Quentin Tarantino supporters condemn police calls for movie boycott

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LAPD backs NYPD boycott of Quentin Tarantino films.

Philadelphia and Los Angeles police groups have said they will join New York City officers in a call to boycott the work of the film director Quentin Tarantino after he took part in a protest against police shootings. NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino joined hundreds of demonstrators waving signs, shouting through megaphones and marching along the city’s streets on Saturday to protest police brutality nationwide. “I’m a human being with a conscience,” said Tarantino, who flew in from California for the event. “And if you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it.A third major police union has joined the boycott of Quentin Tarantino following comments the director made during a Saturday rally protesting police brutality in New York. 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. 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.

Lynch slammed the Oscar-winning director as a “cop-hater.” “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,” Lynch said 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. Cornel West, actor Peter Coyote, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, as well as family members of men and women affected by police brutality. 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. 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. He made this statement just four days after a New York police officer was gunned down in the line of duty. “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.” Mr.

On the day of the funeral, the president of the Philadelphia police union, John McNesby, said the board of directors voted to join the boycott, saying Mr. 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. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; he it turns out also hates cops,” he said. “It is aimed at sending a message, not just to Tarantino, but to anyone whose voice carries great weight in society,” said Carl Dix, one of the group’s organizers. “If you speak out, we will come after you, threaten your livelihood and attempt to scare you back into silence.”

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