Reprinted with permission from DailyKos
Back in May, a former investment insurance manager at Franklin Templeton made headlines after a video of her wilding out on a Black bird watcher went viral. In the video, Amy Cooper went very bananas when asked to put her dog on a leash as she walked around an area of New York City's Central Park known as The Ramble. Cooper, who is white, went all out in the weird and dangerous racist department when she threatened to call (and then did call) 911 to report that Christian Cooper—a Black man—was "threatening her life."
In fact, she made sure to explain that she was going to very explicitly reference Christian Cooper's race when reporting this fake emergency. Now, ABC News reports that Amy Cooper has been charged with "falsely reporting an incident in the third degree." This was the only detail released by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's office.