LAPD Union Joins the Call for the Boycott of Quentin Tarantino Movies

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LAPD Union is joining the NYPD boycott of Quentin Tarantino movies.

The police union representing the Los Angeles Police Department has joined New York City's police department union in their boycott of Quentin Tarantino movies. According to reports, following Quentin Tarantino's appearance at a anti-police brutality rally in New York City, Los Angeles Police Department unions are calling for all LAPD police to stop watching any Quentin Tarantino movies. “We fully support constructive dialogue about how police interact with citizens. But there is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are,” Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, said in a statement Tuesday. “Film director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level this past weekend by referring to police as murderers during an anti-police march in New York. He made this statement just four days after a New York police officer was gunned down in the line of duty. “New York police and union leaders immediately called out Tarantino for his unconscionable comments, with union head Patrick Lynch advocating a boycott of his films. We fully support this boycott ofQuentin Tarantino films,” Lally continued. “Hateful rhetoric dehumanizes police and encourages attacks on us. And questioning everything we do threatens public safety by discouraging officers from putting themselves in positions where their legitimate actions could be falsely portrayed as thuggery.” Quentin Tarantino made police officers furious when he told a crowd of protesters at the rally in New York City that cops are the real "murderers". “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 Pulp Fiction director said. Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association - the police union for NYPD, called Quentin Tarantino a “purveyor of degeneracy” who “has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction’.” “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too. The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem,” Lynch said, adding, “It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.” Source: TheWrap

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