“Central Park Karen” Dogpile Worsens

(TargetLiberty.org) – Amy Cooper, the dog walker who got into a verbal altercation with Christian Cooper (no relation) on Monday morning, certainly didn’t handle the situation very well. But, the consequences seem to be spiraling far beyond what’s reasonable. Cooper is now infamous as the “Central Park Karen” who called police when an African-American man asked her to keep her dog on a leash. The initial story left out some of the dialog — such as Christian Cooper telling her, “You’re not going to like what I do now” — before calling her dog over and offering it a treat.

So far Amy Cooper has lost her job and been forced to give her dog back to the rescue she got it from – but even that’s not enough for the avenging mob. Now NYC’s Commission on Human Rights is investigating her. The commission has the power to impose fines or force people to undergo community service or compulsory human rights classes.

“Karen” has become popular as a slur aimed at assertive, and usually white, women. It’s generally acknowledged as having unpleasant racist undertones.

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