According to this article, Quentin Tarantino’s movies will be boycotted by police organizations. Since Tarantino accused police officers of being cold-blooded murderers, the protests against Tarantino have multiplied in number and ferocity.

These protests started when Tarantino said “I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” Saying that that touched off a firestorm is understatement. The “National Association of Police Organizations — a group representing 1,000 police units and associations and over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers,” issued a statement saying “We ask officers to stop working special assignments or off-duty jobs, such as providing security, traffic control or technical advice for any of Tarantino’s projects.”

Here’s NAPO’s full official statement:

Just days after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was killed in the line of duty, film director Quentin Tarantino bluntly referred to police as “murderers” during an anti-police rally in New York City this past weekend. As a high-profile figure, Tarantino’s language is utterly irresponsible, particularly at a time when the nation is seeing increasing and persistent calls for the killing of officers. Anti-police rhetoric like Tarantino’s threatens the safety of police and citizens alike. The police he are calling murderers are the same officers who were present along the protest route to ensure the safety of protesters, who provide security when he is filming, and who put their lives on the line to protect our communities day in and day out. The National Association of Police Organizations staunchly supports the call of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Los Angeles Police Protective League to boycott Tarantino’s films. Furthermore, we ask officers to stop working special assignments or off-duty jobs, such as providing security, traffic control or technical advice for any of Tarantino’s projects. We need to send a loud and clear message that such hateful rhetoric against police officers is unacceptable!

Mr. Tarantino should expect a lengthy, extensive blowback after his comments. These police officers are under siege. The last thing they need is a grandstanding Hollywood nutjob making their jobs more difficult and dangerous. That’s what Tarantino did with his reckless statements.

2 Responses to “Boycotting Tarantino’s movies”

  • Chad Q says:

    I guess one man’s murderer is another man’s police officer. Are there cases of excessive force or brutality? Yep and those case are handled in the courts and the officer is sent to prison or fired. What we are seeing/hearing all too much these days are media reports that have either altered the story or evidence to make it look like the police are always in the wrong. Worst part of all of this is nothing happens to the media outlets perpetrating the lies.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Welcome to fact-free America, Chad. Remember the Clarence Thomas hearings? It isn’t about the evidence. It’s about the seriousness of the charges.

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