back to top
TVAndMovies

Netflix Coincidentally Tweeted About Corrupt Law Enforcement Shortly After The Eric Garner Decision

A few hours after the decision came down to not charge the police officer who put the unarmed Garner in the chokehold that killed him, the streaming service's official Twitter account sent out an ill-timed message promoting its new show Peaky Blinders.

Posted on

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury ruled not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed black man, in July after putting the asthmatic man in a chokehold. The decision came a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to charge Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

As protesters marched around the country on Wednesday, Netfilx sent out the below tweet. It was a promotional message in support of Peaky Blinders, the streaming service's British drama about a gangster family in post-World War I England.

Just because you’re law enforcement doesn’t mean you’re law abiding. #PeakyBlinders

Netflix US@netflixFollow

Just because you’re law enforcement doesn’t mean you’re law abiding. #PeakyBlinders

6:18 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tweet, which was posted at 6:18 p.m. ET, left many wondering if the streaming service was commenting on the Garner decision. But a source close to the situation told BuzzFeed News the tweet was unintentional and poorly timed.

Timing? “@netflix: Just because you’re law enforcement doesn’t mean you’re law abiding. #PeakyBlinders ”

Alex Enriquez@ealexenriquezFollow

Timing? “@netflix: Just because you’re law enforcement doesn’t mean you’re law abiding. #PeakyBlinders ”

6:18 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@netflix Maybe not the most appropriate time to tweet this. #EricGarner

Calvin Juárez@calvinjuarezFollow

@netflix Maybe not the most appropriate time to tweet this. #EricGarner

6:19 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I think @netflix did that on purpose lowkey.

.@netflix bad timing guys like come on

At the time of publication, the tweet had not been deleted and Netflix declined to comment to BuzzFeed News.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss