NYPD Starts #myNYPD Twitter Campaign; Twitter Hijacks It To Show Examples of Police Brutality

Yesterday, the NYPD’s Twitter handle, @NYPDnews, asked users to tweet pictures of positive interactions between the public and city cops with the hashtag #myNYPD. Surprisingly, with all of their intelligence equipment, they forgot that while everyone loves the idea of the “New York policeman”, everyone actually hates cops.

Quickly, people began posting pictures of police brutality they had witnessed in the city, especially during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Journalist Luke Rudkowski included a video of him being beaten with a baton…

 Complex Magazine shared this gem…

And Copwatch reminded us of the nine innocent bystanders shot at the Empire State building…

The New York Daily Newsreports that before midnight, more than 70,000 people had posted comments on Twitter decrying police brutality and that it was the top trending hashtag on Twitter by late Tuesday, replacing #HappyEarthDay.

I guess now we know who watches the watchmen

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