Absolutely Perfect – Florida Governor Introduces “Law Enforcement Protection Act”…

Yesterday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis introduced an absolutely perfect set of guidelines that will frame a new set of laws within Florida called the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” The Florida House and Senate will take up the bill as their first order of business.  Buckets of common sense.

The legal measures and penalties [Summary Here] are direct, straight forward, specific to the current situation and absolutely pitch-perfect to immediately stop any civil disorder that would impede, impact or stop the domestic tranquility for Florida residents.  This includes the use of RICO statutes to prosecute those who organize chaos.

Hopefully more governors will take this approach. WATCH:

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As released, the basic elements of the new Florida law encompass the following:

♦ New Criminal Offenses to Combat Rioting, Looting and Violence:

  1. Prohibition on Violent or Disorderly Assemblies: 3rd degree felony when 7 or more persons are involved in an assembly and cause damage to property or injury to other persons.
  2. Prohibition on Obstructing Roadways: 3rd degree felony to obstruct traffic during an unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly; driver is NOT liable for injury or death caused if fleeing for safety from a mob.
  3. Prohibition on Destroying or Toppling Monuments: 2nd degree felony to destroy public property during a violent or disorderly assembly.
  4. Prohibition on Harassment in Public Accommodations: 1st degree misdemeanor for a participant in a violent or disorderly assembly to harass or intimidate a person at a public accommodation, such as a restaurant.
  5. RICO Liability: RICO liability attaches to anyone who organizes or funds a violent or disorderly assembly.

♦ Increased Penalties

  1. Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentence: Striking a law enforcement officer (including with a projectile) during a violent or disorderly assembly = 6 months mandatory minimum jail sentence.
  2. Offense Enhancements: Offense and/or sentence enhancements for: (1) throwing an object during a violent or disorderly assembly that strikes a civilian or law enforcement officer; (2) assault/battery of a law enforcement officer during a violent or disorderly assembly; and (3) participation in a violent or disorderly assembly by an individual from another state.

♦ Citizen and Taxpayer Protection Measures

  1. No “Defund the Police” Permitted: Prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services.
  2. Victim Compensation: Waives sovereign immunity to allow a victim of a crime related to a violent or disorderly assembly to sue local government for damages where the local government is grossly negligent in protecting persons and property.
  3. Government Employment/Benefits: Terminates state benefits and makes anyone ineligible for employment by state/local government if convicted of participating in a violent or disorderly assembly.
  4. Bail: No bond or bail until first appearance in court if charged with a crime related to participating in a violent or disorderly assembly; rebuttable presumption against bond or bail after first appearance.

“Protesting is a basic constitutional right of free speech, which I wholeheartedly support,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “Violence, rioting, looting, and vandalism are illegal acts – not rights. Nothing else matters if you and your children aren’t safe. Crime is at a 48-year-low in the state of Florida and we intend to keep it that way. Criminals who destroy and tear down our communities and victimize others must be held accountable, through quick action and swift punishment. We are sending a message that we will not sit back and allow violence to run amuck, and we will arrest violent criminals, and those who loot, riot, and vandalize – guaranteed. I applaud Governor DeSantis’ initiative to ensure that the safety of Florida residents and visitors comes first.”

“It’s my honor to stand in support with Governor DeSantis today,” said Florida Sheriffs Association President and Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz. “I’m thankful Governor DeSantis is supplying public safety tools to help ensure that our communities and residents are protected.”

“On behalf of the Florida Police Chiefs Association and over 900 of Florida’s top law enforcement executives from across every region of the state, we thank Governor DeSantis for his strong leadership and dedication to maintaining public order and keeping the peace,” said Florida Police Chiefs Association President and Satellite Beach Police Department Chief Jeff Pearson. “The measures he put forth today are urgently needed to protect the lives and property of every Floridian.” (more)

Understanding that media has a tendency to obfuscate terminology, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd brought visual aids to help the assembled press pool with their reporting.

WATCH:

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Sheriff Grady Judd is somewhat of a rockstar in central Florida. Judd was once asked by a local reporter why a known cop killer was shot 38 times in an exchange of gunfire during his arrest… Judd replied: “because that’s all the bullets we had.”

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256 Responses to Absolutely Perfect – Florida Governor Introduces “Law Enforcement Protection Act”…

  1. SanJac says:

    Thank God every day I’m on my way back to F L A after a month in the gulag in MI

    Liked by 18 people

  2. Drogers says:

    The manner in which Democratic governors are treating their law enforcement men and women is disgusting.

    Liked by 28 people

  3. Malatrope says:

    Wow! I hope this passes easily and becomes law. And I also hope that other states get a clue and copy it.

    Liked by 25 people

  4. Governor Ron Desantis leading the way. This legislation should be mandatory for EVERY state, especially the rogue Antifa / BLM sanctuaries where lawlessness has become a way of life and citizen/ Taxpayers live in fear.
    Hard to believe that they actually have to create new laws to penalize behavior that is obviously criminal to begin with. As long as they’re bringing RICO into the picture, I would venture a guess that if such a law were passed in NY, Comrade DelAssholio and Killer Cuomo would be considered part of the criminal conspiracy given their support for BLM and Antifa.

    Liked by 20 people

  5. 2ndbearflagrevolt says:

    Every law enforcement member should be demanding every state, city, and county in the country please do the same thing as soon as possible.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Sheriff Grady Judd is somewhat of a rockstar in central Florida. Judd was once asked by a local reporter why a known cop killer was shot 38 times in an exchange of gunfire during his arrest… Judd replied: “because that’s all the bullets we had.”

    *still laughing*…

    Liked by 35 people

  7. MelH says:

    Why wasn’t that an EO so ALL the States would be affected?

    Liked by 3 people

  8. annie okie says:

    This is the man I’m hoping will run for president in 2024. Tough like Trump! There will never be another Donald Trump who can finance his own campaign tho. Well, there is, but none we would want!

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Joe Collins says:

    I might have to move to Florida. This is such common sense.

    Liked by 8 people

  10. Alleycats says:

    That’s how it’s done my friends. Law. Order. Some assembly required.

    Oldest daughter lives near DC, private neighborhood in the country. Antifa attempted a ruckus up the road that enters the neighborhood. They were met with about 75 heavily armed property owners, many retired leo and or military and brave county deputies.
    No more ruckus.
    Imagine that…

    Liked by 27 people

  11. He is my choice for Presidential Nominee in 2024 on the Republican ticket with Kristi Noem as VP.

    Liked by 9 people

    • dufrst says:

      That sent chills through my body, but Mike Pence should he decide to go forward, will undoubtedly be the front runner in 2024.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lokiscout says:

        Ugg! That guy has about as much personality as a dry sponge!

        Liked by 3 people

      • regitiger says:

        pence couldn’t win a gop ticket anyway…anyhow.

        he was chosen to pick up evangelicals for Trump. period.

        trump is an enigma. and he had given rise to a new paradigm with many voters.

        no more politics careerists!!!

        outsiders with serious global business cred.

        you mark my words… that’s how it goes at least for 2024 … and probably long after that.

        conservatives got a taste for real leadership and backbone.

        i doubt they will cling to the old recipes.

        Liked by 3 people

    • lokiscout says:

      Lets see what things look like as we approach 2024 but yeah, I could probably be talked into that ticket. We need to get a lady into the headshed and Kristi is impressive. Two governors on the same ticket? Not sure that has ever happened before. Guess you know what the ’32 ticket would look like!

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  12. rvsueandcrew says:

    The above clip is the first time I’ve listened to Gov. DeSantis for any length of time. Strong, decisive, resolute, articulate…… Very impressive!

    Liked by 7 people

  13. booger71 says:

    If this is signed into law, they could go after Soros under the RICO statutes.

    Liked by 19 people

  14. Landslide says:

    Good job, Mr. DeSantis.👍🏻🇺🇸

    Get on it, Greg Abbott (TX)!!! He supports law enforcement, but this would be the icing on the cake.

    Oh…and kill the mask edict while you’re at it!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Nordic Breed says:

      Yes, and Governor Parsons, we Missourians want the same. Time to stop the violence and property damage and let the citizens live in safety no matter where they reside in this beautiful state.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Nope2GOPe says:

      Let’s wait and see what happens regarding vaccines. I hope that he’ll not try to make it mandatory. Not even POTUS has given a clear answer to this very important question. He has only stated that not everybody will want it. That causes me to take pause, as it should for many who are concerned about vaccinations.

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  15. Oldspeak says:

    I have a friend in Florida who is a Police officer, who on their private Facebook page had a rant about the solitary use of BLM, and that as a Police officer, who each day places emphasis on ALL lives matter, INCLUDING the Blue. – SUSPENDED, and a possibly block to a promotion.

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  16. lokiscout says:

    If and when this passes the legislature I just might have to change my feelings about Florida! Common since, folks just common since never thought Florida would be leading the way. A salute to the old Conch Republic!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Laramie Evan says:

    Elections have consequences. 3 and 1/2 years ago, Florida voters narrowly elected DeSantis over Andrew Gillum, a bisexual crystal meth addict and social justice warrior.

    Don’t think for a second that Florida would be a better place if the Left had its way.

    Liked by 10 people

  18. FL_GUY says:

    Thank GOD! for Gov. Desantis.. Every day I cringe at the thought that the crooked Broward Supervisor of Elections almost stole the governorship for that criminal, drug using pervert who is so untouchable, that being busted passed out from using illegal drugs and with a male prostitute walked away without even a citation.

    Every FL resident needs to let your Reps and Sens know we NEED this bill passed.

    Liked by 7 people

  19. barnabusduke says:

    And THIS my friends is how it’s done! 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  20. dufrst says:

    Ron DeSantis is definitely on the right track as a potential future MAGA successor. Keep it up governor, we are watching!

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Joe20 says:

    This seems like a very good law.

    Now I want to know who drafted it.

    It doesn’t seem to have been drafted by a globalist corporation.

    Could it have actually been drafted by a state representative???

    Or … better . . . has it been drafted by an American First PAC?

    A PAC with political power (money), who can push this through other state legislatures?

    Anyone know of an authentic American First political action committee? I would like to be a donor.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. namberak says:

    ‘Judd replied: “because that’s all the bullets we had.”’ BWAHAHAHA Awesome! Caused me to recall seeing a crusty old DA from some Texas town on PBS once, debating someone about the death penalty. This old gentleman was introduced as having brought 92 capital cases and having won 91 of them. The person debating him spewed some word salad for about five minutes about the death penalty not being effective. When that guy wound down, the old fellow intoned, “No one has ever proved that death is a penalty.” And stopped talking. And that was that. 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

    • Walt says:

      We had a completely indoctrinated liberal where I worked that, knowing that I was a conservative, would regularly come to me spouting left wing prop.
      One day he says to me: “There is no evidence to support the death penalty reducing the murder rate”
      I said “Sure there is, not one murderer that’s been executed has ever murdered again”.
      He flustered for a couple minutes but he knew that had him.

      Liked by 9 people

  23. delighteddeplorable says:

    Just sent the particulars of this brilliant move to NewScum urging him to adopt it for California. I’m sure he’ll get right on that.

    You Floridians are soooo lucky.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Right to reply says:

    Love FL, and grateful for DeSantis, but would like to see Donald Jr make a run in 2024. Daddy’s influence would give us another 8 years!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. hyacinthclare says:

    There’s a wonderful video around on the internet with this sheriff. He says, “Polk County people like guns. They have guns. If you break into their houses, I recommend they blow you back out of their houses with their guns.”

    Liked by 9 people

  26. Eileen McRae says:

    Without law and order and consequences that are written in stone, nations soon descend into chaos and anarchy. DeSantis is doing his best to prevent that from happening in his state. This needs to receive a lot more coverage!

    Liked by 4 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      Governor DeSantis was on Tucker last night, I heard him speak and lay all this out. I am impressed with this man. God Bless him and his family.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Eileen McRae says:

        Apparently there has been some problem with the video of Tucker Carlson’s show last night. It has disappeared from YouTube, from the Fox News page, etc. It seems that Tucker did what Fox does not want hosts to do, he talked about Soros and the amount of money being expended by him to get liberal attorneys, members of Congress, etc. elected and to get liberal judges appointed. I found a clip that Tucker had put on his Twitter Feed.

        Liked by 5 people

    • old deplorable owl says:

      I’d bet money, marbles or chalk that most states have most of those things on their books. Unless mandatory enforcement is included, corrupt DAs and prosecutors will go right on ignoring them!
      THIS is the problem!!!
      Same thing applies to our immigration laws – they’re not enfored.
      You can bet Broward County officials are already scheming on ways to get around this.

      Liked by 3 people

  27. Lokipoky says:

    If the rioters are college students hoping to go to law school, being convicted of a felony makes them ineligible to be admitted to the Florida bar, which means that Soros won’t be able to recruit them into his corrupt network of local DAs

    Liked by 4 people

  28. I’d really like to move to Florida…

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Jeffrey Coley says:

    Several years ago Texas passed a law classifying private security guards on duty (“rent-a-cops”, “mall cops”) as peace officers, and assaulting one is the same penalty as attacking a commissioned law enforcement officer. Right afterwards, some jackass musician attending the South by Southwest music festival in Austin punched a security guard, and was shocked to learn that assaulting a fat guy in a “SECURITY” t-shirt was a felony.

    Liked by 5 people

  30. thrawlbrauna says:

    I still don’t see why we need more and greater lawfare protections for police… The same police that are enforcing these unconstitutional lockdowns.

    I don’t see any of this as ‘perfect’..

    Wake up people.. You are being played yet again..

    Liked by 1 person

  31. drjorey says:

    I’m very proud to have served 45 years in Florida’s law enforcement community and even more proud of my Governor. Hopefully this will secure a protective environment for my family and grand children.

    Liked by 9 people

  32. Rebelchick says:

    Yeehaw love my Governor
    MAGA

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Rix Six says:

    Now if President Trump would follow up with a Federal Conceal Carry Permit that’s valid in all 50 states, it would be icing on the cake.

    Liked by 5 people

    • 0x054 says:

      Wouldn’t it be better to have the Supreme Court rule that the Full Faith and Credit Clause applies to carry permits? One national permit allows the feds to set (and change) the rules at will.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rix Six says:

        Trump can do it today, the Supreme Court will need a case brought before it and it may takes years before that happens.

        Liked by 1 person

        • old deplorable owl says:

          Even better would be for the SC to rule that the Second A. does NOT specify how those arms are to be borne! Thus, Constitutiomal carry becomes the law of the land.
          And it’s not a Federalist issue – The Second A. is universal throughout the land.

          Liked by 1 person

          • the5thranchhand says:

            Thank you, old deplorable owl, for your very astute post! Concealed carry is another leftist ruse to gather information on citizens that have weapons. Please people protect your freedoms, or you will no longer have any.

            Liked by 1 person

    • Alligator Gar says:

      That would be federal overreach, though. We cannot have tyranny to defeat tyranny. It just doesn’t work that way. Our Republic was supposed to be mostly run by the states, not the feds. Let’s get it back that way, if we can.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rix Six says:

        There’s also a little something in the Bill of Rights about the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The federal government does have an obligation to see to it that the constitution is not infringed upon. Also the Supreme Court has already ruled that the 2A is an individual right. Some states have chosen to ignore both the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court. It is therefore within the Presidents purview to create a federal conceal carry permit.

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  34. Sue says:

    God bless my wonderful governor.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Ploni says:

    to allow a victim of a crime related to a violent or disorderly assembly to sue local government

    That needs to be amended to allow criminal and civil prosecution of government authorities as individuals.

    Liked by 5 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      I love that part.

      A Dem Mayor of some Dem city here (Tampa? can’t remember) got on board with the “let criminals out of jail cuz of Covid thing” that the Dems were promoting around the country.

      They let a rapist out who raped another woman w/in days of being set free.

      Yeah, that Mayor should’ve been held personally liable.

      Liked by 3 people

  36. kleen says:

    Bloomberg Raised $16 Million So Felons Could Vote In Florida. Bloomberg appears to be very worried that Dems won’t have enough votes in Florida – he’s making sure felons get the chance to vote.

    Wonder why he thinks felons are Dems?

    So the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition received the Bloomberg money to pay off the obligations of 32,000 felons. Most of Americans, I assume, including me, didn’t either remember or realize this was even possible.

    In Florida it is because in 2018 the law was enacted. It allows felons that paid back what they owed in restitution to vote.
    The felons are reinstated only if they pay all fines, fees

    https://saraacarter.com/desperate-dems-bloomberg-raised-16-million-so-felons-could-vote-in-florida/

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  37. jay says:

    Here is the entire segment.

    I thank God that I live in the Great State of Florida where Freedom is cherished.
    Thanks to Governor DeSantis – Sheriff Judd – all the law enforcement officers that keep us safe – and members of the legislature that will pass these laws.

    Gillum – you said to reporters you have cried every day since you where found with men and drugs in a hotel room. Well, you can keep crying, until you have cried us all a river. We dodged a bullet by not having you as our governor.

    God works in mysterious ways, he gave us Trump, DeSantis, and HIS light continues to shin upon us. May God bless everyone who believes in the rule of law.

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  38. Akindole says:

    Fun Fact…In Florida, Constitutional Sheriffs also have the ability to deputize citizens if things get too frisky for the personnel at a particular location. Call it “trusted militia” if you will.

    Yes, indeed, they do and they will.

    Liked by 6 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      I think the Polk County sheriff actually did a Presser about that when the mayhem 1st started back in May. There’s a YT somewhere.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Hans says:

      If the crap hits the fan in November that’s what I’m going to do here in central Florida…walk in volunteer …. got to be Jobs we can do.. administrative of some sort , communications etc for us “young old “ guys

      Family cousin volunteered at the State Police Level.. for years..

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  39. Elric VIII says:

    When I was in the U.S. Army (it has been a while) we were trained to shoot looters on sight, à la “Slaughterhouse Five.” No command to halt, no questions asked. Like rioting and any other criminal behavior, if you don’t stop it you will get more of it. How times have changed.

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  40. sunnydaze says:

    Personally – even tho my area feels safe & I expect it to stay that way – I was really relieved to know that if I’m ever driving and get surrounded by a batsh*t crazy, violent mob, I can step on the gas w/o fear and just get away safely.

    Florida Legislature better pass this and sign it into Law, *quickly*.

    Now, people in other states need to see to it that more State governments get on board with this.

    And many thanks to the good Sheriff for his brief, succinct lesson on the difference between Peaceful Protest and Rioting. Blows my mind that people need to see it , but it seems everyone on the Left has ignored the DIFFERENCE, including the Media and all the Dem Politicians and their voters.

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  41. David Vicknair says:

    Establishing his POTUS chops.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Grandma Covfefe says:

    That’s the winning solution….the Cold Anger in check with the consequences laid out clearly ready to be mete out

    Lawfare ain’t gonna like that. Lawfare also specializes in bankrupting the innocents, but FL sounds ready, even for corrupted Lawfare.

    I wonder if that treatment Brian Kolfage received recently when he got hauled to jail unlawfully, helped to move things along quicker.

    Coming Soon….Cold Anger is in the works.

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  43. Pedro says:

    Progress!

    Liked by 1 person

  44. TradeBait says:

    If there was ever a BOOM for law enforcement to use with riots/looting – this is it. Absolutely love it. Gov. Ron will make a fine POTUS one day if he keeps this mindset.

    Liked by 3 people

  45. WalkAlone63 says:

    That’s MY Governor! Way to go Ron!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  46. dr D says:

    DeSantis was my rep before he became Gov and I’m grateful to have him. It’s scary how close we got to having a f*cked up crack head instead.

    And it’s despicable what the MSM tries to do to DeSantis.

    Liked by 5 people

  47. The governor left out one thing…send them to Gitmo.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Marshall says:

    This could become a template for preventing follow-on careers in education – where a bunch of these “student” commies end up.
    “Government Employment/Benefits: Terminates state benefits and makes anyone ineligible for employment by state/local government if convicted of participating in a violent or disorderly assembly.”

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  49. I love this new direction FL is spearheading, but this will need to work its way thru the legislature and THEN stand up to the inevitable barrage of legal challenges from the left. But, there’s NOTHING that prevents other states from following suit. With good work, there could be 49 similar initiatives undertaken within the next year

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