Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has an offer for unvaccinated and antivax police officers across the US. He’s offering them $5,000 to relocate to Florida.
Antivax Police Officers Welcome In Florida
During a segment of Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, DeSantis said that the state is preparing a relocation bonus for police officers.
The offer comes as many antivax police officers said they would rather quit their jobs than submit to COVID-19 vaccines. “In Florida, not only are we going to want to protect the law enforcement and all the jobs, we are actively working to recruit out-of-state law enforcement because we do have needs in our police and sheriff’s departments,” DeSantis said.
He added that he is looking into introducing new legislation which offers out-of-state police officers a $5,000 bonus in order to relocate.
“These people we’ve been hailing as heroes, the nurses we’ve said have been heroes, this whole time they’ve been working day in and day out,” DeSantis continued, “They couldn’t do their job on Zoom, they had to be there and they did it, and they did it with honor and integrity,” he added.
DeSantis Insists That Vaccines Should Remain A ‘Personal Decision’
DeSantis condemned efforts from the federal government to install vaccine mandates, especially among government workers. He said Americans should have a “personal decision” on whether to get a vaccine or not.
“What Biden’s doing is unconstitutional, he does not have the authority to do this,” he added. Any forced vaccine mandates can result in consequences such as economic havoc. A mandate can also disrupt operations in the medical, law enforcement, and logistics industries.
Last September, President Joe Biden disclosed his six-part initiative to eradicate COVID-19. This includes plans for a vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers who work in companies funded by the government.
In addition, businesses with 100 or more employees will need to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated. Otherwise, workers should submit to weekly testing.
Antivax Police Placed on Non-Pay Status
Some police officers rejected the call for vaccine mandates across law enforcement officers. In particular, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown announced last October 19 that 21 Chicago police officers are now on non-pay status.
These Chicago cops continue to refuse to disclose their vaccine status. In contrast, around 67.7% or two-thirds of the 12,770-strong Chicago Police Department have confirmed their status.
A day before Brown’s announcement, the department sent a memo reminding officers to disclose their vaccine status. Otherwise, they could risk losing their retirement benefits as well as their jobs.
‘We Will Treat You Better Here!’
DeSantis promised to have the legislation offering relocation benefits to antivax police who want to live in Florida. He will introduce the bill at a special state legislature session.
He said that he will submit it during the special session that’s dedicated to fighting off coronavirus vaccine mandates imposed by businesses. IN doing so, DeSantis said he will provide protection for employees.
“We’re actually actively working to recruit out-of-state law enforcement because we do have needs in our police and our sheriff’s departments,” DeSantis explained.
“So in the next legislative session, I’m going to hopefully sign legislation that gives a $5,000 bonus to any out-of-state law enforcement that relocates in Florida.
So NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you’re not being treated well, we will treat you better here. You can fill important needs for us, and we will compensate you,” he promised.
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