This week the New York City Police Department decided that it would be a good idea to ask its Twitter followers to send in photos of their interactions with its officers using the hashtag #myNYPD. They probably expected a bunch of photos with smiling tourists. Instead, what they got were photos of officers brutally manhandling residents.

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