This Governor Just Proposed The Harshest Protest Laws In The Country

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Published on 27 Sep 2020, 2:15
Ron DeSantis is trying to implement the harshest protest laws in the country. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Support TYT with a Membership. go.tyt.com/t5z

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"Protesters arrested in Florida could face the harshest punishments in the nation if a new proposal from Gov. Ron DeSantis becomes law.

The sweeping policy changes would make felonies out of participating in protests that result in property damage or blocking roads, and anyone who organizes or donates money to protesters would risk to liability under the state’s racketeering laws.

At the same time, it would grant protections to people who drive cars into crowds of protesters, even if someone is injured or killed — an “invitation to homicide,” one veteran defense lawyer said. It also threatens to cut state funding to local governments that shrink law enforcement budgets and makes it easier to sue them over property damage related to protests.

“This is a bald-faced, full-frontal assault on the First Amendment by this administration,” said Melba Pearson, a former Miami-Dade prosecutor and current policy director at the Center for the Administration of Justice at Florida International University. “It’s completely unconstitutional. … This can’t pass and if it does pass, it’s going to be tied up in lawsuits for the foreseeable future.”

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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