While many states want to force their police officers to have a Covid vaccination, Florida is taking a different route. Governor DeSantis is even offering them $ 5,000 if they want to move to his state and work there. Many Americans support him in this.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis plans to lure law enforcement officers from other states who oppose the Covid-19 vaccine mandate with $ 5,000 in rewards. The Republican governor said in one Interview mit Fox News on Sunday that he hopes to sign a law granting these bonuses, to welcome law enforcement officers at risk of losing their jobs.
The poaching is ongoing
“We are actually actively working to recruit law enforcement officers from other states”DeSantis told Fox News. “Hopefully in the next legislature I will sign legislation that a bonus of $ 5,000 granted to any law enforcement officer from another state who settles in Florida. “
“NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you’re not treated well, we’ll treat you better here: you meet important needs for us, and we’ll make up for it.”
After President Biden a number of Implementing regulations enacted that expanded the compulsory vaccination for Covid-19, vaccination regulations for civil servants went into effect in many US cities and governments nationwide. This caused a lot of resentment in the population. There are ongoing protests against these orders across the United States. Many police unions and first aiders oppose the change in workplace regulations and the compulsory vaccination for reasons of principle.
“Nobody should lose their job because of these vaccinations”
Police unions use their collective bargaining rights to defend themselves against the rules. These provide for an unpaid suspension of city employees who refuse to be vaccinated or to be tested twice a week. And at your own expense.
“Nobody should lose their job because of these vaccinations. It’s a decision you can make, but we want to make sure we are protecting your jobs and livelihoods, ”said DeSantis, who believes many officials are already infected with Covid-19 and using their natural antibodies as a first line of defense against it want to use the virus.
Last week warned Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that a third of the city’s nearly 13,000 police officers who defy vaccination are not paid. You have to go with Disciplinary action or dismissal do the math when they don’t show up for work.
In Seattle threatened According to reports six police officers and 11 firefighters resigned after the mandatory vaccination came into force on October 18. Another 93 police officers and 66 firefighters requested exemptions from the obligation.
The pressure is growing
The head of the National Fraternal Order of Police challenged the officers in a letter to “seriously consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others from serious illness” but it was pointed out that in his opinion, individual officials “should keep the freedom that the US Constitution allows us” to decide for themselves whether to be vaccinated.
DeSantis said on Sunday, the Covid vaccination is one “Personal choice” and Biden’s vaccine mandate “unconstitutional“. He said it was likely to cause “huge disruption to medicine, logistics and law enforcement.” The Republican proposal, tabled in September, aims to encourage the recruitment of new law enforcement officers in Florida. It provides a $ 5,000 bonus for civil servants entering the profession. There should also be support for officials who move to the state. This should also make Florida safer again.