On Wednesday, the Free Thought Project reported on the remarkably brave stance Academy Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino, has made in owning his comments condemning police brutality.
After police across the country had announced their plans to boycott his films, Tarantino refused to be bullied and remained steadfast in his decision to call the police who murdered people "murderers. "
Tarantino was not calling all cops murderers, nor was he purporting that he "hates cops." However, these facts are not important to those throwing bricks from the other side of the blue wall.
In fact, during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tarantino responded, “All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that.”
What Tarantino said was this,
“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.”
But the truth is irrelevant to some. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the executive director for the largest police union in the country, representing 330,000 full-time cops, said police have a 'surprise' for Tarantino.
This 'surprise' is in response to Tarantino 'calling cops murderers' and the police seem entirely unconcerned with the notion that this never happened.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, would not go into any detail about what is being cooked up for the Hollywood director, but he did tell THR: "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 FOP, based in Washington, D.C., consists of more than 330,000 full-time, sworn officers. According to Pasco, the surprise in question is already "in the works," and will be in addition to the standing boycott of Tarantino's films, including his upcoming movie The Hateful Eight.
Calling it a 'surprise' in no way lessens the fact that those who are sworn to uphold the constitution, including protecting free speech, are threatening a man for practicing his free speech.
"Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element," said Pasco. "Something could happen anytime between now and [the premiere]. And a lot of it is going to be driven by Tarantino, who is nothing if not predictable."
All Quentin Tarantino did was call a murderous cop a murderer, and for this the largest group of cops in the United States is now threatening him.
"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," says Pasco.
When THR asked Pasco if this was indeed a threat, Pasco said no, at least not a physical threat.
Since when is it okay for police officers to threaten to hurt people, either physically or 'economically' for saying something they didn't agree with? These public servants are not only waging a war against free speech, but they are threatening to cause economic harm to an individual. It is sheer tyrannical insanity!
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