CAREN Act proposed to criminalize discriminatory 911 calls

It soon may be even more costly in San Francisco for so-called Karens to dial 911 and make baseless accusations against persons of color. The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies, or CAREN, Act, which would amend the city's police code and allow anyone harmed by such calls to sue the callers. The bill is named after the slang term "Karen," which has been used to denote white people calling police with outrageous and demonstrably false allegations against persons of color.

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