Snoop Dogg and The Game held a peaceful rally in Los Angeles, and a joint news conference with the Los Angeles Police Department, in response to the Dallas police shootings and other recent senseless killings. WATCH the rappers funnel their outrage into action right here.
Snoop Dogg, 44, and The Game, 36, took a stand and hosted a peaceful rally and news conference with the LAPD today, July 8, as part of an initiative called Operation H.U.N.T. (an acronym for both Hate Us Not Today and Hunt Us Not Today). The policy brutality protest served as the rappers’ responses to the tragic shootings of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the police officers in Dallas. Read on to see how Snoop and The Game united with the LAPD to send an important message.
In a remarkable act of peacemaking, Snoop Dogg and The Game united with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to hold a news conference outside of the LAPD headquarters together. They talked about the rally that the rappers led Friday morning in response to the recent acts of violence that have shocked the nation, and moved viewers with their public alliance.
“This is a city that can be one, that was one, and that can get back to being one. We all have children who we love, families who we love, and we need to take responsibility as a human race and accept the role as peace-givers and people who distribute love and change throughout this city,” The Game said during the conference. So inspiring.
Snoop Dogg also stressed the importance of the police working with the community of Los Angeles in order to enact change. “I want to thank the Mayor and the Chief for allowing us to come behind closed doors to hold a conversation with them. Our whole mission today was to move in peace and show that L.A. can be unified. Not to bash the police, but to come up here and get some dialogue and communication,” Snoop explained. “We’re all from Los Angeles and we all represent the same cause. Today was a step. We are here to get some understanding and communication, and we feel like this is a great start.”
You can watch an excerpt from the press conference right here.
Snoop and The Game held a peaceful protest earlier in the day, inviting “all African American men, Mexican American men, and any other race of real men with heart” to walk with them. The peaceful march ended at the LAPD headquarters, where the rappers were able to speak privately to the Mayor and LAPD Chief before holding their press conference.
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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
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