Community Justice Project

Groups sue to block enforcement of DeSantis’ anti-riot law as Cuban violators in FL go largely untouched

BY: - July 14, 2021

Civil rights groups have asked a federal judge to block enforcement of HB 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ crackdown on street protests, as thousands of opponents of Cuba’s communist government have violated the law by jamming streets in Florida. DeSantis proposed the legislation to the Florida Legislature following last summer’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations, which in […]

NAACP and ACLU add national clout to courtroom fight against FL’s new ‘anti-riot’ law

BY: - May 11, 2021

Florida’s new anti-riot/protest law targets people of color protesting racial injustice in the United States and subjects them to harsh treatment at the hands of the police they are criticizing, asserts a major lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday. It is the second lawsuit filed against the “Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law […]