A video showing a white woman at New York, calling the
police after a black bird lover asked him to tie his dog, went viral on Twitter, witnessing anger at blacks’ unjustified reports to police in
United States. In this approximately one-minute video, we see the woman, identified as Amy Cooper, with her dog not on a leash – while dogs are supposed to be in this part of Central Park called The Ramble – complaining about to be filmed.
When a man asks a woman to keep her dog on a leash, as is the rule, in Central Park, what does she do?
She calls the police to say that she is threatened by a black man.
Here they are called the “Karen”https://t.co/rptPNTMbV7
– Philippe Corbé (@PhilippeCorbe) May 26, 2020
When the amateur birder who films her, Christian Cooper (unrelated), continues to film, she calls the police. “An African American threatens me and my dog, send the police immediately,” she shouts on the phone. After being posted on Monday by Christian Cooper’s sister, the video has been viewed more than 25 million times on Twitter, some calling Amy Cooper “Karen”, a nickname used on social networks to denounce white women reporting false crimes. committed by blacks.
“Pure and simple racism” for the mayor of New York
The video shows “outright racism,” New York’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter. “This kind of hatred has no place in our city.” Suspended in the process by the investment company she works for, Amy Cooper said on CNN that she wanted to “apologize publicly to everyone.” “I am not a racist,” she said, lamenting that “all of her life” is “being ruined.” “I think I was just scared. It is not excusable, not defensible, “she added.
Christian Cooper explained to him that he wanted to “show” such incidents. “Unfortunately, we live in an age where black men are seen as targets, like what happened with Ahmaud Arbery,” he said on CNN. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot dead on February 23 while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. It was only after a video emerged of the drama in early May that three people were arrested, including a retired police officer who claimed to have mistaken him for a burglar.