The NYPD needs to hire a a social media manager stat!
After the grand jury released its decision on Wednesday not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, New York City braced for Ferguson-like protests.
An online Twitter protest, with the hashtag #ICantBreathe, quickly began trending worldwide.
Education or training of cops won't do a damn bit of good unless there is a fundamental re-education of the heart. #icantbreathe— Kathryn Hall (@KathrynHallPR) December 4, 2014
Crazy idea: Maybe next time an unarmed man is killed, ON VIDEO, and the coroner calls it a homicide, we have a murder trial. #ICantBreathe— Geraldine (@everywhereist) December 4, 2014
The Chief of the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau Joanne Jaffe tweeted a response Wednesday afternoon:
It didn't quite go as planned with Twitter answering her hashtag.
If you can hear US why couldn’y you hear the man that was murdered while TELLING YOU he couldn’t breath? #WeHearYou? Yeah, right.— The L (@lbutlr) December 4, 2014
What with the NYPD come up with next? Stay tuned and keep an eye on Twitter.