Florida is moving forward to allow citizens to shoot rioters and looters who target their property and businesses in the sunshine state.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has drafted new “anti-mob” legislation in order to protect local businesses from attack during hostile riots.
The move expands the state’s <Stand your Ground> law and will give additional powers to citizens. However critics argue the laws would allow armed citizens to shoot and potentially kill anyone they suspect of looting?
DeSantis’s newest legislation comes in response to months of Black Lives Matter and Antifa-led rioting this summer in Florida and across the USA. The legislation is an attempt to prevent “violent and disorderly assemblies,” according to DeSantis.
The law will permit violence against anyone involved in the “interruption or impairment” of a legal business. The action is reportedly described in the draft as being a burglary within 500 feet of “violent or disorderly assembly,” according to reporting by the Miami Herald.
It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor, Denise Georges, who has worked with Stand Your Ground cases told the Miami publication.
The draft legislation also includes measures that would make protesting which disrupts the public by blocking traffic, a third-degree felony.
The law would also reportedly grant immunity to drivers who unintentionally kill or injure protesters who were blocking traffic. Additionally, the law would allow the state to withhold funds from local governments that cut police budgets.
DeSantis supports Trump and won in Florida by just over three points, reportedly submitted copies of the legislation to the state’s Senate Committee on Criminal Justice and the House Judiciary Committee, according to emails obtained by the Miami Herald.
It’s clear that the Trump beauty pageant is still going on with governors and senators, who all want to be the next Trump, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber suggested in the publication.
Gelber, a former federal prosecutor, was also a Zionist backed critic of the Stand Your Ground law when it first passed in 2005.
Neon Nettle / ABC Flash Point News 2021.