Protest is what we do as Americans, protesting is our birthright. Protesting is how the country was founded. Protesting is one of the most honored American traditions. It’s written into the First Amendment of the constitution.
However, the U.S Supreme Court has ruled, “There simply is no right to force speech into the home of an unwilling listener.” Frisby v. Schultz, 487 U.S. 474 (1988)
All of us has the right to home privacy, the right to be free from un-wanted speech, points of views, beliefs that others hold from entering the walls of our home, accordingly, this is our constitutional right.
PROTEST A HOME GO TO JAIL ONE YEAR
Florida has created new criminal laws for protestors that publish information that can be used to protest a person’s home, and a law for for people that protest a person’s home.
Section 8. Section 784.0495, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
784.0495 Mob intimidation.
(1) It is unlawful for a person, assembled with two or more other persons and acting with a common intent, to use force or threaten to use imminent force, to compel or induce, or attempt to compel or induce, another person to do or refrain from doing any act or to assume, abandon, or maintain a particular viewpoint against his or her will.
(2) A person who violates subsection (1) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 385 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Section 14. Section 836.115, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
836.115 Cyber-intimidation by publication.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Electronically publish” means to disseminate, post, or otherwise disclose information to an Internet site or forum.
(b) “Harass” has the same meaning as provided in s. 817.568(1)(c).
(c) “Personal identification information” has the same meaning as provided in s. 817.568(1)(f).
(2) It is unlawful for a person to electronically publish another person’s personal identification information with the intent to, or with the intent that a third party will use the information to:
(a) Incite violence or commit a crime against the person; or
(b) Threaten or harass the person, placing such person in reasonable fear of bodily harm.
A person who violates this subsection commits a misdemeanor of a first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 739 775.083.
CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT FOR BATTERY AT PROTEST
People should also be aware that you can be charged with a felony for touching other people at a protest. Florida has enacted these new laws.
Section 6. Section 784.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
784.03 Battery; felony battery.—
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (2) or subsection (3), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and who commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For purposes of this subsection, “conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld or a plea of nolo contendere is entered.
(3) A person who commits a battery in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot prohibited under s. 870.01 commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or 775.084.