It appears that director Quentin Tarantino is not only receiving backlash from the NYPD for supporting the anti police brutality protest #RiseUpOctoberRally. The Philadelphia police department and LAPD has joined in the support of boycotting Tarantino’s films. President of Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, John McNesby released a statement.
Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police. Mr Tarantino has made a good living through films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; it turns out he also hates cops.
On Tuesday October 27, the Los Angeles Police Protective League stated,
We fully support constructive dialogue about how police interact with citizens. But there is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are. Film Director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level this past weekend by referring to police as murders during an anti-police march in New York.
The protest was only a couple days after an NYPD officer, Randolph Holder was murdered in the line of duty. The 5 year veteran was killed while in pursuit of a criminal. New York’s Police Benevolent Association president Patrick J. Lynch released a statement.
It’s no surprise that someone makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop hater too… It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino films.
Tarantino’s comment that sparked the negative attention,
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.