Is the Caren Act going to stop swating or hate crime hoax, isn't it already a crime to falsely accuse or report a crime, who is it aimed at?

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swatting criminal harrasment tactic, decieving emergency tactic 

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  • Foofa
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    4 weeks ago
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    This act is political grandstanding at its finest and meant to address a few scattered cases that didn't even happen in California. Yes, it's already illegal to misused the 911 system. Perhaps more to the point, in CA's major cities the police won't even show up unless there's a dead body involved. So it's kind of addressing a problem that doesn't really exist in the jurisdiction this law would cover. This is just typical "virtue signaling" from Sacramento in its attempts to shame the rest of the nation into becoming California. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    It's already a crime to make a false statement. The proposed act will enhance the punishment if the motivation for making the false statement is covered by the act.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    What is "swating"?

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