Failed #myNYPD Campaign Launches Similar Trend In Other Cities | Roland Martin Reports

Failed #myNYPD Campaign Launches Similar Trend In Other Cities

Source: Joe Kemp / New York Daily News

Looks like New York can file this under #trendsetters.

The failed #myNYPD social media campaign launched a slew of copycat tweets chronicling alleged brutality in other cities, including Chicago, Albuquerque and Los Angeles.

The deluge of anti-cop messages — each tagged with #myCPD, #myAPD and #myLAPD — capped off soon after New York’s Finest, through its Twitter account, asked people to post pictures of themselves interacting with officers using the hashtag #myNYPD.

The effort backfired, but similar posts began to refer to well-known cases of police brutality as far as the West Coast — including pictures from the 1991 beating of Rodney King.

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