Devastating hurricanes are just a fact of life for those who live in the Sunshine State.
It’s bad enough that Floridians have to deal with the damage to their properties from the storm, and they shouldn’t have to worry about opportunistic thieves taking advantage of the situation.
That’s why Ron DeSantis just issued a stern warning to criminals after Hurricane Idalia hit.
During the Black Lives Matter riots, Democrat-run cities allowed criminals to loot with impunity.
Even though many of these low-lifes were literally caught on camera in the act, there were rarely any prosecutions.
If anything, people who tried to defend against the looters were the ones most likely to be prosecuted.
Just look at what they tried to do to Kyle Rittenhouse.
Hurricanes, like riots, unfortunately provide opportunities for thieves to easily make some ill-gotten gains at the expense of hard-working Americans.
Criminals take advantage of the chaos and the likelihood that police will be too preoccupied to respond.
But, Ron DeSantis just made it clear that it’s a bad idea to try that in Florida.
At a press conference, DeSantis said “You never know what’s behind that door if you go break into somebody’s house and you’re trying to loot, these are people that are going to be able to defend themselves and their families,” the governor added. “We are going to hold you accountable from a law enforcement perspective at a minimum, and it could even be worse than that depending on what’s behind that door.”
The Governor also referenced signs posted from last year’s hurricanes that read “You loot, we shoot.”
The very few criminals stupid enough to try looting hurricane damaged homes in Southwest Florida during Ian last year quickly regretted it.
And if looters try it in the Big Bend… they will regret it even faster. https://t.co/pGFQYFo56t
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) August 30, 2023
DeSantis made it clear that he supports the rights of Floridians to defend themselves and their property against thieves.
While leftist states like California have encouraged widespread theft with their refusal to prosecute criminals, Florida is taking the opposite approach.
Hard-working Florida residents have enough to worry about with the potential for damage from the storm itself without having to worry about scumbags cleaning them out, and it’s good to know they have a Governor that has their back.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.