San Francisco supervisors unanimously pass CAREN Act banning racially motivated calls

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new piece of legislation making racially motivated calls to 911 illegal.

The Caution Against Racially and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act was first introduced in July and passed on Tuesday, according to ABC 7. Also known as the CAREN Act, it’s name plays on the meme of using the name “Karen,” referring to women who commit acts in public that are considered racist, such as calling the police on black people for noncriminal activities.

“The CAREN Act will expand the definition of a protected class in San Francisco to prevent false emergency calls with the specific intent to discriminate against
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