As of this writing, the nation is bracing for the worst as the jury deliberates the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Businesses are being boarded up across the city, the National Guard is patrolling the streets of Minneapolis, and all areas of the country are erecting barricades around police stations and government buildings.

It is like America is nervously preparing for a nationwide hurricane that will rock all 50 states…and right now we’re in the calm before the storm.

No matter what verdict is returned, there is going to be violence on American streets in the coming days.

But Florida isn’t taking any chances and its leadership is getting ahead of the mob by passing legislation that will punish rioters severely for the violence they intend to inflict…so the mob might want to think twice before coming to the Sunshine State.

On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis held a signing ceremony in Winter Haven, Florida in which he signed the strictest anti-mob violence act in the country.

Once again, he’s proved why he is a serious contender to become the next president of the United States in 2024 if Donald Trump decides to not run again.

The Miami Herald reported the following about the anti-riot legislation:

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday put a cap on one of his top legislative priorities by signing an ‘anti-mob’ legislation into law back where it all began.

Flanked by sheriffs and Republican legislative leaders in ruby red Polk County, DeSantis signed legislation that, among many things, will immediately enhance criminal penalties for crimes committed during protests that turn violent.

The new law will also allow people to sue local governments if their property is damaged during a riot, and will bump many criminal penalties from misdemeanors to felonies, meaning that, in Florida, many who are convicted under the new law could lose their right to vote….

There is a new ‘mob intimidation’ statute in the books that would make it a first-degree misdemeanor for a group of three or more to try and change someone’s viewpoints by using violence or the threat of violence. The crime would be punishable by a sentence of up to one year…

The law will also criminalize the practice of publishing of a person’s personally identifying information — such as addresses or phone numbers — to harass them online. Floridians will also not be allowed to post bail until they make their first appearance in court when arrested for a number of crimes, including theft and burglary during a state of emergency.

Under the law, any person, who without permission, tears down any type of memorial ‘dedicated to a historical person, an entity, an event or a series of events would face a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. And anyone who is convicted of battery on a police officer would face a six-month mandatory-minimum sentence.”

Naturally, Florida Democrats claimed that the law violated protestors First Amendment rights, which is absurd, because Americans have the right to peacefully have their voices heard, but not to burn and pillage entire city blocks.

But facts don’t matter to the Left. If they tell a lie enough, it becomes the truth to them.

Ron DeSantis once again proves he is the best governor in America!