Ron DeSantis Requests Punishment for Looters
(ReliableNews.org) – Hurricane Ian absolutely devastated Florida. It is being called one of the worst storms to ever hit the peninsula. Countless homes were destroyed or abandoned, leaving an opportunity for thieves. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) addressed the issue during a press conference on October 4.
According to the governor, three of the four people who were arrested in Lee County at the time of the storm were undocumented immigrants. The New York Post reported the governor said he would like to “drag” the alleged criminals “out by the collars” and “send them back to where they came from.” He went on to say the suspects should face prosecution but also “be sent back to their home country” because they don’t belong in the Sunshine State.
All of the people in question were arrested on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure during a state of emergency. DeSantis said business owners have written messages on the boards covering the windows at their businesses that say things like, “you loot, we shoot.” He pointed out that Florida is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and that entering someone’s property is a risk that could turn deadly.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warns people not to loot homes amid hurricane recovery: "You never know what may be lurking behind somebody's home…we're a Second Amendment state." https://t.co/zEQTa6EZra pic.twitter.com/EZaVPNXPDq
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 1, 2022
DeSantis said the state will help secure the impacted areas if necessary.
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