Does Quentin Tarantino care about what his cousin who almost died has to say? Not only did he nearly die, he is a cop who was almost killed during riots in the line of duty. How is that for messed up?
Quentin Tarantino’s cop cousin once almost died in the line of duty and has spoken out to say he is ‘shocked’ at the director’s bashing of police.
Frank Gucciardi, 81, was a father-of-three serving in the NYPD when he was told to respond to the Vietnam War protests at Columbia University on May 1, 1968.
He said he barely survived the riots at the campus in Morningside Heights, New York when students began to throw things down at officers and swung at them with tree branches.
Gucciardi told the New York Post he was one of only 10 officers sent to try to control the situation without any nightsticks or helmets because officials had though riot gear would send the wrong message.
He says he still experiences pain after his back was broken when he was nearly stomped to death by students.
‘The police in this country are the first line of defense,’ Gucciardi told the Post.
‘I’m just shocked at the statements he made,’
Read more: Daily Mail