A white woman has been sacked from her job at an investment firm, after a video of her calling the cops on a black man, who simply asked her to put her dog on a leash, went viral.
Christian Cooper, an avid bird watcher, made the request because he feared the dog could endanger wildlife in the Ramble area of New York’s Central Park. The wooded zone is popular with bird watchers and the park’s rules require all dogs to be leashed. Amy Cooper refused to comply, and when Christian Cooper started to film her, she called the police, telling them: ‘there’s an African-American man threatening my life.’
The woman also faced accusations of animal cruelty for the way she restrained her dog, which has since been returned to a rescue shelter. Amy Cooper told NBC News she had ‘overreacted’ and ‘sincerely and humbly’ apologizes to everyone, especially to Mr. Cooper and his family.
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