Last week was a painful week for the law enforcement community in America. Even after a week of anger and hurt, there are still wonderful stories of good.
One such story comes from The Game, who joined Snoop Dogg for a peaceful protest in Los Angeles last week. Over the weekend, The Game discovered North Little Rock’s Officer Tommy Norman. Officer Norman is dedicated to community policing, raising a massive following on Instagram by showing off his intimate relationship with the North Little Rock community. The Game wanted to make his presence known to his Instagram followers, so he posted this over the weekend:
The Game’s son, Harlem, was instantly drawn to Officer Norman’s work. So he asked to set up a GoFund me for Norman, donating the first $1,000 himself. Here’s how The Game announced it on Instagram:
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……
In just a day, the GoFundMe is a huge success, raising over $50,000, which will be used “to purchase and deliver items such as snacks, drinks, and toys for him to keep in his trunk, stocked for the kids and members of the community.”
Bro moves around from The Game, his son Harlem, and Officer Norman.
His work is nothing short of inspiring. We should all be a little bit more like Officer Norman — That’s how you make real change in the world.