Millions of social media views, which triggered controversy and reactions right in the hours when a Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the curtains protest after the death of George Floyd, unarmed African American suffocated with one knee on the neck by the agents. The case of New York, also of racist origin, born from the video of a 57 year old African American, birdwatcher in Central Park. Shoots a woman on her cell phone, Amy Cooper, who did not keep the dog on a leash, thus violating the park rules. The man asks her to tie him up but she refuses. She approaches him – while he asks her not to do it given the rules of social distancing for COVID-19 – and threatens him: “I call the police and say there is an African American who is threatening my life “. And so he speaks to the agents in a excited voice as he continues to drag the dog by the collar, almost suffocating him. An episode on which the city of New York decided to investigate for racism: the woman could therefore be sanctioned with a fine to compensate the victim. “Attempts to intimidate African American people by threatening to call the police is a long and painful, unacceptable story,” said the junta’s human rights commission. Bill de Blasio.
Within 24 hours of the video being released, the woman, Amy Cooper, gave up on the dog, publicly apologized and was fired from the investment bank on Wall Street for which he worked, who said he could “tolerate no form of racism”. The man who documented the episode, Christian Cooper, in an interview with New York Times he said he was “uncomfortable” for the whole “storm”, including the dismissal, which was unleashed on the woman. But now also
Apologies from Amy Cooper – In her public apology, the woman claims to have interpreted Cooper’s words as a threat and then added: “I am aware of the pain that this wrong interpretation of mine and unweighted words about race they provoked and I would never imagined to be involved in such an accident. ” In the interview with Times, Cooper he said he was “very clear with the woman telling her that I would film everything until she continued to violate the rules, “referring to the obligation to keep the dog leash. And he explained that this is his way of “not bend, do not give power “to prejudices against him as an African American. “I am one of the fewmenAfrican Americans who go to that part of the park for do birdwatching – he added – and I always knew that if I wander among the bush to see a rare specimen, holding a metal object in my hand, I am observed in a different way than a White from police“. “If ours target is changing the factors that cause this situation, I’m not sure upset the life of this young woman helps the target, “he said New York Times the 57 year old graduate ad Harvard, who works in communications, and who has a passion for birdwatching which leads him to stroll early in the famous New York park.
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