The New York police department, which last week got away with choking a man to death, will throw a tone-death rally next week. In response to public outcry over the grand jury decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner, the NYPD is having its own pro-cop rally at City Hall Dec. 19.
Somehow we can't see it garnering as much support as the protests organized across the country. If anything, this will be a great chance for counter protest. The NYPD welcoming pro-cop banners is just asking for the opposite to happen. And, in a move the department should have anticipated, #ThankyouNYPD has already been taken over by people rightfully upset about police brutality and the unfair treatment of minorities.
#ThankyouNYPD for stopping my father in front of business he has owned since 1980 in Bronx because he had Puerto Rican Flag on window visor— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) December 11, 2014
Don't be surprised if the NYPD ends up bailing on this poorly conceived idea.