- The Washington Times - Friday, October 30, 2015

Quentin Tarantino’s father said his son is “dead wrong” for anti-cop statements he made over the weekend during a police brutality rally in New York City.

“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,” Tony Tarantino said, a local NBC News affiliate reported. “I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests.”

The father’s comments come after the Academy Award-winning director called police officers “murderers” during a march that was held just four days after the on-duty killing of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder.

“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,” Tony Tarantino added, NBC reported. “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.”

Several police unions have called for a boycott against the director and his films, labeling him a “cop-hater.” The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, the Los Angeles Police Protective League and New York’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have all released statements condemning Mr. Tarantino.

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