So the NYPD tried to do an “engagement” experiment on social media, taking to their Twitter account on Tuesday and asking for users to send in photos of their experience with New York’s finest. They posted a photo of a friendly trio, two officers and a man clearly not in some compromising position with them. It seemed innocent enough. What the NYPD got back was not only a major public relations misfire, but also some hilariously depressing imagery.
Hundred of photos have poured in marked with the designation #myNYPD — most of them showing scenes of elitist or violent cops attacking protestors or brutally arresting folks in the Big Apple. Of course in context, the imagery might be completely justified. In its current context though, we get an image of a law enforcement team seriously out of touch with the public it is supposed to protect.
Check out some of the best photos from the Twitter misfire that will certainly tarnish those brass badges a little. I guess all that 9/11 goodwill is officially sputtered out on the east coast.
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