Amy Cooper, Karen of Franklin Templeton

Intern in PropTrad

Interested to hear what everyone else thinks about the recent situation over memorial day weekend. She clearly overreacted but the man was also overly obsessive by attempting to feed a stranger's dog

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May 27, 2020

chill this isn't reddit

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  • Intern in PropTrad
May 27, 2020

I was interested in this specific case cause she was a portfolio manager in fixed income

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May 28, 2020

Ehh, it kind of is Reddit though

"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do"

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 27, 2020

Classic Booth MBA

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May 28, 2020

I was not surprised to find out she was a former Lehman employee either

May 28, 2020

AIG too. Pretty much everything she touches turns to shit

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May 27, 2020

Both were stupid, I don't think she should've lost her job though,

Justice by social media mob is a more scary precedent.

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Controversial
May 28, 2020

you don't think she should have lost her job when she falsely accused an African American man AND was clearly wrong for not putting her dog on a leash?
scary.

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May 28, 2020

You're really stupid if you think she shouldn't have lost her job. She's a massive liability for her employer. If I caught any of my employees doing something this stupid they would be fired instantly. Huge PR nightmare. Doesn't even matter if they were right or wrong.

May 28, 2020

She's a massive liability. Racist, unstable and clearly can't handle situations in a calm matter

An incoming medical student interested in health tech, consulting, and entrepreneurship.

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May 27, 2020

Good riddance.

May 27, 2020

At least a job opened. Too bad I don't want to move to NYC for that position.

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May 28, 2020
LostMyPasswordAndEmailProviderWentBankrupt:

Too bad I don't want to move to NYC for that position.

Good news, everything is remote now anyway!

"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do"

May 28, 2020

It's a good lesson in how you shouldn't be a fucking racist liar wtf

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May 27, 2020

Fuck that loser who took the video for telling her to leash her dog. My dog goes leashless all the time and only turds care about it.

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 27, 2020

Fuck you, I hope the next time you let your dog off its leash in public it runs into traffic.

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May 28, 2020

Cannot agree more with that sentiment.
Also, this made me laugh so fucking hard. Thank you for brightening my day

"In order to be a really good investor, you need to be a little bit of a philosopher as well."
-Dan Loeb

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 27, 2020

Bruh she wanted to ruin a man's life because he asked her to leash her dog but it's fuck that loser lmao wtf.

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
May 27, 2020

You sound like an irresponsible prick, as well as an insufferable asshole.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 27, 2020

LMAO alright tough guy, that's real anti-establishment of you to not leash your dog in public. I hope it doesn't get killed by a car or shot by someone who doesn't appreciate leash-less dogs.

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May 27, 2020

Go fuck yourself you privileged cunt. That "loser" went to Harvard, where did you go to school again?

Also, she screamed that she would call the police to falsely report that he was putting her life in jeopardy. "I'm going to tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." Do you not see a problem with that absolute horrendous bullshit? FUCK your dog dude. This man could have possibly lost his life due to some woman with a superiority complex, a notion I'm gathering from you right now.

I truly hope you end up in a situation where your life is on the line and you have no control over what happens next. Let's see if you still care about your fucking dog then.

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May 28, 2020

Seriously. A comic book-editing, bird-watching Harvard man who asked her to leash her dog because the birds get scared away. How much more wholesome could you get

I bet you anything that she said or did something that provoked him to start filming. Fuck her

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  • VP in ER
May 28, 2020

Man can't we leave the poor guy's dog out of this? It's not its fault its got a PoS owner.

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May 28, 2020

what about people who are afraid of dogs Propsie? Why are rules made if you can not obey them? Imagine how society would be if we all disobeyed set rules and laws. Also, this is basic respect for the other person so do better.

May 28, 2020

This is an absolutely terrible take on this situation

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May 27, 2020

Yea I think the dude was being a bit annoying asking her to leash it, like whatever it's not a big deal. But her response was way over the top (call the cops??) and she kept saying african american so she knew what she was insinuating and then threw in the "threatening my life" part to the cops to what try and get him falsely arrested?

I however think getting fired/life ruined is too harsh of a punishment. There's a bloodlust with the left that want to just bury people for any transgression, which I think is too much. Anyway, she was clearly in the wrong here. Don't think there can really be any disagreement at least on the latter point.

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May 28, 2020

No her consequences were warranted. The malice comes from her clearly stating "I'm gonna tell them that there is an African American man threatening my life" to send the message that if the cops come they'll fucking kill you. It's 2020, she knew exactly what she was doing and basically called a hit on the guy because he had to AUDACITY to ask her to put her stupid dog on a leash. Sadly, there's a long history of false accusations against Black people that have costed them their lives-- to weaponize crying wolf like that is a special type of evil.

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May 28, 2020
Emergingmarket:

There's a bloodlust with the left that want to just bury people for any transgression, which I think is too much.

I'm far from a leftist and I think the response was fine. She attempted to invoke coercive State violence that she had asymmetric access to in response to a benevolent civil request. The consequences for this unnecessary invocation of violence were then settled civilly between private parties without an additional invocation of the State.

Actual violence was converted to mere reputational violence, that feels like a functional social mechanism to me.

"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do"

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May 28, 2020

+1 for big words

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020

Damn dude, you're so smart

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 28, 2020

i have seen some of those words before

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May 28, 2020
Emergingmarket:

I however think getting fired/life ruined is too harsh of a punishment.

Interested to know what you think the appropriate punishment is.

May 28, 2020

They can make her do a blacked video

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May 28, 2020

"falsely arrested"

you know we have a cop killing an innocent black guy on camera literally this week right

she knew her words could get him shot

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May 28, 2020
consluttant:

"falsely arrested"

you know we have a cop killing an innocent black guy on camera literally this week right

she knew her words could get him shot

Multiple. Multiple black guys killed on camera this week.

May 28, 2020

Yes, unarmed blacks are shot at 3.5x the rate unarmed whites are shot. It's a gross injustice I agree. Annually it's ~9-20 people, 9 In 2019. I wouldn't call that a high probability (think vs all police encounters). This is a finance forum - data should be the only thing we value, not anecdotes. Though the anecdotes are admittedly a great call to action to advocate for justice.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/natio... (other sources corroborate)

FYI total aside but I've learned just how disproportionately men are treated: unarmed men are shot at 7 times the rate unarmed women are shot (4x the rate even if not fleeing). Men with toy guns are shot at 5x the rate women with toy guns are shot.

  • Associate 2 in HF - Other
May 28, 2020

this bitch better have made enough money at FTI. she's never going to hold another six figure job for as long as she lives (or the next 5 years, whichever it takes for an employer to turn a blind eye to the obvious PR nightmare that hiring her would entail)

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May 28, 2020

She'll land on her feet. She just needs to go work in a tier 3 US city and stay off the internet. Maybe switch to a married name depending on her situation.

"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do"

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  • Associate 2 in HF - Other
May 28, 2020

yeah fair enough. I'm sure Mobile Alabama would love to take her in

  • Junior Trader in S&T - Other
May 28, 2020

She was VP and head of investment solutions. Don't know much about titles in AM but sounds like she must have been decently compensated.

May 28, 2020
Junior Trader in S&T - Other:

She was VP and head of investment solutions. Don't know much about titles in AM but sounds like she must have been decently compensated.

That is a fancy way of saying "sales"

  • Operations Analyst in Risk Mnmgt
May 28, 2020

How many posts are you going to make regarding this incident?

May 28, 2020

I'd fire her even if she wasn't racist. The racism only makes it worse. Look at her, she's insane. Watch the video and pretend she never says "African American" and tell me you want that lunatic working for you.

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May 28, 2020

She appears mentally ill. The fake panting. The protruding eyeballs. Def not someone I'd want to know

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020

Clearly a total bitch, but don't think she deserves to have the rest of her life ruined. Lost job would've been enough and very warranted, but social media turning her into a Hitler Reincarnated is too much imo. Just the society we live in nowadays though

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May 28, 2020
Analyst 1 in IB - Gen:

Clearly a total bitch, but don't think she deserves to have the rest of her life ruined. Lost job would've been enough and very warranted, but social media turning her into a Hitler Reincarnated is too much imo. Just the society we live in nowadays though

Let's imagine a scenario where cops showed up and fired on this guy thinking he was accosting this woman. Or threw him in jail/charged him with assault....

But you're more concerned about making a point that it's gone too far because of "social media". As far as I'm concerned this POS that tried to use race as a weapon deserves all she gets.

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May 28, 2020

she tried to kill the guy via cop you fucking loon

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020

You actually believe she "tried to kill the guy"? She was irrationally scared and reacted in a horrible, racist manner - implying her white privilege. But to say she wanted him killed? Come on

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May 28, 2020

They both weirdos but one of them was a racist weirdo so not cool

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May 28, 2020

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
May 28, 2020

Is this the wake up call the world needs that "women empowerment" and "gender equality" has been skewed too far!?

It has gotten to the point that qualified males have lost good roles to females due to gender quota, females have been bullying males by victimizing themselves, and the list goes on

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020

this is so far from the point it's laughable...

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May 28, 2020

Not the point my dude. Do you really wanna be sexist in the middle of a discussion on racism ?

May 28, 2020

LOL please tell us about a time a female bullied you out of a role

May 28, 2020

Wrong forum my guy,

May 28, 2020

Imagine ruining your life because you wouldn't leash your dog. There was a story near me in the last 1-2yrs where a guy told another guy to leash his dog, dog owner punched him and he fell, cracked his head, and died.

Maybe we were due for a plague.

May 28, 2020

Honestly it feels like people are just looking for a reason to do something dumb these days.

May 28, 2020

I normally don't support online mobs destroying the lives of people who make some verbal mistake but this woman committed a felony. You can't maliciously give false calls to the police and you can't threaten people that you'll falsely tell the police that they are threatening to kill you. She should be lucky she wasn't arrested. It would have been even worse if she had fully gone through with her threat to tell the police that he was actually threatening her life. Aside from that aspect, her behavior clearly had racist undertones and fuck people who don't put their dogs on the leash. Same goes for people who let their big dogs incessantly bark in their backyards the entire day.

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May 28, 2020

don't blame her or fault her. she's simply an automaton conditioned to think certain things about certain people and how to behave accordingly. she wouldn't have done that had she not been aware what the implications of "African American" "police" and "threatening my life" are--which means rather than blaming her, blame the broader society that made her think she could reasonably behave that way

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May 28, 2020

You're saying don't blame her for being literally the very fucking definition of racist.

So in your logic, I can go kill a person for the color of his skin and I shouldn't be blamed because "society made me do it" what the literal fuck. Think before you write

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  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Other
May 28, 2020

Clearly she's a huge bitch and I'm sure this was the perfect excuse to fire her if they wanted her gone

However I'm not exactly convinced this is pure racism. Anyone who grew up skateboarding can tell you that these asshole Karens are everywhere and love to call the cops for any reason they can. had several occasions where middle aged white women threatened and called the cops despite being in a public park, for no other reason than to be a kunt

May 28, 2020

Even if it had nothing to do with racism, falsely accusing someone to the cops of a serious offense like that is contemptible by itself.

"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do"

  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
May 28, 2020

Skater here. You're right that these Karen's love to call the cops, especially on skateboarders, but this is different.

Skaters destroy public property, like it or not, that's what we do 90% of the time so I understand people calling police. But I've had people call the police on us, and while talking to the cops, the Karen's only look/refer to my mexican and black friends. The rest of us were obviously still complicit in our actions, but most of the time the Karen's focused their attention on the minorities of the group.

So, the fact she repeatedly had to mention "African American man" and "threatening my life" 100% shows racism. The guy literally did nothing wrong, and this waste of o2 bitch knew if she brought race into it, the scales would favor her. Thank the fucking lord it didn't.

She deserves everything that has and will come to her.

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May 28, 2020

Walks into 13ft bowl with pool coping on the fast section mid run, gets smashed. Gets mad and threatens to sue. Varioations of this happen. On the phone. Watching their kid while blocking everyone else. Like bitch, you're in the middle of a fucking SKATEPARK talking on your phone, you're gonna get hit.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020

WSO thinks the president should spread false information, shit on vets, and then at the same time chase down power moves to enable all of it. Oh by the way, if anyone wants preferential treatment to a school, let them be anything but black. So, it's not surprising you guys can also find relatability with Amy Cooper. She probably trashes URM on here under a pseudonym every day.

May 28, 2020

I wonder how long its going to take to fill her job. This is a terrible start to an early retirement.

May 28, 2020
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May 28, 2020