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CNN Tonight's #ASKACOP Episode Evokes a Harsh Twitter Response



Photo Credit - citypaper.com CNN Tonight 'Cops Under Fire' segment using the Twitter hashtag #AskACop generates a harsh response.
Photo Credit - citypaper.com
CNN Tonight 'Cops Under Fire' segment using the Twitter hashtag
#AskACop generates a harsh response.
Before airing the latest 'CNN Tonight' installment the network requested users of the social media site Twitter pose questions for a panel of law enforcement officers during its self-entitled 'Cops Under Fire" segment.

Anger over the grand jury non-indictments of former New York City, NY resident Eric Garner, 18 year-old Mike Brown of Ferguson, MO and the recent shooting death of 12 year-old Tamir Rice boiled over as user's questions were mixed with strong sarcasm, outrage and disappointment in response to recent incidents of police violence.

The hashtag #AskACop climbed to the top of the list of U.S. Twitter trends Tuesday night. CNN's Town Hall Style Panel included five officers who previously used deadly force on the job.

Below are some of the Tweets forwarded to CNN for using the #ASKACOP hashtag:














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