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New York Police Department’s #myNYPD Twitter Callout Fails Miserably

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Even cops have to be careful what they wish for.

The New York Police department asked Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers using the hashtag #myNYPD — only to have their feed flooded by pictures showing police roughing up protesters.

Pictures of happy citizens posing with cops were supplanted by a wave of negative photos starting with Occupy Wall Street’s image of cops fighting with demonstrators carrying the message “changing hearts and minds one baton at a time.”

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