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.

In December 2016, an 18-year old Muslim woman, Yasmin Seweid, falsely reported that three white men screaming “Donald Trump,” calling her a “terrorist” had attacked her on a Manhattan subway and grabbed her hijab. In less than two weeks, NYPD investigators and Manhattan DA prosecutors determined this was a false report and then arrested and prosecuted her. Ultimately, this 18-year-old college student pleaded guilty to the crime of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. In Seweid’s case, there was no video proving she lied, but Vance was swift to make an example of her.

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