San Francisco Lawmaker Introduces “CAREN” Act to Outlaw False Racially Motivated 911 Calls

(Photo: Shamann Walton)

Shamann Walton, a San Francisco supervisor,  has introduced legislation that would outlaw racially-motivated 911 calls such as those made by various “Karens” around the country, reports Towleroad.

The legislation is appropriately named: The CAREN Act, which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The bill would charge people who make false racially-biased emergency calls such as the one made by skincare CEO Lisa Alexander in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood in early June.

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Lawmaker Introduces ‘CAREN’ Act to Outlaw False Racially-Motivated 911 Calls