Snoop Dogg And The Game Has Came Together To Protest at The LAPD Headquarters
|Snoop Dogg And The Game Has Came Together|
To Protest at The LAPD Headquarters
The famous Crips and Bloods representatives joined forces on Friday (Jul. 8) in the wake of fatal police shootings that have taken place this week.
In two separate incidents, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were shot and killed by police. On Thursday (Jul. 7), snipers killed five police officers during a Dallas protest. Three alleged suspects are in custody, a fourth suspect was killed in a standoff.
He said women and children should stay away, “THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM,” he wrote.
The Game, a Compton native whose legal name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, said in his announcement the march had to be peaceful .
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, said organizers didn’t know there was an LAPD recruit graduation scheduled for Friday morning. The point of the march was to reintroduce the Police Department to members of the community it serves, he told reporters at the scene.
About 50 men joined the march to LAPD headquarters.
“The mission is to reintroduce our community to the LAPD... just to get some understanding and dialogue,” he said. “We’re the ones they’re going to be dealing with, we’re the ones that are going to be pulled over. … We’re here on peace.”
The group began planning the march before dawn, the Game said.
Organizers spoke with marchers about their unifying, peaceful message so it couldn’t be misconstrued by police and conversely, so they would listen when law enforcement responded.
“We don’t have to fear each other today,” he said.
|Alton Sterling and Philando Castile|
On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was shot by police in Baton Rouge, La. and cell phone video of the incident went viral. Wednesday night, Philando Castile was shot in Falcon Heights, Minn. His death was live-streamed on Facebook and also went viral.
Together, the shootings refocused the nation on fatal use of force by law enforcement officers, particularly against people of color. A cell phone video of an unarmed, white 19-year-old man being shot by police in Fresno has also gained media attention.
|H.U.N.T Protest In LA|
In Dallas, about 800 people were peacefully marching through downtown flanked by about 100 police officers when shooting broke out. The shooter, or possibly shooters, targeted police and wounded 12, five of them fatally.
The Game said Friday morning that he was leading a march as a leader of his community and as a human being.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Police commanders ultimately met with Snoop, The Game and other marchers. There was plenty of smiles and agreement.
Richard Noveles, 29, of Norwalk, marched with the group and said that he rejected violence as the answer.
“America needs to wake up and realize where this is going. This thing is escalating and at the end of the day it ain’t going to be safe for me or safe for you,” Noveles said.
“Everyone is thinking they are safe behind their keyboards and that a hashtag means something. But a hashtag or a keyboard aren’t going to save you once it goes that route and gets violent.”
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
We want peace before it escalates because when that happens ain't nobody safe. #YouAreTheOtherGuyToTheOtherGuy pic.twitter.com/FWykkuqIfX— Rich (@Richie_l0c0) July 8, 2016