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The Docket: DeSantis implies – “It’s ok to shoot a looter”

Tropical Storm Biden
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden listen to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speak as they arrive to tour an area impacted by Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Casey DeSantis the wife of the governor listens at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(FLORIDA) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gives the green light for citizens to use deadly force to protect their property from looters after Hurricane Ian.
“They boarded up all the businesses, and there are people that wrote on their plywood, ‘you loot, we shoot,’” DeSantis said. “At the end of the day, we are not going to allow lawlessness to take advantage of this situation. We are a law-and-order state, and this is a law-and-order community, so do not think that you’re going to go take advantage of people who’ve suffered misfortune.”


A Palm Beach County deputy was shot by another deputy who was trying to shoot a dog while serving a search warrant at the home of an alleged carjacker.