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Florida Senate committee advances ‘anti-riot’ measure

Legislation that would increase penalties against violent protestors narrowly cleared a Florida Senate committee on Friday – after hours of passionate debate with deep racial overtones – and is another step closer to reaching the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Republican governor has made passage of the bill a key legislative priority, launching his […]

Florida’s anti-protest bill sparks criticism

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed anti-protest measure has sparked a wave of criticism. The measure aims to crack down on violent protests, and those arrested would face harsher penalties. Florida lawmakers convened last week and will take up HB 1 and SB 484 as a top priority. If the bill passes, many people believe it would […]