A new NFT line called Crooked Cops is cashing in on growing fears of police corruption and brutality, selling over 5,000 “unique collectables” that are minted on Ethereum. It’s already faced backlash for its lack of sensitivity on the subject, with it allowing you to customise the NFTs by “weapon” and “special equipment”.
The Twitter page claims that Crooked Cops NFT is a “cause” against police brutality, sharing news articles, laws, video footage of abusive police, and more, but it uses this platform to promote and market its website that sells NFTs. What’s more, not only do they make light of police brutality by turning “crooked cops” into create-your-own-NFT-avatars, but they’re tiered like video game loot. There’s grey common, blue rare, purple epic, golden legendary, and green mythic.