Snoop Dogg & The Game Lead March To LAPD Headquarters Following Dallas Police Shooting
Snoop Dogg and The Game led a march to LAPD headquarters on Friday — in an effort to promote peaceful relations between police and minority communities.
Snoop Dogg & The Game Lead March To LAPD Headquarters
Snoop and Game reportedly organized the march just a few hours after the Dallas police shooting.
Game posted the announcement on Instagram, calling for men of color to make law enforcement “aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!!”
Operation H.U.N.T Meet NOW at Joe's auto park parking 1221 west 3rd street Los Angeles California 90017 Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today & walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters. [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME… THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM] Do not: bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons… We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED tomorrow !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized today… ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER… I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! Objective: to make the Californian government & it's law branches aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!! Let's erase the fear of one another on both sides & start something new here in the city of Los Angeles, a city we all love & share ! There are many things that have to be done to rectify this situation that has plagued us for hundreds of years & UNIFICATION is the 1st step !!! Again, I'm asking for ALL of my AFRICAN AMERICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN & any other AMERICAN who has the heart to STAND WITH US to meet us at the above address & take the 1st step into altering our future for our children & our FAMILIES….I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU & WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES TO BE MEN & TAKE A STAND MY BROTHERS.. THE TIME IS NOW – The Game ? @derekdidit
The rappers arrived with about 100 marchers at LAPD headquarters, where they interrupted the graduation of new police recruits.
Snoop greeted Deputy Chief Beatrice Girmala and thanked the department for inviting him and Game to attend a post-graduation news conference.
“We are here to show love and support to the police force in Los Angeles and get some understanding and some communication, and we feel like this is a great start,” Snoop said at the conference, as Police Chief Charlie Beck stood beside him.
“We didn’t know they were gonna be graduating students but this is even better because now that they are about to hit the streets they know there is some sort of dialogue going on,” Snoop continued.
Game stated his belief that Los Angeles can set an example for the rest of the country, by showing how well police and minority communities can work together.
“I’m just saying that this is a strong city that I am from,” Game praised. “I know that together that we can unify Los Angeles.”
At the graduation ceremony, Beck encouraged the new officers to not let what happened in Dallas interfere with their duty.
“This is not about black lives. This is not about brown lives. This is not about blue lives,” Beck declared. “This is about America.”