New York police boycotting Quentin Tarantino

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Batshit NYPD Union Wants New Yorkers to Boycott Quentin Tarantino.

The film-maker, whose eighth film The Hateful Eight open this December, has become the target of a boycott on the part of New York’s largest police union, after he was spotted taking part in a march against police brutality called Rise Up October on Saturday. 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.

Tarantino told the Post the timing of the demonstration was unfortunate, adding, “We’ve flown in all these families to go and tell their stories… That cop that was killed, that’s a tragedy, too.” “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Patrick Lynch of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said in a statement on Sunday. 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. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch released a statement Sunday blasting the Hollywood heavyweight, best known for such violent films as Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, for calling police officers ‘murderers’ at a demonstration in Manhattan Saturday. Lynch went on to call Tarantino a “purveyor of degeneracy” who “has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.’” Shauntel Abrams, Holder’s cousin, said Tarantino’s comments at the rally were “very disrespectful” and suggested that more people should recognize that behind every cop uniform is a person, just like his late cousin.

That’s why we are out here,” Tarantino told reporters on Saturday. “If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges.” The Guardian estimates that more than 930 people have been killed by police in the United States so far in 2015, with 436 being white, 226 black and 143 Latino. The film, a western set in post-civil War Wyoming following a band of bounty hunters, will be in select theaters Christmas Day ahead of a nationwide release slated for January 8. 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.

But the demonstration happened in the wake of another shooting of a New York police officer: Randolph Holder was shot to death last week while chasing a bicycle thief. Early Lynch would have thrown in an egregious “Kill Bill” just to make it known how much he hates the mayor, or said something incoherent about how he knows Quentin hates cops because Mr.

Its front-page headline screamed “Disgrace” and featured a picture of a protestor (not Tarantino) directing a rude gesture at a nearby police officer. They would not allow his mother to hold her lifeless child dead in the street.’ He also mentioned Antonio Guzmán López, a 38-year-old unarmed man shot dead by San Jose State University Police as well as Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teen shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, whose death also sparked violent protests.

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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