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New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

Published on Apr 23, 2014 7:48 AM
 

NEW YORK  - The New York Police Department (NYPD) is eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter - only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

"Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," Agence France Presse (AFP) quoted the department as saying on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign.

 

Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook. pic.twitter.com/mE2c3oSmm6

 
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