(Sacramento) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2717 into law on September 30, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park). The new law will provide people with immunity from liability for damage to cars and trucks when someone is rescuing children age 6 and younger trapped in a vehicle. The law takes effect on January 1, 2021.
Last year, a California law enforcement officer was browsing through a social media platform and came across a missing child’s photo, posted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. After taking a screenshot, the officer fed the image into facial recognition system that returned a list of online sex ads featuring the missing girl.
For many Asian Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has become very personal, due to feelings of anger and fear. They have experienced verbal and physical attacks, and harassment because the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, and has been characterized as a “Chinese virus.”