Amy Cooper, if you recall, was the woman in Central Park who called the cops after a confrontation with a man in the park. She was white, he was black, a video taken of the confrontation went viral, and that became one of the contributing elements to the Black Lives Matter wave.
It also helped popularize the racial slur, “Karen”.
While New York was experiencing one of the worst crime waves in a generation, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance decided to take a break from targeting President Trump to charge Amy Cooper. Predictably, Vance failed to charge the BLM vandals linked to the vandalism of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
In 2011, Vance’s office had asked a judge to reduce Jeffrey Epstein’s sex offender status to the lowest possible level which would have kept the pedophile off a public registry of sex offenders.
The Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders had rated Epstein at a high risk of reoffending.
“I have to tell you, I’m a little overwhelmed because I have never seen a prosecutor’s office do anything like this,” Justice Ruth Pickholz replied.
But Vance and his office often do things you never seen a prosecutor do before.
Now the virtue signaling Cooper case has ended as pointlessly as it began.
Criminal charges were formally dismissed Tuesday against Amy Cooper, the White woman captured in a viral video calling 911 on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park who asked her to put her dog on a leash last Memorial Day.
In a hearing for the dismissal of the case that took less than 10 minutes on Tuesday, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzi presented to a judge that the district attorney’s office had offered Amy Cooper a “restorative alternative” to facing charges for the incident in Central Park that included five therapy sessions.
Cooper engaged “in a comprehensive, a comprehensive respectful program designed towards introspection and progress” and was sent to a critical Therapy Center in Manhattan, where prosecutors said she received “psychoeducation and therapy services, which focused on the ways in which Miss Cooper could appreciate that racial identities shape our lives, but we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others.”
Great. So Cooper was forced to attend a racial struggle session slash brainwashing event. It’s unclear at whose expense that was, but the entire farce still probably cost taxpayers a pretty penny. And all this took place while BLM rioters and a whole lot of garden variety criminals are being cut loose with even less formality.
What was the point of all this? Virtue signaling. This is what a failed justice system looks like.