In four days after the on-duty murder of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino took to the streets with hundreds of other demonstrators to protest police brutality.

Protesters were held in Saturday with signs reading “Rise Up! Stop Police Terror!” and “Murder with a badge is still murder,” the New York Post reported.

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino called against the unjust police killings that saw more than 250 people unjustly killed by the police force.

Director Quentin Tarantino, center, participates in a rally to protest against police brutality Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in New York. Speakers at the protest said they want to bring justice for those who were killed by police. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

He openly spoke on a rally reading out loud the names and the stories behind the victims of police brutality. 

“When I see murders, I do not stand by,” Mr. Tarantino, who flew in from California for the event, told the crowd. “I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” the “Pulp Fiction” auteur told cheering rally-goers.

“I’m a human being with a conscience,” he said. “And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” as reported by The Washington Times

Tarantino also highlighted the deaths of Antonio Guzmán López, a 38-year-old unarmed man shot and killed by San Jose State University Police on Feb. 21, 2014 after officers said he was “acting strange”; and Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, sparking a national movement to protest police treatment of minorities. 

The event was the last of 3 demonstrations the group "RiseUpOctober" had organized in New York this week. Protesters gathered Saturday in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood at Washington Square Park before marching about 2 miles along Sixth Avenue, The Associated Press reported.
Police arrested 11 protesters. The New York Post reported.

The rally came just four days after Holder was shot to death while chasing a gunman on foot through East Harlem. A suspect has been charged with murder and robbery in the case.
Those demonstrations evolved into a civil rights movement known as “Black Lives Matter” and resulted in attempts to form a unified legal strategy against police violence.’

The American people will not stand and be abused by those who are supposed to protect them. The lack of proper accountability allows those who wear the uniform and the badge to abuse innocent victims and kill without suffering any consequences or repercussions.

Asked about the timing, Mr. Tarantino told the New York Post, “It’s like this:

 "It’s unfortunate timing, but we’ve flown in all these families to go and tell their stories. … That cop that was killed, that’s a tragedy, too.”

Activist Carl Dix said that while he sympathized with Holder’s family, the rally 

“is about all the people who are murdered by the police.”

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association,criticized Mr. Tarantino to the New York Post on Sunday, calling on New Yorkers to boycott the filmmaker.
“It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” he said in a statement.
“The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem.
“New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.’ “


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