of NAACP Issues Historic Travel Advisory for Florida Last weekend, he listed five laws that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law that are undemocratic and “hostile to black Americans.”
of civil rights organizations The state of Florida “has launched a full-scale attack on black Americans, accurate black history, voting rights, and black members,” it said. LGBTQ+ community, immigrationdefend women’s reproductive rights and freedom of speech, while embracing a culture of fear, bullying and intimidation by public officials,” it said in the recommendations.
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Governor’s Press Secretary Jeremy Redfern responded to the announcement by saying, “This is a stunt.”
Let’s take a closer look at the five laws the NAACP mentioned in its announcement.
Fighting Violence, Anarchy, Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Law
Mr. DeSantis signed into law the Combating Violence, Disorder, Looting and Protection of Law Enforcement Act of 2021, which targets law enforcement agencies and creates new criminal offenses against those who participate in violent or disorderly gatherings and penalties. strengthened.
this law was enacted unconstitutional In a 90-page judgment by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker of Tallahassee.
The Combating Violence, Disorder, Looting and Protection of Law Enforcement Act contains:
New criminal offenses to combat riots, looting and violence
- Prohibition of Violent or Disorderly Assemblies: A third-degree felony when seven or more people attend a gathering and cause property damage or injury to another person.
- Prohibition of road obstruction: A third-degree felony of obstructing traffic during an unauthorized protest, demonstration, or violent or disorderly assembly. Drivers are not responsible for injury or death caused by fleeing a mob for safety.
- Prohibition of Demolition or Demolition of Monuments: A second-degree felony of destroying public property during a violent or disorderly assembly.
- Prohibition of harassment in public accommodation: A first degree misdemeanor in which a participant in a violent or disorderly assembly harasses or threatens a person in a restaurant or other public accommodation.
- RICO Responsibilities: RICO liability rests with those who organize or finance violent or disorderly gatherings.
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- Minimum Mandatory Imprisonment: Beating a law enforcement officer during a violent or disorderly assembly (including with projectiles) = Mandatory minimum 6 months imprisonment.
- Increased attack power: Offenses and/or increased penalties for: (1) Throwing objects and attacking civilians or law enforcement officials during a violent or disorderly assembly; (2) assaulting/assaulting law enforcement officers during violent or disorderly gatherings; (3) participation in violent or disorderly gatherings by individuals from other countries;
Citizen and Taxpayer Protection Measures
- “Funding the police” is not allowed: Prohibits state subsidies or aid to local governments that cut budgets for law enforcement services.
- Victim Compensation: Waives the sovereign immunity that allows victims of crimes related to violent or disorderly assemblies to sue local governments for damages where the local government is grossly negligent in protecting persons or property.
- Government employment/benefits: If you are convicted of participating in a violent or disorderly assembly, your state benefits will be terminated and you will be disqualified from employment by state/local governments.
- Deposit: If you are charged with a crime related to participating in a violent or disorderly assembly, there is no bail or bond until your first court appearance. A Rebuttable Presumption on Bond or Bail After First Appearance.
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what the other person said:
Before the law was ruled unconstitutional, opponents said it was unclear and too vague. For example, the law was unclear as to whether a person had to be involved in, or be near, a violent act during a protest to be prosecuted.
This raised warnings that the law could be interpreted broadly by law enforcement. Many also said that the law’s definition of “riot” is ambiguous, and even participating in peaceful protests can lead to felony charges.
HB 7 — Stop Wrongful Conduct Against Children and Employees Act (“Stop WOKE Act”) Florida
DeSantis signed into law HB7 in 2022, which was intended to give businesses, employees, children and families the tools to combat “discrimination and awakened indoctrination.”
The bill includes provisions to prevent discriminatory instruction in the workplace and public schools, and the fundamental truth that all individuals are equal before the law and have inalienable rights. It was intended to address corporate “awakening” and critical racial theory. One law at school.
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Contents of HB7:
- Concepts that make up unlawful discrimination include:
- The moral superiority of members of one race, color, national origin, or gender over members of another race, color, national origin, or gender.
- People are inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, depending on their race or gender.
- A person’s moral character and privileged or oppressive status are determined by race, color, national origin, or gender.
- To achieve diversity, equity or inclusion, people must be discriminated against or disadvantaged because of their race, color, national origin or gender.
- Requires adherence to the principles of individual liberty outlined in the bill in instruction, materials and professional development in public schools. These principles include that no one is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive based on their race or gender alone, that meritocracy and hard work ethics are not racist, they are successful. It includes being fundamental to the right to pursue.
- Discuss topics such as sexism, slavery, racial oppression, segregation, and racism in an age-appropriate manner and in a manner that does not indoctrinate or persuade students of particular viewpoints that contradict rules. Allow to discuss. principle of individual liberty.
- Expands instruction in African-American history and deepens students’ understanding of the effects of prejudice and racism.
what others say:
The ACLU said of the law:
- Censorship protected speech in the workplace and classrooms by banning systemic racism and education about gender and racism.
- Remove mental and emotional health instruction from schools.
- Allow employees to make discrimination claims against employers engaging in such training and discussions.
HB 543 — Constitutional Carry Law
DeSantis signed HB 543 in April. The new law strengthens Florida’s Second Amendment rights by allowing Florida residents to carry concealed weapons without a government-issued permit. It will come into effect on July 1st.
Contents of HB 543:
HB 543 is a short bill that does exactly what it says. Allows Florida residents to carry concealed weapons without a government-issued permit.
To carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm without a license, the person must be eligible for a Florida concealed weapons or firearms license under the criteria outlined in Section 790.06, but the person must be trained. You no longer need to complete a course or pay for a licence. license fee.
Criteria highlights include:
- You must be at least 21 years of age, unless you are a military personnel as defined in Florida Statutes Section 250.01 or you are a U.S. military veteran who has been discharged on honorable terms.
- Must meet statutory citizenship and residency requirements.
- You must not have a criminal record or other symptoms that would disqualify you from obtaining a license.
find the complete list here.
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SB 266 — Higher Education
DeSantis signed HB 266 in May, which barred agencies from spending federal and state funds on “discriminatory” efforts such as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
This measure prohibits programs, majors, minors, curricula, and general education core courses that violate Florida law against discrimination, or that systemic racism, sexism, oppression, and privilege violate the U.S. system. It prohibits anything based on the theory that it is inherent in and was created for it. Maintain social, political and economic inequalities.
Contents of SB266:
- Prohibit programs, majors, minors, curricula and core courses of general education that violate Florida law against discrimination, or that systemic racism, sexism, oppression and privilege are inherent in the U.S. system and social Prohibits anything based on the theory that it was created to maintain , political and economic inequality.
- Requires university presidents to renew ownership and accountability for hiring, promoting, and, where necessary, reprimanding faculty members.
- Expands higher education opportunities at Florida’s largest university by establishing or expanding colleges for specific areas of study within the university. Also this:
- Establish a path to establish the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education at the University of Florida as a college within the university.
- Renaming and redefining the objectives of Florida State University’s Florida Institute of Political Studies (now the Florida Institute of Governance and Civics).
- Grants additional authority to the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom Studies, including faculty hiring, curriculum development, and fundraising.
- Established the Institute of Risk Management and Insurance Education at the University of Central Florida.
- The new law could discourage students from enrolling in Florida colleges and facilitate a “brain drain” from state institutions.
- Prohibits fields of study that include the study of race and gender.
- Deprives the governor of the authority to appoint faculty hiring decisions and allows tenure to be reviewed at any time.
- Prohibit spending on activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Create new general education requirements prioritizing neoclassical education with a focus on Western European civilizations.
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SB 7066 — Election Administration
SB 7066 was signed in 2019 and addresses the Fourth Amendment that Florida voters passed in 2018 restoring the voting rights of some convicted felons. The new law enumerated a uniform list of crimes that fall under the excluded categories and “confirmed” that the Fourth Amendment does not apply to felons who have not completed their full sentences.
The law required that past convicts must pay all outstanding legal fees, costs, fines, and damages before they could regain the right to vote, but U.S. District Judge Robert Judge Hinkle held that these requirements violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. By discriminating on the basis of wealth.
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