WINTER HAVEN, Florida — Defunding law enforcement is effectively “off the table” in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told Breitbart News on Monday, shortly after signing the state’s anti-riot legislation into law. DeSantis signed HB1, known as the “anti-riot” bill, on Monday following the state Senate’s passage last week. The law, DeSantis told Breitbart News, demonstrates a significant contrast between the way blue areas and red areas address these issues of unrest as Democrat-run cities experience yet another bout of riots in the streets. “The more blue an area is, the worse it’s governed. I mean it’s just a disaster what we’ve seen. It’s always been the case kind of in my lifetime, but I think in the last year, it’s been exacerbated between COVID lockdowns and the rioting,” DeSantis told Breitbart News, explaining that blue area leaders have “totally dropped the ball.” “If you don’t stand up for law enforcement, you are going to have more crimes,” he said, noting that, in … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Ron DeSantis: Defunding the Police Is Effectively ‘Off the Table’ in Florida
WINTER HAVEN, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to sign HB 1, dubbed the “Anti-Riot Bill,” on Monday, which strengthens penalties for those who engage in lawless behavior during a riot and allows for an appeal process in the event of localities attempting to slash police budgets, ultimately making it more difficult to “defund the police,” among other measures. DeSantis is expected to make the announcement at a 10 a.m. press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Winter Haven, Florida. “This legislation strikes the appropriate balance of safeguarding every Floridian’s constitutional right to peacefully assemble while ensuring that those who hide behind peaceful protest to cause violence in our communities will be punished,” DeSantis said in a statement following the Florida Senate passing the bill 23-17 on Thursday. The bill essentially enhances criminal penalties for those committing lawless behavior during a riot, which the text defines as a “violent … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis to Sign Florida’s Anti-Riot Bill
close Video Protests of Daunte Wright shooting death continue as ex-officer faces charges 'Fox & Friends First' law enforcement panel with reaction to unrest happening in Twin Cities area and other parts of the U.S. Police in Raleigh, North Carolina , arrested 12 people Sunday after a third night of demonstrations in response to the death of Daunte Wright turned violent, as crowds sweeping across downtown vandalized stores, set fires and threw eggs and other projectiles at officers . At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, a large crowd of protesters began marching throughout downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Police Department said in a statement . Soon thereafter, members of the crowd began impeding traffic, throwing items, damaging property and setting several small fires. NORTH CAROLINA PROTESTERS START FIRE OUTSIDE POLICE HEADQUARTERS, SMASH WINDOWS Due to these illegal activities, Raleigh Police Department declared the assembly … [Read more...] about North Carolina police arrest 12 after American flag burned, stores vandalized in Daunte Wright protests
close Video Former detective on Daunte Wright case: Death very possibly 'caused by negligence' of police officer Former D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams explains why the charges against former police officer Kim Potter are 'right and appropriate.' The right to due process – protected under the U.S. Constitution – has transformed into a point of contention in the Minnesota city of Brooklyn Center after former police officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, evoking several consecutive nights of civil unrest that has spilled into Minneapolis . Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey was fired for arguing at a press conference that the officer should receive due process, and the police chief, Tim Gannon, offered his resignation after publicly suggesting the same. "All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline," Boganey said at the press … [Read more...] about Daunte Wright shooting: Is progressive push putting due process in jeopardy?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students at a number of Minnesota schools organized walkouts Monday. Osseo Senior High, where Malika Freeman is a junior, was one of dozens to take part. “I hope there will be change. I hope that love will be spread, solidarity, justice for everyone who has lost their life,” Freeman said. Holding signs and standing together, students gathered outside of the high school just before noon, embarking upon a walkout they had been planning for days. “The last week has been a really emotional week and I have to give thanks our teacher, Ms. Stew. She’s been really helpful with us, giving us safe spaces to, you know, be able to vent, to be able to cope with everything,” Freeman said. (credit: CBS) Student organizers said they want to bring awareness to racial injustices following the death of Daunte Wright, so they spread their message by using their feet. They marched about a mile to the district office, hoping to make their voices heard there as well. “I … [Read more...] about ‘I Hope That Love Will Be Spread’: Minnesota High School Students Walk Out Of Classes To Call For Racial Justice