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Fraternal Order of Police Issues Ominous Warning to Quentin Tarantino: ‘Something Is in the Works’

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"...the element of surprise is the most important element."

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The largest police union in the country issued an ominous warning to director Quentin Tarantino Thursday.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fraternal Order of Police executive director Jim Pasco said the group plans to "be opportunistic."

"Tarantino has made a good living out of violence and surprise," he told the publication. "Our offices make a living trying to stop violence, but surprise is not out of the question."

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"Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element," Pasco added. "Something could happen anytime between now and [the premiere]. And a lot of it is going to be driven by Tarantino, who is nothing if not predictable."

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Pasco told The Hollywood Reporter the planned "surprise" was in addition to a boycott of Trantino's new movie "The Hateful Eight." The union boss also pushed back when he was asked if his group was issuing a threat to the famed director.

"Police officers protect people," he said. "They don't go out to hurt people."

Tarantino ignited controversy last week with comments made at an anti-police brutality meeting in New York City.

“When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call the murderers murders,” he said at the demonstration.

He has since doubled down on his remarks and insisted that critics have taken him out of context in an effort to "demonize" him. On Wednesday, he told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that he thinks police brutality is a result of "a problem of white supremacy in this country."

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