The venue can hold up to 19,000 and considering Dolph’s impact on the city of Memphis, it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s packed to capacity. Dolph’s family and close friends held a funeral service for him on Tuesday where community activist Pastor Earle Fisher was one of those given the opportunity to speak.
“It was good to see his family, his friends, people who have cared for him come together and remember his life,” said Fisher. However, he pointed out how concerning it was that no arrests have been made. “With all of the pomp and circumstance that elected officials and civic leaders have put around this heinous murder, we could do something to bring the people who have been involved in this to accountability and justice a whole lot sooner,” said Fisher.
He added that when high-profile murders occur, there’s a lot of talk about cracking down on crime and putting measures in place to avoid something similar from happening but there is rarely ever any follow-through.
“The reality is there is a body being buried just about every day in Shelby County, and often we have people who are in powerful positions that have created policies that make these bodies pile up,” said Fisher.