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Police backlash puts pressure on Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

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You have met the enemy and it is not Tarantino. Go see the movie. It will be strike against police terror.

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Isn't it the job of the police to protect all citizens, despite what words they might say. I'm sure it's illegal for a police officers to boycott someone simply because of what they've said.

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He has No Shame & if he were to be attacked on the street & I witnessed it,Ii would break out in applause! Calling the Police murderers is painting a wide brush while inciting hate groups to do more violence Let him Man Up & get a life!

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inciting hate groups to do more violence

Isn't that essentially just what you did?

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Have to say i like his movies but as a human the guy is reservoir dogs.

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He has No Shame & if he were to be attacked on the street & I witnessed it,Ii would break out in applause!

So I guess you're not black, or you would not have said that.

Tarantino is right. There is a culture around killing black people in America today. How often do we hear about white people getting killed by a cop there? Black men, it seems, are getting killed everyday by the cops. Its like the PD have replaced the lynch mobs.

Somebody needs to call it for what it is

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Tony Tarantino's contribution to the debate is telling.

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How often do we hear about white people getting killed by a cop there?

That doesn't mean that it's not happening (it is).

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That doesn't mean that it's not happening (it is).

To the same extent as blacks getting killed? I don't think so.

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To the same extent as blacks getting killed? I don't think so.

Neither you nor I said anything about it being to the same extent as black people getting killed. You're shifting the goalposts here.

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Then what are you arguing about??

I said that there is a problem with US cops killing black people. Now my previous point is if there was a rash of killing white men society would not put up with that, but it does put up with the systematic killing of black men.

Again, what are you arguing about?

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There may be incidents of black men being killed and it may be proportionally more than white men (although not sure that isn't reflective of something else), but is it really systemic??

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I would say yes. And so would a lot of black people who get hararssed, pulled over, beaten, and had a family member killed.

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Then what are you arguing about??

I'm not really arguing. I just pointed out that regarding this sentence:

How often do we hear about white people getting killed by a cop there?

it doesn't mean that white people aren't getting killed by the police.

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His response

http://bit.ly/1QaTvFn

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I am on the fence on this one. The police have an extremely difficult job, where one mistake could cost them their life or the lives of others. On the other hand, there are some who relish the chance to ''break some skulls." I had an incident once where I was speeding and got pulled over. The cop came over with his gun drawn and I thought I was a goner. There was no physical violence but having a gun drawn was totally unnecessary, I think. However, there is also no need to incite violence against ANY group of people.

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I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered

Quentin Tarantino Oct 24 2015
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Stuart Hayward: I'm sure it's illegal for a police officers to boycott someone simply because of what they've said.

Nope. Only foreign-initiated boycotts are illegal in USA (and a few other exceptions):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boycott#United_States

... The EAR forbids participation in or material support of boycotts initiated by foreign governments, for example, the Arab League boycott of Israel. ... However, the EAR only applies to foreign government initiated boycotts: a domestic boycott campaign arising within the United States that has the same object as the foreign-government-initiated boycott appears to be lawful, assuming that it is an independent effort not connected with the foreign government's boycott. Other legal impediments to certain boycotts remain.

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...the Amerikan conscious is wiped clean with a huge cash settlement in the case of Freddie Grey. There remains NO outrage over the fact that a city can come up with token cash retribution, but not a penny to programs that might have/can alter events leading up to the hopelessness those like Freddie are left to face. This is an ignorant argument. @Aly Rustom... maybe... and ONLY if those 'white' murders were performed by a perpetrator of color, would there be outrage, and the murders happened outside of football season. Where is the outrage when an innocent child falls victim to a drive-by? There is none. Boycotts are token and useless. Black Lives Matter calls for killing cops, and it's justified. Who you gonna boycott now?

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Black Lives Matter calls for killing cops

What? Where?

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“We need to send a loud and clear message that such hateful rhetoric against police officers is unacceptable.”

Tarantino is irresponsible and irrational.

If Tarantino thinks diminishing thousands of dedicated Officers with his deep insights is a big deal he can save his breath.

Stick to the grindhouse Mr. Tarantino, that's your greatest voice. Just try not to say the stupidest thing that comes to mind.

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Turbotsat Thanks for the links, you are correct in your comment. I mis-read that this boycott was only spesifically for special police assignments.

Though It is the job of police to serve and protect all citizens in the US, right? If Tarantino was being assaulted in front of an on duty police officer, that police officer is required to help. He can't claim he is working yet boycotting helping someone in need.

"I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.”

I don't know all the comments Tarantino said but I find nothing nothing wrong with this comment, nor should it be considered to incite hate groups.

To me, it's alarming that the police can boycott a single human simply because of what they've said. It's their job to even protect convicted murderes, let alone someone who says something they don't like. Fortunately, a boycott is voluntary and many good police have also decided to ignore this boycott.

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It's not a boycott on protecting Tarantino. It's a boycott on attending his films.

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It's a boycott on attending his films.

It's more than that:

“We ask officers to stop working special assignments or off-duty jobs, such as providing security, traffic control or technical advice for any of Tarantino’s projects,” the organization said in a statement.

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OK, but it's still optional for the cops, that's their free time that they have an option to work during or not. If Tarantino is reduced to hiring non-police private security for his gigs, it's his problem.

They're not calling for police to ignore active crimes against Tarantino if police should see them, off-duty or on.

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Sadly, Tarantino is exactly right. He is highly intelligent and influential too, hence the police are scared of him and decided that attack is the best form of defense. Let's hope the number of police in the USA who shoot innocent and often unarmed people goes down to zero.

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@Strangerland...What? Where?... I made that up.

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@Strangerland

Black Lives Matter calls for killing cops

What? Where?

‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’

And please no excuses for these nut jobs. When you get to the point where people are called racist for saying that all lives matter (ie. we all have the same worth) then you know the people like Tarantino that support the Black Lives Matter movement have gone off the rails.

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Black Lives Matter calls for killing cops

What? Where?

‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’

Is that supposed to be some kind of response to the question?

When you get to the point where people are called racist for saying that all lives matter (ie. we all have the same worth) then you know the people like Tarantino that support the Black Lives Matter movement have gone off the rails.

I watched an interview with Tarantino the other day, and he didn't say anything even remotely close to that. On top of that, he was clear that he wasn't calling all cops murderers, only that when the cops do murder someone, he calls it murder.

Of course, recognizing that fact would mean accepting facts, and I know that facts don't easily penetrate the bubble.

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