Spike Lee Says ‘We Need Police’ After ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Criticized for Being ‘Pro-Cop’

Filmmaker Spike Lee responded to criticism of his latest movie “BlacKkKlansman” in a way that might surprise cops. He stated that “we need police” and he also took up for the profession by stating that “I’m never going to say that all cops are corrupt.”

Those statements came after fellow filmmaker Boots Riley implied that Lee made his movie as an extension of a consulting job for the New York Police Department, called parts of the story — which is based on the work of a real black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan — “false” and criticized it for portraying a cop as someone who would fight racist oppression.

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Source: USA Today