Lawmaker Wants To Make It A Hate Crime To Call 911 On Black People

A state legislator wants to make it a hate crime to call 911 on on black people if they aren't actually breaking the law

Brooklyn, NY A New York state senator has proposed legislation that would make it a hate crime to call the police on people of color without evidence of malice, the Prospect Heights Patch reported (video below).

New York State Senator Jesse Hamiltons new legislation would make it a hate crime to call the police on black people if theyre found not to be doing anything wrong when police arrive.

Hamilton, who represents Brownsville, Crown Heights, and Flatbush, proposed the new law just a week ago.

Living while black is not a crime. But making a false report, especially motivated by hate, should be. Our laws should recognize that false reports with hateful intent can have deadly consequences, he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The legislator said he had his own living while black experience that inspired the new proposed law on Aug. 9, when a woman called the police on him for speaking negatively about President Donald Trump as he campaigned at Prospect Park subway station.

"That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said. "This pattern of calling the police on black people going about their business and participating in the life of our country has to stop."

The incident, which Hamiltons people filmed and of which the senator later posted an edited version, showed the woman wasnt complaining about the lawmakers skin color. She was angry about his politics.

Hamilton was passing out brochures with anti-Trump slogans to those who passed him at the subway stop, and the woman was offended.

In the video, it appeared the angry woman had been handed one of his flyers, and taken umbrage at it.

I support Trump. And I see the difference between Democrats and Republicans, the woman told Hamilton, whose campaign staffer was filming and egging the woman on. And I see the difference between you and Trump.

So do you support Jesse Hamilton? the staffer asked.

The video showed the staffer tried to bait the woman into saying something nasty about the Hamilton specifically, but she was not to be dissuaded from what had gotten her goat.

She held up the flyer and pointed to the words Fighting Back Trump, the video showed.

This should not be here, the woman ranted at him, clearly irate. If [Hamilton] really wants nation to be as one and fight for the better life and live the better life, you would not put the slogan here.

Officers from the 71st Precinct responded to the womans call and when they arrived, they patiently explained to the woman, who spoke in heavily-accented English, that what the senator was doing was not illegal, even if she disagreed with his politics, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.

But Hamilton saw the disagreement as a matter that should be criminal, and listed out a number of incidents in recent months involving black people who said the police had only been called on them because of their color.

This pattern of calling the police on black people going about their business and participating in the life of our country has to stop, Hamilton said in a statement, according to The Washington Times. From a student taking a break at Yale, to a student eating lunch at Smith College, to a child selling lemonade, to a person having a barbecue in Oakland, to an Oregon state legislator knocking on doors the list goes on and on.

These 911 calls are more than frivolous. These 911 calls amount to more than just a waste of police time and resources. These 911 calls are acts of intimidation, Hamilton said.

Blue Lives Matter contacted several police officers who all agreed that officers are frequently called on people of all skin colors when no crime is being committed. However, it just recently become a trendy story topic in the media as these stories tend to go viral.

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KCN
KCN

Funny man. Does he work as a comedian on the weekends? So let me get this right, when a citizen of another color witnesses a black thug chasing a black victim, he/she should not call the Police for fear of being arrested? Isn't this what goes on amongst others in these neighborhoods already (uncooperative with the Police)? Or do you not call the Police if the victim is other than black? I got a better idea, how about calling the Police on any thug who threatens, intimidates or attacks any citizen? Also, how about cooperating with the Police and backing them in an effort to clean up your violence stricken neighborhoods? Blaming other races will not solve the issues that the black community faces, it just lessens credibility.

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

Unconstitutional. This legislation would violate the 14th Amendment.

headrush1977
headrush1977

Why didnt they charge the woman for making a false police report or why didnt 911 explain to her that her call was not an emergency?

Hdsbomber
Hdsbomber

You have to have credibility to start with and it is pretty obvious that Jesse does not have any to begin with!!! Not because hes black, its because hes stupid!!!

Sailor
Sailor

Another example of a legislator who doesn't have the intellectual tools for the job.

angeleyes
angeleyes

how the hell did this man get elected? who the hell elected him? I mean most times people/officers do not even know the color of the people. Unknown race people. Oh sorry, i forgot this is chicago... or could even be NY they are both becoming interchangeable. ok, move all the good people ,who want out, out of chicago, put a wall around it, let them fight it out, like in the "escape from ny" movie. Let's get to the bottom line thugs are getting more emboldened to do as they please to whomever they please, no longer arrest black thugs, only mexican or white (unless there are more protests about that) depends on who has the most protesters.

cspcapt
cspcapt

isn't this racist per se to make such a comment?

GForce48
GForce48

NEW PSA SLOGAN: "See something say something unless it involves a person of color!" Absurd and racist in it's self.

Bill d
Bill d

Municipal, state and the federal government are somehow going to read people's minds and know their motivation for calling 911? After watching multi millionaire athletes who got free college educations complain how hard life in America is, just because they're black, any and everything is possible. I can see what this state legislator is proposing becoming federal law when Democrats regain power.

VicG
VicG

What a bunch of BS...

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

New York........the new Chicago ? Or has Californiaism spread to the east ??

Stanracer
Stanracer

If there was a stupid law like that it would have to work both ways. But it would still be stupid.👎🤔

Pack
Pack

Throw in a clause that says falsely claiming racism is a hate crime too, and Ill support it.

Mic911
Mic911

What a bunch of crap!!! Here's the thing, what the caller says to the 911 dispatcher may be all together different when you arrive on the scene. The dispatcher tells you to go and what is going on is from the caller, not them. I was a volunteer FF/EMT during my career in LE. We were dispatched for a "sick person", when we arrived on scene we were met with a hail of lead! The subject was mentally ill off his meds, tapes were listened to afterwards. The dispatcher was told by the caller "her neighbor is sick and needs EMS" thus the dispatch for sick person. So it isn't all the same what is called in to what is really happening. Black or white, let the police sort it out, not the politicians!!!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

There are real racist people out there and they come in ALL skin colors and it's past time for people to admit it. The proof is in Senator Hamilton's very actions!

pixiepup
pixiepup

Ridiculous!The police said they respond to 911 calls on both black and white people doing this. Why would it be a hate crime just because it's a black person that the call was on.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

It will never happen and never stand up in court if it did.

MikeInVa
MikeInVa

Hoping to avoid an unpleasant truth

Mlawless4
Mlawless4

If it were a hate crime to call 911 on a black person, wouldn't it be a hate crime for a cop to respond to the call also?

hoosierman
hoosierman

As there were so many "closet" gay people, there ARE so many "closet" RACIST people!