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By Andrea Peyser
October 30, 2015

Quentin Tarantino's anti-cop protest built on a series of lies

Filthy-rich, weak-brained filmmaker Quentin Tarantino wasn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last moronic celebrity to roam through New York City, drumming up fury against police officers who risk their lives to protect his miserable hide.

Until now, the Oscar-winning auteur’s greatest contribution to cultural disintegration involved directing, co-writing and acting in “Pulp Fiction,’’ the minimally amusing 1994 cinematic ode to nihilism and ultra-violence. He jetted in from California to join hundreds of like-minded cop-bashers, including activist/academic Dr. Cornel West, at a rally in Washington Square Park put on by RiseUpOctober, part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino told the crowd, as his despised police made sure that no harm came to a single hair on his demented head. “And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.”

Spare me the rubbish.

The weekend protest came four days after a genuine hero, NYPD Police Officer Randolph Holder 33 — posthumously promoted to the rank of detective — was shot to death on a pedestrian overpass above the FDR Drive in East Harlem, allegedly by career criminal Tyrone Howard, 30.

The fact that Holder, like his accused murderer, bore black skin seemed capable of making protesters’ heads explode.

The Rev. Al Sharpton — Holder couldn’t stand the frequent cop-basher, his grieving fiancée said — claimed, apparently falsely, that the dead officer’s father had invited him to deliver the eulogy at his son’s funeral in Queens Wednesday.

But the rev located his sense of decency and pulled out of attending the solemn gathering.

The entire celebrity-choked Black Lives Matter movement is based on a series of lies.

One lie is that bad-apple cops are hardly the exception, but the norm. Another is that police officers are bent on the “murder,’’ as Tarantino so outrageously put it, of unarmed African-American men.

When Beyoncé and Jay Z bailed out protesters who wreaked havoc in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., they aided people who contributed to black poverty by destroying businesses owned or run mainly by black people.

Basketball players LeBron James and Kobe Bryant attended pregame warmups in December wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “I Can’t Breathe,’’ the final words of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died as he resisted arrest.

But while a report by the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office mentioned an alleged police chokehold as a probable cause of Garner’s death, it also listed health factors that contributed to his demise, including his history of obesity and hypertension.

And while protesters in Ferguson raised their hands in surrender, chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot’’ — supposedly the last words of slain Michael Brown — the phrase was unlikely ever to have been uttered by the man in police custody. A St. Louis County grand jury could not confirm the words were said, and a US Department of Justice investigative report determined the same thing.

President Obama, too, defended a movement that targets cops for disrespect and violence. “I think the reason that the organizers used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s lives matter,’’ he said during a panel discussion on criminal-justice reform last week. “Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that’s happening in the African-American community that’s not happening in other communities.’’

A war has been declared on cops, but you wouldn’t know it if you listened to the denialists. In New York City alone, four police officers have been slain since December. Two, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, also posthumously promoted to detectives, were shot to death by a lunatic who, riled up by anti-cop rhetoric, traveled from Baltimore to murder police, then shot himself to death. Nationwide, 31 cops have been slain in the line of duty this year.

“There are no words to describe the contempt I have for him,’’ city Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, ripping into Tarantino.

Members of Philadelphia’s police union are the latest to join their counterparts in New York and Los Angeles in calling for a boycott of his films.

Any lost life is a tragedy. But according to the Black Lives Matter crowd, police lives don’t matter a whit.

These are men and women, of all races, who put their lives on the line for everyone, every day. Protesters should be ashamed.

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