A video of a woman calling the police on a black man in Central Park and claiming that he threatened her and her dog for not using a leash has gone viral.
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm
— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020
That video makes the woman look awful, and she is the new poster child for Karens everywhere. These comments didn’t help her cause either.
“I’m gonna tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
“He’s recording me and threatening me and my dog.”
“Please send the cops immediately.”
Nowhere in that video do you hear him threatening her, and the fact that she felt the need to say, “I’m gonna tell them there’s an African-American man threatening me,” makes it sound like she’s saying, “I’m going to tell the police a lie based on racial stereotypes and then you can deal with them.”
However, the first thing I thought of after watching this video were these two people.
Look familiar? A white woman with her dog off the leash appears to call the cops on a black guy over some nonsense. The video went viral, she looked ridiculous, and quickly was doxxed and given the name Dog Park Diane.
But as it turned out Franklin Baxley instigated the entire thing, tormented her after she asked him to put his humpy pit bulls on a leash, followed her around the park after she repeatedly asked him to stop, and then he began filming and pretending to be innocent. After having Franklin on the live show where he revealed his true motives we found out that he was a drug dealing felon, he threatened to kill me because we exposed him, and we found out that he once had a drug addicted stripper he pimped out beaten by a woman as he filmed it after he found out that she had stolen heroin from him. Just days later he was arrested for selling heroin, spent most of the next year in jail, and made it to the Finals of Rachet Madness 2019.
Because of Franklin I will forever be skeptical when I see stories like this. The mere fact that the man from Central Park was harassing her because she didn’t have her dog on a leash while she was by herself and no other dogs were around, makes him a male Karen. People really need to mind their own business.
We have no idea what the cameraman Christian Cooper was acting like before he started filming, and those details matters. Christian Cooper admits on his Facebook page that he confronted her, she tried to explain herself, he continued to pester her about the rules, and when she didn’t do what he wanted her to do he told her he was going to do whatever he wanted to do and began calling the dog over and offering it food.
“If you’re going to what you want, I’m going to do what I want, but you’re not going to like it”
I’m sorry, but this guy is far from innocent. He went looking for trouble and found it. She’s not going like it? What does that mean? I’d take that as a potential threat to the dog, and although I wouldn’t handle it the way she did, I’d still give him a piece of my mind. These are just two horrible people who seem to have found each other. She seems like an upper west side elitist white liberal who pretends to care about black people but then calls the cops on the first black guy who harasses her, and he seems like a narc who doesn’t know how to mind his own business.
I’m not saying Christian Cooper is Franklin Baxley, because he doesn’t appear to be a heroin dealing pimp who constantly plays the race card. But he is clearly a left wing activist who fell for the Michael Brown “hands up don’t shoot” lie, boycotted SNL because they had Trump on, and thinks climate change is going to kill us.
I question his motives.
He got exactly what you knew he would get when the video went viral – an outrage mob looking to name and shame the woman, and then proceed to ruin her life.
Amy Cooper is the head of insurance investment solutions at Franklin Templeton, and lives in the ritzy upper West Side.
She’s a dog lady who speaks in the third person for the pooch that she rescued on social media.
And she’s a good liberal who donated $1,250 to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
People like this are prime targets for the outrage mob because conservatives certainly won’t defend them, and liberals love to eat their own.
The blue checkmark mob immediately began to share her employer’s contact information, and #FireAmyCooper and #ArrestAmyCooper trended on Twitter.
This woman needs to be arrested. Now.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) May 25, 2020
If any POC subordinates of this woman have filed complaints about how she treats them this video may become an expensive problem for her employer.
Will @NYPDShea order an inquiry into her false report?
— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) May 25, 2020
If she claims he approached her to attack her please request both phone companies GPS records to show that it was instead she who approached him and they will see that time and that it coordinates with this video.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 26, 2020
Franklin Templeton’s website crashed and they issued a statement saying she was placed on leave.
In response to an incident involving an employee on May 25th, Franklin Templeton issued the following statement. pic.twitter.com/8f2lMwK0r5
— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020
But what if this woman was a good earner for the company? What if she’s extremely valuable? Are they supposed to get rid of her because an online outrage mob led by Patricia Arquette demanded they do so? If you’re demanding she be fired and lose her ability to make a living over something that that has nothing to do with her job then you’re a much worse person than she is.
Franklin Templeton learned the hard way that their response wasn’t good enough for the outrage mob, because you will never, ever please an outrage mob. They don’t believe in due process or worker’s rights, and they want you to fire who they tell you to fire because they think they get to run your business.
“Administrative leave” here meaning “until this blows over.” There’s a video of her explicitly telling the cops an African American man is threatening her life while he’s just standing there. What exactly are you waiting to see? She basically tried to call a hit on the guy.
— Mac Willaert (@jmwillaert) May 26, 2020
This story is beginning to make headlines even in Germany – in the middle of an ongoing pandemic no less. The whole thing is on video. Do you really need time to come to a responsible decision here?
— Victor Redman (@victorredman) May 26, 2020
Fire her. She's a despicable racist and animal abuser. And she's unhinged. People like #AmyCooper need to know there are consequences to their actions…
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) May 26, 2020
Looking forward to the termination statement. Ya might wanna expedite it.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 26, 2020
Im just gonna put up my response to the tweet you just deleted, and I will highlight again how there was not one African American in your promotional video. Does your company have the same problems with Africa Americans as Amy Cooper? Fire her. pic.twitter.com/HXuH8dNK3S
— tb13 (@__tb13___) May 26, 2020
Just ignore them, keep her on paid leave, and then bring her back in a week or 2 when the outrage mob finds a new villain to go after. There are no shortage during the pandemic.
The animal rescue took back the dog.
I’m torn on the dog part of it. It wasn’t a good look for sure.
But she was clearly in the moment, freaking out, not thinking straight, and wasn’t even paying attention to the dog. Unless I missed it the dog did not seem to be showing signs of distress either. This woman rescues dogs for fun, so I find it hard to believe that she is a danger. She appears to be unmarried and childless, so now she’s sitting in an apartment by herself as the Internet destroys her life over a 60 second video. That doesn’t seem like an appropriate or fair reaction.
The bottom line is we don’t know how he was acting prior to the video, and that matters. By his own admission Christian Cooper harassed her about something stupid, acted like a male Karen, instigated it more when she didn’t do what he demanded she do, passive-aggressively threatened the dog, and then tried to get the dog to leave her so he could give it food. He sucks, she sucks, and the outrage mob sucks. There are no winners here.
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