LOS ANGELES, California –
Film director Quentin Tarantino has reportedly gone into hiding after vague threats made against him by The Fraternal Order of Police, which is the largest police union in the country.
“The Fraternal Order of Police didn’t like the things that Quentin had to say about officers of the law, despite his statements being founded in nothing but truth,” said a friend of the filmmaker. “The FOP responded by making vague threats against Quentin, saying that ‘anything could happen’ between now and the release of his next film, The Hateful Eight, in December. Quentin doesn’t normally run from a fight, but being on the shit-end of the Fraternal Order’s stick would get anyone nervous. That’s over 325,000 officers nationwide.”
According to the anonymous friend, Quentin has left his Los Angeles home and has gone into hiding, most likely outside of the United States, where his views on police brutality would be more shared.
“The only people who think that what police are doing – killing innocent people, the brutality, the violence – is okay, are the police themselves, and only the police within the United States,” said the friend. “Everywhere else in the world, people can see that the violence is reprehensible, and even their police forces look at the US law enforcement system as a massive joke.”
According to representative for Tarantino, he is scheduled to begin touring the TV talk show circuit later this month in promotion of his new film. No word, currently, on if he will continue supporting the movie from within the United States.