Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs New Anti-Riot Bill

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Ron DeSantis has done it again! The governor of Florida just signed a bill into law that aims at cracking down on violent protests and combats “public disorder.”

The law went into effect immediately.

The bill, which covers 61 pages, makes several changes to Florida criminal and administrative law, and will:

  • Make it more difficult for cities and counties to reduce funding for law enforcement, allowing local elected officials to challenge those budget decisions, and giving the state power to approve or amend the local budget
  • Allow those local governments to be sued if they fail to stop a riot
  • Define “riot” as a violent public disturbance involving 3 or more people acting with common intent resulting in injury to others, damage to property, or the imminent danger of injury or damage
  • Enhance penalties for people who commit crimes during a riot
  • Create a new second-degree felony called an “aggravated riot,” which occurs when the riot has more than 25 participants, causes great bodily harm or more than $5,000 in property damage, uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon, or blocks roadways by force or threat of force

You might be asking yourself why other governors have not done this. Think about it…

WATCH IT HERE:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9487795/Florida-Gov-DeSantis-signs-new-anti-riot-bill.html

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