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- What fans do and don’t want to see in future ‘Far Cry’ installments Saturday 4:26 PM
- Aaron Carter accused of stealing lion art for merch Saturday 3:10 PM
- Instagram’s hidden like counts were inspired by a ‘Black Mirror’ episode Saturday 2:06 PM
- Student says they were expelled for tricking teacher into making inappropriate TikTok Saturday 12:26 PM
- Space Force uniforms relentlessly mocked, memed Saturday 10:52 AM
- Man flamed after admitting he called police on Target employee over a toothbrush Saturday 9:10 AM
- Netflix’s ‘Vivir Dos Veces’ searches for a last chance at first love Saturday 8:00 AM
- Camila Cabello must do more about her racist history Saturday 6:00 AM
- Instagram and Facebook are reportedly blocking queer ads Friday 8:58 PM
- Review: Tyler Perry’s ‘A Fall From Grace’ is both nonsensical and utterly predictable Friday 6:48 PM
- Is Hulu censoring the Iran episode of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’? Friday 6:05 PM
- Trump admin celebrates Michelle Obama’s birthday by proposing rollback of her signature initiative Friday 4:01 PM
- TSA apologizes after agent grabs indigenous woman’s braids, says ‘giddyup’ Friday 3:28 PM
You need to watch these dancing cops from the NYC pride parade
Police departments have had a particularly rough 2015 with respect to their image, as Americans are reminded again and again that these men and women who are supposed to be protecting citizens keep on killing unarmed black men and harassing young black women, among other misdeeds.
But on Sunday morning, officers of the New York Police Department were in charge of guarding the city’s LGBT Pride March and they were warmly received. One cop in particular was extremely down to grind:
Can anyone resist shaking their booty when Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is blasting at 40,000 decibels?
And it wasn’t just this one officer. Further down the parade route, there was an officer who just could not resist the organized harmony of “The Cupid Shuffle.” Enter Brendan James, a New York City cop who happens to model in his spare time:
James would not comment on the video to Gothamist, but did confirm that he was the man in the video.
These New York cops were blessed that this year’s parade was peaceful, unlike Chicago’s parade which was also held this weekend. In that city, 52 arrests were made by police in relation to the parade and proceeding events. There were two unsolved stabbings and two robberies as well. No viral videos of dancing cops have surfaced from Chicago yet.
Illustration via Max Fleishman
Myles Tanzer is a former contributor to the Daily Dot with an emphasis on technology and viral news. He is currently the Fader's news editor, having previously written and edited for Vogue, BuzzFeed, and Gawker.