The Game and Snoop Dogg are the next in a long list of artists responding to recent highly publicized incidents of police brutality.
Los Angeles rapper The Game initiated a men-only march in Los Angeles today with the ultimate goal of ending up at LAPD headquarters. He put out the call via Instagram to join together under the name Operation H.U.N.T. (“Hate Us Not Today” or “Hunt Us Not Today”) in an effort to protest police brutality after the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
“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,” he wrote. “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!”
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
Snoop Dogg joined The Game and was eager to speak with the recent graduating recruits of the LAPD: “Get some dialogue, get some understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so they get some understanding that we, just like them, are trying to live and go home and get some understanding.”
Update: Snoop Dogg and The Game are now hosting a press conference with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.