I titled this thread “Idiot” Shaming, because I wanted to keep it PG.
The white woman from Central Park - who became famous yesterday for making a false police report against a black man who told her to leash her dog (per park rules) while he filmed her doing it - is claiming that her life “is being destroyed right now.” Well, she just got fired from her job, with her employer putting out a statement on Twitter to that effect, so she’s not wrong there.
The video, which has tens of millions of views now, showed her in absolutely no danger whatsoever, threatening to call the cops on this guy (who was bird-watching, FFS!) and then doing so. But when making her report to the police, she emphasized that he is black and claimed to be in fear of her life, the latter part being patently untrue.
The thing here, for me, that turns this from just being saddened by her casual racism to cheering the ills that are now falling on her, is that she clearly was trying to weaponize racism against this man. She knows the history of cops vs. black men - particularly in New York - and she tried to bring that shit down on this man because he dared to ask her to leash her dog.
As if to highlight this point - or simply because it is another day ending in “y” - video has surfaced of Minnesota cops breezily choking the life out of a black man they were trying to detain for a non-violent charge. They had him on the ground, subdued, and one of them just casually put his knee on this poor man’s neck until he went unconscious, and later died.
This woman knows this is what can happen; she called the cops and told them she was in fear of her life. She was trying to bring pain and possibly death down on this innocent man. She deserves no pity.