In a country where 61% of the citizenry supports marijuana legalization, you'd think that police would know better than to try and impress the populace with small weed busts. But time and again, they proudly pose with their little baggies of pot for a tweet or Facebook post, only to be roasted to a crisp by commenters.
The latest entry in this pantheon of glorious self-owns comes courtesy of none other than the NYPD — specifically, officers of the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park, Queens. It seems they took down a dealer who was packing a few grams of bud as well as a couple of machetes and... a can of Monster Energy drink.
One less marijuana dealer on our streets thanks to Officers Sardone and Winter.
Apparently the tweet didn't get as much traction as the precinct would have liked. They retweeted themselves after the photo was first posted.
Probably not the best move: Almost everyone who replied mocked them for gloating about an arrest for something that few consider a crime anymore.@NYPD106Pct @DmDeShazo Looks like officer Sardone and Winter were upset when they found out weed wasn't actually $20 a gram
@Cprids @NYPD106Pct I don't see the 106 stopping or helping its 2-6 sexual assaults daily in its district tho yikes
@NYPD106Pct The can of monster is a whole lot deadlier than the lettuce homie.
@NYPD106Pct You are not heroes, and the public is not on your side in busting marijuana sellers.
@NYPD106Pct This who y'all caught?
@NYPD106Pct saving the world from absolutely nothing. good job tho
@NYPD106Pct "marijuana dealer" holds about the same weight as "cotton candy distributor" in this tweet for some reason
@NYPD106Pct very brave of the 106th precinct to employ two adult virgins
@IbrahimNur10 @NYPD106Pct They look so new I think the cops bought them on the way back to the precinct to pad the evidence.
@NYPD106Pct Y'all out here bustin people for medicine. Petty.
@NYPD106Pct "let's put those crocodile dundee knives we got on ebay by these dub sacks we got off that 21 year old kid
@NYPD106Pct They must of smoked the other half, because they thought they accomplished something substantial
@NYPD106Pct Try fighting a real crime
@NYPD106Pct lmao weed is still illegal over there?
@NYPD106Pct You know the guy wielding swords ain't talking
@NYPD106Pct Oh wow, a Marijuana dealer, scary
@NYPD106Pct You guys just ended the drug war.
@NYPD106Pct sorry but this is Extremely Dumb
@NYPD106Pct They really fucked up tweeting this
@NYPD106Pct send nudes
Maybe it's time for cops to reconsider how they use social media to court praise for doing their jobs. At least Sardone and Winter can count on accolades if they continue to "aggressively enforce" noise statutes and impound motorcycles.
Warm weather=noise complaints. We will aggressively enforce this nusance as we just did by confiscating this eq. and summonsing the owner.
Reckless motorcycle drivers over the weekend, results in two seizures. These bikes are now in our garage.
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