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(WBTV 3 Charlotte)   SC lawmaker introduces 'CAREN' act to penalize non-emergency 911 calls   (wbtv.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 1:40:07 PM  
It's just like Karen to spell her name wrong.
 
2021-04-22 4:12:25 PM  
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2021-04-22 8:01:34 PM  
Finally, a Democrat realizes that you have to use non-liberal methodology at times in order to get shiat done.
 
2021-04-22 8:01:59 PM  
"The bill has been introduced as a response to several videos that have gone viral from around the country."

As a legislator, I base all my proposed legislation on viral videos I see on the internets.
 
2021-04-22 8:03:13 PM  

KarmicDisaster: "The bill has been introduced as a response to several videos that have gone viral from around the country."

As a legislator, I base all my proposed legislation on viral videos I see on the internets.


Yeah. We're in a pandemic. In case you haven't noticed!
 
2021-04-22 8:04:28 PM  
Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.
 
2021-04-22 8:04:43 PM  

KarmicDisaster: "The bill has been introduced as a response to several videos that have gone viral from around the country."

As a legislator, I base all my proposed legislation on viral videos I see on the internets.


I mean, it beats a legislator introducing a bill based upon sh#t they've made up..? Hello, bathroom bill
 
2021-04-22 8:07:58 PM  
"Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies"

Wow, someone worked hard to make that anagram. That is S.H.I.E.L.D. level naming work
 
2021-04-22 8:08:18 PM  
Caution
Against
Racially
Exploitative
Non-emergencies?

Oh, well played.

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2021-04-22 8:12:15 PM  
The bill allows people to file civil suits when they're the victim of a racially-motivated call. Were they unable to file suits before?
 
2021-04-22 8:12:37 PM  
I'd like to speak to the manager about this misspelling
 
2021-04-22 8:14:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


It's easier to just discourage people from dialing 911 in the first place. I'm sure that won't possibly have any unintended consequences at all.
 
2021-04-22 8:22:49 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


Because the caller is demanding emergency help.  It's not up to the operator to decide if it is a "real" emergency.
 
2021-04-22 8:24:10 PM  
Am I reading this correctly?  It basically gives the victim of a racially motivated 911 call recourse to sue the original caller? Or does it punish the caller if the cops get there and it turns out to be nothing other than racially motivated
 
2021-04-22 8:39:05 PM  

KarmicDisaster: As a legislator, I base all my proposed legislation on viral videos I see on the internets.


Pretty much the only reason there was justice for George Floyd was a video that went viral on the internets.
 
2021-04-22 8:40:05 PM  

KarmicDisaster: "The bill has been introduced as a response to several videos that have gone viral from around the country."

As a legislator, I base all my proposed legislation on viral videos I see on the internets.


Would you base it on the thousands of minorities who have been assaulted, or worse, killed because of those "viral videos on the internet"?
 
2021-04-22 8:41:28 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


Because the people doing this are very open about the fact they're weaponising the police against the minority community, and the police really don't need the encouragement?
 
2021-04-22 8:44:00 PM  

NeoCortex42: Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.

It's easier to just discourage people from dialing 911 in the first place. I'm sure that won't possibly have any unintended consequences at all.


If it discourages the people who call the cops on a kid working his paper route because he's too dark for their liking then I'd call that a positive.
 
2021-04-22 8:46:14 PM  
I've talked to some very composed and reasonable women named Karen.

YOU LEAVE KAREN ALONE!!! ;_;
 
2021-04-22 8:50:46 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


They have to send an officer every time someone asks for one. Not immediately, but eventually. If they don't, eventually some tragedy will occur and some pain-in-the-ass reporter will find out the person called 911 and was ignored.
 
2021-04-22 8:57:28 PM  

mistahtom: Am I reading this correctly?  It basically gives the victim of a racially motivated 911 call recourse to sue the original caller? Or does it punish the caller if the cops get there and it turns out to be nothing other than racially motivated


It "would allow an individual to take civil action against someone who uses a 911 call to 'intentionally inflict harm on that person.'"

Civil action means a lawsuit, yes.

I'm curious what remedy would be sought by the lawsuit. What are the damages? Being upset? Unless they get shot, I suppose.
 
2021-04-22 9:09:25 PM  
I forsee legislation that prohibits people from naming children Karen (or any variation), because:

1. Child abuse.
2. Future endangerment.
3. Huge payouts brought by people named Karen.
4. Workplace losing insurance cover because they have to employ Karen, even though they would face anti-discrimination suits if they didn't employ Karen.

And so it goes..
 
2021-04-22 9:14:22 PM  
decades ago at school, I rented an apartment in Allston for the summer while dorms were closed. my roommates all said, "sometimes the neighbors get too noisy, so it's ok to just call 911" - I 1700% thought I was surely being pranked.

sure enough the farkwad jackwagon neighbors would get farking noisy of a weekend night. I called 411, waited waited waited, finally connected, and spoke with an officer. the cop said, "thanks, don't worry we know those idiots, we'll take care of it. but you know you should just call 911 for this, don't you?"

ooooo-k.
 
2021-04-22 9:18:47 PM  

ReaverZ: "Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies"

Wow, someone worked hard to make that anagram. That is S.H.I.E.L.D. level naming work


More like CARENE, amirite?  Straight off a cliff!
 
2021-04-22 9:23:20 PM  
Someone living in nearby Atherton called 911 on a person driving a brown box truck, leaving behind a suspicious package.
it was a black UPS driver making deliveries.
 
2021-04-22 9:24:20 PM  
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2021-04-22 9:27:31 PM  
As long as I can still call in whenever they forget to put the sauce in my bag of chicken nuggets, it's cool.
 
2021-04-22 9:54:40 PM  
 
2021-04-22 10:03:33 PM  
When I tried to call the police here to report a stolen car tag I couldn't get a real live person. All I could get is an answering machine and I left a number and supposedly they would contact me. Never got a call back so I went to the station to make a report. They told me to call 911 next time. I said losing a tag isn't an emergency, They still insisted I should have called 911.
 
2021-04-22 10:32:11 PM  
My ex wife was a 911 call taker for a few months before some horrible shiat went down on a call and she quit.
we have several frequent flyers in this town, one woman will call upwards of seventy times a day. It's a mental health issue instead of a racist Karen issue but it still ties up assets.  At the time there was little they could do about it.  What's the point of imposing a fine on someone living in poverty in government housing, also what will arresting them do except validate their crazy ideas and make them call more?
After 911 she decided to take a much easier job and worked as a psyche nurse at the state mental hospital.
 
2021-04-22 10:37:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


You think 411 should be handling complaints of "There's a black man walking around like it's no big deal!!"
 
2021-04-22 11:10:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why? Why not staff the departments and pay them well? If someone calls that doesn't need emergency help, transfer them to a 411 line.


Dispatchers and clerks aren't expedient politically when a department makes its budget.  My wife's department has usually a dispatcher and clerk per shift but it's not always so.  Not to mention it's a DEEP red suburb and they barely get paid more than the library staff (heaven forbid the tax rate go up a nickel).  Say what you will about trials and travails of a librarian but it's not coordinating police, fire and rescue for a city of 25,000 people.
 
2021-04-22 11:27:14 PM  
It is already illegal to make a false emergency call to 911 in South Carolina. This addition shouldn't be necessary if the prosecutors and courts were functioning correctly.
 
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