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Director Quentin Tarantino Earns the Wrath of New York Cops

Oct 26, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Police officers in New York City are in a beef with two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino. The New York Post reports that the director of “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” earned the wrath of the officers over the weekend by participating in a rally against police brutality.

The city’s police union is now calling for a boycott of Tarantino’s movies, according to the report. The rally reportedly took place less than a week after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

Tarantino told the crowd of protesters Saturday in Washington Square Park: “When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call the murderers the murderers.” Tarantino reportedly added that the police are often the murderers.

In a statement, Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said of Tarantino: “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too.”

He added: “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.

“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.’”

5 Comments

  1. Lynch should shut up and back off. Cops have killed about as many innocents as the bad guys have killed cops. His characterization of “cop fiction” belies the fact that he’s seen Quentin’s films and now thinks they should be boycotted. Boycott killing innocents, you clown!

    • Steven: Actually, the police have killed far more innocent, unarmed civilians in recent years than have been killed in the line of duty. Any police death is a tragedy, but so are avoidable deaths of those in custody, and those just boys and men of color who were just sitting around or walking around holding a toy gun, or cell phone, or absolutely nothing at all.

  2. While I might not have kind words for the cop that stops me for a bogus speeding violation supposedly the result of a guy in an airplane with a stopwatch – I do have to say that in my experience and statistically the boys in blue (and the ladies too) to an amazing job and generally keep things running well. The truth concerning the overblown situations is that agitators, race-baters, cop-haters and others that seek to profit from the problems they cause (like the media) have emboldened the bad guys and caused the police to be hyper cautious in the field. So if we want to look at a “chicken and egg” situation – there is blame in both directions. If people (of any color) did not behave in a criminal or antisocial way, there would be far less interaction with law enforcement. Less interaction provides for fewer chances for mistakes – like mistaking a toy for a real gun. But demonstrations with inflammatory intentions will lead to more problems and no solutions. If the NYC Police Dept. announced that they would do no policing or any other law enforcement for one day – NY would never recover. The murder, rape, looting and every other criminal activity they keep under control every day would destroy the city in a single day. Are there bad cops? Certainly there are. Are their bad teachers, clergy, doctors, carpenters, whatever – without a doubt. The vast majority of law enforcement workers are exactly who we want them to be doing a job that is essential to all of us.

  3. Reality Check: you can be an efective cop without drawing your gun and shooting to kill as a first resort. Of course there are many good cops but the murders in uniform need to be identified and prosecuted. They should not be protected or excuses made for their murderour actions. 99.9% of police officers who kill an unarmed person who is no threat to the officer lies about what really happened. because if he does not lie he will most likely be prosecuted. We have to call it like it is.

  4. More cameras on the officers and their cars. We can already see the difference this is making in how officers are responding when they know their actions are being recorded. And it is causing the criminals to begin to reconsider some of the things they do, now that they see comrades going to jail; because there is no way to talk your way out of the facts presented by video. It isn’t a perfect system and doesn’t always work, but it is a valuable way to get both sides to reconsider what they are going to do before they act.

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