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MSNBC’s Hayes to Tarantino: Are You Surprised By ‘Vitriol’ With Which Cops, Police Unions Have Responded To You?

MSNBC’s “All In” host Chris Hayes asked Quentin Tarantino if he was surprised by “the vitriol” with which police and police unions have responded to Tarantino’s comments about police during his interview with the director  on Wednesday.

After Tarantino referenced cases where he thought the police committed murder, Hayes asked, “There’s something about that word, obviously, which has set off police unions, and many police officers. Why do you think — were you surprised by the — frankly, the vitriol with which they’ve responded to those comments?”

Tarantino responded, “Yeah. I was surprised. I was under the impression I was an american and that I had 1st Amendment rights, and there was no problem with me going to an anti-police brutality protest, and speaking my mind, and just because I was at an anti-police brutality protest doesn’t mean I’m anti-police. And basically, there was a lot of people at that rally, and we were all crying for — we were crying for a lot of things, but there was one thing in particular, which was, stop shooting unarmed people. We want justice, but stop shooting unarmed people, but they don’t want to deal with that. They would rather start arguments with celebrities than examine the concerns put before them by a citizenry that has lost trust in them.”

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