move forward as a culture? I think it’s almost untenable to rid the community of all crime. To that point, I think there are rules and regulations that are no longer in the black community that used to be years ago.

There is certain behavior that goes on today that would not have been tolerated years ago … that type of control is not there anymore … You have a breakdown of the black community … If there were rules and regulations a lot of this stuff would not happen. I think you have people who take advantage of that … This is our way (Trump And The GE) of shouting at the top of our lungs.

Torian Mitchell: I do disagree with the term ‘black-on-black crime,’ some of what Shock Exchange was stating earlier, simply because the term black-on-black crime … one it’s almost like the one-drop rule; it is specifically meant to disenfranchise black people. While I get the intention when people say it, intra-communal crime, but we don’t say white-on-white crime, we don’t use Asian-on-Asian crime … we don’t say any other term, but black-on-black crime, which kind of exudes its racist roots in the first place … I also agree that … we can police our own communities.

Governor Bartell’s questions seem prescient. Within days of the interview, Young Dolph, a well-known Memphis rapper, was shot and killed inside Makeda’s cookie shop in Memphis:

Police continue to investigate the Wednesday shooting death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph.

The high-profile rapper, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was shot and killed inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies on North Airways Boulevard in Memphis, a bakery the 36-year-old frequented on his visits home.

Hundreds of men, women and children gathered in disbelief and sadness at the intersection of Joy Lane and Airways Boulevard following the shooting.

Witnesses documented the aftermath on social media and identified the rapper’s camouflaged Corvette parked in front of Makeda’s.

Chatter suggests two gunmen pulled up while Young Dolph was inside and began shooting. There have been several attempts on the rapper’s life. A few years ago Dolph was shot several times outside a shopping center in Los Angeles. Dolph had beef with several other rappers in Memphis. Some of the beef was kept on wax and some spilled out into the streets. Dolph was independent and making paper, which could make anyone jealous of his success. The assailants and the motive behind the killing remain unknown.

Dolph leaves behind a wife and two children. Tracking a 36-year-old father of two inside a cookie shop, and gunning him down is senseless. While blacks protest the no-guilty verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin, there are only sadness and quizzicle looks pursuant to Dolph.


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