National Association of Police Organizations Representing America's Finest
New Jersey Joins Tarantino Boycott
October 30, 2015
The New Jersey State PBA (NJSPBA) today announced a boycott of Quentin Tarantino movies. The boycott is based on the movie director’s reference to police officers as “murderers” during a recent rally against police brutality. NJSPBA has over 30,000 members.
Statement of NJSPBA President Pat Colligan
“As the State President of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, I am calling on our membership to join with our friend and colleague, New York PBA President Pat Lynch and our brother and sister law enforcement officers in boycotting Quentin Tarantino movies.
“It is hard not to see the anti-police rhetoric that has been stirred up in the nation over the past year. 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.
“Quentin Tarantino needs to understand that as a public figure his voice is one that people listen to. He has an obligation to be more responsible. This is not a movie, this is real life where police officers lives are impacted by his words.”