Rep. Marino’s Statement on Tarantino’s Condemnation of America’s Police Officers
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement in response to Hollywood elitist Quentin Tarantino’s comments condemning America’s police officers as “murderers”:
“I have spent a majority of my career working with law enforcement and I have witnessed the dangers they face first-hand. The overwhelming majority of police officers are good, honest and decent people who willingly risk their lives to protect and serve our communities. They deserve better than to be criticized by the President and demonized by others in Hollywood and on down the line.
I never wade into the waters of commenting on the ridiculous remarks often made by uber-liberal, out-of-touch Hollywood elitists, but enough is enough. I am tired of these know-it-alls bloviating about law enforcement when they have never spent a minute of their lives in a police officer’s shoes.
Quentin Tarantino’s remarks were out of line and counterproductive. For a man who has made millions promoting violence, nothing could be more hypocritical than to condemn law enforcement when it is they who deal with real-life violence and dangerous criminals. Yet he runs his mouth about police in America when the closest he has gotten to policing is on a movie set.
Any apology will likely be a half-hearted and selfishly expressed just to protect his pocketbook. Tarantino should be an example of what not to do. He should take a vow of silence on all matters outside his Hollywood bubble and leave the healing and reconciliation efforts to people who know a thing or two about law enforcement, public safety and community relations.
If he truly wants to help, then he can start by donating a portion of his millions to helping families of fallen police officers. It is they who require our attention and gratitude.”