The New York police department had earlier, invited people to tweet pictures of their dealings with “New York’s finest” with the hashtag #myNYPD, however, they got what they bargained or didn’t bargain for…hehe.
Below was their request on@NYPDNews Twitter page
“Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD,” the message read. “It may be featured on our Facebook.”
They were flooded with hundreds of photos of police brutality during Occupy Wall Street, one of an 84-year-old man brutalised for jaywalking – and even a dog being frisked as can be seen below:
More than 70,000 people had tweeted about police brutality, ridiculing the NYPD for a social media disaster and recalling the names of people shot dead by police.
Police officials declined to respond to questions about the comments, which were being posted at a rate of 10,000 an hour, or say who was behind the Twitter idea. But they did release a short statement.
“The NYPD is creating new ways to communicate effectively with the community,” Kim Royster, an NYPD spokeswoman told the New York Daily News. “Twitter provides an open forum for an uncensored exchange and this is an open dialogue good for our city.”