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With much of the nation seemingly convinced that the Derek Chauvin trial will end in chaos for much of the nation, (thanks to the mainstream media salivating over the potential ratings for such a disaster), locales from coast to coast are preparing for the worst.
As we’ve stated previously, we really shouldn’t fall for it. The infotainment industry wants there to be riots and looting and calamity because those are the types of things that sell commercials. Anger and violence are huge drivers of ratings and revenue, which is one of the most intrinsic flaws of the cable news industry.
Perhaps that’s why CNN and others could be avoiding heading down to Florida in an attempt to capture some of the potential fallout on camera.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law Florida’s “anti-riot” bill, which increases penalties for crimes committed during riots and is aimed at “combating public disorder.”
“If you look at the breadth of this particular piece of legislation, it is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country,” DeSantis said at a press conference. “There’s just nothing even close.”
The legislation is stout.
The law, which goes into effect immediately, grants civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road and allows authorities to hold arrested demonstrators from posting bail until after their first court date. The legislation increases the charge for battery on a police officer during a riot and adds language that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets.
The bill allows people to sue local governments over personal or property damages if they were determined to have interfered with law enforcement response during civil unrest. It also increases penalties for protesters who block roadways or deface public monuments and creates a new crime, “mob intimidation.”
DeSantis has been raising his public profile as of late, with many considering him to be a possible contender for the Republican nomination in 2024.
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Author: Andrew West
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