[ View the story "New York police fall flat with #MyNYPD" on Storify] New York police fall flat with #MyNYPD Twitter users swamp New York Police Department's online campaign with police brutality photos.
The Stream· Tue, Apr 22 2014 14:18:47
Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook.
“@poshwonderwoman: @NYPDnews my photo from my ride along with the boys from the 90th pct #myNYPD
#MyNYPD received more than
, many of them negative, in just a few hours. Occupy Wall Street's Twitter account posted many photos under the hashtag.
Here the #NYPD engages with its community members, changing hearts and minds one baton at a time. #myNYPD
Don't you love getting hugged from behind by the #NYPD? Tweet us pictures of your special moment! #MyNYPD
NYPD officers are known worldwide for their timely and hands-on response to citizen grievances.
#myNYPDStop The Wars
Others shared personal experiences.
#MyNYPD makes me feel paranoid, sweaty, and nervous when I’m doing absolutely nothing wrong. “Justice" shouldn’t make me fear for my life.William C.
Brave police officers don't excuse those in uniform who profile and brutalize people of color. You value honor? Demonstrate it. #myNYPDCharles Clymer
#MyNypd rolled up on me demanding I show them the 'weapon I had concealed in my pocket.' It was my iPod. I felt so safe!r.
A few online had some push back to the negative comments.
@CassandraRules @NYPDnews you're so interested in NYPD. They buried a cop wh rushed into a burnng building to save others last week.Romeyo Montague
@JoshDamage @CassandraRules @NYPDnews criticizing police is in no way intended to also demonize the good ones. good deeds never go unoticedɗar乇 mo
Many expressed support for the reaction to the NYPD campaign, while others wondered if the police would acknowledge the public relations disaster.
I'm glad the #MyNYPD took off in the direction it's taking. People need to open their eyes.Chelle
I absolutely love the #myNYPD hashtag. It should make clear that the NYPD has a serious brutality problem.The Historianess
The NYPD created that PR-fail door and walked right through it with #myNYPD. Honestly, who has 'good' photos with police just lying around?Zach Stafford
were patting themselves on their backs with the 1st few PR responses & have suddenly gone very quiet now - wonder why? | #myNYPDmuiz
Not sure how @NYPDNews can RT some pictures and ignore the rest. Brutal in real life and ignorant on the internetshoshami jones
Weird that @NYPDnews hasn't posted any of the helpfully provided photos of police brutality, from #myNYPD, I mean, they literally asked.Hank.Single.