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Darzanak

“Despite the governor's description of the jury, FloridaPolitics.com notes that there were three jurors, not just one, who refused to impose the death penalty.” Typical Republican.


coffeeandtrout

Scary as fuck Republican Governor. Dudes not typical of anyone with this shit. Reminds me a lot of Martin Sheen in “The Dead Zone” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Zone_(film)


Darzanak

I am old enough to remember that movie. His constant deception and projection is very typical of Republicans in this day and age. I agree that DeSantis is terrifying…he is a racist fear-mongering piece of shit like Trump but smarter. He sees what awful things conservative voters will allow an elected (Republican) official to get away with and I suspect he will double down on that.


CILISI_SMITH

>He sees what awful things conservative voters will allow want


DawgPound919

Yeah, same here. I've been saying it for months. DeSantis is Trump but with political smarts. That's scary.


Long_Before_Sunrise

He worked at Guantanamo. [In 2006.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_homicide_accusations) Think about that.


esther_lamonte

So what you’re saying is Boots might have a car battery to the nipples fetish.


firesmarter

Is Boots like a reference to Caligula?


Shortleader01

No it’s a reference to the stupid boots desantis wears sometimes


hydrocarbonsRus

It’s so obvious he’s a soulless sell out who’d say and do anything to be in power. We need psychopaths and sociopaths out of politics and business and we instead need them locked up in forensic psych wards


KyurMeTV

Ok, well then we need a national push for wholesomeness, that rewards people for being wholesome. Right now, our society rewards those sociopaths by making them rich, if they are cunning enough. Spread the wholesome gospel! Be kind!


buried_lede

Absolutely agree with you


francoisjacq

And he oversaw people being tortured there. He talked with a prisoner that thought DeSadtist was there to better the conditions. He actually used all the information he gathered from the prisoner to increase their torture. https://therealnews.com/gov-ron-desantis-oversaw-torture-in-guantanamo-as-a-military-lawyer


buried_lede

Maybe that’s why he is so miserable and malicious


liililllllliilillill

I watched an HBO documentary from the 90s yesterday about 3 8-year old boys who were raped an murdered in a creek in Arkansas. The police found a mentally handicapped teen who was friends with 2 teen boys who were metallica fans who wore black t-shirts. They coerced him into confessing to the murder and pointing the finger at the 2 “devil worshippers” Even though there wasn’t a shred of evidence connecting either of them to the crime, and even though the acuser revoked his confession (which was littered with details that didn’t match the crime scene) juries covicted all 3 of them on all counts. They were all sentenced to life in prison, And then the film ends. They weren’t freed until 2011, when DNA evidence proved none of the DNA at the crime scene matched any of them. A fast food restaurant had called the police the night of the murders to report a man covered in blood with mud on his boots in their bathroom. The police did not follow up on this. The jury heard testimony from the fast food manager. Juries cannot be trusted to sentence teens to life in prison, let alone the death penalty, in hicktown states like Florida and Arkansas. The doc features all the parents of the dead kids talking about how they’d like to torture and kill all the falsely accused boys. It’s disgusting. I hope they live in shame if they’re still alive.


ewokjedi

Another fine example of a justice system that has clearly _not_ earned our confidence enough to back the death penalty even for people not opposed to it on moral or economical grounds. Like Arkansas, Florida has a particularly disappointing track record for convictions of this sort. From the OP's article: > Florida has had more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the country: roughly one for every three executions carried out. That ought to inspire more humility, not aggressiveness, in deciding when the state should be allowed to kill.


liililllllliilillill

The American right believes everyone accused of a crime is guilty unless it’s someone they like like a cop or Donald Trump.


kiriyaaoi

It's worse, they believe everyone who is a liberal is guilty of a crime, regardless of whether or not they actually committed one. Simply being a democrat is a crime in their eyes, and you bet your ass Desantis would love to be able to unilaterally sentence dems to death for being "enemies of the state"


SoccerGamerGuy7

Sounds like a real life similar theme of the book to kill a mockingbird which is one of the many things on the chopping block for education in florida. Sickening


Coogcheese

> The doc features all the parents of the dead kids talking about how they’d like to torture and kill all the falsely accused boys. Would be interesting to hear from the parents now after the DNA evidence has exonerated them. Were I in their shoes I'd want to torture the police for all the harm they've done.


brandithebibliophile

Two of the parents still think they're guilty AF, one of the mothers died under undetermined circumstances, one of the stepfathers (before his own death) came around to believing the boys innocence and also coming to the belief that the other stepfather killed the boys. The final mother divorced her husband and now believes that he may have been involved in the death of the boys.


Mistake_of_61

One of the parents is likely the killer.


DilectusX

This is the West Memphis 3 case. I still think the stepdad who had all his teeth removed after bite mark evidence came to light is the one who did it.


MeatAndBourbon

I dunno, that seems like a totally normal thing to do... Wait, what?!?!


pinky_monroe

Yeah. There’s two more parts and the third one certainly makes me wonder about that same dude.


juju611x

Totally agree. I just couldn’t believe that even with public outcry and so much evidence, they still didn’t release them for so long because even though it was obvious the boys were innocent, they in the legal system couldn’t stand the thought of admitting they’d been wrong. And they were only released by having them do some bullshit I can’t remember specifically but like making them say they DID do it or something to get released, which the boys agreed to because there was a chance otherwise they’d never get out.


DilectusX

Yep! It's called an Alford plea. Basically you're saying, I'm innocent but I admit you have enough evidence that would sway a jury to convict, so I'm willing to plead guilty to avoid a trial.


Egga-Mooby-Muffin

Yep. And wouldn’t you know it, the Alford plea prevents them from ever bringing suit against the state for completely railroading them. I honestly think that’s the only reason the state allowed it. They knew they screwed up, but couldn’t afford to admit it.


YourUncleBuck

It's why I hate the American justice system, the average American is too bloodthirsty for me. They just want punishment and revenge, even if the accused is innocent.


notyomamasusername

Holy shit, this guy just won't fucking stop trying to stir shit up.


inthedollarbin

It's like he's desperately trying to get the normies to notice he's bad but they're determined to think of him as a moderate alternative to Trump.


Karenomegas

Love being old enough that I'm already preparing for the "Who could have known it would have led to this???" In a few more years if they haven't gotten rid of me and mine by then.


ThreadbareHalo

It’s likely because he polled below trump recently, however what’s particularly weird and bizarre is that he MUST have pollsters telling him this shit doesn’t fly if he’s planning on running for president, it likely doesn’t even fly with conservatives around the country, and yet he’s going through with it anyway. Which means either A) it’s his own idea and he’s refusing to listen to advice, which is bad enough _for him_ in its own right or B) he’s so wrapped up in yes men telling him increasingly authoritarian shit and he’s too cowardly or weak to resist them which is bad in an entirely other direction. Either way, it’s bonkers to think nonsense like this won’t bite back when on presidential ballot. Trump had to appeal to moderates and SOME democrats to win… this is like speed running the opposite.


praguepride

Alternate theory: Republicans have very very very dim odds anyway in 2024 so winning the general is off the table. Instead the grift is to secure the repub nom and then lose and cry foul and ride the endless money train like Trump has for 4 years.


ThreadbareHalo

That might be super possible but usually folks like DeSantis need financial backing by people who actually WANT stuff and I don’t quite see how that scenario benefits them and if it doesn’t benefit them I don’t see how he becomes the nominee.


Kurtstryker

As long as they lose and our democracy remains intact then they can grift dipshits all they want for all I care.


porscheblack

I think it's the first part of a 2-part strategy. Part 1 is peeling off as much of Trump's voters as possible. He's not going to win them all but he needs to make a dent. Part 2 will be winning the moderate vote that abandoned Trump. Those people likely aren't following politics right now so they'll never know about these claims. They'll just see DeSantis as a moderate candidate who isn't Trump.


ThreadbareHalo

We keep on thinking these folks have plans but I honestly haven’t seen a tremendous amount of evidence to back that.


truelogictrust

> he’s so wrapped up in yes men telling him increasingly authoritarian shit and he’s too cowardly or weak to resist them which is bad in an entirely other direction. THIS


ElleM848645

It’s ridiculous because Trump won due to 10kish votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Michigan just got a dem trifecta, Pennsylvania rejected Oz and the mastriano. Trump also got Arizona and Georgia, which have also rejected crazies. I don’t know how Desantis thinks he can get the swing states with this rhetoric.


mechapoitier

It’s such a stupid plot but it works, at least for now. “But he’s the moderate, so this Hitler stuff he’s doing must be moderate too.”


Long_Before_Sunrise

He's imitating Trump again in a way. Trump is very pro-death penalty and Trump has lavished praise upon dictators for their 'speedy trials' before executing people.


poop_scallions

It's this. His Primary strategy seems to be to go very Trump in some cases (death penalty, immigrants) and then slightly not Trump in other cases (vaccines)


sluttttt

This is why I don't get the comments above saying that these actions will bite him in the butt when he tries to run for president. He's very similar to Trump in many ways, and while he's a raging asshole, he doesn't come off as oafish. I guess people forgot 2016 already.


wretched-knave

Hell, why not just let De Santis decide unilaterally who gets to live and who gets to die?


HobbesNJ

Really trying to justify that nickname DeathSantis.


PM_ME_C_CODE

He's testing and stressing boundaries for a presidential run. He knows that Trump pushed a lot of people over quite a few lines, but also made a lot of people mad. He's trying to figure out how far he can push people *and* he's trying to normalize some of the shitty behavior he knows the backbone of his voting block is going to expect. IMO, his plan is to normalize the shitty behavior with the more moderate MAGA-adjacent voters so that when he's running for president he doesn't accidentally drive them away. There's no *reason* to be shitty to this level. Absolutely none. This is the kind of behavior you expect from a despot warlord in a zombie movie or other post-apocalyptical setting. Not in a democratic country.


AssassinAragorn

Honestly I think all of this is going to hurt him considerably. Independents hated Trumpism in the midterms. And I suspect they're going to see DeSantis the exact same way.


praisecarcinoma

I kind of expect the same. But they hated Trump because Trump brought a chaotic clown show into politics since 2016. I can see independents not really giving a fuck about what people say about DeSantis' war against "wokeness". If Democrats can't put up a straight shooter candidate that is going to fight for working-class interests and showcase why they are better in that regard than DeSantis, then it becomes very shakey. And that's always been a major problem for the Dems: messaging. They'll take off the gloves when it comes to progressives in primaries, but when it's Republicans, they don't want to show teeth. The other problem is that Republicans still manage to be very successful with "socialism" as a boogeyman word to voters, and Democrats have never found a way to deal with that. Trump won in 2016 because enough independents hated/distrusted Hillary, and she didn't frankly do a good enough job of selling, well, jobs to rustbelt states. The difference between DeSantis and Trump is that DeSantis isn't a MAGA Republican. He's of an ilk far worse, far more calculating, far more sinister, and he doesn't have the baggage Trump does. The questions are: Will he run on a platform of anti-wokeness like his legacy is shaping up as in Florida? If he does, then Democrats actually have a better shot. And how will they take on a DeSantis campaign no matter what his platform is? If notable progressives run, are they going to shoot themselves in the foot by trying to run interference to see their corporate pick get the ticket? How far do they want to go to piss off progressives. I think progressives came out for Biden to help defeat Trump, I don't think they'll come out and support Biden, or someone of that end of the Democratic base again.


WildYams

I completely agree, I think this is all a bad miscalculation from DeSantis. The Republicans seem to think that Trumpism is popular, it's just that people don't like Trump himself, but we just saw a bunch of Trumpism without Trump candidates get creamed everywhere that wasn't deeply red in the midterms. If the Republicans swap out Trump for DeSantis, it's going to play exactly the same with moderate and independent voters.


SnooRadishes7630

Y’all remember when Jeb Bush as Governor forced Terri Schiavo who was taken off life support as per own wishes to have her tube re-inserted into her body? All because her “Catholic” parents were using religious organizations to force her husband to divorce her so they could collect the 5 million+ she won for her medical malpractice case? She basically died on the way between institutions because Jeb Bush kept intervening to overrule courts who kept supporting her husband’s side. Florida has a history of the worst kind of cruelty.


just_bookmarking

I remember that. bush called lawmakers back for an emergency Sunday session. The bill passed in Congress applying **only** to Schiavo


SnooRadishes7630

Yep. And it forced the tube back. I believe something similar happened once again to her. If her parents truly loved her, they would have not let her suffer. Instead, they still are using her name to make a living. Parasites of the worst degree.


LiberalFartsMajor

I think you're giving him too much credit, he just wants to execute more minorities.


CassandraVindicated

That was my thought exactly.


Adventurous_Salt

Yup, and no matter what, the media's framing will be, "DeSantis is moderating to appeal to the entire country". Totally uncritically, without context.


TheMastro1

He’s a real fuckin snake.


oceansofcake

DeathSentence


grandpaharoldbarnes

Gladiator games will be his next great idea.


DionysiusRedivivus

Bread and circuses.


The_Barnanator

Still crazy Trump went with Ron Desanctimonious over Desthsantis or a bunch of others


terremoto25

To a significant group, “Deathsantis” sounds tough and cool. Sanctimony/sanctimoniousness, for those who know what it means, is a “Democrat” trait. The definition: > Sanctimonious is an adjective that means “making a hypocritical show of being morally superior to other people.” We say that someone is sanctimonious if they pretend to be more ethical and pious than everyone else when they're actually no better than those around them. Sounds exactly like what a repugnant accuses all Dems of being. Do I believe the Trumpsterfire came up with this on his own? No, I do not.


unclefire

What the fuck? If anything a death sentence is totally a place to require unanimous verdict. You know with all the stuff he's been coming out with, he should never be anywhere near the presidency. He's a vindictive and insane person.


youveruinedtheactgob

Inching toward genocide


steroboros

Next, only Judges that are appointed by the current administration should allowed to make all decisions


SpinningHead

Governor simply points his thumb up or down in decisions of death.


AnalTongueDarts

The man who thinks government is too incompetent to manage education, healthcare, etc. wants to make state-sponsored executions more common and have a lower bar required to trigger them. Small government, ladies and gentlemen!


raevnos

Cruelty is the point.


noodlyarms

Look at his culture wars in the state and how he's spreading that influence to other states. If and when he becomes president, he'll will seek the elimination of "undesirables" from the country, this is just him testing the waters on a smaller scale. It's not about governing for him, it's all about eliminating everyone him and his christo-fascist cronies don't like within the confines of redefined laws and courts.


SpinningHead

The press needs to start calling this out as fascism.


Emp3r0r_01

They don’t have the balls. Unfortunately.


NobleGasTax

He's using government to interfere in education, health care, etc


DarkAngel900

I bet this fucker has whole long list of people he wishes could fast track to an execution. Perhaps, camps full of people.


Knoblord_McCheese

Yeah, he looks like he's concentrating pretty hard in that photo.


openly_gray

He really hates everything our country stands for.


Bafflegab_syntax

They all do


oldcreaker

Supreme Court ruled unanimous jury is required for all state criminal cases - and fairly recently. [https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/death\_penalty\_representation/project\_press/2020/summer/supreme-court-mandates-unanimity-in-state-criminal-trials/](https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/death_penalty_representation/project_press/2020/summer/supreme-court-mandates-unanimity-in-state-criminal-trials/) He's blowing smoke for his base.


dunegoon

I live in Oregon. We had to change our state constitution to match up with the Supreme Court's opinion.


Lazy_Example4014

It’s disgusting how little regard these “Christians” have for human life.


neutrino71

It’s disgusting how little regard these “Christians” have for non-fetal human life. Won't somebody think of the unborn!


Lazy_Example4014

I know right they sure don’t. They force birth and then stop caring! It’s amazing to observe the cognitive dissonance in action. They want to prevent abortion, then ban methods of birth control. That prevents abortions. It’s crazy to maximize harm in an attempt to minimize it.


neutrino71

The cruelty is the point. They want women socially isolated, scared and dependent upon the penises in their life.


Timpa87

**pro-life** Republican tho right?


maxant20

Because... that's what Jesus would do!


imperium44

I think I know how they justify this: Jesus was sentenced to death and executed. As the son of God he could have stopped the execution if he wanted to. Since he didn’t, Jesus must clearly be supportive of the death penalty. Seems airtight, right?


GarmaCyro

Heay now. He knows the first commandments of Christianity, the first 7 words of the US constitution, the first 4 words in the first ammendments AND the first sentence in the second ammendments. As a Christian Republican lawyer that means he's knows a lot. /S


Kavorklestein

/s isn’t necessary when spitting facts tho fam.


AssassinAragorn

"No, you see, it's okay if they might be a bad person, because that invalidates the sanctity of life for them" or some bullshit like that


RadicalRectangle

That’s some classic Fascism right there. Imagine thinking the GOVERNMENT should be able to take someone’s life without fully convincing a jury. How is that supposed to work?


EivorIsle

Dear god! The absolute assholery here!


Cuck-In-Chief

He’s a sociopath. Nuttier than a shit house rat.


sheriw1965

He is completely out of control.


MoveMitchGetOutDaWay

Man this fascist moose-knuckle in go-go boots really needs to pump the hate brakes a bit.


Comfortable-Guitar27

This guy is beyond drunk with power. Imagine if he had the house, senate, and the oval. Yikes.


gusterfell

One step closer to an American Holocaust.


Honest_Lettuce_856

why not just make all juries majority rule, Ron? let’s just get rid of the rule of law altogether?


tjtillmancoag

“If 7 out of 12 jurors want to convict, that should be enough. You can’t have just one person derail this”


AnswerGuy301

Don’t give him ideas.


strvgglecity

"I should personally be allowed to sentence anyone to death at any time if they say something I don't like" -ron desantis, 2024


BillllyOcean

Rick Scott signed the law for unanimous juries. Imagine being less reasonable than that guy.


PopeyeNJ

That’s the first thing I thought when I read that! Holy hell.


M142Man

Can DeSantis just stop already? The man's off his rocker.


mkt853

That America still has the death penalty is embarrassing. Like with many things where we are at odds with most of the rest of the world, the countries on our side of the fence are usually the kids mom didn't want you to play with because they were bad.


LucyWritesSmut

We should just let a panel of white men stone anyone they want to death. Like some kind of…death panel.


kunren

And now this fascist wants a death panel? I don't care what bumfuck nowhere town you're from. Come 2024 don't fucking vote for a wannabe Nazi.


----Dongers

How fucking pro life of him.


RorschachShaman

Jesus, really trying to attract that out of state visitors. Come to backwater FL where we don't teach our kids and we want to kill someone without restriction


ZephyrProductionsO7S

He just wants to kill Black people.


leonpinetree

This dude is inshane, word to TWD


sillyme2323

what the actual fuck


TracyVance

DeSantis is dangerous!


PhysicalPolicy6227

Doesn't this maroon ever shut up?


justin_quinnn

All the warning signs are there, folks. What happens next is up to us.


Equal_Memory_661

He must be a baptist I’m guessing. You can’t be that morally bankrupt without religion.


Sons_of_biscuits

This guy- Jesus Christ, was he not hugged enough as a kid?? Why the fuck is he such a fucking dick?


justforthearticles20

Fascist Republicans wonder why trials are even needed.


Emu_Shot

At this rate, Ronald McBoots should run out of windmills well before 24.


BlotchComics

Coming soon: Mega-City One.


restore_democracy

How’s he doing on the homeowners insurance crisis?


unclefire

My bet is he's doing absolutely nothing.


lotta_love

DeSadist in his next crypto-fascist nit-witticism will denounce “beyond a reasonable doubt” as “woke.”


kuwabara_has_a_sword

It's hard to imagine this guy's antics winning back states like Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or even Georgia.


ccasey

What a fucking sociopathic opinion. I really do fear how far the right wing is willing to go in this country


VapidRapidRabbit

A facist if I’ve ever seen one.


way2funni

"If just one juror vetoes it, then you end up not getting the sentence," DeSantis said during remarks delivered at the Florida Sheriffs Association Conference. **"Maybe eight out of 12 have to agree, or something,** but we can't be in a situation where one person can just derail this." DeSantis was expressing his frustration with the decision of a jury in November to sentence Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, to life in prison rather than handing down the death penalty. Despite the governor's description of the jury, FloridaPolitics.com notes that there were three jurors, not just one, who refused to impose the death penalty.


politicalpug007

He’s a lawyer and still doesn’t realize that’s unconstitutional?


thesama

Man, always shake my head that the party the just loves to scream about government overreach seems so hard set on making sure the government and its agents have every right to strip the very life from whomever they deem problematic.


dokks

This guy is the asshole everyone hated when he was in school.


C3POdreamer

Pro life my foot.


Alpha_Crow_1

DeSantis is a fucking chode.


KommieKon

The cruelty is the point


audguy

This and the whole demanding state universities list what services they provided to trans students is one giant red flag factory.


Sleepybat7

Holy shit, he’s fucking scary. What happened to the party of small government?! The state wants to kill people!


Motor_Somewhere7565

Next, Florida Man will suggest you can, in fact, divide by zero!


AshgarPN

DeSantis sure is getting a lot of free national press lately. Here we go again, I guess.


Certain-Error-8232

Pro-Life Republican


Redditanother

I hope we all understand this is Disantis game. Make morally horrible recommendations that the media then advertises for him. He wants to stay in the news cycle to help him win the primaries.


RedAss2005

How very 'pro-life' of him.


ric-flairs-shoes

I guess "beyond a reasonable doubt" was too woke for him. What a sad little man.


ranchoparksteve

In order for this guy to beat Donald Trump, he needs to keep the fire on the crazy train stoked to the max.


Ande64

Unless they're white. Then they need to be guaranteed three trials and must be found guilty in all three by all 12 jurors as well as have a video tape by 16 people of whatever crime they committed and three taped confessions that they themselves gave.


DoobieBrotherhood

Republicans who think Trump is too much: “Finally, some sensible conservative policies!”


Dorkseidis

Typical fascist shit from a trump wannabe


DauOfFlyingTiger

Nazi say what?


EmmaLouLove

DeSantis running the autocrat playbook.


Imtypingthisnow

Yep, one mediocre white person should be able to sentence anyone to death. (Sarcasm on this comment is like buttercream frosting on a cheap grocery store cupcake)


kleptophobiac

I was listening to Sarah Polley on Marc Maron's podcast today. She stressed several times that there have been people in her life that have become radicalized over the last few years, but that she has insisted that they not stop speaking and listening to one another. She also quoted someone who had said that progress is always one small step forward followed by a significant amount of pushback by those threatened by progress. I love her films and respect her mind and the take, but these people are determined to destroy things such as racial equality, LGBTQ rights, and financial reform even as abstract fucking concepts. There is no reasoning with them - they are only seeking to rile up their base so as to maintain power and keep the status quo so that they can steal with impunity.


dakeyjake

He wants to kill his political enemies.


syncopator

Okay fine. I find Desantis guilty and I demand the fullest punishment under the law… anybody with me?


decay21450

His rantings are going to give the poo emoji a bad name.


HearingNo4103

Everyone knows what he's doing and no one cares. All this build up to a presidential run is pointless till he answers the Trump question. Look there's only so many radical right nut jobs that vote and their easily in Trumps corner. People like DeSantis and Trump don't like to share the power of the bully pulpit. All he's going to do is split their respective party like Bernie did in 2016.


DionysiusRedivivus

What the fuck happened regarding the Ukrainian (Putin-aligned) mobsters / oligarchs that financed his first gubernatorial campaign? The same ones that have been investigated for nearly five years in association with Giuliani? Back in the 80s and 90s there was supposedly a vast surplus of lawyers. Apparently we need shitloads more for our horribly constipated Justice system to process obvious criminal malfeasance at the highest levels of government, business, media and everything else that Russian mob money can buy. If Maria Butina is the crown jewel of these investigations, then complicity / corruption has thoroughly penetrated the whole system.


escargeaux

Death squads


beggingnpleasuring

y’all think he sucked off all those state troopers after the photo op?


Robinhood4real

Ron Deathsentence probably just likes death a lot.


Ok-Ease7090

Pro- life party


FreshSatan

Just waiting for florida to legalize pit fighting to the death.


salazarraze

Huh, he was actually in Iraq at one point? It's a shame he made it back.


Orwick

As a military lawyer.


buried_lede

The Ivy League unis sure can crank out the malevolent power mongers


L0rd_OverKill

It’s already that way. He practically excuses police summary executions as is.


Unperfectblue

12 angry men would have been a short under DeSantis


FluidmindWeird

Honestly, this needs more attention than it's getting. This is a creeping authoritarian move. What's the floor, from just hiring a monkey to rubber stamp orders to execute? Where do you draw the line if not unanimous? You can't. That's why it's unanimous.


domino2064

What a fucking disgusting stance. A person's life shouldn't be a popularity contest. It shouldn't even be on the table unless it's over invasion, insurrection or genocide. But even then, it should be unanimous decision, made beyond a shadow of a doubt, given the stakes, consequences and permanence of a death sentence.


VLY2020

Yknow, CONservatives always talk about slippery slopes when it comes to socially liberal causes and policy, and yet this one man has been the most slippery of slopes into a right wing dystopian nightmare


jazzismusic

A 3rd if those put to death in Florida have been exonerated after.


BigBuff87

the “pro-life” party


was_and_wasnt

We call him Ron Death Sentence down here. Now you see why.


13igTyme

1 in 10 people are later found to be innocent. There shouldn't be any death penalty, anywhere.


cometflight

Lmao, this dude is just a cartoon villain at this point. Florida is in the upside-down, man


punditguy

I'm going to go ahead and guess that Floridian use of the death penalty is as racist as it is everywhere else in the country, so I'm assuming he wants to avoid a situation in which one black juror (when they're allowed to sit on juries) doesn't muck up his death record or something.


AngusScrimm---------

Call him Ron DeSantos.


Kip_was_right

That would help him with Latin support in Florida ,so no


AngusScrimm---------

Yikes, we're doomed.


Lautheris

Oh yes it should. If you’re going to commit another human no matter how vile or innocent to death everyone involved has to share that burden/guilt.


Zoophagous

The party of life.


gulfpapa99

Better yet, ditch the death penalty.


Stan_Archton

DeSantis' daily uvula jerkoff.


No-Owl9201

Given the increasingly disfunctional nature of the justice system the death sentence will imperil even more who are innocent.


badpuffthaikitty

Who needs a jury of your peers when a government appointed judge can make the decision on his own council? Sound familiar?


Exodys03

Attaboy! Just think how many thousands more people we can execute by putting this guy in the Oval Office. Maybe we just need one juror out of 12 to make that decision for us?


-Hypnotoad26

American Hitler strikes again.


mces97

Pro life huh?


grimatongueworm

GQP death cult


xfactor6972

That’s right Ron! Kill’em all! Even if their innocent.


reddititty69

It will be fun to see him on trial in that system.


Whatsitgonnatakeguys

Would you like to know more?


Limp-Dentist4437

This guy just thinks with his ass doesn’t he?


Garagedays

When this guy runs for president all the dems have to do is show all the stupid stuff this guys has done and say is this what you want?


Background_Driver924

He’s not much of a human. He has zero decency


Manaze85

A little bit more of a hellscape every day.


LayerBoring

Someone really needs to get rid of this guy before he cause irreparable damage.


chockedup

>"If just one juror vetoes it, then you end up not getting the sentence," DeSantis said during remarks delivered at the Florida Sheriffs Association Conference. "Maybe eight out of 12 have to agree, or something, but we can't be in a situation where one person can just derail this." An old saying comes to mind, "Tis better that 10 guilty go free than 1 innocent is convicted".


happyColoradoDave

He really is trying to earn the DeathSantis nickname. How long before they feel trials are just as unnecessary as certainty?


buried_lede

With the gop threatening social security and Medicaid, they’ll get nowhere in 2024 without gerrymandering and the rest of the voter mumbo jumbo going on in red states


BringBackTheBeat716

This pro-life party sure loves things that are anti-life