May 26, 2020

UPDATE:

Amy Cooper has been fired from her job at Franklin Templeton.

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This was just insane. A white woman named Amy Cooper called NYC cops after a birdwatcher named Christian Cooper asked her to leash her dog in a section of Central Park that requires her to do so, and told them in a hysterical voice "an African American man is threatening me." Now her world is (deservedly) falling apart.

The episode went viral after the birdwatcher's sister posted this on Twitter:

Twitter, of course, did its thing and tracked her down as an employee of an investment firm -- which has now placed her on administrative leave.

The rescue organization where she got her dog asked her to surrender him, so now she doesn't even have that comfort:

And get this: The person she tried to smear as a threatening black man? Harvard grad.

Seems like a lot of white people, she makes a habit of ignoring rules -- because she can:

Eliza Orlins, who's running for district attorney, wrote:

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