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The stars of NBC's hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine show their solidarity with demonstrators against racial injustice. In a statement tweeted by cast members and showrunner Dan Goor on June 2, the team announced that they had donated $ 100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network to show solidarity with the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis, MN. The statement said they "condemn George Floyd's murder and support the many people who are protesting the brutality of the police at national level."
They also encouraged everyone to "look up your local bail fund: The National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can guide you to them."
#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/SOInRpgTnB pic.twitter.com/Wgm46D3Uec
– The lonely island (@thelonelyisland) June 3, 2020
The National Bail Fund Network is one of the many organizations that aim to save people from prison or immigration detention. This is a necessary aid for people who take part in nationwide demonstrations. Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on the show, announced her solo donation to the organization on the same day as the donation from The tick Star Griffin Newman. On Monday June 1st, Newman launched an initiative that encouraged actors who played police officers to donate money to organizations that help protesters. The initiative came after an article vulture inspired online conversation about the hyperfocus of television on law enforcement and how this has affected public opinion about police officers.
"I am an actor who plays a detective on TV," Beatriz tweeted. "If you're currently playing a cop? If you earn tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I'll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for showing the way)."
I am an actor who plays a detective on TV.
When you're playing a cop?
If you earn tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals when you play a cop?
I'll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for the guidance). pic.twitter.com/Xxf3dU0urF
– Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020