The unexpected alliance between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and rapper the Game continued Wednesday as the pair released a public service announcement aimed at quelling violence across the city.
The 48-second clip — the first, the LAPD said, in a series of anti-violence videos involving public figures — was the latest signal of an ongoing partnership between the police chief and the Compton rapper, a coalition born out of an impromptu meeting at police headquarters this month.
The video opened with a somber Beck listing statistics about violence last year in Los Angeles. Almost 1,000 people were shot in 2015, the chief said. Almost 300 of them died. Eighty percent of both the victims and shooters, he added, “were young men of color.”
“We have to stop killing one another,” the Game said.
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