NYPD #myNYPD Twitter photo contest backfires…really badly

Bradley Wint
By: - 23rd Apr 2014
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The New York Police department posted a tweet this morning, asking for fans to post pictures of themselves with NYPD police officers using the #myNYPD hashtag. They would pick the best photos to be featured on their Facebook page.

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There were a couple of good photos.

Then everything just went downhill from there. Many citizens of New York took the time to post photos of officers using excessive force during arrests. Obviously it’s not clear what the circumstances of each arrest were, but that didn’t stop the hell storm of bad PR for the police department.

Here are a few photos from today’s activities (some with gore).

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