Amy Cooper, Who Called Police On Black Man In Central Park, Faces Charges!
You should not go full Karen at any cost.
I‘m sure none of us have forgotten the famous “Karen” Amy Cooper from Central Park. In a viral video, Amy Cooper called the police on a black birdwatcher, named Christian Cooper who merely asked her to put a leash on her dog. However, things are taking a turn for the worst for her. The police arrested her on a charge that could land her in jail for over a year!
Manhattan DA’s Office takes action
It’s no coincidence that Amy Cooper might be jailed for the video that went viral on the internet. The Manhattan DA’s Office charged her on Monday with one count of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. Moreover, the DA’s office ordered her to return to court on October 14th too.
The DA’s Cyrus Vance Jr. released a statement on the charge against Cooper, saying:
Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper. Our office will provide the public with additional information as the case proceeds. At this time I would like to encourage anyone who has been the target of false reporting to contact our office. We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable.
In the viral video, Cooper, who is a white woman, is seen telling Christian Cooper, a black birdwatcher (both are not related) that she’s going to call the cops on him. She said:
I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.
However, Christian Cooper calmly responded:
Please tell them whatever you like.
Afterward, Amy Cooper immediately rang 911 and said:
I’m in the Ramble and an African American man with a bicycle helmet, he is recording me and threatening my dog…. There is an African American man. I am in Central Park. He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog…. I’m sorry, I can’t hear … I’m being threatened by a man in the Ramble, please send the cops immediately.
Christian Cooper’s sister, Melody Cooper, shared the video on Twitter:
It looks like Christian Cooper may finally get the justice that he deserves. But, back when the video went viral, Amy Cooper stirred a lot of emotions across the internet, and even Hollywood.
How Amy Cooper went viral on the internet
Other than rattling the DA’s Office, Amy Cooper caused quite a storm on social media and the internet. This was because it was a typical case of white privilege, that is a serious problem among White Americans. Many White racist Women, also called “Karens”, are unaware of their privilege and inherent racism. And Cooper is the perfect example of such a person because she went full “Karen”.
Moreover, even Ava DuVernay, the famous producer of When They See Us and a member of the Oscar board of governors, pledged to make a documentary on White Privilege. And looking at Amy Cooper’s privilege and ignorance, it’s easy to make a case for this documentary.