Tarantino’s dad joins NJ police union in condemnation

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Famous Director Quentin Tarantino Gets a Lecture From His Dad on ‘Facts’ and ‘Reality’ After Making Rabid Anti-Cop Remarks.

Quentin Tarantino’s dad is speaking up just days after his son helped lead an anti-police rally in New York City, which happened to be in the wake of the sixth NYPD officer killed in the line of duty in less than a year. The rally was organized by the group RiseUpOctober and came four days after the shooting and killing of police officer Randolph Holder while he was persuing a suspect in East Harlem. “I’m here because I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the rally. “And when I see murder I cannot stand by and I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” Tarantino’s remarks brought swift condemnation from police officers. Carl Dix, one of the group’s organizers and a national spokesman for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, issued a statement protesting the boycott, according to The New York Times. “It is aimed at sending a message, not just to Tarantino, but to anyone whose voice carries great weight in society,” said Dix, claiming the boycott was a means to intimidate protestors. “If you speak out, we will come after you, threaten your livelihood and attempt to scare you back into silence.” Dix’s attempt at playing the victim is having little effect on police. He suggested Tarantino’s rhetoric might lead to the murder of police officers. “It is hard not to see the anti-police rhetoric that has been stirred up in the nation over the past year.

Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, issued a statement: “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” Now Tony Tarantino, Quentin Tarantinio’s father, has made a statement in support of the police. 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,” Colligan said. “Quentin Tarantino needs to understand that as a public figure his voice is one that people listen to. A little research digs up information showing that you’ve been arrested for shoplifting, done jail time after ignoring $7,000 worth of parking tickets and, more recently, been sued for assaulting a Hollywood producer. He said Tony Tarantino was courageous in speaking out against his son. “It is not easy criticizing someone you care about,” Lynch said in a statement. “But he so … has insulted the very people who protect his freedom of speech and who facilitate the making of his films. Stop Police Terror,” he declared to the already agitated crowd that cops are “murderers.” Tarantino also chose to repeat incorrect facts about the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the episode that galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

He told the rapt crowd Brown had “tried to run away” from police officer Darren Wilson when, in fact, the most reliable grand jury witnesses testified that young Brown was “charging” the officer when he was shot. If he does apologize, it will be because he’s pressured into by studio bosses more upset about the controversy than he is, says Howard Bragman, veteran publicist and founder of 15 Minutes Public Relations. “Not only has Quentin Tarantino been through controversies, he kind of likes being that guy,” Bragman says. “I think Quentin is pretty ok with what he did.

Furthermore, there was no credible evidence that the teen ever threw up his arms and cried, “Don’t shoot.” Those conclusions were not disputed by the U.S. We can defend ourselves now!’ and Hollywood is always a big target for these kinds of feuds.” Bragman says Tarantino should say something; suggesting police are murderers is not fair to police, and ignoring the backlash, no matter how manipulative, is not a good PR strategy. “But Quentin Tarantino has not gotten to be where he is because he’s the most politically correct guy in Hollywood, and people like him because he’s not PC,” Bragman says. “He’s not the guy who’s going to grovel.” Also on Tarantino’s side is history: When he’s feuded before, he engaged, and emerged more or less unscathed. Holder, a third-generation officer, had responded to a report of shots fired and was killed as he pursued the suspect, a career criminal with 28 arrests on his rap sheet. “Shame on him,” NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told a local radio show. “There are no words to describe the contempt I have for him and his comments at this particular time.” “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Lynch said.

It is wonderful when singer Bono pushes for AIDS assistance for Africa or actor George Clooney campaigns to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur.

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