"If the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me," Christian Cooper said in a statement.
"Racist 911 calls are unacceptable."
The acronym CAREN is a nod to so-called "Karens," a term popularly used to describe white women filmed racially abusing nonwhite people.
The Manhattan district attorney's decision to charge a white woman with filing a false police report against a Black man in Central Park does not have the support of one key person: the victim himself.The man, Christian Cooper, has not cooperated with the prosecution's investigation. The woman, Amy Cooper, lost her job and was publicly shamed after a video Christian Cooper made on May 25 was posted online; it showed her calling 911 to claim an "African American man" was threatening her. Those consequences alone, Christian Cooper said at the time, were in his view perhaps too much punishment."On the one hand, she's already paid a steep price," Christian Cooper said in a...