^she shoulda stood there and walked her dog,
but like most white she-jackals,
she couldn’t fight the urge to mind her business.
aka “central park karen“,
decided to report an innocent black male who she claimed threatened her in central park.
he was watching birds.
the dog watcher,
forgave her for stupidness and it seems the prosecution did as well via “daily mail“…
Manhattan prosecutors have dropped their charges against Amy Cooper, a white woman who earned herself the nickname Central Park Karen after she called 911 on an innocent black birdwatcher and claimed he was threatening her life, claiming she learned her lesson in therapy.
Cooper was charged with one count of falsifying an incident report – a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $1,000 fine – in May 2020 after calling the cops on Christian Cooper, a birdwatcher who had told her to put her dog on a leash.
On Tuesday morning, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi revealed her office had decided to drop the charges because Amy had completed a ‘restorative’ alternative which included five therapy sessions.
Christian Cooper posted on Facebook that he was ‘far more outraged’ by Congress than by anything ‘Amy Cooper did’.
‘I am far more outraged by the US Congress, which continues to deny the mostly Black and brown people of the District of Columbia statehood and the representation every American deserves, than by anything Amy Cooper did.
‘That gross racial injustice could be fixed by Congress now, today, and that’s what people should be focused on—not last year’s events in Central Park,’ he posted on Facebook.
ADA Iluzzi outlined that the case could have resulted in the cops tracking Christian down and arresting him had the pair not stayed at the park to speak to the police when they arrived.
‘The simple principle is that one cannot use the police to threaten another and in this case, in a racially offensive and charged manner,’ Illuzzi said.
However she said: ‘Given the issues at hand and Ms. Cooper’s lack of criminal background, we offered her, consistent with our position on many misdemeanor cases involving a first arrest, an alternative, restorative justice resolution; designed not just to punish but to educate and promote community healing.’
She said Cooper completed a ‘comprehensive, respectful program’ at the Critical Therapy Center where she focused on ‘the ways in which Ms. Cooper could appreciate that racial identities shape our lives but we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others.’
‘Having completed 5 sessions, Ms. Cooper’s therapist reported that it was a moving experience and that Ms. Cooper learned a lot in their sessions together.
‘The compliance report is attached, we are filing it with the court.
5 sessions of therapy and she is a better human!
congratulations to her!
christian chose to forgave her ass last year.
“I do accept her apology,” Christian Cooper said. “I think it’s a first step. I think she’s gotta do some reflection on what happened because up until the moment when she made that statement … it was just a conflict between a birder and a dog walker, and then she took it to a very dark place. I think she’s gotta sort of examine why and how that happened.”
Christian Cooper urged viewers to look at the bigger picture of racism that the encounter displayed.
“It’s not really about her and her poor judgement in a snap second,” he said. “It’s about the underlying current of racism and racial perceptions that’s been going on for centuries and that permeates this city and this country that she tapped into.”
( x read it here )
he claims there is a “bigger issue“.
if this video didn’t play out on the world stage,
did he not think he would have been thrown in prison?
does he think amy would have forgiven him in her act for “victimhood”?
I wouldn’t have forgiven her for shit.
she nearly ruined his freedom and reputation.
what bothers me is:
Black folks can forgive problematic white folks but can’t do the same for other black folks
i think we need to look into that “bigger issue” as well.
the crazy part is because of her white privilege that we can’t afford,
her ass got off in the end after 5 therapy sessions and some white tears.
article cc: the daily mail