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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, made a second, previously unreported call to 911 in which she falsely claimed that the man "tried to assault her," a prosecutor said on Wednesday. ... Cooper was filmed calling 911 from an isolated area in Central Park after a Black man asked her to leash her dog, as the rules required. During the call, she said multiple times that an "African-American man" was threatening her, emphasizing his race to the operator as she raised her voice frantically.

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Joan Illuzzi, a senior prosecutor, said that Ms. Cooper in her two 911 calls in May had used the police in a way that was "both racially offensive and designed to intimidate" and her actions were "something that can't be ignored."

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This second 911 call proves she was trying to cause Christian Cooper harm. She wasn't just handling a verbal confrontation badly. She made a false assault claim and emphasized his race repeatedly because she was counting on police to respond to a woman being assaulted by a black man.

She shouldn't get off with a wrist slap for this. It's a heinous crime.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2020-10-14 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Heinous is usually reserved for Murder,Forcible Rape, Torturing people for kicks,that sort of thing. Do you really think this rises to that lofty height of evil?

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-14 12:20 PM | Reply

A white woman intentionally making a false assault accusation to police against a black man is evil, given the history of what has happened to those men in situations like that.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2020-10-14 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If the object of the false claim ends up dead at the hands of the police, sure it does. Whether or not that will happen is not predictable.

#4 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-10-14 12:24 PM | Reply

Attempted murder is indeed a heinous crime.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-14 12:25 PM | Reply

Animal cruelty charges should be filed as well.

#6 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-10-14 12:42 PM | Reply

"She shouldn't get off with a wrist slap for this. It's a heinous crime."

Donald Trump did way worse to the Central Park 5 and he got off scotrt free and he has never admitted he was wrong.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-14 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Reminds me of Bill Burr on SNL this past weekend.
"The nerve of you white women. Let's go back in history here. You guys stood by us toxic white males through centuries of our crimes against humanity. You rolled around in the blood money and occasionally when you wanted to sneak off and hook up with a black dude, if you got caught, you said it was nonconsensual. That's what you did! So why don't you shut up, sit down next to me and take your talking to."

Unfortunately what Burr is talking about is not just in our past. Women like Amy Cooper still go right along with it and had Christian Cooper not had remained calm and recorded her hateful, racist action then he might have been the one to become the hashtag. That she is only facing a misdemeanor charge and that she may avoid jail time is just more exercise of her white privilege. Her actions were a hate crime and she should be facing stiff punishment.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-10-14 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More from the article...

...As the episode gained widespread attention across the country, Ms. Cooper, who had been a head of insurance portfolio management at Franklin Templeton, lost her job and was publicly shamed. She also surrendered her dog temporarily to the rescue group from which she had adopted it.

At the time, Mr. Cooper, a 57-year-old Harvard graduate who works in communications, said the consequences and public backlash she had faced were already enough. He did not cooperate with the prosecution's investigation and said in a statement in July that "bringing her more misery just seems like piling on."

In an interview on Wednesday, Mr. Cooper declined to answer specific questions about the second 911 call or about Ms. Cooper's potential plea deal. The encounter in Central Park was "not about Amy Cooper," he said, but about a larger societal problem.

"My response is very simple: We have to make sure we don't get distracted," Mr. Cooper said. "We have a very important goal " and we have to stay focused on it " which is reforming policing, getting systemic change to the structural racism in our society."...


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-14 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9 | Posted by LampLighter

I do agree with part of Mr Cooper's take, however his desire to be merciful to her is misguided. The people that do this have to understand there is also punishment when you are caught. Not just what society does to you but the law. I emphasize this after reading the following bit from her "lawyer":

"Mr. Barnes said in July that Ms. Cooper would be found not guilty if the case went to trial and criticized what he called a "cancel culture epidemic."

"How many lives are we going to destroy over misunderstood, 60-second videos on social media?" he asked. He declined to comment on Wednesday."

Misunderstood? Hard to misunderstand that - especially with the follow up call and what she told police on the scene. Cancel culture? What GOP rock did they drag this moron from under? What exactly is being "canceled" here? Her ability to be a white woman who cries wolf and a black man suffers the price? Well that certainly deserves to be canceled no matter who the person on the other side of her accusations is.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-10-14 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Lady is a psychotic thug who's just smart enough to realize she can't beat a man in a head-on physical altercation.

check her background and you'll find she's accused other men of rape.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2020-10-14 03:09 PM | Reply

@#10 ... I do agree with part of Mr Cooper's take, however his desire to be merciful to her is misguided. The people that do this have to understand there is also punishment when you are caught. ...

Mr Cooper wants to put the effort to resolving the problem, not put a band-aid on the symptom by punishing Ms Cooper.

While I agree that there is a larger problem or two to be solved, I think the symptom should also be treated.

So yeah, there should be punishment for Ms Cooper. In my view, what she did was wrong, very wrong. She exploited systematic racism. Why she did so, I doubt if we'll ever know.

I do not think we should start saying that because someone lost their job or whatever, that they have had enough punishment. I'd prefer to leave it up to the judicial system, not public opinion, to mete out the appropriate punishment.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-14 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" She made a false assault claim and emphasized his race repeatedly because she was counting on police to respond to a woman being assaulted by a black man."

Don't you know that a black man telling a white woman to do anything is an assault on her whiteness and her womanhood? That act of violence is never to be tolerated. The whole of western civilization depends on it.

"... his desire to be merciful to her is misguided."

Apparently he knows something you don't which is if there's anything that 2020 has reminded us of it's that the only response to white on black injustice that will be tolerated by the majority of people in this country is good old fashioned Christian forgiveness. Or silence. There does seem to be some debate on that point.

#13 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-14 05:38 PM | Reply

Wow a lot of white knights telling this black man to sit down and shut up because they know better for him.

Of course he was actually there, and they weren't... but you know, the white brilliant minds of the DR certainly can tell this man what he should think.

#14 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2020-10-15 11:40 AM | Reply

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