'CAREN' Act Introduced in San Fran - To Criminalize Racially Motivated 911 Calls


A San Francisco Supervisor has introduced the “Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies”, or CAREN Act.

If passed, this measure aims to make people who make false 911 calls to law enforcement based on racial bias a crime.

A "Karen" is generally defined as a woman who confronts others over small issues without provocation, often times calling police.



KTVU-TV reports that San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the bill on Tuesday.

False police reports are already a misdemeanor or felony under existing California law. KTVU reports that Walton says currently there are no consequences for people who make false calls based on race, ethnicity or gender.

Jussie Smollett has yet to comment on this proposal. 

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