People wishing to riot and loot in the so-called “peaceful protests” that have ravaged the nation could be denied unemployment benefits and welfare, thanks to a US Congressman who serves in the US Navy Reserve.
USNR Supply Corps officer and Indiana Rep. Jim Banks introduced the “Support Peaceful Protest Act” on Friday, hoping to bring legitimacy to protests by making rioting an act not only punishable by law, but one that punishes the pocket book.
Banks, who previously deployed to Afghanistan, was reportedly fed up with anarchist and far-left groups hijacking legitimate protest movements.
“They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into war zones, and now they’re moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?” the Republican said in a statement.
According to the New York Post, the legislation would effectively strip anyone convicted of rioting or related offenses of all their extra unemployment from the CARES Act.
In addition, the measure would also hold convicted persons financially liable for the cost of law enforcement “in an amount that is equal to the cost of such policing activity.”
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