In New York, making a false report is a criminal offense under NY PL 240.50, 240.55, and 240.60. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony and is punishable by up to one year in jail and as much as up to seven years in state prison.
Given the frightening probability that the police could have killed a man who happened to be black while bird watching, why is Amy Cooper not being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?
Prosecuting Karen-Amy Cooper and the Selective Prosecution of Yasmine Seweid | New York Law Journal
In 2016, an 18-year old Muslim woman, Yasmin Seweid, falsely reported that three white men screaming "Donald Trump,"…
The hypocritical response of the Manhattan DA shows the depth of racism infecting every part of our legal system. And that’s in a supposedly liberal city.
Every citizen, not just the people of color being systematically abused, should be outraged by what is happening in this country.
People might have claimed ignorance in the past, but I have never forgotten what happened to Eric Garner, and that was six years ago.
I’m with you 100%. I’ll forgive Ms. Cooper after she pays her debt to society with a few years in prison.