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MetroFocus | Clip | "Central Park Karen" Video Sparks New Hate Crime Legislation

"He is recording me and threatening me and my dog," Amy Cooper is heard saying. The video shows a confrontation between a white woman, walking her dog off a leash in Central Park and a black man bird watching in Central Park. Police responded and no arrests were made. The viral video has lawmakers taking on a bill that would criminalize falsely reporting an incident as a hate crime.

0:13:01 | AIRED: 5/29/2020 |
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