Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a legislation that would expand Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
DeSantis’ proposal would add justifications for people using force against one another over criminal acts during protests like looting.
In addition, it would make blocking traffic during a protest a third-degree felony. Drivers who say they accidentally killed or injured protesters who block traffic would get immunity.
The law would also enhance criminal penalties for people involved in assemblies which become violent or disorderly.
This proposal has sparked controversy, some say it would incite vigilantism and justify killing people over property crimes.
As of now, no bills have been filed in either the state House or Senate.