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Screenshot of video of Amy Cooper posted on twitter by @melodyMcooper.

A video has gone viral of Amy Cooper, a 41-year-old white woman, in Central Park telling a black man that she would call the NYPD on him and tell them that “there’s an African-American man threatening [her] life and dog.” What was the crime that Christian Cooper, the black man, committed? He had the audacity to tell her to leash her dog in an area where over 230 bird species populate. While Christian Cooper didn’t commit any crimes, Amy Cooper certainly committed the crime of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, and Manhattan DA Cy Vance must prosecute her or else he will have engaged in selective prosecution.

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