Brooklyn Karen attempted to take the phone from a Black man's hand.
After telling a couple from Brooklyn that they should stay in their neighborhood on Saturday night, a Brooklyn Karen allegedly attacked them at a Williamsburg dog park.
Frederick Joseph captured the assault and incident on video. He posted it to Twitter, claiming that the attack was caused by the woman mistaking his dog for another dog barking loudly.
My fianc was at the Brooklyn dog park with her. A white woman threatened to call police. She also told us to remain in our hood, as she had misplaced our dog with another dog that had been barking. I began recording, and she tried to force me to give up my phone. pic.twitter.com/9MXwMiU3Qb Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 26, 2021
The woman flips Joseph off and then tries to take his camera from his hand. The woman then appears to accuse Joseph of doing something, but this part of the video does not sound audible.
Joseph claimed that Joseph and his fianc were walking their dog in the park with their dog when the woman began screaming at them.
Joseph asked a passerby to confirm that Karen had told them to keep their hoods on at the end of the video. The bystander confirmed that she did.
Screenshots from the Brooklyn Karen who attacked Frederick Joseph and ordered him to remain in his (his) hood until September 24, 2021. Photo Cred: Screenshot from @FredTJoseph/Frederick Joseph Twitter
No information has been provided regarding whether charges have been filed.
In the last few years, attacks on Karens have been viralized on social media. Many call for accountability for the racially motivated and sometimes violent interactions.
One of the most striking was the May 2020 incident in which Amy Cooper, a white woman, was caught on camera making false accusations to police against a Black man living in Central Park.
Amy let her dog go, in spite of park rules that prohibit dogs from being tethered within the park. Christian Cooper, who was bird-watching at the time, asked Amy to let her dog loose, but she refused.
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Christian Cooper was falsely accused by Amy Cooper of threatening her life during the Central Park Karen May 2020 Incident. (Screenshot CBS)
Christian began to record Amy and then called the police. He said that an African American man was threatening my life.
Amy lost her job after the video became viral. She was also charged with falsely reporting an event, which could have cost her up to one year in jail. Amy had completed therapy that involved racial bias training and the charges were dropped.
The Central Park Karen event brought attention to issues of racism, criminal justice, and even legislation that made false reports of hate crimes a hate crime. However, the attacks on Karen continue in New York City as well as across the country.
A video of Karen pushing a young Black man off his skateboard, believing he didn't live on the property, was uploaded to TikTok in September.
White women, like Black women, are fully aware of the workings of society, according to @memphisbluu's Tik Toker. Although they try to appear ignorant, they are fully aware of their privilege. Particularly when it comes to Black men.
Others are arguing that one of us should have seized her. All that would have happened is one or both of our being in jail, and possibly me being shot by the police. Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 26, 2021
Joseph, a New York Times bestseller and author, was criticised for not responding to the Brooklyn Karen. He said that if Joseph did, he could have received a fatal shooting by the police.
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