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Quentin Tarantino was in attendance at a Black Lives Matter, anti-police rally in NYC over the weekend. Reading off a script, Quentin Tarantino spoke about the cases of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.
Here’s what Quentin Tarantino says about Mike Brown:
Michael Brown, Jr. An 18 year old black teenager. Ferguson, Missouri.
On August 9, 2014, Michael was walking to his grandmother’s house with a friend, when he was stopped and harassed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson cop. After being shot once, Michael tried to run away. He was shot a total of six times, including twice in the head.
No mention of the strong arm robbery Michael Brown committed immediately proceeding the shooting. Brown pushed around a store clerk. Wilson spotted that Brown was holding the stolen items, cigarillos, and wanted to talk to him more. Brown then tried to grab for Wilson’s gun, a fact that the physical evidence confirmed, which was why Brown was shot the first time. Brown ran but then turned back to charge at Wilson, all the next shots were from the front, he was not shot while running away.
Here’s Tarantino’s version of the Freddie Gray death. Keep in mind all the facts have yet to be confirmed. But Tarantino knows that it’s a ‘murder’.
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On April 19, 2014, Freddie was walking down the street in his own neighborhood, when cops stopped him. He was kicked, beaten, tased, and thrown in the back of a police van, while handcuffed. When the police pulled him out, his spinal cord was 80% severed.
Here are the facts according to the Baltimore Sun:
Police caught and arrested Gray in the 1700 block of Presbury Street. Police said Gray stopped voluntarily and they did not use any force. An officer took out his Taser but did not use it, police said. “That has been verified by downloading the information on the Taser and also by the physical evidence on Mr. Gray’s body,” Rodriguez said.
Gray was in a high drug area with an illegal knife, and had a history of drug arrests. The autopsy showed he had opiates and a cannabinoid in his system.
How he damaged his spine is still not completely clear. The autopsy suggested that he hit his head inside the van, causing the injury. But was that because he was given a ‘rough ride’, was it an accident, or was it, as has been suggested by some, caused by Gray himself? That has yet to be established.
But Tarantino isn’t troubling himself with facts in his ‘pulp fiction’ about these cases…