Rlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday introduced legislation that could remove legal repercussions for those “fleeing” from a “mob” by using their cars to run over protesters at demonstrations.
DeSantis included the provision as part of a new law dubbed the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Protecting Law Enforcement Act. One part of the law aims to criminalize certain protests occurring on roads, creating a third-degree felony for those who “obstruct traffic during an unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly”.
DeSantis didn’t stop there, he also wants to increase possible criminal penalties for protestors if gatherings turn violent, result in property damage or cause road blockage.
Representative Shervin Jones spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of #RMU about this disturbing piece of legislation that is targeting people of color.
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