In solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers from Departments across the Country, the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7 stands against the comments spoken and position taken by Quentin Tarantino who had the audacity to call police involved shootings ‘murders’.
As the Police know, those with certain wealth have very little (if any) idea what truly happens on streets of urban America. While many of the affluent spend their evenings tucked away in their multi-bedroom and bathroom estates, it is the Police Officers who are left to deal with the dark side of society, the violent-ridden side of life that no movie script would ever be able to truly replicate. It seems that it comes easy to criticize from atop one’s ivory tower.
Not only should he offer an apology to our entire Law Enforcement community, he needs to specifically address the women and men of the NYPD who his insulting words were directly aimed at. Until he takes responsibility for his overwhelming thoughtless and insulting comments, we call on all members of Lodge 7 and those in Law Enforcement to boycott any and all entertainment productions that this individual has ever been or has yet to be involved with.
Furthermore, we ask that every member in the Law Enforcement community to take a moment to speak with your immediate and extended family members, friends and neighbors and ask them to stand with our Sisters and Brothers in Law Enforcement in this national boycott of his work.
Finally, we strongly suggest that this person do now, as he certainly has done in the past: LISTEN TO YOUR FATHER!!!
(The following comments from his father, Tony Tarantino, were taken from the NYPD PBA Facebook page. It certainly seems that his dad gets it.)
TONY TARANTINO, QUENTIN’S FATHER, SAYS QUENTIN IS DEAD WRONG ABOUT POLICE OFFICERS BEING MURDERERS
Tony Tarantino, the father of world famous movie producer Quentin Tarantino, says his son is dead wrong about police officers being murderers.
“I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers,” Tony Tarantino said. “He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests,” Tarantino added. “I wish he would take a hard, dispassionate look at the facts before jumping to conclusions and making these kinds of hurtful mistakes that dishonor an honorable profession. We have many friends and relatives who have served honorably in the NYPD and the LAPD and clearly, they risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe. Cops are not murderers, they are heroes.”
The Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7 support a National Tarantino Boycott...
Dean C. Angelo, Sr.
Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7