Central Park birdwatching incident: Amy Cooper is charged by the Police for filing a false report, The Incident happened in Central Park, New York in May.
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Who is Amy Cooper?
Amy Cooper a 41 years old white woman first came in the headlines in May 2020, where she was captured in a viral video calling the police on a black who asked her to leash her dog in the Ramble section of Central Park. her act was widely criticized by the people, she was also called by the public as “Racist”.
What is the Central Park Bird Watcher incident?
Black comic book writer and editor Mr. Christian Cooper were bird-watching at Central Park on May 25, 2020. He noticed that the dog of Amy Cooper was unleashed and running free. Mr. Christian asked Amy to leash her dog but she refused. Mr. Christian said to Amy, “Listen, if you are going to do what you want, then I am going to do what I want and you will like it”.
Mr. Christian beckoned the dog towards a dog treat, Amy shouted “Hey don’t touch my dog”. Christian was recording the incident on his cellphone while talking with Amy. Later Amy noticed that Mr. Cooper is recording the video, which she didn’t like. Amy said to Mr. Christian to stop making the video and later she pointed her finger in Mr. Christian’s face. Mr. Christian says to Amy: “Hey Please don’t come close to me”. Amy Cooper later called the cops, before that she says to Mr. Christian “I am calling the cops now and will tell them that You threatening me”
Why Amy Cooper is trending now and What is the Central Park birdwatching incident?
On 7, July 2020 Amy Cooper was once again in the headlines because of Central Park Birth Watcher Incident, but this time she is headlining because she is being charged by the police for filing a false report on Mr. Christian over life-threatening and harassment. A police department on Monday said further regarding the incident of 25 May 2020.
“Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree,” the Manhattan district attorney, Cy Vance, said in a statement. “We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable.”
Cooper’s lawyer could not immediately be identified but she is expected to be arraigned on 14 October 2020.