Boycott at 10:15 Showing
Boycott at 2PM Showing
Dec 31, 2015
Boycott of "Hateful Eight"
Quentin Tarantino, Director and Producer's latest film titled "Hateful Eight" will debut on December 31, 2015, in The Villages at the Rialto Theatre (Spanish Springs). Remember Tarantino's remarks at a recent anti-law enforcement Black Lives Matter rally in NYC which condemned all police officers as murderers???
Our participation will be part of a nationwide boycott by all police organizations. The Villages 10-13 Club will picket in front of the Rialto on the 31st. at two showings of the film as follows:
1st Showing will be at 10:15AM, and the 2nd Showing will be at 2:00PM.
All members of our club are urged to participate at least to one of the showings. Please arrange your personal schedule and be at the Rialto Theatre one hour before each showing.
POC: Tom Triosi. Call Tom (352)430-0175 and inform him of your participation. Let's stand united with other police organizations in this boycott. The silent majority must speak out!!!
These Black Lives Matter rallies are planned, orchestrated, heavily funded and riled up by 'shadow groups' -- they are not spontaneous -- and they get a lot of media coverage. If you approve of LAW & ORDER in America, and believe that MOST POLICE risk their lives daily to protect us -- come out and make a mass statement.
Dozens of retired cops protest Quentin Tarantino's new film in The Villages
A group retired police officers gathered Thursday at the Rialto Theatre in The Villages to protest Quinten Tarantino's new movie, "The Hateful Eight," over the Academy Award-winning director's recent comments decrying police "murderers."
Christal Hayes Contact ReporterStaff Writer
Retired cops protesting Quentin Tarantino's new film in The Villages after controversial remarks
"What do you we want? To support our police! When do we want it? Now!" dozens of residents chanted while holding signs and flags.
The more than 60 protesters gathered in the giant retirement community northwest of Orlando in opposition of the opening of Quentin Tarantino's new film, "The Hateful Eight." The picketing was prompted by the Academy Award winner's comments during an anti-police-brutality rally in New York City, during which he called police "murderers."
Former officers from around the country who now call The Villages home showed up for the protest well before the first showing of the film at 10:15 a.m. They regrouped for several additional showings of the film in a demonstration organized by retired New York City police officer Tom Troisi.
"He called cops murderers and that bothered me — not only me but officers all over the nation feel the same way," the 81-year-old said. "We're just trying to show the other side of this story and let people know what he said. We'll also be doing some praying for Mr. Tarantino because he should know better than to defame officers like that."
About two dozen residents led by retired New York City police officers protested the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, “The Hateful Eight.” The picketing comes in response to Tarantino’s controversial comments during an anti-police-brutality rally in New York City, during which he called police “murderers.”
Tarantino, known for films including "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," ran into problems after making statements about police brutality just days after an officer with the New York Police Department was gunned down during a chase.
"I'm a human being with a conscience," Tarantino said at the October rally. "And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers."
Tarantino later said his comments were misinterpreted.
"All cops are not murderers…I never said that. I never even implied that," he told reporters.
'The Hateful Eight' review: Quentin Tarantino's Western a widescreen dullardRegardless, police unions across the country have pushed for a boycott of the film, which stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. Tarantino told the Los Angeles Times the threats are merely a tactic to silence him and any other celebrity that has similar opinions.
Retired officers in The Villages said Tarantino's apology wasn't much of a sorry. They said his comments were disrespectful and defamed police.
"When there's danger, people run away, but officers are the first ones running towards a dangerous situation," said Stan Jablonski, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer. "Mr. Tarantino would be one of those people running away. He has no idea what it's like to do what we do. The pressure and things we see. Just because he has a loud voice doesn't mean we can't be louder."
Jablonski, 68, spent 25 years working for the LAPD. He said officers are being gunned down around the nation and Tarantino's comments only ignite the negativity.
"They keep shouting about black lives matter, well blue lives matter," he said. "During my time, I went to 20 funerals. That isn't OK. This year alone more than 100 officers have died [nationwide]."
There have been 129 on-duty police officers killed in 2015, with 39 deaths as a result from gunfire, according to the nonprofit organization The Officer Down Memorial Page.
Former Massachusetts officer Joe Hayes, along with his wife, Tracy, held a sign reading "Blue Lives Matter."
"Police do their jobs without the fanfare, but this whole black lives matter movement and hearing Mr. Tarantino call us murderers, well both me and my wife take it personally," said Hayes, 61. "Most of the time, cops stay out of these things and we don't voice what we think, but it was time we spoke up."
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