Snoop Dogg & The Game Hold Peace March at LAPD Headquarters
Rucuss staffJuly 9, 2016
Snoop Dogg and The Game peacefully marched the to Los Angeles police headquarters in the wake of the Dallas shootings.
More than 100 people gathered outside near West First Street around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning and they remained behind barricades. Snoop Dogg said the group of protesters were there to create a dialogue between the LAPD and the African-American community. He said an open conversation between the two communities would lead to less confrontation and violence between them.
“We all come from different neighborhoods so don’t profile us, don’t look at what we look like. Look at what we’re here for. We’re here for a cause – the right cause – we’re not here being violent. We’re not loud, we’re respectable,” Snoop said.
In two separate incidents, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police. On Thursday Micah Xavier Johnson killed five police officers during a Dallas protest. He was killed in a standoff.
Asked about this by TMZ, Snoop explained “that’s not the answer,” but added that “there’s a lot of built-up frustration.” However, the protest he launched in Los Angeles was different, he said. “You can’t answer hate with hate. You gotta answer hate with love. This is a love offering.”
Standing in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, Snoop said on Instagram that he wanted to reach “the graduating class” of new LAPD recruits.
“This is how you make moves,” he said. “You make it happen. You get some dialogue and understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so that way they know that we just like them.”
The Game added his own message via Instagram, calling it Operation H.U.N.T., which stands for “Hate Us Not Today” and “Hunt Us Not Today.”
The objective, he explained, is “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.”
Photos via ABC
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