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The NYPD Bragged About Seizing A Handful Of Drugs, So Twitter Lit Them Up


The NYPD learned a lot about Twitter last night.

After tweeting about the arrest of alleged “Gang members” and doing their best impression of The Wire‘s Ervin Burrell by posting an image showing a very small amount of drugs and exactly $100 in cash, denizens of the micro-blogging site took the New York City Police Department’s official account to task for their out-of-all-proportion braggadocio.

Here’s the original tweet-cum-cautionary tale for how not to boast online:

And here are just some of the dragging responses:

And that’s just the start. A cursory glance at the tweet itself shows the NYPD has fallen victim to “the ratio”–-a Twitter phenomenon whereby bad tweets suggest just how soon a user should delete their account based upon the ratio of replies to likes and retweets.

As the ratio here suggests, the NYPD should stop tweeting yesterday.

[image via NYPD/Twitter]

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