"I'm a human being with a conscience," Mr. Tarantino said at the time. "When I see murders, I do not stand by. … I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers."
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Mr. Tarantino said police brutality was not as common years ago and that people wouldn't expect an officer to react to a punch with a gunshot.
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