Police union calls for boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after actor addresses anti-cop rally

Quentin Tarantino, a Hollywood director noted for his ultra-violent crime movies, addressed a rally in New York city over the weekend and, in an epic rant, called the police "murderers" - just days after a NY city cop was killed in the line of duty.

“When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” the “Pulp Fiction” auteur blathered to a cheering rally-goers.

As he spoke, Tarantino held up a blown-up photograph of Justin Smith, an Oklahoma man killed in police custody in 1999 after spitting on cops.

His words came just four days after the Tuesday-night murder of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, the brave cop who was shot in the forehead while pursuing a gunman on foot through the streets of East Harlem.

The police union failed to appreciate the drama of Tarantino's appearance and immediately called for a boycott of his films:

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, lashed out against the “Reservoir Dogs” auteur Sunday.

“It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Lynch said in 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.

“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.’ ”

Tarantino acknowledged Saturday that the timing of the rally was “unfortunate.” But he said people had already traveled to be a part of the gathering.

Relatives of Police Officer Randolph Holder, who was killed in East Harlem Tuesday night, were far from appeased.

“I think it’s very disrespectful,” his cousin Shauntel Abrams, 27, said of the protest as she and other relatives gathered at the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway ahead of Holder’s funeral Wednesday.

“Everyone forgets that behind the uniform is a person.”

The timing of his rant was "unfortunate" but the show must go on because a crowd showed up? Unreal.

There has been some pushback from activists who claim that their anti-police movement is being blamed for cop killings across the country. They fail to see the irony of complaining about pro-police demonstrators blaming the entire movement for the actions of a few while they criticize entire police departments for the actions of one or two cops.

Nobody ever accused these supporters of attacks on police with having any brains.

 

Quentin Tarantino, a Hollywood director noted for his ultra-violent crime movies, addressed a rally in New York city over the weekend and, in an epic rant, called the police "murderers" - just days after a NY city cop was killed in the line of duty.

“When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” the “Pulp Fiction” auteur blathered to a cheering rally-goers.

As he spoke, Tarantino held up a blown-up photograph of Justin Smith, an Oklahoma man killed in police custody in 1999 after spitting on cops.

His words came just four days after the Tuesday-night murder of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, the brave cop who was shot in the forehead while pursuing a gunman on foot through the streets of East Harlem.

The police union failed to appreciate the drama of Tarantino's appearance and immediately called for a boycott of his films:

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, lashed out against the “Reservoir Dogs” auteur Sunday.

“It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Lynch said in 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.

“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.’ ”

Tarantino acknowledged Saturday that the timing of the rally was “unfortunate.” But he said people had already traveled to be a part of the gathering.

Relatives of Police Officer Randolph Holder, who was killed in East Harlem Tuesday night, were far from appeased.

“I think it’s very disrespectful,” his cousin Shauntel Abrams, 27, said of the protest as she and other relatives gathered at the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway ahead of Holder’s funeral Wednesday.

“Everyone forgets that behind the uniform is a person.”

The timing of his rant was "unfortunate" but the show must go on because a crowd showed up? Unreal.

There has been some pushback from activists who claim that their anti-police movement is being blamed for cop killings across the country. They fail to see the irony of complaining about pro-police demonstrators blaming the entire movement for the actions of a few while they criticize entire police departments for the actions of one or two cops.

Nobody ever accused these supporters of attacks on police with having any brains.