Amy Cooper, the New York woman who was vindictively prosecuted by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance for calling the police on a black man who threatened her, had the charges against her dropped on Tuesday after she completed five “critical therapy” sessions to re-educate her on her alleged “racial bias.”
“Given the issues at hand and Ms. Cooper’s lack of criminal background, we offered her, consistent with our position on many misdemeanor cases involving a first arrest, an alternative, restorative justice resolution; designed not just to punish but to educate and promote community healing,” Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi said in court, according to a statement.
The Critical Therapy Center provided classes to Cooper that “focused on the ways in which Ms. Cooper could appreciate that racial identities shape our lives but we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others,” Illuzzi said.
“Having completed 5 sessions, Ms. Cooper’s therapist reported that it was a moving experience and that Ms. Cooper learned a lot in their sessions together,” she added.
Here’s a preview of the course she had to take:
This is a promotional video explaining “critical theory” from the center itself:
In short, it’s pretty much the same as the Ashleigh Shackelford video but it looks like they also try to brainwash you into becoming a leftist activist.
Cooper’s lawyer, Robert Barnes, thanked the DA’s office for dismissing the case and warned that he may sue those who defamed his client.
After a thorough & honest inquiry, the New York DA's office dismissed all charges today against #AmyCooper. We thank them for their integrity & concur w/ the outcome. Others rushed to the wrong conclusion based on inadequate investigation & they may yet face legal consequences.
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) February 16, 2021
Barnes may want to start with the New York Times, who claimed that Ms. Cooper “falsely” told police Christian Cooper “had threatened her.”
The case against Amy Cooper — a white woman who falsely told the police that Christian Cooper, a Black bird-watcher, had threatened her in Central Park — was dropped after she finished racial bias classes. https://t.co/PE9bG4E8O3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 16, 2021
Christian Cooper openly admitted he threatened Amy Cooper on Facebook right after the incident.
Why are you lying to your readers about this?
Are you going to wait a month to correct this lie like the Times did with the death of officer Sicknick?
— Chris Menahan 🇺🇸 (@infolibnews) February 16, 2021
It will be interesting to see if they leave the lie up for a month before retracting it like they did with the lies they spread about the death of Officer Brian Sicknick.
Though Ms. Cooper no doubt wants to put this incident behind her, it would be interesting to hear about her “lived experience” in having her precious pup taken away from her for a period and then being forced to defend herself from this vindictive witch hunt at the hands of a DA who fought to let Jeffrey Epstein off easy.