Posted by | July 23, 2015 15:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly

A former Baltimore cop plans to perform in blackface to raise money for indicted officers.

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 in Glen Burnie.

But the venue where Berger intended to hold the event, Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, posted a notice on its website that the fundraiser will not be hosted there.

“No contract was signed with Mr. Berger,” the notice said. “Michael’s does not condone blackface performances of any kind.”

Berger said in an interview he doesn’t believe there is anything racist about his routine.

“It’s coincidence,” Berger said about the fact that the entertainer he impersonates wore blackface. “There’s no racial overtones to this show. There’s nothing racial to the show.”

Michael Davey, an attorney for the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police, said officers do not support the fundraiser. Gray was black. He died of injuries received in police custody. Davey said no money would be accepted from the fundraiser.

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  • whatthe46

    every case this sob worked that has caused anyone to be sitting in prison today or served any amount of time in jail or prison, should be gone through with a fine tooth comb.

  • FatRat

    Sweet Zombie Jesus. I more than half way expect for him to come dancing out from a giant paper mache replica of a watermelon!!

  • Warman1138

    Some people just never stop, they gotta keep digging up old racist stuff and try to make it relevant but they just make themselves look stupid instead.

  • Tommie

    Hope he plan that when someone gets a chance, they will kick his ass!

  • rg9rts

    Was just wondering…would Emmett Kelly be considered in black face??