NYPD Union Calls For Boycott Of Quentin Tarantino Films

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NYPD Union Urges Quentin Tarantino Film Boycott After Director Joins Rally Against Police Brutality.

The New York City Police Department’s union is demanding a boycott of his films after the Academy Award-winning director participated in a local protest against police brutality only days after an officer was killed by a suspect. “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too. 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,” said union president Patrick J.

Tarantino, whose directing resume includes violent films like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, flew in from California to take part in the event that included hundreds of other demonstrators. “When I see murders, I do not stand by … Lynch, in a statement. “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’,” he said.

Meanwhile, retired Police Officer John Mangan, who used to work at PSA 5, where Holder had been stationed, took to the streets on Sunday with a sign reading, “God bless the NYPD,” for a one-man march. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” The group gathered Saturday in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood at Washington Square Park before marching about 3 km along Sixth Avenue. The 52-year-old director joined hundreds of people marching in New York on Saturday, campaigning against perceived police brutality and the deaths of unarmed suspects in custody. For more than a year, high-profile deaths of black men have galvanized nationwide demonstrations by protesters complaining that police unfairly profile black and Latino men.

As they moved, those with megaphones shouted stories of the slain as others waved signs with photos of the dead, mostly young black men, and the dates and places of their deaths. A database compiled by the Guardian newspaper says more than 930 people have been killed by police in the United States so far this year, of whom 436 were white, 226 black and 143 Latino. While Tarantino acknowledged the “unfortunate” timing of the rally, he said the protest had to go on because people had traveled long distances to attend. In an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said the Black Lives Matter movement advocates for the killing of police. “I don’t believe that movement should be calling for the murder of police officers,” said Governor Christie in a critique of the president’s support for the movement. “They’ve been chanting in the streets for the murder of police officers.” Actually, very few Black Lives Matter participants actually advocate killing police.

It calls for ceasing so-called broken window policing, limiting use of force by police, demilitarizing police departments, implementing body cameras, increasing community oversight and establishing community representation in police departments, improving police training, and rewriting union contracts to ensure more effective oversight of misconduct investigations, among other reforms. A federal jury ruled that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, who did not face criminal charges, had used excessive force, and it awarded her $500,000 US. On the positive side: no matter the divisions, there does seem to be some bipartisan support for modest criminal justice reform in Congress, which has not been able to pass significant legislation in years. Activist Carl Dix, who helped found RiseUpOctober with West, said that while he sympathized with Holder’s family the officer’s death did not affect the need to hold Saturday’s rally as scheduled.

Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communication.

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