Florida makes protesting a felony

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“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a sweeping set of proposals … that would dramatically crack down on people who attend protests that turn violent or disorderly by threatening them with a mix of felonies and increased jail time,” CNN reported on Monday, September 21, 2020.

I haven’t read the bill, and that’s probably some reporter’s awkward wording, but if this legislation makes it a crime to merely attend a protest that turns violent it’s blatantly unconstitutional. I don’t think I need to explain that.

“DeSantis said the proposal, which was introduced at a Monday press conference — called the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act — would impose stiff criminal penalties for actions such as blocking roadways, disrupting restaurants or toppling monuments,” CNN said.

“You see videos of these innocent people eating dinner and you have these crazed lunatics just screaming at them and intimidating them on a public accommodation,” DeSantis said. “You aren’t going to do that in state of Florida.”

You could make an argument here that DeSantis is a crazed lunatic. For example, “Among the proposals is a measure allowing motorists to be waived of liability should they happen to kill or injure a protester with their vehicles while fleeing for safety from a mob.” This is legalizing car assaults against protesters; it’s literally a license to kill, worse than stand-your-ground; and these people pretend to value human life?

“The governor said the legislation also enables the state to use RICO liability against anyone who organizes or funds these kinds of ‘disorderly assemblies,'” which means if you donate to BLM through Act Blue, when Umbrella Man goes to work on police cars with his hammer, that makes you a mobsters and Grady Judd will extradite your ass to Florida and put you to work on a road repair crew.

“I look at what goes on in Portland,” DeSantis said, “and they’ll arrest them. These are scraggly looking Antifa types.” IOW long hair is a crime now, too, even though all of Florida’s barbers are dead from Covid-19.

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Photos: Top left, this crazed lunatic will jail you for not combing your hair; top right, antifa bus in camouflage paint; bottom, antifa infiltrators.

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