A Philadelphia Police Union Is Boycotting Quentin Tarantino

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

LAPD backs NYPD boycott of Quentin Tarantino films.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League has come out in support of a call for a boycott of the “Pulp Fiction” director’s films after he appeared in an anti-police brutality protest organized by RiseUpOctober on Saturday in New York City. “I’m a human being with a conscience,” he said at the time. “If you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” Tarantino’s use of the word “murder” led to a backlash from the New York Benevolent Association. “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Patrick J.

Tarantino should be mindful of the potential dangers that can result from the dangerous rhetoric once it is ingrained in the mind of a person who is willing to harm an officer,” New Jersey PBA President Pat Colligan said in a statement Wednesday night. “When I see murders, I do not stand by, I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” Tarantino told a crowd of protesters, according to news reports. Film director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level this past weekend by referring to police as murderers during an anti-police march in New York.” “Hateful rhetoric dehumanizes police and encourages attacks on us,” Lally added. “And questioning everything we do threatens public safety by discouraging officers from putting themselves in positions where their legitimate actions could be falsely portrayed as thuggery.” Tarantino has yet to respond to the criticism. Although he has never been known for his political activism, he has expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. “I love the fact that people are talking and dealing with the institutional racism that has existed in this country and been ignored,” he told New York Magazine in July. “I feel like it’s another ’60s moment, where the people themselves had to expose how ugly they were before things could change.

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