New Jersey outlaws false 911 calls, police reports based on race, bias

Beth Saunders, dispatch supervisor for Aurora, Colorado, works the phones on Thursday, Oct.

06, 2011, as 911 calls come into the call center.

On Monday, Sept.

1, 2020, New Jersey Gov.

Phil Murphy signed a bill criminalizing false 911 calls weaponized to intimidate people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion or gender. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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