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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:35 PM

Fundraiser for Baltimore cops charged in Freddie Gray’s death to feature blackface performance


A fundraiser for the “Baltimore 6″ — the police officers charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray — will feature a blackface performance by a former police officer who was compelled to leave force in 1984 for performing in blackface, Ebony’s Jamilah Lemieux reports.

Among the list of entertainers on the invitation to the fundraiser is one “Bobby ‘Al Jolson’ Berger — out of retirement,” which as Lemieux noted is one of the stranger ways “to raise funds for a group of police implicated in the death of a black man.” When she contacted number listed on the invitation, however, she discovered why Berger had been booked — “I’m hosting the event,” he told her.

“I was a Baltimore city policeman,” he said by way of explaining why he was hosting the fundraiser, “and then I had no income, no insurance, and a wife and child. We’re trying to get something together for them for Christmas.” ................(more)

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/22/fundraiser_for_baltimore_cops_charged_in_freddie_grays_death_to_feature_blackface_performance/




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JimDandy Jul 2015 #1

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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:44 PM

1. Micheals, the venue for it in Glen Burnie, has cancelled the performance.

When they found out what this jerk's performance entailed, they shut him right down.

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