A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired.
Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality.
The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.
The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time."
I am no fan of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but this is funny.