Drake and The Weeknd Make $100,000 Donations to National Bailout Collective

Carla Harmon
June 7, 2020

Last, the team of the comedy series " Brooklyn Nine-Nine", which portrays life in a police station in NY, said the donation of 100,000 dollars to a dedicated fund, the National Lease Fund Network.

Dan Goor, co-creator of the program, visited Twitter to make the announcement and to "condemn" the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

Along with their donation, the cast of the police procedural comedy took to social media to share their thoughts on the protests surrounding the unjust death of George Floyd.

The National Bail Out fund describes itself as a "Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organisers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration".

'I'm an actor who plays a detective on TV, ' Beatriz tweeted.

Griffin called on actors who have played police officers to give money, and Stephanie answered the call. "If you now play a cop?" She was matching the donation of Griffin Newman, an actor who portrayed a detective on CBS's Blue Bloods for two episodes. If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop?

Additionally, Goor noted that he and the cast had made a donation of $100,000 to the fund, which is run by the Community Justice Exchange and is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country.

Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes in an encounter caught on video. "I'll let you do that math".

"I am an actor who plays a detective on television", he tweeted.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's cast and showrunner have come forward in support of those protesting police brutality and death of George Floyd under police custody.

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