Quentin Tarantino has made a firm stand against those police that are guilty of murder. The Free Thought Project reported on the Academy Award-winning film director’s comments condemning the police brutality that has become all too commonplace in pour society.
But after the Tarantino’s comments, police announced their intentions to boycott his films as a response. Executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, Jim Pasco has announced that there will be a “surprise” in store for Tarantino, telling The Hollywood Reporter that “we’ll be opportunistic…Tarantino has made a good living out of violence and surprise,” says Pasco. “Our officers make a living trying to stop violence, but surprise is not out of the question.”
The Police Order is based in Washington D.C. and consists of more than 330,000 full-time sworn officers. But their warning to Tarantino hasn’t swayed the director from his position.
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tarantino defended himself by saying “All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that.” Instead, what Tarantino did say was:
“I got something to say, but actually I would like to give my time to the families that want to talk. I want to give my time to the families. However, I just do also want to say: What am I doing here? I’m here because I am a human being with a conscience. And when I see murder, I cannot stand by, and I have to call the murdered the murdered, and I have to call the murderers the murderers. Now, I’m going to give my time to the families.”
Pasco has promised that at the right place and at the right time, “we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that’s economically.”
Since when are law abiding police members accorded the right to threaten another citizen merely for the reason they disagree with some words spoken?