Rappers The Game & Snoop Dogg both led a peaceful march to one of Los Angeles Police Department Precinct’s with a group of 100 or more people Friday July, 8th. The message that was given was one of hope and understanding, The Game inferred he was not only saddened by the loss of cops in Dallas, but still angered about the killings of Philando & Alton in their perspective towns and communities.
The theme of the Rally was H.U.N.T. which according to The Game stands for “Hunt Us Not Today” & “Hate Us Not Today” he’d had Tee’s printed out with Targets on the back. When they made it to the precinct, The Game & Snoop were both invited inside to a Police Ceremony/Graduation to not only meet the Mayor of L.A. Eric Garcetti, but also the Police Chief Charlie Beck.
I think it’s awesome that mainstream Hiphop artist specifically take the helm in reigning in peace and showing those who follow them there’s a right and a wrong way to handle things in their communities. It not only show’s strength of character, it also shows that they have a conscious and are aware of what consequences are to follow if we don’t get a head start on preventing more deaths. Be it death by Police or other person’s. Death isn’t acceptable in any unnatural form, nobody’s life should be taken is what I gathered from this Rally and many others Rally’s that have popped up post-Dallas so far.
Snoop Dogg’s take on it is that the rally to the LAPD Graduation and being allowed to speak with the Graduating Class of 2016 recruits allows them to have an open dialogue and communication. Snoop having two older son’s of his own, understands the complexity of being a young black man today and would like to prevent not only the killings of his seeds but others in the black community.
“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.”-Snoop Dogg