Jeremiah Harvey, Rodneyse Bichotte

A Brooklyn lawmaker is introducing a bill that will protect young Black minors from false accusations made by racists who lack evidence of wrongdoing.

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, who represents the 42nd District of New York, proposed "Jeremiah's law" on the Assembly floor after a Caucasian woman called 911 on a 9-year-old boy and falsely accused him of groping her in a Brooklyn bodega.

The bill is named for Jeremiah Harvey, who was accused of groping Teresa Klein, dubbed "Cornerstore Caroline" by social media.

Jeremiah became an Internet sensation after his story sparked outrage on social media. Surveillance video from the store shows his book bag lightly brushed against Klein.

Bichotte said Jeremiah's Law will protect young children of color who are falsely accused.

"A situation like that with no camera, that boy, who could not even defend himself, would have probably been picked up and be detained in the juvenile system," Bichotte said.

The bill would punish people like Klein who falsely accuse children without evidence.

"If it were not for the surveillance camera, Jeremiah who was with his mother, might have been arrested and detained in the Juvenile Court," Bichotte says in her bill. "Ms. Klein's behavior echoes an ugly past in our country's history going back to the brutal torture and murder of Emmett Till. This provides a clear and tragic example of what can happen to children of color when they are presumed guilty by our society."

  • Blue

    Better yet, introduce a society that doesn't cultivate racism.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Let’s see how this goes...

  • Keyshia Ray

    I was just thinking why cant't people just be decent human beings.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I need to read the actual law. I want to see exactly how it's going to go about affecting this.

  • Renee26

    Praise Jesus!!

  • Renee26

    Right... I want to see a false flagger in cuffs

  • PlayerP

    Say it again!!! Touch and agree!!!

  • hi-liter

    Need a federal law that will make it illegal for white folk to lie on, question or prevent any black individual from living their best damn life.

  • justlooking

    https://youtu.be/UouJ9HT3WOs

    White faux fear is real. Chile

  • WhoKnew

    Damned shamed that we still go through this as people of color -- especially children and teens.

  • justlooking

    Sadly it ain't gonna happen. Look where we come from and right back there again.

  • hottlanta

    Should rename it the Emmett Till law n to set an example 2 those who lie lock up Carolyn Bryant who told that same lie on him that caused his death while she is still alive.

  • EMILY POST

    Yes that could have been really bad. The law should make it illegal for anyone to just lie on somebody....

  • hottlanta

    Why isnt she in jail for saying she is a cop when she is not. I thought that was a felony. Oops white female privilege strikes again.

  • WhoKnew

    I agree. White privilege strikes again and again and again.

  • Faithz

    That is good to know!!

  • Faithz

    That is good to know!!

  • WhoKnew

    I love where your head is on this but as I said we are still going through racism after ALL these years and so very little has changed regarding racism. Almost in the words of Erykah Badu "maybe next lifetime".

  • WhoKnew

    I love where your head is on this but as I said we are still going through racism after ALL these years and so very little has changed regarding racism. Almost in the words of Erykah Badu "maybe next lifetime".

  • WhoKnew

    It's too much like being decent to be a decent human being and that is just so very very sad.

  • WhoKnew

    It's too much like being decent to be a decent human being and that is just so very very sad.

  • nick c

    Anyone that makes a false allegation should face sanctions I swear white women make up 90% of all 911 calls trying to have goons harass folks.

  • Coffee1st

    What has been is what will be.....

  • Coffee1st

    I wasn't aware of this story....i swear, they're all coming too fast. I saw the one with the gay Hispanic guy trying his BEST to provoke his black uber driver and 4th floor Becky.
    This one is just disgusting though. 9yrs old????? Groping you????

  • J2PC

    And that's how you lose a battle by getting distracted & talking about a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with the time period of current event happening now.

    They would love to divert from facts happening now to make it all go into a spin that ends up falling on deaf's ear.

  • hottlanta

    If they wanted some D or money outta u they wouldn't call the police on u. If they cant get nothing out of u they either ignore u or start some shyt.

  • MsVAllDay

    Correct! Not just children.

  • Coffee1st

    But everything has an expiration date.....?

  • Eileen

    Finally something that makes sense....Pass that bill! We dont need anymore Emmitt Tills....white women...smh!!!

  • YellowSauce

    ALL people of color should be protected from false accusations .... SO many lives would be saved. ALSO these accusations should be illegal so charges can be filed ... I don't agree with different states having different laws ... american laws should be american laws ... its like each state is a different country ...why should a person have to go to another state to get married and not be able to stay where they are for the same comforts as someone in another state ... these laws and law makers make no sense ... just really make no sense

  • Dun Dilly

    SALUTE!

  • WhoKnew

    Wow I just watched the video and that shyt is so real. The level of racism that we face is just so unnecessary and so uncalled for. SMDH.

  • WhoKnew

    True dat!

  • Alextra Ballard

    An adult male wouldn't touch this bih with a ten foot pole....I wonder why she think a child would. This law shouldn't just include churn,but black individuals period.

  • Waya Hedia

    That's the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time. There are already laws against this. You can't just create laws for 'people of color' (offensive term for sure). This is the problem with some less than intelligent people when they get into office. Is she facing an election or something?

  • Waya Hedia

    All people already are. Of any color.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Is she a she or Tranny? She’s look very bikerish/redneckerish/touched

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hope the law include some jail time and not just fines. And community service.These white folks are off the rails,they need to be put back on traac

  • hottlanta

    Water doesnt. It goes up in the air n comes back down.

  • hottlanta

    What bout a law 2 just knock them the fyck out.

  • Soda
  • Anonymouse

    This lady is not too bright. Either that or she’s running for re-election.

  • dontgetblocked

    Another white woman capitalizing off a black person. This proposed law don't make no damn sense. There are already laws against making false police reports.

  • dontgetblocked

    These signs "were" part of segregation. This is 2018! Stop acting silly. Racism is covert now. Duh!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    “A situation like that with no camera, that boy, who could not even defend himself, would have probably been picked up and be detained in the juvenile system,” Exactly that is why I am glad there was cameras around because it could have gone a whole different way messing that poor baby's life up forever smh

  • Soda
  • Bleu Lantern

    You're obviously a non-Black troll. None of these women have been charged.

  • Bleu Lantern

    Don't feed the trolls. She's much more covert now than when she first joined, but still supports Trump and likely isn't Black.

  • T Willis

    About fawking time! All these damn black lawyers graduating and this is the first bill being introduced to protect black kids? I swear Smdh

  • Li-Wright
  • Judge Mental Will

    Corner store Caroline, Barbeque Becky, Pool Patrol Pete and Jack@ss Jacqueline... OK I made the last one up but it's too many to name, need to call Niecey Nash Funny Hotline ??

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/niecy-nash-introduces-parody-hotline-1-844-wyt-fear-1154501

  • dru and neil

    I would like to know if any charges can be brought against her for making lewd gestures of a sexual nature towards a child. She was smacking her butt and gyrating in his direction on tape.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Speak the truth!!

  • hottlanta

    What if they got a tan.

  • justlooking

    Cornerstore Caroline is a horrible person

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I understand her concern, however, I don't see how the bill would pass.
    It only targets children of color which discriminates against wyte children that could also be falsely accused.

  • Li-Wright

    This is racist. If the lawmaker wanted the bill to be passed, then he would say OR any black person who falsely accuses a white person or an Asian person. The bill won't pass.
    Besides the family can civilly sue.

  • Waya Hedia

    Exactly. And all of those were deemed unconstitutional and made wholly illegal. You just supported my statement.

  • Waya Hedia

    Which law did they break? Aren't there already libel and slander laws on the books? Perhaps this woman doesn't know that.

  • TheOwley

    Exactly. It should be all children. Actually, the law is already there, innocent until proven guilty. But you see, we have this group of crazy people demanding people be hunted even though there is no evidence. We saw that already. It's like 1955 all over again.

  • TheOwley

    How about innocence until proven guilty for all. This woman should be in jail, why is she not in jail. That is what's missing from the law. False accusers walk free after they ruin lives. I hope the mother sues her for the distress she's caused that young man.

  • Marion Wright

    For all those concerned the bill only protects black children, it does not. Click on the highlighted phrase "introducing a bill". The language in the article simple makes it a point that the new law will protect black children, not that it exclusively protects black children.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    And it may get worse before it gets better.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What's the difference in what I wrote? ??

  • Nikki

    It should be a felon regardless of the age of the falsely accused. It has become a daily occurrence that a white person calls the police just because a black person is existing.

  • Zedian Queen

    U not making sense smh

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Is Klein going to be charged? She falsely accused this young guy. She needs to be charged!!!!

  • Gloria

    Why do we need this bill when in America, We are all innocent until proven guilty anyway? Everyone has a right to a trial so I'm confused on this one. Y'all need to just make it illegal for white people to report black folks for existing!

  • Malcom Flex

    Should be all BLACK people!

  • dontgetblocked

    You're working too hard. Researching old signs and pulling up graphs. Girl, this is a gossip blog. Chill!

  • Soda

    Yeah, right, after how many years of white supremacy?

  • Soda

    If this weren't a family-oriented blog I'd tell you where to go & what to do when you get there. Coon!

  • Ms..N

    Sad state of affairs!! Smh America the Country of the Racists!!

  • jason rite

    How about introducing a law that would send these Neanderthals back to those caves!!!

  • Kenya Moore’s Crown

    Clearly they aren't being enforced. That's they issue, this country isn't enforcing these laws unless it affects someone white

  • T Willis

    But “all” children aren’t being targeted or disproportionately k*lled/locked up. Stop with the wording rhetoric. It’s not “all lives matter”, it’s black lives matter. It’s not “people of color”, it’s black people. Black people, just like other ethnic groups, have very specific issues, that specifically affect us in ways that other groups DO NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH. Stop making excuses for why we have a bunch of black lawyers who haven’t done sh*t even remotely closed to proposing a similar bill. I’m disgusted that this is just now being circulated Smdh

  • the guest

    “If it were not for the surveillance camera, Jeremiah who was with his mother, might have been arrested and detained in the Juvenile Court,” Bicochette says in her bill. “Ms. Klein’s behavior echoes an ugly past in our country’s history going back to the brutal torture and murder of Emmett Till. This provides a clear and tragic example of what can happen to children of color when they are presumed guilty by our society.”

    ****

    Exactly.

    RIP Kalief Browder

  • the guest

    If we were all innocent until proven guilty, Kalief Browder would be alive. RIP Innocent Young Man

  • the guest

    Amen.

    RIP Kalief Browder

  • the guest

    Not to the extent and in the same way that black children are. Black children are falsely accused of crimes. But white children are the highest targets of kidnapping for sex trafficking and black market sex trade. CHILDREN need to be protected from the evils of adults period.

  • the guest

    Point. Blank, Period.

    She belongs in jail.

  • the guest

    Point. Blank, Period.

    She belongs in jail.

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    Look how they treated Justice Kavanaugh!!? There was no due process and he was Guilty Until Proven Innocent not vice versa. His reputation was ruined and family threatened over unsubstantiated claims by a woman who boasted about being promiscuous and inebriated in her high school year book. A woman who own witnesses disputed her claims. I knew when that happened to him it would open the door for women to accuse boys/men of just about anything and they would "believe them." When they treated a white man with thirty years of public service and an impeccable record like that...black men were in trouble. They only confirmed his nomination because of a strong President and the Republicans.

  • T Willis

    Those are two separate issues and need their own SPECIFIC bill. OUR black children need a very specific law that protects them from being unfairly targeted for m**der & incarceration. Period. I’m not concerned about ethnic groups. They have a large enough populous that can and will rally for them and their specific issues.

    I’m so tired of always having to include other ethnic groups in the conversation. Do you think Jews sit around thinking about how they can include black people in their legislative proposals? How about Asians? Or Hispanics? How many of these ethnic groups do you think give two fawks about you, me, or any other black person?

    Black people need to get it tge fawk together!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    I guess you've never heard of Emmit Till or the hundreds of black men who've been falsely accused of some sort of sexual abuse by white women throughout the history of America.

    The confirmation process wasn't a criminal proceeding. It was a job interview.

    It's funny because Jeff Flake said he didn't believe Kavanaugh either but he still put party over country and voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

    But of course it's all about 'winning' for Republicans not an ounce of ethics or morals.

  • ShWa

    Thank you @disqus_o4f0LamzI0:disqus some people just do not get it, have no common sense or just don't GAF....

  • ShWa

    @realsandrarose:disqus You know some people just don't want to admit or acknowledge when wrongdoing is or has been done to black people, men women and children, they are very much part of the problem in America right now, so pathetic I don't know how they sleep at night I guess evil don't need sleep.....

  • ShWa

    I would sue the piss out that racist piece of garbage if I were that woman, get some justice for your son.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Sad ? story, I watched his documentary 3 times ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I guess as some type of deterrent.
    The little boy was traumatized and will forever be scared by this incident.

  • Gloria

    Yes we are all innocent until proven guilty. Kalief Browder is a different yet very sad case where the legal system was not quick enough with giving him a trial and imprisoning him in terrible conditions. This bill is not changing the system of that ?????

  • Gloria

    I get it. The false accusers should be charged 100%.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'M ALL THE WAY HERE FOR IT!

  • Mikayla

    This one won’t get passed and if it does it won’t get enforced either.

  • Dowoop

    This law needs to be for black people in general not just kids. Grown black men and women are falsely accused by racists as well.

  • Dowoop

    He was proven innocent?

  • Dowoop

    Look at you making sure your fellow cave dwellers are represented.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Just disgusting.

  • Trace da Ace

    lets see how this pans out......till then...I will keep my comments to myself....moving on

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I was so glad the camera busted her lying. How does a backpack brushing against you feel the same as someone grabbing or groping you? It doesn't. She was full of s**t to begin with.

  • SpiceGirl

    Too much like right

  • SpiceGirl

    It's a start! And it's about damn time too

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Exactly she was just doing too much and wanted some attention glad them cameras were there

  • Toni Madison

    Ameen!

  • Diva4lyfe

    That is awesome now I pray that it is passed. Yaasss Assemblywoman Bichotte. Amen this world is getting ridiculous with some issues.

  • YellowSauce

    OBVIOUSLY they ARE NOT .....
    you're an idiot ... take your bs somewhere ELSE

  • Waya Hedia

    You don't understand the concept of a set of 'united states' do ya? It isn't a single country of one state. States in America have a certain amount of sovereignty. I am not the idiot here. You probably skipped those classes in school. Also, you don't make laws just for people of color. Ever. And, there are already laws on the books against slander, libel, etc. The woman suggesting a law for black kids is an idiot as well.

    This is what happens when generations of people don't bother to become educated in the greatest country on earth.

  • Waya Hedia

    People. You don't make laws for a single race of people. Do any of you understand that? If the idiots who thought this up get far enough it would never survive a legal challenge.

  • Waya Hedia

    You don't prove someone innocent. You have the burden of proving them guilty.

    You didn't understand the poster's point.

  • Marion Wright

    My comment was not for you, but in response to the folks in your comments section suggesting the law only protected black children. Ergo the preface "For those concerned the bill only protects..."

  • YellowSauce

    laws should definitely be set in stone so that people of color are protected from false accusations and laws should also be set so charges can be filed for wasting tax payer funds on such matters while a cop could actually be working on real crimes

  • Coffee1st

    Touche'.
    Water is a very spiritual element. It was here before order was even set...
    But the white man's rule aint water ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    This is good but it should be in place for all children

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    "Jeremiah’s Law will protect young children of color who are falsely accused."
    I wish it could protect all ppl of color, but this is a start.

  • Dowoop

    That's Becuase it was stupid and had no merit and I was being sarcastic.

  • Bossy704

    The fact that she thought a nine year old touched her sexually is disturbing because of his age but also because of how ugly and boney she is.

  • Waya Hedia

    "unfairly targeted for m**der & incarceration."

    lol. Murder is already illegal. Incarceration is what happens when you're convicted of a crime. What 'laws' are you thinking about here?

  • Waya Hedia
  • Yvonne79

    Soooooo.. what about the adults? Do they get a law too?

  • T Willis

    There’s a hate crime law too... what’s your point? It’s a separate issue that requires legislative that specifically target black people.

  • Waya Hedia

    Bad example. Hate crime laws are arbitrary and should be unconstitutional. NO legislation should ever specifically target any race. That's not what it does anyway, as has been pointed out here in this thread. I can't imagine what kind of silly attempt at creative legislation would look like but I can imagine it wouldn't stop anyone from anything.

  • T Willis

    Where are you going with this? Lol. Regardless of your opinion - it’s a law, no? It protects a specific minority group, no?
    Is it a very necessary legislative piece, due to the history of African Americans in the U.S? Absolutely. You may not agree with how the legislative piece needs to be - but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s necessary. Laws are constructed out of necessity and to protect Americans. Well, black Americans are being unfairly and disproportionately targeted - AGAIN - this is the point. Yes, this particular bill won’t cover what I’m summizing but - AGAIN - it is necessary and I’m ashamed that for all of our black lawyers graduating that this was never a proposed bill.

  • Waya Hedia

    If you're talking about hate crime laws, they do not apply to once race. They do NOT protect a specific minority group.

    " Well, black Americans are being unfairly and disproportionately targeted"

    Yeah. That's pretty much a myth. I've never seen anyone truthfully explain that concept.

  • Applebootay

    I should be name the "Emmet Till's Law". He lost his life in the most heinous way for the same type thing...

  • 9 Mind

    smh... logs off

  • sunni_daze

    Its a good idea we have to protect our kids from these rabid Beckies calling 911 for nothing.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one with that thought. This bill is looooonnnnnng over due.

  • GetIt2gether

    He was not proven innocentinnocent. .