Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed the HB 1 bill “Combating Public Disorder” on Tuesday which purports to protect police officers during public protests. Opponents have claimed that the bill will only serve as a way to criminalize peaceful protests against police brutality. The bill will allow prosecutors and local officials to appeal potential police budget cuts. The bill also makes battery on a law enforcement officer “in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot” punishable by at least six months in prison. In addition, “willfully and maliciously” tearing down a memorial or historic pro…

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