The Game has been actively promoting peaceful conversations between police and the black community following the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and a sniper attack on Dallas officers.
And when it comes to his 13-year-old son, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Taking a cue from his dad, Harlem Caron Taylor 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.”
Taylor wrote: “Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one, and Officer Norman is changing that one person at a time. He has changed the way he approaches the community he patrols and is committed to building strong relationships with the residents.”
The first donation on the GoFundMe page, $1,000, came from Taylor’s famous dad.
The account surpassed its $50,000 goal within just one day.
“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 the below 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.”
Way to go Harlem!
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