SO. By what logic do you presume that "real story" to be a TRUE "real" story?
I read that story. It is very clearly biased from the outset and offers very little proof of the claims made.
Bottom line: Ms Cooper should not have been walking her dog in a BIRD SANCTUARY. There's an excellent reason for that rule.
TO PROTECT THE FLIPPING BIRDS.
Frankly, her disregard for that rule alone is enough for me to be pissed at her.
What's more, she utterly disregards the history of white people using dogs as serious killing weapons against black men.
For the unenlightened out there who never got past WWII in their HS history classes...here are photo examples, connected to articles discussing the phenomenon and the long term impression that has had on black communities.
civil rights dog attack images
Ms Cooper revealed her very obvious, deeply ingrained racism and IGNORANCE in the way she spoke to police, blowing the incident up all out of proportion to reality. She assumed her privilege and USED IT.
When white people finally give up that privilege...funny thing. Incidents like this won't ever happen.
Alas, I'll be dead before that comes about.