Quentin Tarantino Police Boycott Grabs New Jersey’s Attention

President of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association calls for “brother and sister law enforcement officers” to join New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles cops boycotting Tarantino movies

Last Updated: October 30, 2015 @ 7:22 AM

Quentin Tarantino now has a whole state of police officers angry at him for publicly condemning police brutality.

Following in the footsteps of law enforcement organizations in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia calling for a boycott of the “Hateful Eight” director’s films, New Jersey has decided to jump on the bandwagon.

“As the State President of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, I am calling on our membership to join with our friend and colleague, New York PBA President Pat Lynch and our brother and sister law enforcement officers in boycotting Quentin Tarantino movies,” New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Colligan wrote on the group’s website. 

Colligan went on to say that Tarantino’s “irresponsible” comments could have led to someone assaulting or killing a police officer.

Quentin Tarantino needs to understand that as a public figure his voice is one that people listen to,” he continued. “He has an obligation to be more responsible. This is not a movie, this is real life where police officers lives are impacted by his words.”

New Jersey joins New York, LA, and Philadelphia police unions in calling for a boycott of Tarantino’s films after the director appeared at a rally against police brutality at which he said, “I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

The protest 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.”

“It’s like this: It’s unfortunate timing, but we’ve flown in all these families to go and tell their stories,” Tarantino said. “That cop that was killed, that’s a tragedy, too.”