NYPD’s Twitter Photo Contest Backfires

photo credit: flickr.com/photos/nypd/chrisbullneck

photo credit: flickr.com/photos/nypd/chrisbullneck

The New York Police Department attempted to use social media to drum up support. Unfortunately, their plan backfired. Earlier today, the official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers, using the hashtag #myNYPD. Within minutes, the account was flooded with images, but they definitely weren’t friendly. Instead, the images showed numerous people who have suffered from police brutality. The images are getting mainstream attention.

A notable image posted on the account was a photo of VICE’s own Molly Crabapple, getting arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest: See the photo HERE.

Another photo shows people marching in protest of 16-year-old, Kimani Gray, who got killed by the police in 2013. See the photo HERE.

Who can forget the infamous photo of when the officers on duty attended the 2011 West Indian Day Parade, and starting grinding on some almost-naked dancers. See the photo HERE.

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