DeSantis Proposes SERIOUS Change to Florida's Pedophilia Laws
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may very well be one of the most brazen Sunshine State lawmakers there are, and that’s really saying something when you get to thinking about it.
For some, DeSantis’ recent rallying of conservative ideals and bold, bombastic leadership speaks to his likely aspirations for a much higher political office.
But for others, DeSantis is simply providing the most succinct legislative version of their own conservative values, and doing so with aplomb.
This week was no different, as the Florida Governor floated the idea of allowing pedophiles to be sentenced to death.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed changes to his state’s criminal justice laws on Thursday, including making child rapists eligible for the death penalty and reducing the number of jurors required to dole out capital punishment.Trending:
Citing the case of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who was spared execution last year after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on capital punishment, DeSantis said that only the vast majority or a supermajority of a jury should be required to issue a death sentence.
“One juror should not be able to veto that,” DeSantis said at the Miami Police Benevolent Association. “I don’t think justice was served in that case. If you’re going to have capital [punishment], you have to administer it to the worst of the worst crimes.”
And, of the worst of the worst, child rapists are the worst.
DeSantis also said he wants to make convicted child rapists eligible for the death penalty and require them to serve a minimum sentence of life in prison.
DeSantis continues to poll behind former President Donald Trump in hypothetical 2024 surveys, but he certainly could see a shift in those numbers if he were able to make this resolution a reality.