As Gov. DeSantis Signed Anti-Rioting Law, Sheriff Tells New Residents Don’t ‘Vote The Stupid Way You Did Up North’

At the signing ceremony for Governor Ron DeSantis’ new anti-rioting law on Monday, a Florida sheriff told new residents who moved to the Sunshine State not to “vote the stupid way you did up north.”

“If you look at the breadth of this particular piece of legislation, it is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country,” Gov. DeSantis said Monday as he signed the bill that would increase penalties for crimes committed during riots.

Sheriff Judd: ‘Florida Is A Unique Place And A Special Place’

DeSantis said last week of the upcoming legislation, “If you assault law enforcement in a violent assembly, you are definitely going to go to jail. You burn down somebody’s business … The penalties are going to be very swift and immediate.”

But Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd had some remarks of his own to make on Monday.

“Florida is a unique place and a special place. It’s where we work, where we live, but it’s also where the world comes to play, to bring their children — and their children have a right to be safe,” Sheriff Judd said.