Cuomo is trying to pass a ridiculous new law that would turn New York upside down.
He wants to start policing thoughts.
Andrew Cuomo has a shocking new proposal that could make a 911 call illegal.
There are already laws on the book that make it illegal to knowingly lie to police about a crime committed or lie on a 911 phone call.
Andrew Cuomo is making an insane law just to get some good publicity.
In a highly publicized video, Amy Cooper called the cops saying that she was being threatened by, Christian Cooper (no relation), a black man who was watching birds.
They got into a fight after Christian Copper asked Amy to put her dog back on a leash according to park rules.
Amy said that she was going to call the police and tell them “there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
If Amy Cooper had said that on the phone with the police she probably could have gotten charged with a crime.
What she said on the phone with police was “There is an African-American man. I am in Central Park. He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog.”
Christian explained on Facebook what Amy considered to be a threat “Look, if you’re going to do what you want, I’m going to do what I want, but you’re not going to like it,” Christian has said before calling Amy’s dog to come over to him and give the dog a treat.
Amy was fired from her job and said that she was afraid that Christian was going to poison her dog.
Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now trying to pass a law to make what Amy Cooper did specifically illegal and make calling 911 unnecessarily based off of race a hate crime.
“We’ve seen 911 calls which are race-based, false calls. A false 911 call based on race should be classified as a hate crime in the state of New York,” Cuomo said at press briefing on Friday.
Making a false 911 call is already is a crime.
What Amy Cooper did was an overreaction but laws should not be made on a broad scale to solve one particular incident.
The legislation states “[V]iolators could face between one and five years in prison, in accordance with the state’s hate crime statute ‘if the motivation for reporting such crime is motivated by a perception or belief about their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation,’” Assemblyman Ortiz told the Post.
Who gets to judge whether a police call is necessary or not?
Under the bill that is expected to be passed by the New York State Senate soon, the state will get to throw people in jail if they feel their call was racist or sexist.
The current laws already make false 911 calls illegal. That’s a good easily understood standard. There’s no reason to complicate it.