Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race.
Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.
The case of a white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher prompted a conversation amplified by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Prosecutors said Ms. Cooper called the police twice, saying she had not only been threatened but had been assaulted by a man in Central Park who had asked her to leash her dog.
The impressionistic novel from Christian Cooper features a Black teenager who looks at birds through binoculars and instead sees the faces of Black people who have been killed by the police.
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The white woman who called police on a Black bird watcher in Central Park is facing charges. But not everyone agrees that’s the right course of action.
Ms. Cooper, who is white, is charged with filing a false police report after she claimed a Black bird-watcher threatened her in Central Park during a dispute over her dog.
Ms. Cooper was captured on video calling the police after Christian Cooper asked her to keep her dog on a leash in Central Park.
The inside story of the black birder and the white woman walking her dog, whose encounter stirred wrenching conversations about racism and white privilege.
As the head of a major hospital, I fought the coronavirus. As a black man, I fight racism.
We grew up in a family of activists. I wanted everyone to see his calm bravery.
In a racist confrontation with a black bird-watcher in Central Park, her choice of words was striking.
Readers react to articles about a white dog walker who called the police about a black bird-watcher.
Historically speaking, when white people are afraid, it is usually people of color who get hurt.
Christian Cooper is already back birding at Central Park. “I’m not excusing the racism,” he said. “But I don’t know if her life needed to be torn apart.”
The initial police account of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis did not mention that an officer’s knee pinned him to the ground. “Please, I can’t breathe,” he said.
The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.
Video of the incident touched off intense discussions about the history of black people being falsely reported to the police.