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Fed-up San Francisco lawmaker proposes ‘CAREN Act,’ targeting racist 911 calls


Calling 911 to report a fabricated, racially-biased emergency would be illegal in San Francisco under a new proposal called, appropriately enough, the CAREN Act.

“Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that’s why I’m introducing the CAREN Act at today’s SF Board of Supervisors meeting,” San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton tweeted Tuesday. “This is the CAREN we need. Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies.”

“Karen,” of course, has become a pop-culture catch-all name for people (in many notable cases, white women) who call the police on minorities for trivial matters, exaggerating a situation or falsely claiming they’re breaking a…


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