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Quentin Tarantino: Police Are Creating "Mistrust in the Community"

Quentin Tarantino has no plans on slowing down his involvement in movements against police violence once he is done promoting his next movie, The Hateful Eight.

Despite his movie getting boycotted nationwide by police unions, the director says that he is still motivated to stop police violence. "Right now, [promoting The Hateful Eight> is my full-time job,” he told The Guardian. "But when this is over, I want to go further with this." Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Quentin Tarantino was still finishing his movie, which comes out on December 25th, when police responded to his participation in the Rise Up October protests in NYC against police brutality against non-whites, where he spoke out as being "on the side of the murdered." "I was actually wrapping," he said. "And this stuff is coming out every day, with the media capitalizing on it. I was like: 'What the hell is going on?' " Tarantino wanted to point out that he still doesn't believe that "Every cop is a killer," he admitted that he was shocked by the threat from the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police union in the country. "The fact that they would overreact to such a degree, and single me out to such a degree, and then get so carried away that they literally get out over their skis, and actually are indulging in theoretical threats of a private citizen, no, I did not expect that at all," he said. But, Tarantino said the response worked in his favor by putting more attention on the amount of police violence in the country. “I actually felt kind of vindicated, at least by the people I wanted to be vindicated about. If they had just said: ‘Ah, Quentin’s an ass, he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, he’s an out-of-touch celebrity, who gives a fuck what he says?’ I mean, that would have been that," he said. "By them making such a big deal about it, the subject ended up being in the press and on television – and people had to start making their own minds up about it in a way that wasn’t happening before." What do you think? Is Quentin Taranitino right? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below:

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