The woman who was widely criticized for calling 911 on a Black man in Central Park was charged with a hate crime and filing a false police report.
But the Manhattan district attorney will have a hard time making the charges stick. The victim, Christian Cooper, is not cooperating with the prosecution’s case against Amy Cooper.
Christian previously condemned the “cancel culture” that destroyed Amy Cooper’s life after his video of the incident went viral in May.
Amy lost her high-paying job and was publicly shamed for claiming an “African American man” was threatening her in the park.
Christian defended Amy again on Tuesday in a statement explaining why he won’t cooperate.
“On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep price. That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on… So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me.”
Christian’s decision not to cooperate drew disbelief, anger and indignation on Twitter.
“Looks like dude don’t want to mess up his relationships with other white people……Zaddy must have got in his ear,” Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed tweeted.
Looks like dude don't want to mess up his relationships with other white people……Zaddy must have got in his ear.
Birdwatcher not cooperating with investigation into Central Park 'Karen' https://t.co/DPvPu93akK via @nypmetro
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) July 8, 2020
Others expressed their bitter disappointment in Christian Cooper.
I caped for this man I'm disappointed in myself.
— Kojen C (@mamba_lyke24) July 8, 2020
I think this is what Kanye meant when he said slavery was a choice. Some Black people love to forgive and forget. And the rest of us suffer the consequences.
— Django from Wakanda (@DataScienceOne) July 8, 2020
This dude is a straight sucka, he recorded her but didn’t even release the video his sister did!
— Mansa Musa (@Cole_isdope) July 8, 2020
Something tells me he would have cooperated had it been a Black Person. I’m sure he’d want them to get the max penalty also.
— John Johnson (@KingJack2018) July 8, 2020
Typical alphabet mafia behavior. All types of smoke for Straight Black Men but fold like an origami paper figure when it's time to go after these WST's. I'm not surprised
— Prince Raw D (@dsrodc77) July 8, 2020
She wanted the cops to come and kill him but he doesn't care so let him be. I don't care either.
— soibkk (@Soibkk) July 8, 2020
I knew this was coming. That's why it took so long to arrest her. They wanted to make sure the guy wasn't going further with this story so all the charges can be eventually dropped.#SystemicRacism #whiteprivelege
And this man doesn't care about Emmett Till and other victims.
— Treasure (@BossyDreams1) July 8, 2020
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