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CNN’s #AskACop Backfires Horribly

On Tuesday night, CNN Tonight asked viewers to follow along with their special #CopsUnderFire episode by sending questions on Twitter using #AskACop, so viewers could ask a police officer direct questions about issues raised by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and subsequent protests.

It went over just as horribly as you would expect:

Here’s just a sampling of the backlash:

Others criticized the way the hashtag was being used by praising police:

And on top of all that, the show touted the fact that #AskACop was trending nationally:

[h/t Mashable]
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