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Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s cast and showrunner have donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network in support of those protesting police brutality nationwide.
In a tweet Tuesday announcing the gift, producer and co-creator Dan Goor and the cast condemned the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The cast also encouraged others to donate to local bail funds. “The National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can lead you to them. #blacklivesmatter,” the post added, along with a link to the fund network.
Along with the cast’s donation, series star Stephanie Beatriz shared on Twitter that she had donated $11,000 the Community Justice Exchange in support of the Black Lives Matter protests. Her donation followed that of Blue Blood‘s Griffin Newman, who noted in his own post the importance for actors who’ve played police officers onscreen donating to organizations fighting for social justice reform.
Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on the NBC sitcom, wrote: “I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv. If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math.”
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