New York City’s police union is calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino movies after the director blasted officers during a rally against police brutality Saturday — less than a week after an officer was killed by an armed-suspect.
“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 “Django Unchained” director told a crowd of protesters in Washington Square Park, saying that cops are too often “murderers.”
The rally came four days after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was fatally shot in the head while chasing a gunman in East Harlem. When asked about the timing of the rally, Tarantino called it “unfortunate.”
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said in a statement Sunday to the New York Post, “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too.
“The police officers that
Author, activist and scholar Cornel West helped organize Saturday’s rally, which was billed as #RiseUpOctober. Several hundred people attended the gathering.