Rap icons The Game and Snoop Dogg put their words into action.
Both West Coast legends led a peaceful rally called H.U.N.T., “Hate Us Not Today.” They led a group of men through the streets of Los Angeles to the police station where they spoke with LAPD officers.
The Doggfather took to Instagram speaking to new police officers that are about to graduate. “Finna get some dialogue with the LAPD, the new recruits, the graduating class of 2016. This is how you make moves, man. You make it happen. You get some dialogue, some understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so that way they know that we, just like them, we trying to live and go home and get some understanding, so we advise you all to do the same. Follow protocol.”
Game made a proclamation for the rally on his own Instagram page, calling all men of any color to join him and Snoop in walking to the police headquarters. “LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME… THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM,” he says in his caption.
The Compton, California rapper reinforced the necessity for the protest to be peaceful and advises the attendees to leave all weapons and illegal substances at home.
According to the Los Angeles Times, when the group arrived at the headquarters, they met with Police Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,
“We all have to live in each others’ skin and recognize that we all have other challenges,” Beck said. “It’s not about placing blame. … L.A. is not about violence. We want to stop it from happening.”
“We want it to be not just about words,” the mayor said about finding change.
View the video from the H.U.N.T. rally: