NYPD Hashtag Receives Major Backlash

A hashtag from the NYPD requesting pictures of police officers results in images of alleged police brutality.
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Beware of #BlackTwitter and unhappy citizens.

That is the lesson the New York Police Department has learned after receiving major backlash for its “myNYPD” hashtag.

On Tuesday, the NYPD News posted the following tweet:

Instead of everyday citizens posing with your friendly neighborhood police officer, many people posted pictures of alleged police brutality:



Needless to say, neither of those pictures were retweeted by NYPD News. Hmmm…we wonder why? As of Wednesday morning, the police department hadn’t responded to the backlash on Twitter.

YOUR TURN: What do you think of the hashtag hijack? Let us know in the comments!