The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is known around the world for its history of violence and brutality, particularly against underserved communities of color. So it is little wonder that the Twitter hashtag #myNYPD, presumably created by the NYPD to show positive images of its officers, did not go precisely as they planned it.

Black Twitter flooded the hashtag with triggering images of the NYPD’s violence throughout the years, from Stop & Frisk to Occupy Wall Street, and commentary on the contentious relationship between the NYPD and the Black community began to emerge among the images.

Check out some of the most honest depictions of New York’s finest at work below.

TRIGGER WARNING: Police Brutality

An NYPD rep released the following statement in response to #myNYPD:

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s “Stop & Frisk” Policy

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One thought on “#MYNYPD Twitter Hashtag Exposes Police Brutality

  1. One thing is for sure, there is a lot of seething resentment against the NYPD and cops in general, but what’s probably even more disturbing is the police department’s antipathy and nonchalance in addressing it, let alone even admitting such hostility exists as seen by the many pictures flooding media….

    If cops aren’t willing to have a dialogue why even bother pretending?

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/04/mynypd-hash-tag-fail-is-very-brutal-mylapd-follows/

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