Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned potential looters to beware as a result of Florida is a Second Modification state.
Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s west coast on Wednesday as a class four storm.
The attention of the storm hit Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda Wednesday with most sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.
Governor DeSantis described the harm as that of a 500-year flood after a 9+ foot surge in Fort Myers.
Looting has been a giant concern for these in areas going through extreme harm from Hurricane Ian.
“We’re a legislation and order state, and this can be a legislation and order group,” DeSantis mentioned whereas talking at a press convention in Fort Myers on Friday. “So don’t assume that you just’re going to benefit from individuals who’ve suffered distress.”
Gov. DeSantis warned would-be looters that the state would undertake efforts to keep up legislation and order and provided a quip advising towards any lootings as “we’re a second modification state”.https://t.co/udG3Vx3bPv pic.twitter.com/OczoWr9ggd
— WPEC CBS12 Information (@CBS12) October 1, 2022
“Don’t even take into consideration looting,” DeSantis mentioned later.
“I can let you know within the state of Florida, you by no means know what could also be lurking behind anyone’s house,” DeSantis mentioned. “And I’d not wish to probability that if I have been you — provided that we’re a Second Modification state.”
Pleasure Reid lashed out at DeSantis.
“When the looting begins, the capturing begins.”—segregationist Miami sheriff Walter E. Headley, 1967,” MSNBC host Pleasure Reid mentioned. “Didn’t take DeSantis lengthy to return to type.”
Apparently Pleasure Reid thinks solely black individuals loot?
“When the looting begins, the capturing begins.”—segregationist Miami sheriff Walter E. Headley, 1967
— Pleasure-Ann (Professional-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) October 1, 2022