30 Florida sheriffs denounce socialist organization for causing ‘unspeakable violence’ against officers
Thirty Florida sheriffs have denounced the left-leaning organization Florida Rising for advocating for the Democratic police defund program, saying that by “demonizing” law enforcement, they have provoked violence against officers.
In a note cited by local media outlet Florida’s Voice, the sheriffs refer to Florida Uprising as the largest socialist “anti-cop” group in the state that spreads “hate speech” against law enforcement and compares them to the KKK.
“The past few years have brought out of the shadows a radical agenda to demonize law enforcement and given voice to dangerous attempts to defund and defame the police. Both have led to unspeakable violence against officers in our state and across the country,” the memo reads.
Sheriffs denounce the fact that the left-wing organization defenders “anti-law enforcement sentiments” and that he believes in defunding the police as “the only way to keep” Florida communities safe.
“On behalf of our state’s hardworking law enforcement and the communities we serve and protect, the Florida Sheriffs signed below denounce hate speech against Florida Rising law enforcement and rescind the program of the font,” the text reads.
In the letter, officials “strongly” urge citizens to dismiss the organization and the Democratic candidates it supports as a “threat to Florida law enforcement” and state security.
The memo also praises Republican leaders who have increased funding for law enforcement by incorporating “common sense policies.”
“Here in Florida, our leaders have stood by our law enforcement heroes in the face of aggressive pressure from activists and the media – not just because it’s the right thing to do – but because the one and only responsibility government is to protect its citizens,” the missive stresses.
Socialism in Florida?
Florida Rising is a ‘proudly’ socialist organization that promotes the fight against capitalism, advocates ‘racial and economic justice’, supports the extremist group Black Lives Matter and advertises for Democratic candidates whose speeches call for defunding the police .
The socialist organization is affiliated with the Center for People’s Democracya group that advocates removing police officers from schools, says the nation’s drug abuse crisis should be solved through “public health measures” and urges Congress to cut funding for law enforcement to prevent the incarceration of dealers.
“Congress must heed the urgent call to defund the police and change its priorities by canceling funding for programs that support state and local law enforcement and increasing its funding for programs that support real security. public,” the band said. in a report.
According to the memo, Florida Rising endorsed Democratic primary candidates who made it to the general election. Among them are gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and his running mate, left-wing radical Karla Hernandez-Mats.
Through its social networks, the organization has promoted the candidacy of Val Demings to “replace” Marco Rubio of the Federal Senate.
The signatories of the memo are:
Sheriff of Baker, Scotty Rhoden
Sheriff of Bay, Tommy Ford
Sheriff of Bradford, George Paul “Gordon” Smith
Sheriff of Brevard, Wayne Ivey
Sheriff of Clay, Michelle Cook
Sheriff of Columbia, Mark A. Hunter
Sheriff of DeSoto, James F. Potter
Sheriff of Dixie, Darby Butler
Sheriff of Escambia, Chip Simmons
Sheriff of Franklin, AJ Smith
Sheriff of Gilchrist, Bobby Schultz
Sheriff of Glades, David Hardin
Sheriff of Gulf, Mike Harrison
Sheriff of Hardee, Wind Crawford
Sheriff of Hendry, Stephen H. “Steve” Whidden
Sheriff of Highlands, Paul Blackman
Sheriff of Holmes, John Tate
Sheriff of Indian River, Eric Flowers
Sheriff of Jackson, Donald L. Edenfield
Sheriff of Lafayette, Brian N. Lamb
Sheriff of Lake, Peyton C. Grinnell
Sheriff Lee, Carmine Marceno
Sheriff of Liberty, Buddy Money
Sheriff of Martin, William Snyder
Sheriff of Pasco, Chris Nocco
Sheriff of Pinellas, Bob Gualtieri
Santa Rosa Sheriff, Robert Johnson
Sarasota Sheriff, Kurt A. Hoffman
Sheriff of Volusia, Mike Chitwood
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in social communication. Wrote for international media. Currently lives in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Currently resides in Colombia.