NYPD's hashtag campaign backfires horribly
In an age where bystanders commonly use their phones to document abuses
of power by law enforcement, it’s understandable that police want to
turn something like Twitter to their advantage.
Too bad most civilians aren’t interested in burnishing the NYPD’s reputation for them, as they so politely requested in a hashtag campaign that was doomed from the outset.
The initial replies were friendly enough but soon overwhelmed by a wave of righteous scorn.
Oh, dear. That didn’t go quite as planned, now did it?
Edited by tatee - Apr 22 2014 at 6:11pm