The New York Police Department arrested alleged gang members late last week, seized drugs and cash in the process, and then proudly posted its findings to Twitter to show that officers were keeping the streets safe. And then Twitter absolutely lit them up.
Here was the windfall recovered by the NYPD.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 28, 2017
And here was the mocking Twitter reaction.
this is the worst gang of all time
— CK (@cranekicker) July 29, 2017
Shook down a real big time *squints at photo* 9 year old who was in his older brothers shoebox 👍
— just orcin' out! (@Milktoasted) July 28, 2017
Apparently their gang leader was sighted fleeing the scene pic.twitter.com/DDkMYpbRc5
— glennjamin (@theglennjamin) July 29, 2017
It was probably some millennial dealer that accepts venmo payments
— cₒᵥᵢc₋₁₉ (@derrekfromtexas) July 29, 2017
thank god you got that blood money off the street before they made enough for a monthly metrocard
— David Hill (@davehill77) July 29, 2017
So, Twitter certainly wasn’t impressed. But hey, at least Queens was just a little bit safer without those three bags of weed in the streets.