The cast and showrunner of Brooklyn Nine-Nine express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement – and put their money where it is.
Dan Goor, who co-created the police comedy NBC, tweeted tuesday that he and the actors “condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many who protest police brutality across the country. Together, we donated $ 100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network. We encourage you to find your local bond fund: the National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can take you there. #blacklivesmatter. Actors Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio and Joel McKinnon Miller also released the statement.
Like a show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has never backed down from current issues, with episodes focused on illegal immigration, gun violence and the #MeToo movement. Another exceptional episode, “Moo Moo” from season 4, found then sergeant Terry Jeffords racially profiled by a colleague, a white police officer while he was out of service in his own neighborhood.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is not the only police program that deals with recent events. Earlier this week, CBS’s executive producers TO CRUSH. make a statement that promised to better explore the issues of race and the police in minority communities (which you can read here).