If there is one crime in this nation that just makes Americans’ skin crawl, it’s pedophilia.
This plague on humanity has been in existence for as long as anyone can remember, thriving in the dark nooks and crannies of our society and occasionally coming up for air as we explore the conspiracies of the wealthy and well-known.
From the halls of Catholic Church to Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, this wicked pursuit has found a foothold in a great many places…but Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is working to make sure the Sunshine State isn’t one of them.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed changes to his state’s criminal justice laws on Thursday, including making child rapists eligible for the death penalty and reducing the number of jurors required to dole out capital punishment.
Citing the case of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who was spared execution last year after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on capital punishment, DeSantis said that only the vast majority or a supermajority of a jury should be required to issue a death sentence.
The Governor felt rather strongly about the situation.
“One juror should not be able to veto that,” DeSantis said at the Miami Police Benevolent Association. “I don’t think justice was served in that case. If you’re going to have capital, you have to administer it to the worst of the worst crimes.”
But then came the big reveal.
DeSantis also said he wants to make convicted child rapists eligible for the death penalty and require them to serve a minimum sentence of life in prison.
The move will surely provide DeSantis with another headline in this all-important period prior to his nigh-inevitable 2024 campaign announcement.