Woman fired from job after calling cops over black man in New York’s Central Park

NEW YORK: Denouncing “racism of any kind”, a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say …

Woman fired from job after calling cops over black man in New York’s Central Park

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YORK: Denouncing “racism any kind”, a global investment firm has a white woman a viral video showed her calling police say she felt threatened by an African-American who asked her politely to leash her dog New York’s Central .

The video drew outrage on media where it was viewed more than 30 million times, the backlash prompted Franklin Templeton, on Tuesday (May ) to fire the woman, Amy Cooper.

“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do tolerate racism of any kind,” the company said on Twitter.

Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.

— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020

When hours earlier the company put her on administrative leave, Cooper told WNBC she wanted to “sincerely and humbly apologise” to the man, Christian Cooper, who is no relation.

She turned the dog to Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue Inc.

It was the latest racially tense confrontation to go viral. The US Justice Department is investigating a hate crime a black jogger’s fatal shooting by white men in Georgia and captured on video.

Melody Cooper, Christian’s sister who posted the latest video, called the dog owner a Karen, slang used to describe a middle-aged white woman perceived to entitled.

“Oh, when Karens take a walk their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash,” Melody Cooper wrote.

Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm

— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020

“I’m going to call the cops,” Amy Cooper tells Christian Cooper on the video, apparently shot on Monday with a cellphone camera. “I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my .”

“Please tell them whatever you like,” Christian Cooper responds on the video. 

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