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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:46 PM

The cure is much worse than the disease, DeSantis signs anti-riot legislation

https://www.wctv.tv/2021/04/19/straight-from-the-communist-regime-playbook-commissioner-nikki-fried-responds-to-signing-of-hb-1/

This amounts to open season on protestors if someone suddenly declares the protest a riot. Hitler would be proud of this new law. The effect of this new law is to take the castle doctrine out of the castle and into the market place. It is an invitation to vigilantism. DeInsaneist is trying to prove his Fascist credentials to be the Republican nominee for President. He is hoping for blood in the streets. This nifty piece of legislation was timed to correspond with the end of the Chauvin trial.

My advice to you folks is show how you feel about DeSantis' governing by keeping your tourist dollars out of the state; that is the only thing the Republicans will understand.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:51 PM

1. ACLU of Florida Condemns Passage of HB1, the Anti-Protest Bill, in the Full Senate

https://www.aclufl.org/en/press-releases/aclu-florida-condemns-passage-hb1-anti-protest-bill-full-senate

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The full Senate today voted to pass House Bill 1 (HB 1), Governor DeSantis’ anti-protest bill. HB1 is designed to chill and criminalize Floridians for exercising their First Amendment right to protest. By redefining “rioting,” the bill grants police officers broad discretion in deciding who could be arrested and charged with a third-degree felony at a protest and fails to provide protection for people who have not engaged in any disorderly and violent conduct. In Florida, a felony charge strips people of their voting rights.

This bill would also hinder local governments from determining how to allocate law enforcement resources to address critical needs in their local communities. It allows the Governor, with the Cabinet, to usurp control of a city budget and amend it to their liking at the appeal of any county commissioner or state attorney, regardless of whether local elected officials approve of changes made in the budget. It would also shield violent counter-protesters from civil liability for killing a peaceful protester or demonstrator with their vehicle, and make pulling down a Confederate flag a punishable offense for up to 15 years in prison.

The bill was initially proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in September 2020 following the wave of protests demanding racial justice. He declared the bill his legislative priority despite the fact that 95 percent of protests in Florida were peaceful and required no police intervention at all.

Micah Kubic, executive director, ACLU of Florida responded to today’s vote saying:

“HB 1 is racist, unconstitutional, and anti-democratic, plain and simple. The bill was purposely designed to embolden the disparate police treatment we have seen over and over again directed towards Black and brown people who are exercising their constitutional right to protest. It was introduced as a political stunt after a year of historic protest, in which millions of Americans joined together to call for an end to the disparate killings of Black people at the hands of police. It is no coincidence that these bills were introduced by politicians who harshly criticized these calls for racial justice and police accountability.

“It is clear that Gov. DeSantis and certain legislative members are aiming to shut down political speech they disagree with in a direct attack on the First Amendment and at the cost of Black and Brown people. This bill is a disgrace to our state.”


One would assume from that that ACLU will take it on when it is implemented and a case can be made...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:07 PM

6. Seriously, it makes pulling down a Confederate flag punishable up to 15 years?

Seriously? The whole bill is f**king crazy but how can they take this attitude toward the Confederate flag? That's just plain crazy. And yes, I think it's crazy to make it ok for people to rundown others etc. But a 15 year sentence? They really have jumped the shark.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:54 PM

2. Following in qpuke gov Lee's footsteps (TN).

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:57 PM

3. If my mother didn't live in Florida, I would boycott it.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:58 PM

4. I am sooo confused!

Who is worse? DeSantis or Aabot from Texas?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:39 PM

7. DeSantis. More clever. And he really doesn't give a fuck about anything but power.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:02 PM

5. This should pertain to every protest group out there in the sunshine state. . .

Gov. asshole.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:55 PM

8. I would never set foot in that state. Exception is airport if I'm working on getting out of the

country.

There's so much of the country that I now regard as enemy territory, and would avoid like the plague.

I didn't use to think that way.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 05:48 PM

9. Some of us are doomed to live and die here

We have often had nutty governors, but this one is evil enough to be the Republican nominee next time round. He would be Trump on steroids.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 05:58 PM

10. DeSantis will be all disappointed with the Chauvin verdict

He was looking forward to proving what a law and order governor he is.

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