Convicted rioters would be forced to pay for policing, lose unemployment benefits in new bill

Under a new bill introduced by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) called the “Support Peaceful Protest Act,” rioters who are caught committing crimes like acts of violence, looting or vandalism would pay for the cost of federal policing of the riot and be lose federal unemployment benefits.

“Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake. They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into warzones, and now they’re moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?” said Rep. Banks.

“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.”

Banks discussed the bill on Fox News.


The full bill is below.