‘Black People Kill Black People!’ Fox Panel Gets Heated Over Tarantino, Police

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NY police union calls for boycott of Tarantino films.

Director Quentin Tarantino has drawn the condemnation of the NYPD’s police union after participating in an anti-police brutality protest this weekend in New York City. NEW YORK: New York’s largest police union has demanded a boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after the Oscar-winning director protested against the deaths of unarmed suspects at police hands. “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” said Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. “It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films,” he said.The “Pulp Fiction” director was spotted among the crowds at the RiseUpOctober demonstration in Greenwich Village, and addressed the protesters, telling them, “I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” According to the New York Post, Tarantino said, “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 reportedly flew to New York from his home in California just to attend the rally, which concluded with a march from Washington Square Park to Times Square, past lines of police officers who had cordoned off a traffic lane for the demonstrators.

The “Django Unchained” filmmaker was one of the prominent faces among the thousands who attended rallies on Saturday organized by RiseUpOctober, which sought to bring attention to incidents of alleged police violence against men and women of color. “I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the protest. “If you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. Tarantino’s latest movie “The Hateful Eight” — about bounty hunters in Wyoming after the American Civil War — will premiere in the United States on Christmas Day.

The Post reported exclusively on plans to give officers cuffing discretion last week. “He might want to check his patrol guide,” Bratton said of Mullins. “For over 12 years, the patrol guide has given officers discretion to front-cuff with the permission of a supervisor. Lynch went on to call Tarantino a “purveyor of degeneracy” who “has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.’”

For more than a year, high-profile deaths of black men have galvanised nationwide demonstrations by protesters complaining that police unfairly profile black and Latino men. In a recent interview with New York magazine he confirmed that Barack Obama is “hands down” his “favorite” president of his lifetime. “He’s been awesome this past year.

In the same interview, Tarantino also expressed an affinity for 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.

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