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San Francisco to vote on proposal about racist 911 calls

Added 10-20-20 02:03:01am EST - “Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco supervisors are set to approve new hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls…” - Washingtontimes.com

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco supervisors are set to approve new hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation. The name is a nod to a widespread meme using the name “Karen” to describe a specific type of white, middle-aged woman, who exhibits behaviors that stem from privilege, such as using the police to target people of color.

All 11 supervisors have signed on to the legislation, guaranteeing its passage, despite criticism by some that the name is sexist and unnecessarily divisive.

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In San Francisco, a white couple was criticized on social media after video was widely shared of their questioning a Filipino American stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in front of his own home in June. They later called police.

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