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  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Extends Order Suspending Mask Enforcement

    11/27/2020 3:18:55 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.27.2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) extended his order blocking local governments from enforcing mask mandates across the Sunshine State. DeSantis, who said that Florida will “never do any of these lockdowns again, extended the order he issued in September, which lifted key restrictions in the state and suspended fines for breaking local protocols in relation to mask-wearing. “Just as an act of executive grace, all outstanding fines and penalties that have been applied against individuals are suspended,” DeSantis announced at the time of the initial order. “I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for not...
  • America’s Two Largest Republican States Announce They Will Have No More Lockdowns

    11/19/2020 8:19:47 AM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 18, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    America’s two largest Republican states — Texas and Florida — have announced that they will not be going into any more lockdowns as coronavirus cases surge across the country. The news comes as 45 out of 50 states have seen at least a 10% increase in coronavirus cases from the previous week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott “said in an interview that there won’t be ‘any more lockdowns’ in the state and he wants to focus on ‘working to heal those who have Covid’ so they can leave the hospitals and get back to their normal routines,” NBC News reported. “A...
  • Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Amendment Comes Under Fire (Florida)

    11/17/2020 2:39:44 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    The Capitolist ^ | November 16th 2020 | Karen Murphy
    A new proposal that allows business owners to defend their property during a violent riot is coming under fire from Democrats. This idea was floated as part of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recently proposed “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” Under the proposed act, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statute would be amended. Under current law the “Stand Your Ground” statute states, “a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if … he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or...
  • ‘Imma shoot them:’ Florida woman accused of threatening DeSantis, Rubio, Scott

    11/17/2020 11:52:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | November 17, 2020
    Karen Jones, 55, says post was a joke in interview with detectives>A woman is facing criminal charges for making a threat on social media to shoot Florida's governor and two U.S. senators, adding that the politicians were “looting" the state. Karen Jones, 55, was arrested at her South Florida home last Saturday. She is facing three charges of making written threats to kill or do bodily harm to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, according to an arrest report. All three elected officials are Republicans.
  • Florida man arrested for changing Gov. DeSantis’ voter registration

    10/28/2020 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WJXT, News4Jax, Jacksonville ^ | October 28, 2020, 12:53 pm | Justin Barney
    A Florida man who changed the voter registration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and accessed those belonging to NBA icons Michael Jordan and LeBron James was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday. Anthony Steven Guevara, a 20-year-old from Naples, was arrested at his home after FDLE agents served a search warrant at his home Tuesday. Guevara was charged with unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent. He was booked into Collier County Jail on a $5,000 bail. FDLE was notified after DeSantis noticed that his address in the voting registration system...
  • Governor DeSantis says closing schools in spring a mistake (equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.”)

    10/03/2020 12:34:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Wink News ^ | October 3, 2020 9:11 AM EDT | TALLAHASSEE (CBSMIAMI/NSF)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.” And, while appearing on the Drew Steele radio show, DeSantis equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.” Florida shut down school and college campuses in March, with students shifted to online learning. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have pushed heavily to reopen classrooms for the new school year. “In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight,...
  • DeSantis did not shoot across the bow of Antifa/BLM, he dropped a tactical nuke.

    09/26/2020 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Rudolphus · 82 replies
    Gun Free ^ | September 21, 2020 | Miguel.GFZ
    Violent assembly, 3rd degree felony. Blocking the road? Felony. Don’t touch monuments (no mention of penalty) Harassment of Citizens in public accommodations also penalized, , My most thunderous applause was when he announced that R.I.C.O. will be applied to those organizing or funding riots. If you are arrested in a riot, not Portland’s Catch and Release: you are staying till you see a judge. Touch a cop? Six months mandatory minimum. And enhanced penalties for other crimes committed during the riots. (ouch).
  • DeSantis lifts statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants as Florida moves to phase 3

    09/25/2020 12:07:39 PM PDT · by VastRWCon · 35 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 09/25/2020 | Josh Solomon and Ana Ceballos
    ST. PETERSBURG — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said bars and restaurants in Florida can open at full capacity as the state moved into the last phase of its reopening plan, which lifts all the state’s remaining coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses.
  • DeSantis seeks to cut funding to cities that defund police, increase penalties for protesters

    09/21/2020 11:55:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | September 21, 2020 | Sarah Wilson
    Florida counties and cities that cut funding from their police departments could lose out on state funding and grants. Gov. Ron DeSantis put forward a proposal for the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act on Monday, which in part targets communities looking to take part in the “Defund the Police” movement. The act “prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services.” If passed, it would also increase possible criminal penalties for protestors if gatherings turn violent, result in property damage or cause road blockage. The proposal states...
  • Governor DeSantis proposes new bill that would crackdown on violent protests

    09/21/2020 5:08:22 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    ActionNewsJac/CBS ^ | September 21, 2020 | Hannah Lee
    ...for crimes committed during protests. Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new bill Monday that would increase charges for those who participate in a violent or disorderly assembly. DeSantis made the announcement at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The bill is called the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act." A violent or disorderly assembly would be defined as when seven ore more people are involved in an assembly that causes damage to property or injury to people.
  • Republican Governor (De Santis of Florida) Pushes Crackdown on Rioting That Would Allow Drivers to Run Over ‘a Mob’ without Liability

    09/22/2020 5:14:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 42 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | September 21, 2020 | Matt Naham
    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...
  • DeSantis Will Not Allow Florida To Fall To Criminals. His Latest Presser.

    09/21/2020 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WFLA ^ | 09/21/20
    Finally we have some LEADERSHIP out of the State of Florida! This is what needs to happen nation wide.    
  • A Tale of two States...

    09/12/2020 6:15:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    rightnation ^ | 9/12/2020 | kestrel
  • Head start: Gov. DeSantis appoints Michelle Cook as Clay County Sheriff

    09/06/2020 11:33:31 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 16 replies
    News4Jax ^ | September 1, 2020 | Scott Johnson, Travis Gibson
    Cook also encouraged other young girls who want to become officers to follow their dreams. “I think you know what I’d like to say to the little girls out there is, you can grow up to be a police officer, it’s doable it’s definitely something that is an honorable profession and if you want to serve your community,” Cook said. [snip] Cook assured Clay County residents they will be safe.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis - Interviewed about Sports

    08/10/2020 10:13:07 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/10/20 | Clay Travis
    Earlier Today Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida was interviewed by Clay Travis from Outkick Sports....The interview is about 23 minutes long.... I live in Florida and like the guy.... He's catching hell from the MSM for being a Trump Supporter and Governor of a key election state... I think it's refreshing to hear from a politician who is making decisions based on FACTS and not the near hysteria of many in the public.....
  • Rand: Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis ’ response to the pandemic?

    08/03/2020 10:50:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Dr. Rand Paul on Twitter ^ | 8/3/20 | Dr. Rand Paul
    FL and NY have an identical number of per capita coronavirus infections but FL has 5X less per capita deaths. Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis’ response to the pandemic? Will he point out that @NYGovCuomo’s response allowed a fivefold greater per capita death rate?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 3, 2020
  • Remarks by Vice President in Briefing with Governor DeSantis of Florida on COVID-19

    07/02/2020 5:15:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | White House
    Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation University of South Florida Tampa, Florida THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, Governor DeSantis, thank you for your leadership.  Thank you for bringing your team together.  And I want to thank Tampa General and the University of South Florida not just for your hospitality today, but for all you’re doing every day for the health and wellbeing of the people of Florida.Governor, the President wanted me to be here to say to you and to the people of Florida: We’re with you, and we’re going to make sure you have whatever you need to...
  • Without fanfare, Florida governor signs E-Verify legislation

    07/01/2020 9:35:52 AM PDT · by RideForever · 15 replies
    SFGate ^ | 7/1/2020 | Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Without fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an expansion of Florida's use of a federal database to verify an employee's immigration status. But it's far from the sweeping change he sought: Influential industries lobbied to make it optional for private employers. In a presidential election year, the issue could loom as a point of contention amid clashing ideologies over immigration. Supporters see E-Verify as a tool to keep people who are in the United States illegally from getting jobs. The Republican governor asked lawmakers to require all employers in Florida — public and private —...
  • a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve"

    06/28/2020 12:16:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/27/20 | @boriquagato
    a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve" NY has had 24,830 COV deaths vs 3,489 in FL. FL has a 10% larger population than NY. pop adj, NY has 7.8X the COV deaths of FL. median age in FL is 8% higher.— el gato malo (@boriquagato) June 28, 2020
  • Cuomo Considering Quarantining Floridians Visiting NY. The Florida Governor Fires Back.

    06/22/2020 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 31 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/22/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fired back at his New York counterpart Andrew Cuomo on Saturday after the New York governor said he was considering quarantining Florida residents visiting the Empire State. Cuomo’s statement On Thursday, Cuomo said he was considering imposing a 14-day quarantine for people visiting from states like Florida, which have seen a spike in new Covid-19 cases. “I have experts who have advised me to do that,” Cuomo said. “I am considering it now in some ways.” “You want to talk about a full 180 for those people,” he added. “Florida and other states imposed quarantine on...