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The Game Lends Celebrity to LAPD Anti-Violence Outreach Campaign

The Game recently invited leaders of the Crips, Bloods and other street gangs to come together in South Los Angeles.

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    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joined forces with rapper The Game on a new public service announcement calling for an end to gun violence among men of color in Los Angeles. (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    Rap artist The Game is lending his celebrity to a Los Angeles Police Department public outreach campaign calling for an end to violence between young men of color.

    The first public service announcement features The Game against a dark backdrop appealing to viewers "to stop killing one another" and to take a "positive stand" to unite the community.

    Also appearing in the PSA is LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who says statistics show that the overwhelming majority of shootings last year were committed by young men of color targeting others like them.

    Violent crime rates in Los Angeles have been on an uptick in the last few years, following years of declines. Crime overall last year was up for the first time in more than 10 years.

    Rappers and Mayor Attend Gang Unity Summit

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    Rapper The Game and Mayor Eric Garcetti, gathered hundreds in the "Time to Unite: United Hoods and Gangs Nation," to bring to attention the need to stop gang violence. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Published Sunday, July 17, 2016)

    Beck is expected to join Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday to discuss the mid-year crime statistics, which show continued increases in violent and property crimes.

    The PSAs will be posted on Twitter with the hashtag #StopTheViolence. Future videos will continue to feature celebrities, including athletes, actors and other well-known public figures, LAPD officials said.

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