Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs ‘anti-riot’ bill into law.


The bill is expansive, covering 61 pages and making several
changes to Florida criminal and administrative law:

Makes it more difficult for cities and counties to reduce
funding for law enforcement, allowing local elected
officials to challenge those budget decisions, and giving
the state power to approve or amend the local budget

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Allows those local governments to be sued if they fail to
stop a riot

Defines “riot” as a violent public disturbance involving 3
or more people acting with common intent resulting in injury
to others, damage to property, or the imminent danger of
injury or damage

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Enhances penalties for people who commit crimes during a

Creates a new second-degree felony called an “aggravated
riot,” which occurs when the riot has more than 25
participants, causes great bodily harm or more than $5,000
in property damage, uses or threatens to use a deadly
weapon, or blocks roadways by force or threat of force

h/t dr0id


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