Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Re: Central Park: White woman ID'ed as Amy Cooper in NYC calls police on black man over dog leash


NEW YORK, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- I want to apologize to Chris Cooper for my actions when I encountered him in Central Park yesterday.  I reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my dog on a leash.  When Chris began offering treats to my dog and confronted me in an area where there was no one else nearby and said, "You're not going to like what I'm going to do next," I assumed we were being threatened when all he had intended to do was record our encounter on his phone.  He had every right to request that I leash my dog in an area where it was required.  I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris.  I hope that a few mortifying seconds in a lifetime of forty years will not define me in his eyes and that he will accept my sincere apology.

SOURCE Amy Cooper

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/statement-from-amy-cooper-on-central-park-incident-301065492.html  



On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:12 AM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYe-3ccXnPA  
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> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:01 AM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalQ3ABWIZA
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>> Often there two sides to every story. My personal experience with the press is that they always get the details wrong. We only see her demeanor and not the demeanor of the person doing the filming, which makes this one-sided. She seems agitated that a complete stranger is giving her orders and filming her against her permission. I would certainly be upset even if I am in the wrong. I am wondering why she is so agitated, and we don't know what transpired before the filming took place. At times the way she retreats she seems frightened. However, her statement that "I'm going to tell them (the police) that an African American man is threatening my life" means that she is either delusional or just evil. That seems to be going too far. Her bad treatment of her dog doesn't help, because she comes across as aggressive.
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>> Her apology indicates that she realized that she was in the wrong or is just saving face. I think that it is unfortunate that the incident happened at all, but I can't imagine going up to a complete stranger and start ordering them around, especially over something as minor as a dog leash. I have seen similar behavior in public over smoking, where people get quite upset, but this just comes across to me as rude.
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> Best wishes,
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> John Coffey
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> http://www.entertainmentjourney.com



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