NYPD backlash turns bicoastal as #myLAPD trends throughout Los Angeles

What began as a harmless PR stunt on Tuesday left the New York Police Department’s social media team facepalming as a hashtag they tweeted (#myNYPD) trended nationally, flooding the Internet with images, videos, and stories depicting police brutality.

But the trend of calling out police for violent behavior wasn’t limited to New York City for very long. Hours after major newspapers began to report the failed pro-cop campaign, Los Angeles residents carried out their own online demonstration by trending the #myLADP with their own media and stories:

Others shared personal stories or recited the names of individuals killed in police-involved shootings:

And others simply summed things up:

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Dell Cameron

Dell Cameron

Dell Cameron was a reporter at the Daily Dot who covered security and politics. In 2015, he revealed the existence of an American hacker on the U.S. government's terrorist watchlist. He is a co-author of the Sabu Files, an award-nominated investigation into the FBI's use of cyber-informants. He became a staff writer at Gizmodo in 2017.