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Obama donor Perry hits cops for racial profiling

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Black comedian Tyler Perry accused white police officers of pulling him over due to "racial profiling," as he weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case, which he calls "a murder."

Perry said the profiling happened "a few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio." Perry hosted a high-dollar Obama fundraiser on March 16.

"Although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled, and until this situation has improved greatly, I’m not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a 'stand your ground law,'" Perry wrote on Facebook earlier this week. "RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!!" he added in caps.

Perry also called for a "march in Naples" (Fla.) to protest the freedom of a former police officer who was investigated in the disappearance of two men -- one black, one hispanic -- but not charged.
 

 

 

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