Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 64
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    10,803

    Woman fired after calling police on African-American birdwatcher in Central Park dog



    A white woman has lost her job after a video which showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African-American birdwatcher in New York's Central Park went viral.

    Key points:
    • A video of the confrontation was posted online by the man's sister
    • The woman also gave up her dog, after it suffered injuries
    • It is the latest racially tense confrontation to go viral in America


    The man, Christian Cooper, had politely asked Amy Cooper, who is no relation, to put her dog on a leash while walking on Monday.

    The pair were in the Ramble — a spot popular with birdwatchers, and where dogs must be leashed at all times.

    Mr Cooper pointed out the rules and asked the woman to comply, but she refused.

    Ms Cooper told the Harvard graduate she would phone police and tell them "there's an African-American man threatening my life" after he began filming her on his phone.

    Woman fired after calling police on African-American birdwatcher in Central Park dog leash dispute - ABC News

    The woman is a snow-flake, but no idea why she lost her job over a personal, un-work related incident

    Maybe more to the story?
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

  2. #2
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    19,977
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The woman is a snow-flake, but no idea why she lost her job over a personal, un-work related incident
    She's more than just a snowflake. The way she fakes being in fear of her life is utterly nauseating.

    Maybe her company felt they didn't want to risk her lying, racist idiocy ever being work-related?

    Seems like a wise move to me.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    kmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 03:15 PM
    Location
    Rayong.
    Posts
    11,417
    ^Just bad publicity for them I guess. I like how she's garrotting the dog during her Academy Award winning performance.

  4. #4
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,812
    Stupid bitch. She'll have the American Association Of Negro Birdwatchers up in arms! Both of them will be furious!

  5. #5
    Hansum Man! panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    22,390
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    She's more than just a snowflake. The way she fakes being in fear of her life is utterly nauseating.
    I'm sure there is some legal aspect to giving false information to police as well. Charge the cvnt

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat TheRealKW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,799
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    I'm sure there is some legal aspect to giving false information to police as well. Charge the cvnt
    Indeed.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    08-07-2020 @ 05:08 AM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    11,605
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mr Cooper pointed out the rules and asked the woman to comply, but she refused.
    He's just as bad as she is. You may inform but you cannot insist?

    Maybe her employer is thinking if she can't obey rules while doing something simple like walking a dog then she won't obey company policy at work.

  8. #8
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:03 AM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    29,774
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    He's just as bad as she is. You may inform but you cannot insist?

    Maybe her employer is thinking if she can't obey rules while doing something simple like walking a dog then she won't obey company policy at work.
    Oh do fuck off with that shit.

  9. #9
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:03 AM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    29,774
    I'm glad the stupid bitch lost her dog as well.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    37,544
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    The way she fakes being in fear of her life is utterly nauseating.
    That's the worst part of it all.

    It was so calculated and if she didn't realise that could have fatal consequences then she ought to have. Either way it's just different degrees of fuckedness.

  11. #11
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:03 AM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    29,774
    This is a better video.
    Shows it right from the time he started fiming,



    Also a better report.

    Footage of a confrontation between a black birdwatcher and a white dog walker in Central Park in New York has gone viral, reigniting national debate over everyday racism and a social media storm.


    The incident follows other infamous instances of white people calling the police after coming upon black people doing everyday things such as jogging, being in the park or the street, having a swim, holding a barbecue or merely gardening.


    In the latest incident, which happened at around 8.30am on Monday, the Memorial Day holiday, an African American man, Christian Cooper, was in a patch of dense trees and shrubs known as the Ramble, which is popular with bird watchers and where signs say dogs must be kept on a leash.


    When Cooper asked a woman to leash her exuberant dog, she said she would call the police.


    “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life,” she said.


    As the woman became agitated, Cooper remained calm and recorded part of the incident. Posted to Twitter by his sister, Melody Cooper, the footage was viewed more than 20m times.


    Christian Cooper described the beginning of the encounter, which was not recorded, in a post on Facebook. He said he saw the dog “tearing through the plantings” and told the owner dogs should be leashed at all times, noting: “The sign is right there.” After an exchange of remarks, he began recording.


    The video starts with the woman, who is wearing a face mask, saying: “Sir, I’m asking you to stop.”


    She approaches him, dragging the struggling dog by its collar. He says: “Please don’t come close to me.” New York City is still under stay-at-home and social distancing orders amid the coronavirus crisis.


    The woman, later identified as Amy Cooper, asks the man to turn his phone off, then says: “I’m calling the cops.”


    Christian Cooper responds: “Please call the cops.”


    The woman says: “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.”


    He says: “Tell them whatever you like.”


    Apparently reaching an operator, Amy Cooper says: “There is a man, African American, he has a bicycle helmet, he is recording me and threatening me and my dog.”


    She wrestles the dog, which struggles and appears to be having difficulty breathing. Raising her voice, she backs away. Christian Cooper remains still.


    In an agitated voice, Amy Cooper says: “I am being threatened by a man in the Ramble, please send the cops immediately.” She then fixes a leash to the dog’s collar.


    Christian Cooper says “Thank you” and ends the recording.


    On Tuesday morning, Cooper spoke to the Washington Post, which described him as a 57-year-old science editor.


    “I don’t think there’s an African American person in America who hasn’t experienced something like this at some point,” he said.


    Cooper said he often asks dog owners to put the leash on in the Ramble.


    “I don’t shy away from confronting the scofflaw when I see it,” he said, using a local term for someone who ignores laws which are hard to enforce. “Otherwise, the park would be unusable – not just to us birders but to anybody who enjoys the beauty.”


    Asked about the woman’s decision to call the police, he said: “I can be racially intimidated and kowtow to her [but] I’m not going to participate in my own dehumanization.”


    Police officers attended the call but said no summonses or arrests were made over what the New York police department called “a verbal dispute”.


    Amy Cooper was put on administrative leave by her employer on Monday, the investment firm Franklin Templeton, which said it was investigating.


    “We take these matters very seriously,” the firm said, “and we do not condone racism of any kind.”


    By Tuesday afternoon she had been fired.

    The incident stoked a fierce backlash on social media. Franklin Leonard, a film executive and founder of The Black List, which ranks the most popular screenplays of the year that Hollywood fails to turn into films, saw insidious racial bias at work.


    “How many times has Amy Cooper said behind closed doors that a black co-worker ‘wasn’t a team player, ‘isn’t one of us, ‘made her uncomfortable’,” he asked. “How many times has she just not been able to put her finger on it, but just doesn’t think they’re the right candidate for the job?


    Amy Cooper spoke to NBC.


    “I sincerely and humbly apologize to everyone, especially to that man, his family,” she said. “It was unacceptable and I humbly and fully apologize to everyone who’s seen that video, everyone that’s been offended.


    “When I think about the police, I’m such a blessed person. I’ve come to realise especially today that I think of [the police] as a protection agency, and unfortunately, this has caused me to realize that there are so many people in this country that don’t have that luxury.”
    Video of white woman calling police on black man in Central Park draws outrage | US news | The Guardian

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    tomcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,028
    ...well, that her 15 minutes...

  13. #13
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:03 AM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    29,774
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...well, that her 15 minutes...
    She's being ragged on all over the internet.

  14. #14
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    18,914
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    She's being ragged on all over the internet.
    She'll need psychiatric help soon for being bullied and victimised by non-white netizens!!

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,836
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    She'll need psychiatric help soon
    Sounds to me watching that video that she needed it before.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    12,369
    She obviously sufferes from that 'Mad Cow Desease'. What's it called? Oh yeah PMT.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    08-07-2020 @ 05:08 AM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    11,605
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I'm glad the stupid bitch lost her dog as well.
    So you are in a civilized country walking a dog in a wetland or wildlife sanctuary and some old geezer says "Your dog should be on a leash!". He can't insist can he? He can only politely point out the rules/law. He has no authority to insist and taking pictures could be viewed as threatening or a breach of civil liberty.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:42 PM
    Posts
    18,391
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    So you are in a civilized country walking a dog in a wetland or wildlife sanctuary and some old geezer says "Your dog should be on a leash!". He can't insist can he? He can only politely point out the rules/law. He has no authority to insist and taking pictures could be viewed as threatening or a breach of civil liberty.
    Huh? There are posted signs "dogs must be leashed" everywhere. I would say most Americans make an attempt to follow the law. Now its the opposite here most of the time. Are you thinking with your Thai or original brain?

  19. #19
    Hansum Man! panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    22,390
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    “I sincerely and humbly apologize to everyone, especially to that man, his family,” she said. “It was unacceptable and I humbly and fully apologize to everyone who’s seen that video, everyone that’s been offended.
    So, she's sorry that people saw the video . . . how humble

    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    So you are in a civilized country walking a dog in a wetland or wildlife sanctuary and some old geezer says "Your dog should be on a leash!"
    Yup, why not. Ok, try this:

    VocalNeal is walking along the footpath of a very busy street and a guy decides to pul his car onto the footpath to park.
    VovalNeal:
    a) smiles at the man and enters the busy road to continue his journey
    b) politely informs the man that parking on the footpath is against the law
    c) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    He has no authority to insist and taking pictures could be viewed as threatening or a breach of civil liberty.
    Nope it isn't a breach of 'civil liberty' - even cops can be filmed fairly well anywhere. He made her aware that her dog must be on a lash in that area . . . that's when she lost it and made a false police report - no surprise that the cops didn't charge her - she's of the pink variety

    The woman is a cow. Just leash the dog and unleash again after you're past that area

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat raycarey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    14,272
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    taking pictures could be viewed as threatening or a breach of civil liberty.



    and btw, the title of this thread is really something to behold.

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    10,803
    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    and btw, the title of this thread is really something to behold.

    Your point?

    I don't write the news ... just post it.

  22. #22
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    19,977
    I wouldn't put it past you to have implied the bestiality aspect deliberately, though.

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    66,794
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    So you are in a civilized country walking a dog in a wetland or wildlife sanctuary and some old geezer says "Your dog should be on a leash!". He can't insist can he? He can only politely point out the rules/law. He has no authority to insist and taking pictures could be viewed as threatening or a breach of civil liberty.
    Is your real name Karen?

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat
    YourDaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:15 PM
    Location
    Council flat. Thanks suckers!
    Posts
    3,600
    I bet she is hot as hell in the sack moaning about her feminist crap making me feel worthless while I fuck her brains out.

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat raycarey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    14,272
    this woman knew exactly what she was doing when she called the cops saying a black man was threatening her life.

    fuck her.

    i'm not sure if she can be be charged with a crime, but i hope so.

    i'm not sure if this guy can sue the shit out of her, but i hope so.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •