San Francisco supervisor introducing ‘Caren Act’ to cease racist 9-1-1 calls – East Bay Occasions

The town of San Francisco is being requested to take a stand in opposition to Karens.

Supervisor Shamann Walton launched on Tuesday the Warning Towards Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (or CAREN) Act, which might make it unlawful to “fabricate false racially biased emergency stories.”


Over the past a number of weeks, examples of racial profiling have been recorded and made the rounds on social media, together with situations of white ladies alleged to have used the specter of calling police in opposition to individuals of coloration. These individuals who have been accused of such discrimination have been condescendingly labeled as a “Caren” or, extra generally a “Karen.”

“Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that’s why I’m introducing the CAREN Act at immediately’s SF Board of Supervisors assembly,” Walton tweeted Tuesday. “That is the CAREN we’d like. Warning Towards Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies.”

The ordinance goals to carry an individual accountable for making a 9-1-1 report they know is exaggerated or unfaithful. As of Tuesday, it was unclear what the penalty is likely to be.


Walton might be becoming a member of efforts with Assemblymember Rob Bonta of Oakland on the statewide AB1550 invoice.

A number of examples have been listed within the assertion saying the ordinance, together with a current incident through which a lady referred to as the police on a Filipino man stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in chalk in front of his home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

This girl turned identified on social media as “San Francisco Karen” in a video that went viral. A search on Twitter for #Karen yields a seemingly-endless record of outcomes.


In Alameda, police have appointed an outside investigator after a Black man was violently arrested whereas he was dancing and exercising outside.

Nationally, a lady referred to as the police on a Black man who was chicken watching in New York’s Central Park whereas accusing him of harassing her and George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after somebody referred to as the police accusing him of utilizing counterfeit cash at a retailer to buy cigarettes. She was charged with a misdemeanor of constructing a false report earlier this week.