With our society still reeling from the recent tragedies in Dallas, Batan Rouge, and Falcon Heights, we continue to see positive outreach from artists with platforms.
One such musician who has been publicly active in promoting change is The Game. Earlier in the week, he and Snoop Dogg led a march to the LAPD headquarters that eventually turned into a sitdown conversation with the LA Mayor and LA Police Chief. And yesterday, The Game continued his positivity by supporting his son GoFundMe page.
Harlem, The Game's son, is raising money for Arkansas police officer Tony Norman, who has become a well-known figure on social media for his community policing. Officer Norman's Instagram feed is filled with videos of his down-to-earth, personal, and genuine interactions with members of the community he patrols. Harlem and The Game both cited Officer Norman as an example of good cop.
"Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one and Officer Norman is changing that one person at a time," says the GoFundMe description. "He has changed the way he approaches the community he patrols and is committed to building strong relationships with the residents. The money raised will be used to help Officer Norman continue his mission strengthening the community. We will be purchasing and delivering items such as snacks, drinks, and toys for him to keep his trunk stocked for the kids and members of the community. We are The Robin Hood Project!!!"
Initially, the GoFundMe started with a goal of raising $10,000 for Officer Norman. However, after The Game donated the first $1,000 and raised awareness of the page through an Instagram post, the total money raised has skyrocketed to $44,000 as of Monday morning. As a result of the volume of donations, the goal was raised to $50,000.