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Giuliani: I Don't Know What Tarantino's Talking About

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By    |   Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 01:25 PM

Quentin Tarantino isn't pulling back on his anti-cop statements as the opening date for his newest movie, "The Hateful Eight" nears, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday he doesn't quite understand what the famed director is complaining about.

Tarantino, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this week, said he "completely and utterly" rejects the argument that there are just a few "bad apples" among the nation's police departments.

"Chicago just got caught with their pants down in a way that can't be denied," Tarantino said. "Yeah, the guy who shot [Laquan McDonald] is a bad apple. But so are the other eight or nine cops that were there that said nothing, did nothing, let a lie stand for an entire year."

He also called city officials, such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, "all bad apples," and complained that "institutional cover-ups protect police departments, not citizens."

"I don't know what he's talking about," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "I put 70 police officers in jail when I was mayor. Some of the police officers who've committed crimes went to jail for 25 and 30 years. But if he wants to sit on a couch and watch what's going on, 99.9 percent of the time it's people killing other people and people of that community killing people of that community."

And if Tarantino has the "proportionate outrage" against that happening, he'd respect him, Giuliani said, "but to make the bold, bold, and just broad suggestion that the problem in this country is that police [are] killing people, it's totally ridiculous."

Statistically, the percentage of police shootings is not significant, compared to 'the number of times people kill each other, particularly people of the same race killing each other," the former mayor said.

Giuliani said he doesn't know, though, if he'll end up boycotting the movie, but "maybe" Tarantino's newest could be the one "I just won't go see."

"I try to separate, you know, movies from my political views," said Giuliani. "Otherwise I probably would go see no movies. I probably disagree with 99 percent of the actors in America."

Giuliani also spoke out against a judge's decision to allow "Black Lives Matter" protesters to demonstrate at the Mall of America.

"People are allowed to go about their business without being interrupted, and people are allowed to protest and there's a way to do that," he said. "You give them an area in which to protest. They can't take over an entire mall. They can't stop me from being able to go out Christmas shopping, or you. If they want to protest, they get an area to do it to make their points."

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Quentin Tarantino isn't pulling back on his anti-cop statements as the opening date for his newest movie, "The Hateful Eight" nears, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday he doesn't quite understand what the famed director is complaining about.
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