Quentin Tarantino Speaks at Rally Against Police Brutality

'I have to call a murder a murder,' he said.

Quentin Tarantino Speaks at Rally Against Police Brutality
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Producer Quentin Tarantino attended a New York City rally against police brutality on Saturday, where he made his stance on the matter clear.

The 52-year-old stood on the podium above the Washington Square Park group, where he made strong statements on the unnecessary force against civilians many feel police have demonstrated in recent years.

Data from the FBI suggests that nearly 5,000 people died in police custody between 2003 and 2009, while another chart from the FBI highlights other telling demographics from Ferguson, MO after the high-profile case of Michael Brown.

Quentin Tarantino Speaks at Rally Against Police Brutality
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"I have something to say, but actually I would like to give my time to the families," Tarantino stated. "However, I just do wanna say, 'What am I doing here?' I'm doing here because I am a human being with a conscience. And when I see murder, I cannot stand by.

"I have to call the murdered the murdered, and I have to call the murderers the murderers."

Here's the video of his statement:

According to the NY Post, signs could be seen at the rally encouraging viewers to "Rise Up! Stop Police Terror!" and stating that "Murder with a badge is still murder." 11 protestors were arrested at the event.

Tarantino is most famous for films like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill.

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