Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday that will allow convicted child rapists to be given the death penalty, a move that will likely trigger a confrontation in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Florida lawmakers passed HB1297 last month, paving the way for rapists of children under the age of 12 to be sentenced to execution without jury unanimity.
It means that the approval of only 8 jurors out of 12 would be needed to go ahead with a sentence of capital punishment for those who sexually abuse kids in the State.
As we highlighted, pedos were not happy about it.
On signing the legislation, which goes into effect on October 1st, DeSantis noted “We think that in the worst of the worst cases, the only appropriate punishment is the ultimate punishment.”
In Florida, we believe it’s only appropriate that the worst of the worst crimes deserve the worst of the worst punishment. pic.twitter.com/pOg4UYe92m— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 1, 2023
The full speech is below:
Governor DeSantis Signs Anti-Crime Legislation https://t.co/NxSN1Utj0z— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 1, 2023
A previous 2008 U.S. Supreme Court ruling outlawed capital punishment in child sexual battery cases.
DeSantis said he believed the the Supreme Court’s decision was “wrong.”
It’s a BAD DAY for Pedophiles and a Great a day for PARENTS!!— First Class Fatherhood 🎙 (@AlecLace) May 1, 2023
Great job @GovRonDeSantis 👏
The governor also signed two other bills Monday, one to make those who sell fentanyl resembling candy to children eligible for life in prison, and another to ban suspects arrested for dangerous crimes from being granted pretrial release without monetary bail at their first court hearings.
“If you’re messing with children, you’re going to have the book thrown at you 100%,” DeSantis declared.
Today, I signed legislation that will:— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 1, 2023
- Makes child rapists eligible for the death penalty with the minimum sentence of life in prison without parole
- Impose additional penalties on fentanyl and drug-related crimes targeted at children
- Protect Floridians from disastrous… pic.twitter.com/sO1mkcfm0a
He added, “We’re excited to be able to deliver these victories. We’re gonna have a lot more that we’re gonna be announcing over the next few weeks.”
“We’re really delivering a big agenda,” he continued, adding “So this is one important — but admittedly very small part — of an overall large agenda and very bold agenda that’s really setting the terms of the debate for the country, quite frankly.”
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