More cops throughout the nation have joined a call to boycott Quentin Tarantino following the controversial director's anti-police comments earlier in the week.
The controversy began when Tarantino joined others in a protest calling for an end to police violence during a march in New York City. The event, just days after the murder of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, featured Tarantino referring to some police officers as "murderers."
His comments were widely criticized and rebuked by law enforcement officials.
Tarantino's comments were even condemned by his own father. "I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers," said Tony Tarantino.
Following the protest, the head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino. Shortly thereafter, members of the Los Angeles Police Department and Philadelphia Police Department joined the call for a boycott.
Now, the chorus of criticism has grown even larger as the New Jersey Policeman's Benevolent Association has become the latest to condemn Tarantino's comments.
"We don’t know if this irresponsible speech led directly to the recent murder of officers around the nation, but Mr. Tarantino should be mindful of the potential dangers that can result from the dangerous rhetoric once it is ingrained in the mind of a person who is willing to harm an officer," said NJPBA president Patrick Colligan.
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