San Francisco official to introduce 'CAREN Act' to target racially-motivated 911 calls

Posted 27 days ago

From THEHILL.COM

San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced an ordinance Tuesday dubbed the CAREN Act, which would impose fines on anyone who makes false and racially discriminatory emergency reports in the city.

The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (CAREN) Act is a nod to the term “Karen,” which has become a meme for white women who call law enforcement with racial biases.

“Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that's why I'm introducing the CAREN Act at today’s SF Board of Supervisors meeting,” Walton tweeted. “This is the CAREN we need.”

Racist 911 calls are unacceptable 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. #CARENact #sanfrancisco— Shamann Walton ... (Read more)



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