White Woman Put on Leave at Work After Calling 911 on Black Man for Asking Her to Leash Her Dog in Central Park

May 26, 2020
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Remember infamous white women like Permit Patty, BBQ Becky and Cornerstore Caroline, who've called the cops on black people for daring to go about their daily lives? Well, here's their latest sorority sister: Amy Cooper, who went viral this past weekend after she called the cops on a black man for asking her to leash her dog in New York's Central Park. "I'm gonna tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life," Cooper says--despite the fact that the man filming her never approaches her or appears to show any signs of threat. A moment later, she says into her phone in a high-pitched, frightened voice, "There is an African-American man, I'm in Central Park, he is recording me, and threatening myself and my dog... Please send the cops immediately." The man who filmed her is Christian Cooper (no relation, obviously), a Harvard graduate, healthcare editor and avid birder. An NYPD spokesperson has since said, "Upon arrival, police determined two individuals had engaged in a verbal dispute. There were no arrests or summonses issued and both parties went on their way." Amy Cooper also appeared to choke her dog by yanking his collar repeatedly during the altercation. She's since voluntarily surrendered the dog to the rescue group she adopted him from, while her employer--Franklin Templeton Investments, where she's a vice president--has placed her on administrative leave.