DeSantis Legislation to Hold Rioters and Complicit Officials Accountable


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is supporting new legislation to hold violent rioters and complicit government officials accountable for their actions.

The new legislation package will authorize felony charges against criminal rioters who damage private and/or government property.

The package, he named the Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting Act, is lined up with another Law Enforcement Protection Act. The new legislation would hit the BLM and Antifa groups right where they put their focus.

It doesn’t just stop at property damages.

The new law would enable criminal charges for 'protesters' blocking public roadways as well as the rage mob's newest tactic of harassing and intimidating private citizens, such as the street-side restaurant harassment videos we've all seen.

And there's more. Perhaps the most important part of this legislation allows those government officials, who are complicit and encouraging these acts, to be sued for damages they helped create.

DeSantis’ proposal would make criminal rioters fully liable for property damages they create under the guise of political protest. Perhaps most significantly, it would allow those victimized by riots to sue government officials and obtain damages if they’re demonstrated to have failed in their duties to safeguard public safety. This provision would force Democratic officials who tacitly support BLM and ANTIFA mob action to enforce the laws against vandalism and destruction, even if they find it politically inconvenient.

Oh, and no more arrest and immediate bail for those who are detained on charges of riot offenses. They'll sit it out at least until the initial court date.

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81 thoughts on “DeSantis Legislation to Hold Rioters and Complicit Officials Accountable”

  1. Good piece of legislation,d won’t get passed however, Dem senators and house worms will kill the bill in minutes. If we win both chambers then the bill will pass. We have been told by Dem leaders and the rioting groups that if they don’t get their way they will burn it down. This will lead to larger and greater conflict and the streets will turn red

    1. You may be correct on a federal level but you are wrong on a state level, in Florida, the Republicans control the Governorship, the House, and the Senate. In all probability it will easily pass in our Great State.

      1. Agree….
        From a former Police Officer in Seminole County….
        I only hope that every Florida States Attorney Office AND Circuit Court judges man up and do their jobs.
        NO PLEADING DOWN AGGRAVATED RIOTING TO INVALID INSPECTION STICKER!!!!!!!

        1. Agree. They should not get plea deals. I think the proposed legislation is a GREAT IDEA. Now let’s try to get it done.

  2. Hope for America
    Should democrats pay the piper
    Americans would want the democrats federal politicians and the deep state money suppliers held accountable as well!
    And please crazy nancy and killer Hillary

  3. This is very good, but it’s got to get passed!
    That’s why we need to get both of House of representatives and the Senate. There 100 senators The Republican Party
    98 Senators, and The House of representative The Republican Party needs 400 Representatives, if the Communist Democratic Party don’t want to do anything with these numbers they can go vacation for many months.

  4. As a former Assistant Auditor for the U. S. District Court for the D. C. I total agree with holding the rioters accountable for any and all damages including a monetary cost for those damages. If you go to the stem of this problem you will find that Mr. Soros, the BLM and the Antifa are all in the group to do as much damage as possible and blame it on some body else.

  5. If the House won’t agree to it, couldn’t it be important enough for an Executive Order? That would really cause Liberal Heads to implode. That’s a real plus, but, the biggest benefit is Public safety and holding accountable those supporters who may have thought they were above the Law! Time to Drain the Swamp!

  6. Finally! I was wondering when Law and Order would be brought to bear on these violent offenders. We cannot have lawlessness in our streets and neighborhoods. This is America! One nation indivisible! Next we need to get to the absolute root of the problem…those who sit back and fund the anarchy.

  7. Great! Glad to see this legislation! There should also be a provision in there that gives the president the power to remove any Governor or Mayor that is not performing their duties, they were sworn in to uphold. The president will be able to appoint a new representative to that state for 90 days to 6 months. This office will be held until the people can vote a new official for the office.

  8. DeSantis and his new legislation are well received, however, is it too much to believe that
    all of these actions listed were illegal by former laws – and should have been subsequently
    dealt with accordingly? Willful damage of any property, harmful interference with public order,
    and – above all – cooperation of government officials in the performance of this kind of malfeasance
    has been criminal for centuries. Are we to be led to believe that these are something new and
    unprecedented?

  9. America and it’s citizens deserve these laws and a total end to the destruction, and those in government positions that are involved in this insurrection!

  10. If you work hard for everything you have, try to create something for your kids’ future, and respect the opportunities this Country offers, even if you’re not living in Florida,YOU got to love this guy! Most of us in Oregon, Washington, and California would trade our worthless Governors For this guy ANY DAY!

  11. Great news ,All Governors Should follow
    Gov DeSantis’s lead, this will make our
    cities completely safe,
    Pay attention Pennsylvania!!
    New Jersey
    California
    Chicago
    I for one will feel safer in Florida!!

  12. It’s a shame that this legislation is necessary, but events this past summer prove beyond any doubt that it is. Since the Governor’s own party controls both state Houses, there is absolutely no reason & no excuse for this legislation not to pass. So, LET’S GET IT DONE!

  13. It is about time to hold someone responsible for the riots, looting, and destruction of public and private properties. It is the best legislation to make the government officials accountable for their negligence to prospect the citizens and their properties. God bless America.

  14. Well better late than never! Good look in finding all of these thugs who have destroyed our cities and neighborhoods! I’d like to see them all do some uncomfortable time in jail! Great law, thank you..

  15. This law is something that should be passed by every state, unfortunately the blue states, especially those where most of the rioting has occurred, will never do it. The governors and mayors of New York, Oregon, Washington and Illinois don’t have the concern for their constituents or this country to pass such legislation.

    1. Don’t give up hope — some of these states are starting to look at legislation that takes a ton of authority away form these scum governors and mayors and placing it in the hands of responsible districts. I know New York is one of them and if it actually happens it will make wannabe dictators like cuomo nothing but a figure head if he is reelected — let’s hope not !!!!

    2. I unfortunately live in Washington State. We have been ruled by Demo-communist governors for many years. The lopsided population imbalance in the Seattle metro area has prevented republicans from being elected, hence the rest of the state suffers. Our governor Jay Inslee is an idiot and tries to imitate, every foolish idea that Gavin Newsom does in California. I would love to move to Idaho but it has been discovered by panicked Californians and they have driven the property values crazy.

  16. It is about time for this type of legislation and it NEEDS TO BE ENFORCED !!!! There should also be legislation that American citizens can run over,run down these protesters blocking roadways or threatening them while the American citizens are in their vehicles. At NO time should these dirtbags be allowed to block public roads.

  17. Why not add to this legislation the following … “arresting officials may ask the following question to be answered.. “ARE YOU BEING PAID FOR YOUR SERVICES IN THIS ACTION and if so by whom” …. My rationale for the legitimacy and fairness of such a question is obvious. If outside parties are paying rioters for their services, the official world should have this information and if it’s actionable, then make use of it. It’s only fair !!

  18. Thank you Mr. Governor, all of your actions need to be voted on and enforced ASAP! These criminal groups must pay for their damages. If found guilty do not make us pay for their keep, give them hard labor on rebuilding their damages. A lot of these liberal supporters are actually spoiled brats that must have everything their way. Schools really need to get back to the basics again. Anyone found to be financing these riots should also serve long time in prison!

  19. It’s about time something is done about these scum bags. These jack asses are like rats they come out of there holes at night fall and start rioting. Gov. DeSantos is like Pres. Trump he is going to protect his Florida citizens. Other states should follow the same guide lines. Gov. DeSantos also deserves reelection when it comes up.

  20. Alright Fla. so you are trying to get things right, good for you governor. This is war, so it has been declared by both sides of the issue. War means military, so let the military do it, let them take POW’s and treat them as such. Have them stand before military tribunals and let it cost them more than they are getting from liberal sources to commit these Anti-American feats of distruction. Send them to the facility in Cuba, if they try to escape, let them and see what the Cuban military does with them, probably bring them back and dump them at the front gate dead. This will end the problem we are just now beginning to see. It will have to be done this way some time so the sooner the better.

  21. Fantastic. No only do I want to see the rioters in jail but also the lily-liveried butt-kissing politicians who turn their cowardly heads at such activity. They are as guilty of the destruction and the occurring deaths as BLM and Antifa. THEY ALSO SHOULD BE BARRED FROM EVER HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE. Good work DeSantis.

  22. An answered prayer. A Governor with the integrity and courage to stand up to the destructive thugs who have caused so much human suffering and property damage. Thank you Governor DeSantis.

  23. I love and fully support Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ new legislation to hold violent rioters and complicit government officials accountable for their actions. Is this new legislation just in Florida or will this be Federal legislation for the nation? I hope it’s for the Nation, because we need to stop all this violence. It is not right that the President can not help U.S. Citizens if State and Local government officials refuse to do so and refuse to ask the President for assistance. All U.S. Citizens should always be protected by the President of the United States.

  24. Go Ron Go! To bad we can’t also charge the idiot Democrat officials who turn a blind eye and otherwise support these terrorists with a crime.

  25. only way that law would have even a chance to pass is if republicans take the house this election and retain senate. democrats want to be able to do anything they wish without being responsible for their actions. hiding behind their political wall. democrats have not condemned the violence once!!

    i cannot for the life of me see how anyone can support a party that won’t even speak out against the terrorism!! all in the name of HATE….

  26. Go for it!
    We need actual Law & Order, equal protection and equal justice for all.
    Justice includes prosecution for those who aid and abet criminals and commit treason against the Citizens of the United States of America.

    Make America Godly Again and the source of these problems will go away.

  27. there are laws already on the books that they can use to prosecute these people…..may not be specifically worded exactly targeting the lawbreakers. sorta like the RICO act where they prosecuted a lot of the mob members…..led by Rudy Giuliani.

  28. You know who has to approve this and they ain’t gonna do it.
    I hate to say it, but you are wasting your time. Thanks for trying.

  29. How to organize and keep protest safe and minimize destruction

    Make Group leader licences that over see up to 40 protestors per group. Each paying a licensing fee.

    Only have 40 protesters  per group.  Leaders are responsible for the 40 protestors per group. All pay  licensed protesting fee per day.

     Wrist bands  and permit fee invisible and  on poster. 

    Fee will cover cost of monitoring peaceful protest via  drone cameras and private security personel

     Anybody  not licence and/or permitted will be charged penalty  and fined . Servility of crimes can rest of treason acts against our goverment. Loose their citizen right and deported to a country that is willing to accept them..

    violent criminals will be  arrested  all data will be stored for future  prosecution.

     Facial recognition  will be  computer scanned and arrest warrants for gangs ANTIFA. BLM Individuals and vigilante groups.

     This could be funded by private investors insurance companies. As well as goverment agencies  as well as the fees from licensing fees

    Joseph Lee. Submitted by jrlee3rd@yahoo.com

  30. Its about time to do something about these SOB’s. The Dems and their thugs have been riding roughshod over normal citizens long enough. Toss the crooked politicians into jail along with them and don’t use out tax money for bail.

  31. It’s about time riotous scoundrels be held accountable. Sent to prison along with ANY PERSON, or POLITICAL GROUP, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE.

  32. I agree 100% with what Gov. Ron DeSantis’ is proposing !! Why should the taxpayers have to pay when we have committed no crimes or burned or looted any business or residence or cars ? Also these kind of acts of vandalism etc. make everyone’s insurance go up because of their stupidity !!

  33. It is a pleasure and comforting to hear the bill that Governor De Santis is putting forward. As a retired police officer I stand for law and order.zi also stand for peaceful protest.What I have witnessed around the country is anarchy and sedition.The people of Florida must get behind the bill and support the Governor.zi feel safe living in Florida and I know our elected officials will not let our counties or neighborhoods turn into battle grounds.

  34. Good for Governor DeSantis. We finally have a politician with guts. It would do well if other governors adopt this for legislation.

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