Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his support for new legislation penalizing those who engage in violent “protests” and criminal riots during a Monday press conference.
DeSantis spoke at the Polk County Sheriff’s Department headquarters on his support for new anti-riot legislation. He’s calling the package the Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting Act, with another law called the Law Enforcement Protection Act.
The legislative package DeSantis revealed would enable felony charges to be filed against criminal rioters who carry out property damages against private or governmental property.
It would also allow for criminal charges to be filed against rioters who block public roadways under the guise of their stunt, a highly dangerous tactic favored by ANTIFA and BLM street criminals.
DeSantis’ proposal would make criminal rioters fully liable for property damages they create under the guise of political protest. Perhaps most significantly, it would allow those victimized by riots to sue government officials and obtain damages if they’re demonstrated to have failed in their duties to safeguard public safety. This provision would force Democratic officials who tacitly support BLM and ANTIFA mob action to enforce the laws against vandalism and destruction, even if they find it politically inconvenient.
It would make mob harassment-style action against private citizens a misdemeanor offense, with DeSantis citing video footage of BLM rioters aggressively berating restaurant patrons as an imperative for the law.
“You see these videos of these innocent people eating dinner and you have these crazed lunatics just screaming at them and intimidating them,” DeSantis said. “You’re not going to do that in the state of Florida.”
DeSantis’ proposal would also strip state funding from municipalities that defund their local police departments. It would require those who are arrested and charged with riot offenses to be held without bail until their initial court appearances, with DeSantis citing the instant catch-and-release of riot offenders in the dumpster fire of Portland as a rationale for the requirement.
This is almost certainly the strongest comprehensive anti-riot legislation advanced by a public official since the onset of BLM and ANTIFA’s wave of terror at the beginning of the summer. The Florida legislature should immediately move to pass the proposal, and other state governments should look to enact comparable legislation.
Black Lives Matter Militant Charged with Inciting Violence at Raucous Capitol Protest – Admitted to “Counter Intel” Role!
Blaming others for their sick deeds.
A man arrested for riot crimes during last week’s raucous US Capitol protest is a hardcore Black Lives Matter left-wing militant, having previously spearheaded riot events opposing President Trump and law enforcement.
An affidavit revealed Thursday in the DC District Court charges Sullivan with entering a restricted building, violent entry, and civil disorders.
Sullivan was recorded calling for left-wing militants to “rip Trump out of this office” during an August Black Lives Matter riot.
BLM inc. threatening to “rip the president out of the White House”
They’re openly calling for a revolution.
This is domestic terrorism on full display, out in the open. They don’t even try to hide it. pic.twitter.com/OyhNSzBEwu
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 29, 2020
Sullivan previously was criminally charged for a BLM riot in Provo, Utah in which a man was shot.
One of the men who was part of the siege of the Capitol building is John Earle Sullivan, an extreme BLM activist from Utah. He was arrested & charged in July 2020 over a BLM-antifa riot where drivers in Provo were threatened & one was shot. https://t.co/C0WQsEfcIG pic.twitter.com/Kxm5du2Ozs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 7, 2021
Sullivan whined of the cold when he was captured by DC police on January 7th, a day after his riot activity.
Sullivan styles himself the leader of a group called Insurgence USA, which was formed as a Black Lives Matter street riot group after the death of George Floyd. The FBI agent who authored the affidavit of charges details Sullivan’s left-wing political orientation, revealing that Sullivan claimed he was merely on the scene of the Capitol to document events. At one point Sullivan admitted to breaking something on camera, during his livestream of the Capitol storming.
Perhaps most shockingly, Sullivan appears to have admitted his presence in DC was intended for “counter intel” purposes in a far-left Discord server.
Most of the rallygoers on the scene on January 6th were Trump supporters, and most in fact demonstrated peacefully without entering the Capitol. However, the arrest of one Antifa activist raises questions about the instigation of trespassing and criminal activity.
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