The strikes over cop fierceness and injustice have spread across the country. Millions of Americans have called for reform from their local p-olice departments. However, many incidents have also led others to infiltrate peaceful strikes and start pillage local businesses in the process.
One congressman is looking to introduce a bill that will potentially take away federal benefits from rioters.
Last week, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) proposed the “Support Peaceful Act” that would those charge of rioting and pillage of federal benefits made accessible during the COV-19, including additional unemployment assistance made available via the CARES Act.
‘”Many of these people are not working,” said the congressman in an interview with 93.1FM WIBC.“They have the time to show up every day at some of these strike like in Washington, D.C., and they’re getting $600 a week of unemployment to do it, and that’s got to stop.”
The bill still needs to be passed by House, which is led by the Democrats, and the Senate before it becomes law. If it’s passed, Banks hopes the new law would help quell the behavior where many are trying to strikes peacefully and not derail the original message. “Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful strikes and leaving, pillage and vandalism in their wake.
They turned Milwaukee, Seattle, and Portland into zones, and now they’re moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?” added Banks in a statement.
“Due to enhanced federal benefits, taxpayers are giving wages to jobless rioters that are destroying our communities. We need to cut them off from their funding and make them feel the full financial consequences of their actions.”
This Article Was Originally Published On blackenterprise.com (31 Aug 2020)