Falsas denuncias de acoso que involucran minorías podrían ser consideradas como crimen de odio racial en California

En redes sociales se han hecho virales algunos videos de personas que llaman a la línea de emergencias 911 para reportar que son víctimas de supuestos ataques solo porque la persona a la que están señalando pertenece a alguna minoría étnica. Para evitar que esto siga sucediendo, se presentó un proyecto de ley que busca castigar a quienes hagan este tipo de acusaciones sin una justificación válida, el cual ya fue aprobado por la legislatura y falta la firma del gobernador Gavin Newsom.

Making false, racist 911 calls could soon be a crime

SACRAMENTO — Calling 911 to harass or otherwise violate the rights of a person based only on their race would be classified as a hate crime that could lead to jail time and a fine under a bill passed by California lawmakers on Monday.

The legislation comes amid a nationwide reckoning on systemic racism and following confrontations across the country in which primarily white people have made discriminatory emergency calls to the police when encountering people of color bird watching and barbecuing in a park, among other everyday activities.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Presents Resolution In Support of the United States Postal Service

House Resolution 105 Urges Federal Government to Preserve the Sanctity of Our Democratic Process

SACRAMENTO, California – (August 27, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones- Sawyer (D- Huntington Park) introduced House Resolution 105 on the Assembly Floor to urge the federal government to preserve the operational capacity of the United States Postal Service and the integrity of our American democracy.

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The resolution is in direct response to the current situation involving controversial changes by the Trump Administration to postal service operations that have the potential to impact a voter’s ability to mail-in a ballot and be counted on election day.