When KEEPIN IT REAL Goes Wrong: NYPD
The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social-engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 22, 2014
— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) April 22, 2014
Here is a Twitter activist using sarcasm, a popular social-media strategy:
— Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) April 22, 2014
— Casey Aldridge (@CaseyJAldridge) April 22, 2014
— DefendedInTheStreets (@KimaniFilm) April 22, 2014
Another bad thing that happened one time was when the officers on duty at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade starting grinding on some almost-naked dancers. Look at that look on his face.
— jujoffer (@jujoffer) April 22, 2014
This is a hashtag started by the NYPD, remember, and this is one of the hashtag’s most popular photos:
— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) April 22, 2014
Also remember that the idea behind this social media campaign was not, “Hey, people should tweet photos of the NYPD doing bad stuff to dogs.”
— Rami (@RamiSafadi93) April 22, 2014
Anyway, Twitter is a great place. Just not for the NYPD.