Liberals Are Outraged Over Anti-Riot Legislation
The MSM and Liberals refuse to believe that there were riots last year, especially when it came to any protest by BLM. But cities were looted, arson committed, and many buildings were vandalized. I guess that's how Liberals define peaceful protest now. So many GOP Leaders across the country are taking initiative and are trying to stop riots from breaking out again and passing anti-riot legislation. So in typical Liberal fashion, Libs are claiming these GOP leaders are against peaceful protest.
NPR Host Mary Louise Kelly brought on an expert to talk about the new legislation
"MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:
We're going to check in now on the record number of anti-protest bills that Republicans have introduced this year. Several have already become law. In Florida, for example, Governor Ron DeSantis signed what he calls anti-riot legislation. It includes new penalties for protesters and for local governments that decrease law enforcement budgets. In Oklahoma, drivers who unintentionally hit protesters now have immunity. Now these bills and others follow months of large-scale, mostly peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. And these bills are raising red flags among First Amendment experts. Joining me now is Nick Robinson. He is a senior legal adviser at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law..."
"ROBINSON: Since the killing of George Floyd this past May, we've seen over 90 anti-protest bills introduced in 35 states that undermine the right to peaceful assembly."
ROBINSON: Many of these bills increase penalties for obstructing traffic or sidewalks, which often happens during protests. So a bill in Tennessee that was enacted in August increased the penalty to a year in jail if protesters make it inconvenient to use a sidewalk. Many of them also expand anti-rioting laws. So in Florida, Governor DeSantis recently signed this major anti-protest bill into law, and one of the most controversial parts is how it defines rioting to potentially capture peaceful protesters who engage in no violence at all."
Once a protest gets violent, it is a riot, period. City leaders need to be able to differentiate and put a stop to the violence and mayhem. The legislation is not against peaceful protest in the slightest. It just stops the madness that has been going on. But Liberals don't seem to want the riots to stop.