Florida House Set To Take Up Protest BillThe House is slated next week to consider a controversial bill that would crack down on violent protests and take a series of other law-and-order steps, as Democrats argue the measure would violate First Amendment rights and have a chilling effect on peaceful protests.
Florida House Moves Forward On Violent Protest CrackdownRepublican lawmakers are pushing ahead with a controversial proposal that seeks to crack down on violent protests, make it more difficult for local governments to trim spending on law enforcement and enhance penalties related to riots and injuries to police officers.
Florida Democrats Say Anti-Riot Bill Is 'Overkill'Saying it is designed to quash the voices of Black and brown people, Florida Democratic lawmakers on Monday excoriated a proposal pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative leaders aimed at cracking down on violent protests.
Florida Gov. DeSantis Calls George Floyd Death 'Appalling,' While Citing 'Zero Tolerance For Violence, Rioting, Looting'For the first time since a string of protests erupted in Florida against police brutality, Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday afternoon said the state has “zero tolerance for violence, rioting and looting.”