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To: Ron DeSantis
Stop the Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act
To stop the bill from coming to fruition in the State of Florida, which allows aid and unemployment to be cut during a pandemic. This act also discourages the general public from protesting in fear of arrest or fine.
Why is this important?
I. This act allows the arrest of being in a protest that turnt violent, even if you are not inciting any violence. And would be convicted of a 3rd degree felony.
II. The portion titled "Obstructing Roadways", states that if there is a protest on an interstate, the driver can drive through a group of people and not be responsible for any death or injury. The driver can use being threatened by "a mob" as a viable excuse to drive into a crowd of people.
III. The RICO Liablity, is a punishment by the state for organizing a protest that turned out violent, when in reality the oragnizers didn't have an impact on the violence, and discourages the general public from protesting.
IV. If any city in the state of Florida defunds the police they are denied state funding and aid. This comes in the light of a pandemic, where Florida was once the hotspot of. State funding also goes for hurricane aid, and unemployment. If any state government official attends a protest that turns violent they could loose their job and benefits. Lastly,
bail is denied until the first court appearance if involved in a protest that turnt violent, over an offense that is not particularly severe. All of these are outlined on the act, and discourages the state of Florida to take part in protest, which supresses the voices of the State of Florida, in fear of arrest or fine.