Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd shows two photos of a “peaceful protest” and a “riot”:
“We can tell the difference and I’ll guarantee you that you’ll be able to tell the difference if you come here and riot.”pic.twitter.com/jRl9t51ppL
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 19, 2021
You would think blacks would be embarrassed to demand a “right to riot.”
No, I’m just joking. No one thinks blacks would be embarrassed.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new bill into law Monday that aims to crack down on violent protests in the state.
DeSantis signed the so-called “anti-riot” bill during a news conference in Polk County.
“It is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country,” he said.
The governor began campaigning for the measure last year in response to protests over police violence against Black Americans. The nationwide protests first began after George Floyd’s in-custody death on May 25.
And DeSantis signed the new bill into law as the country awaits a verdict in the murder trial of Floyd’s accused killer, former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin.
DeSantis spoke of the trial at the signing on Monday.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I can tell you that case was bungled by the attorney general there in Minnesota. They didn’t handle it properly, so there may be some people disappointed,” he said.
Under the law, penalties will be enhanced for crimes committed during a riot or violent protest. It allows authorities to hold arrested protesters until a first court appearance. And it establishes new felonies for organizing or participating in a violent demonstration.
It also strips local governments of civil liability protections if they interfere with law enforcement’s efforts to respond to a violent protest and add language to state law that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets.
DeSantis on Monday called efforts to defund police “an insane theory.”
“It’s not going to be allowed to ever carry the day in the state of Florida,” the governor said.
The law will also make it a second-degree felony to destroy or demolish a memorial, plaque, flag, painting, structure or other object that commemorates historical people or events. That would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Opponents of the bill said it was racist and saw it as an attempt to squash the voices of groups like Black Lives Matter.
Here is one black saying he has a right to riot:
The signing of #HB1 being signed today is a deliberate scare tactic, considering that closing arguments in the #DerekChauvinTrial started today. This was never about protecting “peaceful protesters”, it has always been about silencing a group of protesters, black & brown voices.
— Shevrin “Shev” Jones (@ShevrinJones) April 19, 2021
That guy is a state senator. And he’s saying that it’s racist to tell blacks they can’t riot.
How does the average white person feel about this? Do they like it when blacks riot?
Don’t they feel scared for their safety? Can’t they see that these riots could easily turn into a situation of large scale mass murder?
What DeSantis did here, banning municipalities from protecting rioters against the police, is what Donald Trump should have done last year.
Of course, talking about anything Trump should have done is stupid now, because as soon as he went along with the coronavirus hoax, the jig was up and he’d lost the game. But telling states and cities that they were not allowed to circumvent federal laws regarding Constitutional protections of the safety and security of the public would have been a smart move.
Contrary to popular opinion, most black people do not even like these riots. Especially now that Antifa is targeting fried chicken places (which seems like a direct attack on the black community).
A black Portlander is fed-up after #antifa destroyed the windows of the chicken restaurant during their riot overnight. Antifa say they are rioting “for black lives.” #PortlandMugshots pic.twitter.com/YJxuImlxYX
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 20, 2021
I just want to say, as I say in every article that mentions DeSantis: yes, he’s obviously much better than any other governor in America, but no, he is never going to be president.
No one is ever going to be president as the result of an election ever again. The American people as a whole stood by and allowed a coup, a stolen election and the seizure of power by the Democrat Party, and the Democrat Party is never going to give up that power.
The Democrats are in control, and so they are going to decide how federal elections go, and federal elections are going to go in a way that makes certain they maintain power.