Quentin Tarantino Doubles Down: There Is a Problem with ‘Institutional Racism in Law Enforcement’

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The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino continued his war of words against the American law enforcement community during a recent interview, where he said, “cops actually realized that they kind of overreacted and actually don’t look so good.”

Tarantino found himself on the receiving end of calls for boycotts from the NYPD, LAPD, Philadelphia PD, and the National Association of Police Organizations after his remarks at an anti-police rally in New York City on October 24. “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 director told a crowd of protesters.

In response, Fraternal Order of Police executive director Jim Pasco said his organization will “hurt” Tarantino “economically.”

“The right time and place will come up and we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that’s economically,” Pasco told The Hollywood Reporter.

“As far as I’m concerned they started it,” Tarantino said Friday. “I have a right to go out and protest what I consider police brutality. And at the same time you can protest police brutality and not say that all cops are bad and all cops are murders.”

“But there is a problem in the country with police brutality,” Tarantino added. “And there is a problem with the shooting of unarmed black and brown males. And there is a problem with institutional racism, in particularly in law enforcement.”


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