The two rappers led a peaceful march of more than 100 people to the headquarters of Los Angeles Police Department on the day of recruit graduation.
In the wake of police brutality, Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful march to the headquarters of Los Angeles Police Department on Friday morning, July 8, the same day where new recruits were just about to graduate.
They were joined by more than 100 people. The Game shared on Instagram a photo of him and Snoop. The Game wore a white tee with “H.U.N.T.” written on it. He put out a call for men of all races to join “Operation H.U.N.T.”, which stands for “Hunt Us Not Today” and “Hate Us Not Today”.
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 two rappers arrived at the LAPD headquarters where they had a private meeting with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and other top police official while the graduation ceremony of new LAPD recruits was going on.
Snoop Dogg said The point of the march was to reintroduce the Police Department to members of the community it serves: “Respect is key. Think about the person you’re pulling over and their family. Because that way, you’ll have more of a consideration of life and de-escalate as opposed to escalate.” While The Game told the new recruit during the graduation ceremony “I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I was saddened by what happened in Dallas. I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I was angered about what occurred in Minnesota and Louisiana and Fresno. The cops that died in Dallas weren’t the cops that shot and killed Philando or Alton. As much as Philando and Alton didn’t deserve that, those cops in Dallas didn’t deserve that. And the only thing I could think of was to initiate peace on both sides, so that’s why I’m here.”
In a video shared by Snoop, he explained the reason for marching to LAPD headquarters, saying they wanted “some dialogue [and] some understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so that way they know that we[‘re] just like them and we’re trying to live go home and get some understanding.”
Chief Charlie Beck told reporters after the meeting, “This cannot continue. We cannot continue to break into camps. We cannot continue to go to our corners and come out fighting. We are all furious about what has happened to this conversation – that there is no dialogue, that is it becoming a screaming contest from opposite sides of the room. It can’t be that. The way to solve problems is to sit down, to look them in the eye and work it out.”