The way Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago sees it, rioting, looting and arson are only “minor criminal offenses” that shouldn’t warrant the use of armed self defense by business and home owners.
But most telling of all is DeSantis’ call for an expansion of the troublesome and controversial Stand Your Ground Law to allow business owners to shoot looters or anyone involved in “criminal mischief.”
He calls it “anti-mob” legislation, but it’s an endorsement of vigilantes and of murder for a minor criminal offense.
It’s as if Florida, which let George Zimmerman get away with murdering a Black teen, didn’t already have enough vigilantes and wannabe vigilantes. But these are criminals the GOP likes because the ones we often hear about are Trump supporters.
In DeSantis World, they, instead of their victims, need to be protected. What’s next?
– Fabiola Santiago in DeSantis is Fashioning a Fascist, Gun-Happier Florida