Oregon Bill Would Allow Victims of Racist 911 Calls to Sue Callers

Maria Perez
Jun 12, 2019 - 5:00


A bill in Oregon that passed through the state Senate earlier this month would crack down on racially motivated 911 calls.HB 3216, which was sponsored by Oregon state Representative Janelle Bynum, would allow victims who had the police called on them to sue the caller for $250, NBC News reported. The victim of the call would have to be “able to prove the caller had racist intent, and that the caller summoned a police officer to purposefully discriminate or damage a person's reputation,”...

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