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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted Baltimore officers; FOP, NAACP object

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WJLA) - A former Baltimore police officer is planning to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

Bobby Berger, whose performances as Jolson created tension with the department in the 1980s, said Wednesday that 610 tickets have been sold in eight days at $45 each for the Nov. 1 fundraiser.

Berger says he doesn't believe there is anything racial about his routine.

But an attorney for the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police says officers don't support it. Michael Davey says it's put the officers in a bad position without their knowledge. Gray was black.



Anonymous said...

that should go over well

Anonymous said...

Wow. The first time ever these two identities agrees on something.
It is his right to do this if he wants. He can put on any show he wants to raise money for whatever he wants.

Anonymous said...

It's in poor taste, regardless, just like the Wayans brothers doing whiteface in White Girls.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me the cops don't have Mike Davey. Holy crap they are going to jail. He is already looking for a plea deal this guy is worthless attorney who sells his clients In a moments notice. He half cooks every case he touches. Please fire him