Director Quentin Tarantino is under fire from law enforcement groups after he condemned police brutality and now a threat has been made by a top police union.
“All cops are not murderers,” Tarantino told the Los Angeles Times this week. “I never said that. I never even implied that.”
“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at a recent rally. “And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
For some reason, police groups did not appreciate Tarantino’s stance against police brutality because now they’ve issued a veiled threat.
Jim Pasco, the head of the national Fraternal Order of Police, told reporters that “something is in the works” against the Hollywood filmmaker, Mother Jones reports.
Pasco said the plan, “could happen any time” between now and the premiere of Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, on Christmas Day.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, would not go into any detail about what is being cooked up for the Hollywood director, but he did tell THR: “We’ll be opportunistic.”
“Tarantino has made a good living out of violence and surprise,” says Pasco. “Our offices make a living trying to stop violence, but surprise is not out of the question.”
The FOP, based in Washington, D.C., consists of more than 330,000 full-time, sworn officers. According to Pasco, the surprise in question is already “in the works,” and will be in addition to the standing boycott of Tarantino’s films, including his upcoming movie The Hateful Eight.
“Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element,” says Pasco. “Something could happen anytime between now and [the premiere]. And a lot of it is going to be driven by Tarantino, who is nothing if not predictable.
“The right time and place will come up and we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that’s economically,” says Pasco.
When Pasco was asked if this was a threat, he said no, at least not a physical threat. “Police officers protect people,” he says. “They don’t go out to hurt people.”
Oh no, that doesn’t sound scary at all, does it? The group consisting of more than 330,000 officers will be ‘opportunistic’ when they ‘surprise’ him in order to ‘hurt him.’
I do not think that is part of their job requirements.
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