Plan to solve Florida’s non-existent protest problem is pure ‘mini-Trump’

Governor Ron DeSantis wants to crack down on demonstrators to distract from a disastrous pandemic response, critics say

For many who heard Ron DeSantis outline his proposed “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting Act” it was a head-scratcher.

Why would Florida’s Republican governor suddenly be pushing severe penalties on protesters in a state that escaped the disorder of summer Black Lives Matter gatherings elsewhere? Why threaten to withhold state money from municipalities that defund police even as Florida cities including Miami and Tampa were actually increasing law enforcement spending?

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