Florida government Ron DeSantis (right) announced a legislative proposal Monday to protect his state from “anarchy,” saying he is demonstrating nationwide.
Flirting with a group of mayors and police chiefs, DeSantis said the offer was to send a message: “We won’t let Florida go down the road that some of these have moved to other locations.”
Among other things, according to the summary of the proposed legislation, protesters blocking roads may face 3 degrees of a felony – and no driver who drives them will be held accountable for injury or death if they “flee to safety from” the mob. “
Pitching the monument would be a two-degree felony under the new law, harassing someone in a public residence, such as a restaurant, while part of an unorganized gathering would be one degree bold. The law requires the state to withdraw money from any region, in short, “the law reduces the budget for services.”
Lest anyone is confused about the proposal, the governor criticized “outlaw courts” across the country and referred to an “ugly looking Antifofa” who was arrested during protests in Portland and then released. The word “Antifa” refers to the anti-fascist demonstrators.
“Will you stand with the victims, will you stand with law enforcement, will you stand with law and order and safe societies?” He asked referring to the candidates for the position separately. “Or will you stand with the crowd?”
The incoming Speaker of the House, Representative Chris Chrisols (right), has referred to “chaos” in some of the country’s largest cities.
He said, “Downtown Manhattan feels better than photographing Gotham City because it overtakes America’s financial center.”
Perhaps the most detailed proposal in the package marked “Law and Order” was the proposal to pursue “restore responsibility”, which was “to organize or give money to anyone in a violent or disrespectful manner.” Ricoh is a reference to the federal law that is used after the Organized Criminal Corporations Act, the Afflicted and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Dissentis did not provide many details about this aspect of the proposal at his press conference, but did mention “people coming from around the country” to be violent in the protests.
“We will find out who is organizing and who is financing it, and we will hold them accountable,” he said, later criticizing the bad actors for disproving the principles and in some cases Who strategically erect brick platforms near protests to encourage violence.
“There are cities where there is nothing but bricks that is just brought down, as in the corner of the city,” Desentes said, without specifying more. “Where does it come from? Where do you get it – who just funds to drop bricks so people can grab bricks? Seems weird.”
FactCheck.org, Snopes and other fact-investigators found no evidence that the bricks were planted for protest violence when police were spreading rumors about such activities in June, following which police killed George Floyd Had done it.
DeSantis saw the proposal as a blunt tool to support law enforcement. The governor pointed to his Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, over his shoulder, saying, “We are going to support law enforcement because we know they will be the first to endanger someone.”
Jude was an interesting example while watching his video of viral stardom this summer: At a press conference on 1 June, he warned that citizens would take matters into their own hands if they confronted “criminals” in their neighborhood .
“The people of Polk County love guns,” he said. “They have guns. I encourage them to keep guns. They will come home tonight loaded with their rifles. And if you try to sneak into their houses to loot, and fire, I will highly I recommend that they blow you out of the house with their weapons. “
It was not clear what Jude was specifically referring to at the time – he only mentioned “information on social media” – but the news came out on the same day that Identity Avropa, a white nationalist group, decided to be a group Showed off. Anti-fascism and Twitter threatened “moving to residential areas” and “white hats” for acts of violence.