NYPD Union Urges Quentin Tarantino Film Boycott After Director Joins Rally …

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NYPD Union Urges Quentin Tarantino Film Boycott After Director Joins Rally Against Police Brutality.

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.Just four days after the on-duty murder of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino took to the streets with hundreds of other demonstrators to protest police brutality. The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem,” said union president Patrick J.

Despite being the master of high-velocity onscreen blood splatter, Tarantino is no fan of offscreen violence, telling a crowd in Washington Square Park Saturday: “When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call the murderers the murderers.” Standing in front of a collage of the faces of victims of police brutality, Tarantino proclaimed: “This is not being dealt with in any way at all. Lynch, in a statement. “New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction’,” he said. Tarantino told the New York Post the timing of the event was “unfortunate,” but people had already flown in to be part of the demonstration. “That cop that was killed, that’s a tragedy, too,” he said.

For more than a year, high-profile deaths of black men have galvanized nationwide demonstrations by protesters complaining that police unfairly profile black and Latino men. Tarantino flew in from California to speak at the demonstration that was organized by the group #RiseUpOctober, which aims to bring justice to those they say have been mistreated by law enforcement. As they moved, those with megaphones shouted stories of the slain as others waved signs with photos of the dead, mostly young black men, and the dates and places of their deaths.

Holder’s cousin Shauntel Abrams, 27, also spoke to the Post as she and other relatives gathered at a church ahead of the officer’s funeral on Wednesday. A database compiled by the Guardian newspaper says more than 930 people have been killed by police in the United States so far this year, of whom 436 were white, 226 black and 143 Latino. In an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said the Black Lives Matter movement advocates for the killing of police. “I don’t believe that movement should be calling for the murder of police officers,” said Governor Christie in a critique of the president’s support for the movement. “They’ve been chanting in the streets for the murder of police officers.” Actually, very few Black Lives Matter participants actually advocate killing police.

It calls for ceasing so-called broken window policing, limiting use of force by police, demilitarizing police departments, implementing body cameras, increasing community oversight and establishing community representation in police departments, improving police training, and rewriting union contracts to ensure more effective oversight of misconduct investigations, among other reforms. A federal jury ruled that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, who did not face criminal charges, had used excessive force, and it awarded her $500,000 US.

People united in New York for three days of protests and marches speaking out against violence at the hands of law enforcement. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press) The protest came at a time of heightened awareness nationwide of the oft-contentious relationship between police officers and the people they serve. On the positive side: no matter the divisions, there does seem to be some bipartisan support for modest criminal justice reform in Congress, which has not been able to pass significant legislation in years. Activist Carl Dix, who helped found RiseUpOctober with West, said that while he sympathized with Holder’s family the officer’s death did not affect the need to hold Saturday’s rally as scheduled.

Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communication.

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