Update: SF Passes CAREN Act Making Racially Motivated 911 Calls Illegal

  Update 10/21/2020 8:58pm: San Francisco lawmakers passed the recently proposed CAREN Act, short for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, by a unanimous vote. In a press release issued this week, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors noted: “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 a person or otherwise infringe the person’s rights or cause the person specified harms on the basis of the person’s race, color, ancestry, national origin, place…

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