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Republican Governor (De Santis of Florida) Pushes Crackdown on Rioting That Would Allow Drivers to Run Over ‘a Mob’ without Liability
Law & Crime ^ | September 21, 2020 | Matt Naham

Posted on 09/22/2020 5:14:36 AM PDT by karpov

Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed legislation that he described as “bold” on Monday. Judging by the plain text of the proposal and the responses to it, bold is an understatement.

Under the “new criminal offenses” section established by the would-be Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act, DeSantis declared it a third-degree felony to obstruct traffic during an “unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly.” Notably, the next clause purports to remove liability for injury or death a driver causes if that driver is “fleeing for safety from a mob.

Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), who lost the gubernatorial election to DeSantis in 2018, immediately called for legal advocacy groups to bring “legal action,” saying that the DeSantis move “would have legalized the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.”

“Avowed neo-Nazi” James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced to centuries in prison for the running over and killing Heather Heyer when plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

DeSantis’s legislation would also criminalize the destruction of monuments and purports to to attach racketeering liability to “anyone who organizes or funds a violent or disorderly assembly.” DeSantis also seeks mandatory minimum sentences for striking law enforcement officers.

(Excerpt) Read more at lawandcrime.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: desantis; fl; florida; lawandorder; riots
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1 posted on 09/22/2020 5:14:36 AM PDT by karpov
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“Avowed neo-Nazi” James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced to centuries in prison for the running over and killing Heather Heyer when plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

video evidence to the contrary. james fields needed a better lawyer.


2 posted on 09/22/2020 5:16:38 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something)
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Another good start, now OPEN UP FL 100%!!! You are allowing businesses to fail over a fake made up scamdemic.


3 posted on 09/22/2020 5:17:44 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Fake News)
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Sheeesh!!!!!!!!

Talk about FAKE NEWS!

I heard DeSantis on Tucker.......Yes he’s ramping up LAW AND ORDER but he in no way described it like this headline!!!!!


4 posted on 09/22/2020 5:17:56 AM PDT by Guenevere (**See you at the Franklin Graham Prayer March in DC on September 26!**)
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To: karpov
Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), who lost the gubernatorial election to DeSantis in 2018, immediately called for legal advocacy groups to bring “legal action,” saying that the DeSantis move “would have legalized the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.”

Says the guy who was found naked and passed out in a pool of his own vomit, with a male prostitute, drugs, drug paraphernalia, semen and feces on the bed. Yeah, us Floridians really care about his opinion.

5 posted on 09/22/2020 5:21:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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the next clause purports to remove liability for injury or death a driver causes if that driver is “fleeing for safety from a mob.

I wasn't aware that I needed permission to flee for my life using any means necessary.

6 posted on 09/22/2020 5:23:04 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: VastRWCon

Where aren’t we opened up 100%. I live in a fairly rural county, but neighboring counties have been open albeit with silly mask mandates.


7 posted on 09/22/2020 5:24:42 AM PDT by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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To: liberalh8ter

It’s always good to be blessed with unattractive enemies.


8 posted on 09/22/2020 5:24:47 AM PDT by conejo99
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Where aren’t we opened up 100%

Any place that limits businesses to less than 100% capacity, any place that requires face diapers, any place that mandates socialist distancing... Pretty much everywhere.

9 posted on 09/22/2020 5:31:30 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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-—Where aren’t we opened up 100%-—

Bars, Schools, lottery headquarters, sports, mask mandates, blah, blah, blah....


10 posted on 09/22/2020 5:32:19 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Fake News)
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Yes it is.
11 posted on 09/22/2020 5:37:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: karpov

It is a good feeling to have a great Governor!


12 posted on 09/22/2020 5:42:48 AM PDT by Colo9250
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To: teeman8r
Death Race 2000

2020 - when the prophetic visions of Hollywood and literature are fulfilled.

13 posted on 09/22/2020 5:46:29 AM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Hey Andrew, been caught in a shabby hotel with a male prostitute and a bunch of crack, Lately ya piece of crap?


14 posted on 09/22/2020 5:52:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ( Molon Labe' Baby, Molon Labe)
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Interesting...the article makes no mention about the changes to socerign liability that DeSantis is proposing.

That’s the really important bit to my mind.

Citizens will be able to sue the local government for damages for anything that happens to them.

If DeSantis gets that, that is huge.


15 posted on 09/22/2020 5:57:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Mr. DL has no shame!


16 posted on 09/22/2020 5:58:47 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: dmcnash

if the mob is threatening, why shouldn’t someone in a car be able to flee?

i would say good call... stay on the curb mob.

stay on the curb.


17 posted on 09/22/2020 6:13:47 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something)
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Sow plow dealerships will bloom in...Florida now!


18 posted on 09/22/2020 6:26:02 AM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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We don’t play that crap here. You go Gov. D


19 posted on 09/22/2020 6:29:33 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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Would Allow Drivers to Run Over ‘a Mob’ without Liability

Zoom zoom...thump...

20 posted on 09/22/2020 6:30:04 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Put $5000 cash in an envelope. Mail it to yourself. If this makes you queasy, vote at the polls.)
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