As much as I cringe at the phrase hashtag activism, we're all glued to our phones and the Internet these days, and it definitely is a thing. It's been what, two weeks since activists trended #CancelColbert and prompted a national dialogue around racism? Today, Twitterers hijacked the New York City Police Department's #MyNYPD hashtag to showcase the police department's brutality, with images like this:

And this:

It's now trending nationally. There's much, much more here, NYPD issued a statement, and now #MyLAPD is taking off.

Some folks aren't trying to do the witty sarcasm thing...

...including me: