I’m no Constitutional scholar, but it seems to me that the text of the First Amendment is very clear:
Congress shall make no law allowing police officers to reply to a celebrity who has accused them of murder; nor is there a sign out in front of the celebrity’s house that says “Dead N***** Storage.”
Of course, this simple historical fact won’t prevent cops, right-wingers, and other fascists from attempting to poison and destroy our brother, Quentin Tarantino.
You didn’t see Tarantino on MSNBC last night, because it was MSNBC, but Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters did:
Asked by Chris Hayes if he was surprised by the “vitriol” of police reaction to his speech at a recent rally in New York at which he called police “murderers,” Quentin whined: “I was under the impression I was an American and that I had First Amendment rights.”
BOOM. Quentin Tarantino has the right to speak his mind. If you disagree with him, you do not have the right to speak your mind. It’s as simple as that.
Tarantino has been criticized for decades about his treatment of black people in his films. If all this is his attempt to make up for that, I hope it was worth it.
"We're famous, so we should be able to say whatever we want without rebuttal." https://t.co/S3SeDUHbmw
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) November 5, 2015