Well, it’s about time. Up until this moment, rioters have had the upper hand but not anymore…at least not in Florida.
Gov Ron DeSantis has proposed a law that would allow people to fight back against mobs attacking businesses, people, and private homes. The new law would make it legal to defend oneself against mob rule.
The law would do away with the provision that banned business owners and others to use deadly force when protecting your business and private homes.
The bill would make looting “interruption or impairment”. This would allow business owners to take whatever steps are deemed necessary to protect those same
From The Daily Caller
The Republican’s bill would also make it a third-degree felony to obstruct traffic, and would allow drivers to have legal immunity if they unintentionally kill or maim anyone engaging in blocking a roadway during a demonstration, according to the Herald. The law, which is only a draft at the time of publishing, is also set to grant state authorities the ability to withhold funds from localities that choose to reduce their police budgets, the local outlet reported.
Critics of the bill claim the potential legislation will embolden vigilantes.
“It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions,” former Miami-Dade County prosecutor Denise Georges told the Herald. “It also allows for death to be the punishment for a property crime — and that is cruel and unusual punishment. We cannot live in a lawless society where taking a life is done so casually and recklessly.”
DeSantis’ push comes after months-long nationwide unrest that followed the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, video showed.
This new law means that innocent people could no longer be buffaloed by the rioters. It also means that rioters who damage buildings or bodies would possibly pay the ultimate price for breaking the law.
But don’t hold your breath before a similar law is passed in Minneapolis, Portland or Seattle. Antifa and BLM are favored over law abiding citizens there.
Both houses of the Florida legislature are held by a majority of Republicans, as is the governor, meaning they can pretty well pass anything they would like to.