Rapper The Game and his oldest son have raised over $53,000 on behalf of Little Rock, Arkansas police officer Tommy Norman, a white officer known for spending quality time with children within the predominantly black communities he serves.
The Game said his son, Harlem, was inspired to raise the funds after a conversation the two had about “good cops and 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,” the rapper said of his son in an Instagram post. “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.”
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
The Game, in full support of his son’s mission to spur positive police-community interactions, donated the first $1,000 to Harlem’s campaign.
Officer Norman appeared to be blown away by Harlem’s blessing.
“What do I say? What do I do? As I type this I look into the sky & thank the man above for my heart to serve!,” Officer Norman wrote on Instagram to his nearly 1 million followers.
“But can I be honest? I don’t see what you see. I don’t see the amazement. Being on the inside looking out, and giving of my heart & soul for so many years is just a part of life for me,” he wrote. “To grab the worlds attention? No way! A sincere thank you to @losangelesconfidential & his son @hvrlemtaylor for having faith in my mission & dream to change the world!”
What do I say? What do I do? As I type this I look into the sky & thank the man above for my heart to serve! But can I be honest? I don't see what you see. I don't see the amazement. Being on the inside looking out, and giving of my heart & soul for so many years is just a part of life for me. To grab the worlds attention? No way! A sincere thank you to @losangelesconfidential & his son @hvrlemtaylor for having faith in my mission & dream to change the world! 👮🏽💯🙏🏽 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Throughout the weekend, The Game continued to spotlight Officer Norman to his 6 million-plus Instagram followers.
As Breitbart News previously reported, The Game spent his weekend thanking and showing support to police in his native California.
The 36-year-old rapper, along with fellow California rapper Snoop Dogg, led a march for peace and held a press conference Friday with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters.
“I was angry. Sitting on my couch, I couldn’t rest. I couldn’t sleep,” he said in front of a gaggle of news reporters.
“Then, out of nowhere on the news, five police are ambushed by Lord-knows-who-and-what. And they died. And I felt that pain, as well, and I was saddened that that happened as a result of what happened earlier this week,” he added.
“Those are human beings,” The Game continued, referring to the five murdered police officers and seven others who were wounded after Houston New Black Panther Party member Micah X. Johnson ambushed and opened fire on them Thursday during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas.
“I came to a realization that we are really, really destroying humanity,” he added. “While I have all these cameras on me, I want to tell everyone that has their eyes on me that I love you — no matter your race, what school you teach, whoever you are in the world.
“This is a day of change. Embrace yourself in positivity,” he pleaded.
Harlem’s GoFundMe page for Officer Norman is still accepting donations.