The Jacksonville Daily Record reports:
To stop a recent string of antisemitic displays, Jacksonville City Council approved legislation at midnight Jan. 25 making it illegal for anyone to project messages on private structures without the owner’s consent.
The Council voted 18-1 to approve emergency Ordinance 2023-0044. It says “projections of text, graphics, logos, or artwork onto a building, structure or any other place (including public spaces) without the consent of the owner or person in control of the building, structure or space shall constitute blight and graffiti.”
If arrested and convicted under the provision, those involved could face a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a minimum $2,000 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Read the full article. Similar antisemitic projections have appeared across Florida, including at NFL and college football games.
Jacksonville stands against hate and antisemitism. Proud to lead with Mayor @lennycurry, @jsosheriff & my colleagues in support of legislation to prohibit projections on buildings without permission from the property owner. We stand together as a united, consolidated government! pic.twitter.com/aqnOjtvuho
— Terrance Freeman (@TFreemanJax) January 19, 2023
— Veronica Sixsmith (@VeronicaSixsmi1) January 17, 2023