The Game has been taking steps to promote peaceful protest and conversations between communities and police in light of the recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and a sniper attack on Dallas officers. And his son is no different.
Harlem Caron Taylor, the rapper’s 13-year-old son, took a page out of his father’s playbook and started a GoFundMe fundraiser for an Arkansas police officer to shed light on a cop taking strides to be a positive influence. Taylor began the account with the hashtag #AGoodSonForAGoodCop.
?Officer Tommy Norman of North Little Rock Arkansas has been an advocate for change within his community, writing on his community-positive website: “If you can just take two minutes out of the day to go out and make a difference, whether checking on your neighbor if they’re elderly, cutting someone’s grass, or hold the door for someone. It’s really just acts of kindness and I think acts of kindness coming from a police officer means that much more to people because that’s not something you’re used to seeing.”
“Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one, and Officer Norman is changing that one person at a time,” Taylor wrote. “He has changed the way he approaches the community he patrols and is committed to building strong relationships with the residents.”
The Game was the first to donate on the page, starting the GoFundMe with $1,000.
“Not only am I proud of my son for taking initiative, I’m thankful that I’ve raised him with such a pure heart regardless of the negativities he’s seen me overcome,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram post promoting his son’s selfless act. “’It takes a village to raise a child’ & this good cop is going the extra mile for a lot of young African American children… #BlackLivesMatter to more than just #BlackLives #AGoodSonForAGoodCop #StayCommitted.”
Good morning world…… So as I told you yesterday, I had conversations with my oldest son @hvrlemtaylor about good cops & bad ones & he did his research & found officer @tnorman23’s page & i was touched by how active he is in the black community where he polices. My son said, how does he help all of these kids & stuff, is he rich ??? I said I don’t know if he’s rich but sometimes it doesn’t take much to help those in need son…… Being that my son is on vacation with his mother visiting relatives in Atlanta, Arkansas & Louisiana he wanted to do something for officer @tnorman23 in Little Rock so he delevoped a #GoFundMe to try & raise $10,000 so that officer @tnorman23 can stuff his trunk with toys, goodies, food & other things to help him continue contributing to the kids & people in Little Rock Arkansas….. (& BEFORE SOMEONE NEGATIVE PUTS IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, YES I COULD’VE GIVEN THE 10K MYSELF BUT THAT WOULDVE STOLEN THE JOY OUT OF MY SONS IDEA & HIS COMMITMENT & DEDICATION FOR SOMETHING & SOMEONE HE FELT TOUCHED BY). But as I type, I AM GOING TO DONATE THE 1st $1,000 !!!!!!!! Not only am I proud of my son for taking initiative, I’m thankful that I’ve raised him with such a pure heart regardless of the negativities he’s seen me over come…… So please CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & donate anything as small as $1 to the officers mission & together we will help a good soul continue being a super role model for other law enforcement & a life saver for the children of tomorrow…… As soon as the $10,000 goal is reached… The funds will then immediately be transferred from my @therobinhoodproject account by my charity’s manager @ilndprncss to officer @tnorman23. “It takes a village to raise a child” & this good cop is going the extra mile for a lot of young African American children… #BlackLivesMatter to more than just #BlackLives #AGoodSonForAGoodCop #StayCommitted [Tag as many people to this post as you can & FOLLOW officer @tnorman23 NOW….. I’m really amazed by what he is doing !!!] again… PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & contribute ANYTHING you’d like… Let’s see @hollywoodunlocked & @theshaderoom post this —
Taylor has taken after his father in starting peaceful conversations between a community and their police force. Game recently took part in leading a march alongside Snoop Dogg to the Los Angeles Police Department graduation to “build up dialogue between the police and the community.”