[Ed. – Speaking of lies and liars, Williams was among those who argued that the riots were mainly ‘peaceful protests.’]
Now the “Big Lie” is generating small lies with terrible consequences.
This month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed what he describes as “the strongest anti-looting, anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country.”
The law is the result of a lie, often repeated in far-right media, that protests against police brutality last summer became celebrations of violence that left American cities as burned-out shells.
On that basis, DeSantis has put in place an authoritarian law that is a brassy repudiation of the Constitution’s First Amendment rights to protest and the exercise of free speech.
Incredibly, the Florida bill “makes it easier,” The New York Times reported, for anyone to crash a car into a protest march and “escape civil liability,” even if they injure people.
The Florida bill is one of more than 90 in 35 states being proposed by Republicans to limit future protests, ABC News reported.