Rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game took action in their home state by leading a peaceful march in Los Angeles Friday.
Snoop said in an Instagram video that the goal was to get a dialog going with new LAPD recruits before they start working in the field.
"That way they know that we're just like them and we're trying to live, go home and get some understanding," he said.
ABC News reported that over 100 people joined the march, called "Operation H.U.N.T.," which stands for "Hunt Us Not Today" and "Hate Us Not Today."
LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck invited Snoop and The Game to meet new recruits and several officers met with protesters.
The Game told ABC News the event marked the first time he had a positive interaction with a police officer.
"We need to look each other in the eye and start a relationship," The Game said.
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