Out of control mob violence should not be tolerated in America.
And one governor stood up to them and made a statement in a strong way.
Ron DeSantis said five serious words of warning to left wing rioters.
Last month Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an “anti-riot” bill into law allow law enforcement to crack down on violent unrest.
“If you look at the breadth of this particular piece of legislation, it is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Winter Haven surrounded by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, uniformed deputies and other law enforcement. “There’s just nothing even close.”
The law grants civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road and makes it a felony offense to block a highway.
“Just think about it, you’re driving home from work, and all of a sudden, you have people out there shutting down a highway, and we worked hard to make sure that didn’t happen in Florida,” DeSantis said. “They start to do that, [then] there needs to be swift penalties.”
DeSantis is sending a care message that illegal violence is not tolerated in Florida.
“Hey, if you’re in Portland, you think you can come down to Florida and do this?” DeSantis posed during the presser last week. “Stay out of our state, we don’t want you coming down here causing problems.”
“And if anyone does cause these problems, if you try to burn something down, if you try to harm anybody — but particularly a police officer — during one of these violent assemblies, there will be consequences,” DeSantis warned. “They will be swift, they will be severe, and they will be such that people that see that happen will know that that’s not something we want to do going forward.”
While peaceful protests needto be protected riots have never been protected by the Constitution. DeSantis commented earlier in the presser on the willingness of Democrats to stand up against illegal activity. “I think if you look around the country, what happens is, like in Portland, these these people riot every night, they go get their mug shot and then they get put right back on the street to do it again,” he said.
“That’s what we don’t want,” DeSantis continued. “What we want to say is, you know, the difference between going out and doing First Amendment stuff, which obviously we all support, it’s part of being American. The minute you harm somebody else, or you harm somebody’s property, or you do those types of things, the only way we’re going to put a stop to it is to have very swift penalties for it.”
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