• Quentin Tarantino: Police Brutality Is A Problem Of ‘White Supremacy in This Country’

    Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino defended the remarks he made at an anti-cop rally about police officers being “murderers” during his appearance on MSNBC Wednesday night and invoked “white supremacy” as a problem in law enforcement.

    “I was under the impression I was an American, and that I had First Amendment rights, and that there was no problem with me going to an anti-police brutality protest and speaking my mind,” Tarantino told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, adding that doesn’t make him anti-police.

    The “Kill Bill” director doubled down on the remarks he made at the rally, citing the deaths of Eric Garner on Staten Island and Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy in Cleveland last year, as examples of “murderous” cops

    “In those cases in particular that we’re talking about, I actually do believe that they were murder. Now, in the case of Walter Scott, who was the man running in the park and was shot in the back, and the case of Sam DuBose, I believe those were murder, and they were deemed murder. And the reason — and the only reason they were deemed murder is because the incidences were caught on video,” he said. “However, if they had not been caught on video, they — the murderers would have gotten away with their murder. In the case of Eric Garner, and the case of that Tamir Rice, I believe that those were murders, but they were exonerated.”

    Tarantino explained how ended up attending the rally in New York City and argued that “white supremacy in this country” is ultimately the problem with law enforcement.

    “RiseUpOctober got in touch with me, because I had made statements in some interviews, you know, along the way, that had suggested that I’m on their side when it comes to this issue of, you know, ultimately what I feel is a problem of white supremacy in this country,” he said

    Tarantino’s remarks have propelled thousands of cops and police unions around the country to launch a boycott of his new movie, “The Hateful Eight,” which hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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