Quentin Tarantino's father is criticizing his estranged son for calling police officers murderers at a New York City rally last Saturday.

"I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers," Tony Tarantino said in a statement released by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York. "He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests."

He explained to Diana Falzone that he decided to speak out because he has many family members who work in law enforcement.

"It's unfair to categorize or condemn an entire department for the mistakes of a few," Tarantino said. "Police officers are human beings just like you and I."

Tarantino said that his son probably didn't take the time to look at both sides of the story, and he should issue an apology.

"He gets extremely emotional and involved through his passion of what he thinks is right. In my opinion, he went off totally without putting a lot of thought and consideration into what he was doing or saying.”

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