The New York City Police Department’s attempt to highlight community involvement via Twitter gave way to a public reminder of longtime allegations concerning the department’s abuse of power, the Daily Dot reported.
The public relations debacle began when the department asked Twitter users to post pictures of themselves with officers using the tag #myNYPD:
While some people did have pleasant photos of themselves to share, many others — including members of the Occupy Wall Street movement and communities of color — documented police encounters that weren’t nearly as pleasant:
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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