Philly Police Union Joins Quentin Tarantino Boycott
The union that represents Philadelphia Police officers is joining a boycott of Quentin Tarantino‘s movies, saying the director of profane and violent flicks has proven himself “anti-police.”
The move comes days after Tarantino joined a New York march against police brutality and declared: “I’m a human being with a conscience … 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.”
John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia, wrote to members today that the union’s local board of directors had voted to unanimously boycott Tarantino’s films.
“Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police,” McNesby said in a statement.
Philadelphia joins police unions in New York and Los Angeles in declaring a boycott of the director’s works — and decrying the bloody violence often contained within them.
“Mr. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals,” McNesby said. “He, it turns out, also hates cops.”
“There is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are,” said Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. “Film director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level … We fully support this boycott of Quentin Tarantino films.”
This isn’t McNesby’s first foray into media criticism. In addition to his frequent commentary on local reporting, the FOP chief last December criticized the Bucks County Courier Times for carrying a political cartoon that offered commentary on … police brutality.
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