A seemingly innocuous call to action by the New York City Police Department backfired in extraordinary fashion Tuesday.
In a tweet, the NYPD asked Twitter users to share pictures of them posing with a police officer with the hashtag “myNYPD.” The original tweet may give a sense of what the NYPD wanted:
The responses came fast and furious — but they were likely not what the police department had in mind.
In a flurry of digital defiance, scores of users uploaded images appearing to show potential police brutality and other unflattering behavior.
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