Amy Cooper is a white New York woman who was recorded in a viral video calling police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in the Ramble section of Central Park on Memorial Day. The incident on Monday, May 25, quickly spread on social media. The video was posted by the man she called 911 on, Christian Cooper, and Cooper’s sister, Melody Cooper. The video has been viewed more than five million times as of Monday night.
The video shows Amy Cooper, 41, telling Christian Cooper she would be calling the police on him and saying she would tell dispatchers he was threatening her and her dog. The video does not show Christian Cooper making any threats, but does show him standing away from Cooper and encouraging her to call the police, while also asking her to stay away from him. Christian Cooper said he started recording the incident when she refused to put a leash on her dog, and when she moved toward him.
The video also shows Amy Cooper’s dog appearing to choke and struggle against his leash while Cooper tried to make a 911 call. No one was arrested and it is not clear if police are planning to investigate the incident further.
It’s funny because it’s true:
Typically, a lot of people on the internets seem to be more concerned about how she’s handling her dog than that she tried to use the police to murder a black man for being uppity.