Federal judge blocks Florida anti-riot law enforcement

U.S. 09/10/21, 18:40

A federal judge temporarily paused anti-riot legislation to counter extreme social unrest across Florida on Sept. 9. The U.S. Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division Court will not let law enforcement officers arrest radical protesters, even if they create a public disturbance. District Judge Mark Walker ruled the Combatting Violence, Disorder, and ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law

U.S. 04/21/21, 03:34

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference in Winter Haven on Monday morning, April 19, where he signed an anti-riot bill into law, the Conservative Opinion reported. The “Combatting Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” also known as HB1, changed the definition of riots and protests. “It is the ...

In response to nationwide protest violence Florida passes an anti-riot bill

U.S. 04/17/21, 16:20

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff said he's working on an anti-riot law that will place harsher criminal charges on violent protesters. DeSantis first proposed the bill in September of last year. He was a vocal supporter of it during national protests that resulted in violence and looting in major cities. According ...

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