David Elmendorf of Schenectady, New York, has to pay nine demonstrators $500 each as a result of the new Karen law.

The “CAREN Act,” which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies, was signed into law in June 2020.

The bill was designed to stop people like David from making false racially biased reports.

David is the former owner of Bumpy’s Polar Freeze ice cream shop in Schenectady, NY, and he called the police on BLM protestors under false threat allegations in June 2020.

David claimed that there were “20 armed protesters who were threatening to shoot him” at his store.

Which was an absolute lie.

What really happened:

BLM protesters showed up at Bumpy’s to peacefully protest after he allegedly sent racist text messages that were circulated on social media.

In the video, protestors called David a racist who calls his employees the n-word and doesn’t pay black people.

A Black grandmother shared her two run-ins with David at Bumpy’s involving her grandkids, she told the crowd of protestors that David called her grandkids “a bunch of mf’ing ni**ers!”

Watch the video below:

David was recorded by a bystander climbing out of a pickup near Bumpy’s Polar Freeze with what appeared to be a weapon in his hand.

Watch the video below:

Schenectady police later confirmed that it was David in the video.

Reportedly, he was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, sued Elmendorf under the “CAREN Act.”

The charges against David Elmendorf should serve as a warning that hate crimes will not be tolerated on my watch and we will not allow any individual to use the color of someone’s skin as a weapon.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is aligned with the New York State Attorney General.

This bill could protect millions of Californians from becoming targets of hate and prevent the weaponization of our law enforcement against communities of color.

The “CAREN Act” was introduced in San Francisco in July. 

This bill needs to be law in every state in the United States.

Your thoughts?

Source: eurweb


  1. ANY citizen of New York State should cringe when they read about what transpired to the proprietor of Bumpy’s Ice Cream in Schenectady, New York.

    New York State Attorney General Letitia James (whom I voted for) and/or Schenectady County Attorney Christopher Gardner NEVER authenticated the purported message that started this whole ordeal. ANYONE, with basic photoshop skills, can create the same exact text message template, and ruin a persons’ life and business. Both James and Gardner should be admonished, if not removed from the public offices they hold.

    If this isn’t a textbook example of entrapment I’m not sure what would be. The City of Schenectady, with a vendetta against Elmendorf, for tearing down a car wash that he owned, made life hard for him as a businessperson. When he didn’t/wouldn’t crack over the persistent harassment, the text message appeared online. Gardner, without interviewing Elmendorf or requesting his phone records, ran to his newly appointed political ally, James, who gladly championed the cause in the court of public opinion.

    From a people, who countless times have been falsely accused, not ONE BLM protestor took into account that Elmendorf (who employed several people of color) is innocent until proven guilty. NOT ONE BLM PROTESTOR asked the government for proof to authenticate the allegation. The screenshot of the purported text message alone was enough to incite social justice warriors to assemble without a permit – in doing so created a tortious interference atmosphere at Elmendorf’s place of business. Standing falsely accused, and watching as his business is being destroyed, the City of Schenectady created a hellish environment that any normal person would crack under. When he did, law enforcement opted to ignore the circumstances and seized the opportunity to bring him down – with the help of television and print media.

    The presumption of innocence outlined in The Sixth Amendment is not discretionary and does not afford elected officials unbounded powers to victimize their nemesis’. If this case does not make the skin crawl of every person living, and doing business in New York State, AND every ATTORNEY, who is sworn to uphold justice, then NO other infringement of civil rights will.

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