Gov. Ron DeSantis is circling the political wagons around the thin blue line. He is proposing a new law to crack down on protesters looking to “Defund the Police” and stand with the men in blue. It would also provide new legal protections for Confederate statues.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— DeSantis calls it the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” And it does nothing to address police violence against Black Americans, which inspired those protests in the first place.
— While her hubby was talking law and order in Winter Haven, First Lady Casey DeSantis was back home at the Governor’s mansion ... hosting a roundtable discussion on mental health issues faced by children who are back in the classroom during a pandemic.
— The Florida Cabinet meets today, but on the agenda, COVID-19 is nowhere to be found. So, Cabinet member and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held an alternative meeting to talk about the issue. She calls it the “Florida Cupboard Meeting.”
— Speaking of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health reports 1,685 new cases and 21 new fatalities.
— And finally, we meet a Florida Woman facing up to 10 years in jail for spreading COVID-19 in Bavaria, learning you don’t screw around with German authorities.