Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes “Anti-Mob” Bill, Expands “Stand Your Ground” To Include Shooting Looters
A draft of a new bill Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing has been obtained by the Miami Herald. The bill expands the current Stand Your Ground law.
The Stand Your Ground law gives a person the right to use deadly force (and does not have the duty to retreat) if they reasonably believe that such force is necessary to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony or prevent imminent great bodily injury or death to themselves or others.
Here Are Some Of The New Items Proposed By Gov. DeSantis
- Criminal mischief that results in the “interruption of impairment” of a business, including looting, becomes a forcible felony.
- Enhance penalties for violent or disorderly assemblies.
- Makes it a third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest.
- Offer immunity to drivers who claim to have unintentionally killed or injured protesters who block traffic.
- Withholds state funds from local governments that cut law enforcement budgets.
A draft version of the bill is being circulated with Florida legislators, but nothing has been filed as of yet.