Christian, 57, spoke to The News from the roof of his Manhattan building Tuesday, just hours after financial firm Franklin Templeton said it terminated Amy Cooper after conducting an internal review of the caught-on-video confrontation.
“I’m not sure how I feel about that,” he said of her firing.
“I can’t see how that addresses the underlying issues. I think it’s important to move beyond this instance and this one individual. Too much focus has been put on her when it really is about the underlying issues that have plagued this city and this country for centuries. Racial issues,” he said…
“I don’t think she was thinking in that moment. I’m very upset she’s getting death threats. That’s antithetical to the appropriate response,” he said.
“If you’re upset that she put my life in danger by trying to bring the cops down on a black man, then how can you turn around and make a death threat? That makes no sense. It’s downright awful,” he told The News.