"Caren Act" Proposed In San Francisco

San Francisco supervisor Shamann Walton presented the CAREN Act an ordinance that could criminalize racist 911 calls during a Board of Supervisors meeting.

“Racist calls are unacceptable,” Walton tweeted. “That’s why I’m introducing the CAREN Act at today’s SF Board of Supervisors meeting. This is the CAREN we need. Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies.

Making a false police report is a criminal misdemeanor offense under California law, but there is currently no legislation criminalizing discriminatory 911 calls.

Amy Cooper could face criminal charges for calling 911 on a birdwatching Black man in Central Park. Chris Cooper, who has no relation to Amy Cooper, filmed the viral video, but, Chris has refused to cooperate with the District Attorney to bring charges against Amy because she “already paid a steep price,” and “Bringing her more misery just seems liking pilling on.”

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