Yes, a HAG. A racist HAG that deserves every bit of criticism the world throws at her. She wasn’t just being casually racist. She wasn’t suffering from a misplaced belief in an institutionalized racist attitude. She was doing much more than that. Amy Cooper was weaponizing racism.
Millions of people have now seen the video where Amy ‘Racist Hag’ Cooper freaks out at a black man and warns him that she is going to call the police and tell them that an African American man is threatening her life. Then she actually did it. She actually called and told the police that her life was being threatened by an African American man. They needed to come now to save her life.
Why is what she did so bad? Many will ask that question. WE are sure that you will hear a debate about it on Fox News, or on various Twitter feeds of Russian Trolls. Maybe even Trump will weigh in and suggest that Ms Racist Hag is a very fine person and that he can see both sides of the issue. UGH. Does it really need to be explained? Apparently, yes.
Central Park this morning: This woman’s dog is tearing through the plantings in the Ramble.
ME: Ma’am, dogs in the Ramble have to be on the leash at all times. The sign is right there.
HER: The dog runs are closed. He needs his exercise.
ME: All you have to do is take him to the other side of the drive, outside the Ramble, and you can let him run off leash all you want.
HER: It’s too dangerous.
ME: Look, if you’re going to do what you want, I’m going to do what I want, but you’re not going to like it.
HER: What’s that?
ME (to the dog): Come here, puppy!
HER: He won’t come to you.
ME: We’ll see about that…
I pull out the dog treats I carry for just for such intransigence. I didn’t even get a chance to toss any treats to the pooch before Karen scrambled to grab the dog.
HER: DON’T YOU TOUCH MY DOG!!!!!
That’s when I started video recording with my iPhone, and when her inner Karen fully emerged and took a dark turn…Christian Cooper: the man that a Racist Hag tried to kill by cop
Amy Cooper didn’t like that someone told her to put her dog on a leash. She threw a tantrum, and during that tantrum, she called the cops and made the false claim that her life was being threatened by a black man. First she warned him. Cooper thought she would scare Christian Cooper (weird coincidence isn’t it?) by threatening him that she would tell the cops that he was trying to hurt her. The Racist Hag KNEW that if she called the police, the police would hurt Christian Cooper. They might have even shot him. Then, when Christian Cooper called Amy Cooper’s bluff, she followed through.
1 in 1000 black men are killed by the police. That is huge. It is 2.5 times the rate that white men are killed by police. By the way, this is an uniquely American problem. Not only are black Americans at greater risk to be harmed by the police than white Americans, but American police kill more people than any other industrialized nation.
The numbers of people killed by American police gets international attention. The Guardian did a big expose on how many people were being killed, and WHO was being killed. This caused the USA a lot of embarrassment, but nothing much has changed. Frequently, we hear of black unarmed men being shot by police, or in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, former police.
Consider these cases of black men shot by cops:
Walter Scott who had a broken taillight.
Tamir Rice was a 12 year old with a toy gun. Someone called 911 on him.
Sam Dubose didnt have a front licence plate.
Freddie Gray was in a ‘bad neighborhood and ran away when he saw some cops approaching. Someone they severed his spine.
Philando Castile was pulled over for a broken taillight and was shot to death immediately after disclosing that he was carrying a gun.
Eric Harris was unarmed and restrained. The cop claimed he thought he was using his taser, not his pistol.
Michael Brown actually stole some cigars and so a cop chased him down and shot him 6 times. He was unarmed.
Eric Garner was accused of selling single cigarettes and while he was being arrested, the cops choked him to death.
Malice Green parked his car in a bad neighborhood and the cops beat him to death with their flashlights. He MIGHT have reached for one of their weapons was the defense.
Amadou Diallo was shot 19 times while standing around in front of his own house. The police said he might have been that rapist they were looking for.
Oscar Grant was unarmed, laying face down on the ground, and a cop still felt the need to shoot him in the back. This was ANOTHER case where the officer claims he mistook his gun for a taser.
Remember how 1 in a 1000 black men are killed by the police? That means there are a LOT of cases. This list is just a few of the highest profile cases. When the cops kill someone on video, the case gets a lot of attention. It is horrifying to consider what happens when there is no video.
More importantly, EVERYONE is aware that the cops are extra trigger happy when it comes to non-whites. Its all over the news all the time. Its in the papers. Its on TV news and in TV drama. Its a meme.
Everyone knows about Black Lives Matter even if they disagree.
“I think they’re trouble. I think they’re looking for trouble,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a Fox News interview with Bill O’Reilly.Donald Trump
Amy Cooper knew all of this and she STILL called 911 on a black man simply because she didn’t like him telling her what to do. She even apologized for it now that she has lost her job, her dog and her reputation as a decent person.
At least they rescued the dog from that monster!
While black men killed by police usually get all the press, don’t forget that black women are targets also.