In the wake of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo getting away with choking unarmed citizen Eric Garner to death, the NYPD has decided to celebrate by holding their own pro-cop rally at City Hall on next Friday, December 19th. Not sure what they’re going for here, as there has been an evident amount of racial unrest all around the world since this decision has been announced. But go ahead NYPD: do you.
Unfortunately the NYPD has decided to spearhead this initiative with the hashtag #ThankYouNYPD, which has subsequently blown up in their faces:
#ThankYouNYPD for giving black men more rides downtown than the yellow cab Co.
— Michelle C. (@LadyVacra) December 11, 2014
— The People’s Library (@OWSLibrary) December 11, 2014
— Free Palestine (@LatinaAnarchist) December 11, 2014
#ThankyouNYPD for stopping my father in front of business he has owned since 1980 in Bronx because he had Puerto Rican Flag on window visor
— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) December 11, 2014
#thankyouNYPD for being the single most polarizing terrorist organization on the east coast. We appreciate knowing we grow them here.
— Every 28 hours (@Digichick40) December 11, 2014
Meanwhile, positive #ThankYouNYPD mentions be like:
Seems like the NYPD is a glutton for punishment. Remember the epic fail that was #myNYPD?
— Pastel Swadé (@5UPR3ME) December 2, 2014
All I’m going to say to this is: if you plan on attending the Pro NYPD Rally next week, stay safe.