DeSantis introduced the Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act during a Monday press conference.
If passed by the state legislature, would make participation in “disorderly assemblies” a third-degree felony.
The law would mandate minimum six-month sentences for:
- Anyone found guilty of assaulting a police officer during a violent protest.
- Anyone found guilty of striking a police officer with a projectile during a violent protest. ,
- Blocking roadways.
- Public harassment.
- Destruction of monuments or private property.
The new law defines “disorderly assemblies” as “when 7 or more persons are involved in an assembly and cause damage to property or injury to other persons.”
DeSantis said in a statement:
“Our right to peacefully assemble is one of our most cherished as Americans, but throughout the country we’ve seen that right being taken advantage of by professional agitators, bent on sowing disorder and causing mayhem in our cities,”
“I will not allow this kind of violence to occur here in Florida.”
Among its more controversial provisions, the legislation will also pull state resources from cities and counties that vote to defund their police departments and establish legal protections for motorists if they accidentally hit somebody while escaping protesters’ wrath.
The Left’s Unhinged Twittering Twits Went To Work
For some strange reason, for which I am unable to comprehend as to why (LOL).
These unhinged liberal loony-toon twittering twit can’t seem to understand that under the First Amendment rioting is not a right guaranteed under our U.S. Constitution?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Nope. Not a single word about “Rioting,” “Looting,” or “Arson”.
Despite our founding fathers’ clear First Amendment verbiage.
The liberal leftist still seems unable to differentiate the difference between ‘people peaceably assembling” and “People Rioting” for some odd reason?
DeSantis is a fascist, pass it on. Every protest is immediately going to be declared violent. Also not holding drivers accountable that plow down protesters? There’s SO much here to unpack. Fuck all of this. https://t.co/5W32PwKG7t
— Ashlyn the Anarchist Barbie™️??? (@ashlynanarchy) September 21, 2020
Today you introduce legislation that is designed to interfere with our rights under the Constitution of the United States of America. You are attempting to push this country into a Fascist state where Democracy is just a sham word.
— Don Robinson (@gondor259) September 21, 2020
Thank you, Mussulini, I feel safer already in NYC. Said another way: I won’t being visiting Florida as long as this legislation is alive. My tourist dollars will go to an NYC staycation or Portland, Seattle, or cities & states that respect the Constitution.
— Rick Larios ?? (@ricklarios) September 21, 2020
Definitely a bold step toward blatant fascism and authoritarian governance but also seems like plagiarism because they seem to be copied from laws already imposed by CCP in China.
— ah* ?????✈️ PhD (@accidentalflyer) September 21, 2020
You are a nazi. pic.twitter.com/7V1FkaOui9
— skullsinthestars – Black lives matter (@drskyskull) September 21, 2020
After reading this mental midget’s liberal logic, we just had to respond:
Now do NY Gov Cuomo
— Dot Mezzapesa (@DotMezzapesa) September 22, 2020
Maybe This Will Help?
In this video Sacramento’s NOT a white Supremacist police chief draws the distinction between peaceful protesters and rioting for the lefts uneducated mental midget’s: