The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) of which PLEA is a member, came out in support of the boycott of Hollywood director/producer Quentin Tarantino for his recent comments at a New York City rally on October 24th where he made reference to police as “murderers”. On October 29, 2015 the entertainment website vulture.com posted an article by Greg Cwik and Nate Jones which printed one of the actual quotes from Tarantino which was:
“This is not being dealt with in any way at all. That’s why we are out here [protesting] if it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges.” Tarantino went on to state: “I’m a human being with a conscience…When I see murderers, I do not stand by… I have to call a murderer a murderer, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” (see article here)
The notice posted by NAPO on its website states, in part, “…we ask officers to stop working special assignments for off duty jobs, such as providing security, traffic control or technical advice for any of Tarantino’s projects. We need to send a loud and clear message that such hateful rhetoric against police officers is unacceptable.”
The national backlash against Tarantino continues to grow as more and more police organizations nationally weigh in on the call for a boycott of Tarantino’s films.
CLICK HERE to read the notice posted on NAPO’s website
CLICK HERE to read related news on the increasing calls for boycott.