Christian Cooper Asks People to Stop the Death Threats Against Amy Cooper [Video]

Christian Cooper, the man whose video of a woman later identified as Amy Cooper (no relation) calling the police on him in Central Park went viral over the weekend, is asking for people to ease their attacks on her.

via CNN:

“I think her apology is sincere,” Cooper told CNN’s Don Lemon Tuesday night. “I’m not sure that in that apology she recognizes that while she may not be or consider herself a racist, that particular act was definitely racist.”
“And the fact that that was her recourse at that moment — granted, it was a stressful situation, a sudden situation — you know, maybe a moment of spectacularly poor judgment. But she went there and had this racist act that she did.”
“Is she a racist? I can’t answer that,” Christian Cooper told Lemon Tuesday. “Only she can answer that. And I would submit probably the only way she’s going to answer that is going forward. How she conducts herself and, you know, how she chooses to reflect on this situation and examine it.”
In a separate interview with NPR, Christian made clear he wants the the death threats against Amy to stop.

“I am told there has been death threats and that is wholly inappropriate and abhorrent and should stop immediately,” he said.
“I find it strange that people who were upset that … that she tried to bring death by cop down on my head, would then turn around and try to put death threats on her head. Where is the logic in that? Where does that make any kind of sense?”
Watch his interview below.


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