December 4, 2014 3:30 pm -

After a grand jury voted to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, the white New York City police officer who held Eric Garner in a chokehold which resulted in his death, the hashtag #ICantBreathe was trending in support of the deceased man who told police 11 times that he he couldn’t breathe.

So, the NYPD sent out this tone deaf tweet which went over about as well as you’d expect.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to NYPD’s Tone Deaf #WeHearYou Tweet Backfires

  1. neworleans878 December 4th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Does one have to take insensitivity classes to be in NYPD public relations?

  2. bushputz December 4th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    You hear us? Fine trouble is, we SAW you…

    • AKRNC December 5th, 2014 at 4:46 am

      …and we HEARD EricGarner say, “I can’t breathe” and we SAW you continue to apply excessive force, continue a chokehold and WATCHED a man lose his life due to these illegal tactics. Now, you need to hear this, the NYPD needs to be held accountable for this loss of life and I believe the DOJ will be the one to do this.

  3. Kick Frenzy December 4th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Did they forget the rest of the hash tag?
    #WeHearYou…And WeDon’tCare

  4. EnuffBull December 4th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Social media is a hell of a drug.

  5. R.J. Carter December 4th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    This is why I love Twitchy… Wait, what site am I on again? 🙂

  6. edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I have two friends who are Leo’s, one posts on FB his support for Ferguson pd and the other his wife who does the same. I love them and their families dearly but after this summer find it difficult to not mention what douches they are to be so wholly supportive for what has transpired.

    • Kelly Basden December 4th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Sir, do not misunderstand that toxic is toxic, regardless of the packaging. I had to do the same with my father and a younger brother. Respect for humanity surpasses all other considerations in life. So few understand anything about such things.

      I wish you the best.

  7. greenfloyd December 4th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I just want to scream!