Ron DeSantis Proposes Raising Minimum Penalty for Child Rapists to Life in Prison with No Parole
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is proposing raising the minimum penalty for particularly repugnant crimes, including child rape, as part of his greater pitch for “anti-crime” legislation, which his administration hopes to make a reality this legislative session.
DeSantis announced the proposal, which he believes will help build upon the Sunshine State’s low crime rate, on Thursday.
“Our crime rate is at a 50-year low. Overall crime [is] down nearly 10 percent year over year, murder down 14 percent, burglary down 15 percent, and robbery down 7 percent year over...