Disabled activist goes for a vigorous hike

James Farkus Cohan says he has end-stage emphysema and, according to Channel 7, he has filed at least 161 lawsuits against small businesses claiming they violate his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Which makes it all that more interesting that ABC 7 caught up with Cohan the other day after his daily hike up a steep hill in the Verdugos near his Sun Valley home — without a wheelchair, walker or oxygen tank.

Asked for an explanation, Cohan tells reporter Marc Brown "why don't you talk to my attorneys or doctors about all that?" When the questions got more pointed, Cohan looked at Brown, who is black, and began using racial epithets. Web story.


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