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.