Biden's crime crisis has reached Washington Democrats' backyard. It's always been there, but now the violence is overflowing into areas where D.C.'s political class spend their time. On Thursday night, 2 were wounded in a shooting that erupted on a busy street in Washington D.C. during dinner time. Last Saturday, 3 more were injured in a shooting that took place outside of Nationals Park. The sad reality is that there have been more than 100 homicides in our nation's capital this year including a 6 year-old girl killed this past weekend.Read more
As crime surges in the Democrat-run cities of America, another city has voted to slash a proposed budget for its police force. Last week, the Oakland City Council voted to divert millions of dollars away from the city's police department despite the recent rise in crime:Read more
The common narrative in 2020 was that the year's uptick in violence would go away once Joe Biden was elected. However, that hasn't been the case. Crime is up in large, Democrat-run cities, and the riots continue. Even in this climate, some Democrats like Rep. Rashida Tlaib persist in pushing the "defund the police" movement.Read more
Earlier today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed anti-riot legislation into law. HB 1 was proposed in response to the civil unrest experienced across the country over the past year. The legislation was a top priority of Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls for the 2021 Legislative Session.
Today, surrounded by our state’s law enforcement community, I proudly signed HB 1 into law, which makes clear that rioting and violence have absolutely no place in Florida and provides protections for the brave men and women who keep our communities safe. pic.twitter.com/ULs6cx8xzy— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 19, 2021