Talking Star: Amber Guyger Found Guilty in Dallas County
Rakim Says He Will Knock MC Serch Out
The duel of topics motivates Troi “Star” Torain. He becomes animated and more focused as he launches into the show. He discusses how the judge in the Amber Guyger murder trial should be dubbed a different name. And in Bruce Lee fashion, Torain switches topics with ease like a swift kick to side of the head. He talks about how hip hop architects Rakim and MC Serch might go to blows over alleged writings that occurred decades ago. Then, he turns back to the Guyger case seamlessly. The Castle Doctrine which upholds a citizen’s rights to be immune to laws that would normally be offenses if they take place in said citizen’s vehicle or home came into the conversation. Star finds this to be damning in this case. Botham Jean was in the comfort of his home when he was shot to death by Guyger. With just a turn on the winding road of discourse, Star once again talks about Rakim and MC Serch. He states that the former is angry at the latter over the aforementioned writing fallout. He says that there’s “nothing worse than an old clout chaser.”
Star reminds a caller that he’s licensed to carry but doesn’t come out blasting without reason. By saying this, Star shows that he is more than just a gun holder, he’s an ethical and responsible adult with firearms. The talk then turns more specifically to the case. Tammy Kemp should’ve asked Guyger to stand like any African American male defendant would have had to do in court. A caller says that he will be toasting to the guilty verdict. The shift in topics might be a whiplash for some viewers and listeners, but it’s Star’s specialty. After considering the collegiate status of those around him Star finds dropouts to be associates.
Back to the Rakim/Serch issue. The caller says that Rakim would give MC Serch “that work.” Another caller goes on to say that in the Guyger case, if the roles had been switched, that black man would’ve been given life or death for shooting a white female police officer in her own home. Star responds by saying the Castle Doctrine mentioned by Judge Tammy was “out of...line.” Then, another caller hypothesizes and makes the case about other men. Star admonishes him and lets him know that, essentially, he can do better. In the Guyger case, Star says that ”Tammy was looking for ways to circumvent [the law].”
Star sees an appeasing black officer in the court stroking the defendant’s blonde hair. He questions whether the people of the law are caping. He finds an “us against them” idea but Star does not condone harm against police officers. He took offense to Tammy Kemp’s “tricky wording.” Star senses that Guyger could get out on appeal. In a bit of contrast, a caller says that the Guyger trial is similar to the OJ Simpson debacle. Star says that this “ratchet woman is going to get some time.”
Just in the nick of time, Jean “Number Nine” Richmond calls into the show with a noticeably somber tone to fit the gravity of the two topics. He sends condolences to the family. He thinks that it wasn’t murder but a “genuine accident.” Star senses whether Number Nine is “trolling” or not. Richmond claims that he is sincere. Either way, Star boots Nine from the broadcast and states that an officer has to feel that his or her life is threatened.
Star then goes on to comment that “there’s no such thing as closure” for the family and friends of the fallen. He finds that you can search for it, but it is a void that will never be filled, in essence.
While the Castle Doctrine doesn’t fit this case, Star agrees with it. He says that the judge put the legal system in jeopardy with this piece of the law. By focusing on the punishment, Star understands that it is often the case where “the grafted man [tries] to change HIStory.”
As the topic swings back to hip hop legend news, A caller claims to have a drink in honor of Rakim talking about knocking out MC Serch.
At this point, Star turns back to the murder case. He is still astonished at the appeasing black female officer caressing the hair of the guilty white woman.
As a sign off, a caller says “salute” and the program comes to a close. Star completes another thorough take on the culture of the law and the business of music with flair.