THE SHERIFF AMERICA NEEDS
Just as Florida’s Ron DeSantis is the Governor America needs, so Polk County’s Grady Judd is the Sheriff America needs.
On Monday (4/19), Gov. DeSantis signed Florida’s Anti-Riot Bill into state law. Gov. DeSantis:
“If you look at the breadth of this particular piece of legislation, it is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country. There’s just nothing even close.”
How cool is this law, that took effect immediately on signing? It grants civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road and allows authorities to hold arrested demonstrators from posting bail until after their first court date.
What you see above is Sheriff Judd speaking at the press conference for the Monday law-signing ceremony. (Note: The “president” and “speaker” he refers to are President of the Florida Senate Wilton Simpson and Speaker of the Florida House Chris Sprowls, no one in DC.)
So you don’t have to take notes, here are some of his quotes:
“’We’re a special place, and there are millions and millions of people who like to come here. And quite frankly, we like to have them here. So we only want to share one thing as you move in hundreds a day: Welcome to Florida. But don’t register to vote and vote the stupid way you did up north, you’ll get what they got.’
‘There’s a reason that this place is fun. There’s a reason why we have a 49-year-low crime rate. And the same people that don’t think we should have an anti-rioting bill are the same ones who think we ought to let more people out of prison. And where they’re doing that, as the governor and our speakers have alluded to, crime goes up, but it’s not just crime that goes up, victimization goes up.’
“We’ve got a new law and we’re going to use it if you make us. We’re going to protect the people. No longer will people walk up and surround you as a citizen of Florida or a visitor of Florida, surround you while you’re eating dinner at an outdoor I in a big mob without there being immediate consequences and arrest. It’s not acceptable’.”
Last year, Sheriff Judd was even blunter. On June 1st he publicly warned those on social media threatening violence in Polk County over George Floyd’s death 1,500 miles away:
“I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County. Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns. So, leave the community alone.”
Sheriff Judd’s most memorable quote goes back to January 2016, when he told Polk County residents to “arm up and defend themselves when police cannot.” Because, he pithily explained: “It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.”
This is TTP’s kind of lawman. In fact, I’m going to send him a suggestion on how to end looting. It will be called Loot the Looters.
In sum: Anyone threatening to or engaging in looting or violence – such as BLM activist Rahim B – will be considered to have issued an invitation to have their own property looted by anyone who wants to. By announcing they do not value other people’s property they are announcing no one should value or protect theirs. Thus, where they live will be identified as well as their car or anything else they own – and this information will be made public with a request to local law enforcement to do nothing to protect it.
It won’t take long after looters start getting looted themselves that this anarchic phenomenon will come to a screeching halt. I’ll let you know what Sheriff Judd says.