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A San Francisco lawmaker, Shamann Walton, proposed the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, known as the CAREN Act, at a board meeting on Tuesday afternoon. If passed, it would make fake and racially motivated 911 calls illegal.

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According to NBCNews, the acronym for Board of Supervisors member Shamann Walton‘s bill, CAREN, refers to the social media term “Karen” for white woman who target Black people for non-criminal behavior. A high-profile recent incident was a white woman who called police saying a Black man was threatening her after he asked her to leash her dog.

Walton said of her legislation: “The CAREN Act will make it unlawful for an individual to contact law enforcement solely to discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.” Making a false police report is a illegal under California law, but it doesn’t include calls like those described in the CAREN Act.

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