Just finished talking with a pal in Florida and reading with him through some a bill that the Florida Senate filed. It defined Anti-Semitism (Twice) and buffs up your charges if you are "Evidencing prejudice while committing offense".
(1)(a) The penalty for any felony or misdemeanor shall be
reclassified as provided in this subsection if the commission of
such felony or misdemeanor evidences prejudice based on the
race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation,
national origin, homeless status, or advanced age of the victim:
1. A misdemeanor of the second degree is reclassified to a
misdemeanor of the first degree.
2. A misdemeanor of the first degree is reclassified to a
felony of the third degree.
3. A felony of the third degree is reclassified to a
felony of the second degree.
4. A felony of the second degree is reclassified to a
felony of the first degree.
5. A felony of the first degree is reclassified to a life
- "Religion" includes, but is not limited to, anti-Semitism. For purposes of this section, the term "anti-Semitism"
includes all of the following:
a. Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of the Jewish
people, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jewish people.
Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism directed
toward a Jewish or non-Jewish individual or his or her property
or toward Jewish community institutions or religious facilities.
b. Examples of anti-Semitism include:
(I) Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or
harming of Jews, often in the name of a radical ideology or an
extremist view of religion.
(II) Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or
stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of
Jews as a collective, including allegations such as the myth
about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the
media, economy, government, or other societal institutions.
(III) Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for
real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person
or group, the State of Israel, or even for acts committed by
(IV) Accusing Jews as a people or the State of Israel of
inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
(V) Accusing Jewish citizens of countries other than
Israel of being more loyal to Israel, or the alleged priorities
of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations.
c. Examples of anti-Semitism related to Israel include:
(I) Demonizing Israel by using the symbols and images
associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel,
Israelis, drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to
that of the Nazis, or blaming Israel for all inter-religious or
(II) Applying a double standard to Israel by requiring
behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other
democratic nation, or focusing peace or human rights
investigations only on Israel.
(III) Delegitimizing Israel by denying the Jewish people
their right to self-determination and denying Israel the right
However, criticism of Israel that is similar to criticism toward
any other country may not be regarded as anti-Semitic.
So what other things have you seen your local government try do to in order to try to stop you from talking about or taking action against (((them)))?