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Florida Gov. DeSantis: Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ drafted a proposed bill, that expands the list of “forcible felonies” under Florida’s self-defense law to include criminal mischief causing “interruption or impairment” of a business.

The draft, in its entirety, can be viewed below, but some of the key items in this bill specifically allow force against those looting, which the draft defines as burglary within 500 feet of a “violent or disorderly assembly.”

The draft also wants to make it a third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest, and offer immunity to drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters who do this. The legislation states, “A motor vehicle operator who unintentionally causes injury or death to a person who obstructs or interferes with the regular flow of vehicular traffic in violation of subsection (1) or (2) is not liable for such injury or death.”

The complete bill is here.

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