In his latest conversation with Austin radio legends Todd & Don, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Lake Jackson, shared his support for Governor Abbott’s announcement of proposed changes to the way Texas law enforcement handles the physical harm and property destruction being caused by riots across the country.
Emphasizing the importance of protecting the First Amendment rights of sincere protesters along with the lives and property of the communities in which they demonstrate, Bonnen encouraged Texans to voice their support to local and state leaders to ensure public safety is preserved.
In this 7-minute conversation with KLBJ AM’s Todd & Don, Speaker Dennis Bonnen unpacks a whole lot of useful information on Governor Abbott’s call to update the way state and local law enforcement and prosecutors deal with the actions of rioters.
Speaker Bonnen begins his conversation with KLBJ AM’s Todd & Don with a discussion of the essential elements driving Gov. Abbott’s actions including the defense of First Amendment rights for the protesters whose message is too often overshadowed by dangerous, destructive rioters.
Credit To Gov. Abbott
Speaker Bonnen explained to Todd & Don that Gov. Abbott’s proposals are rooted in the desire to protect the First Amendment rights of protesters whose message is too often drowned out by the violent actions of rioters who attempt to coattail on their public expressions.
Do-Gooder Local Officials
In this segment, Bonnen calls out public officials like district attorneys who think they’re doing protesters a favor by not prosecuting rioters for the destruction they do, but instead further obscure the message of well-meaning protesters exercising their First Amendment rights.
Police Want To Be Better
Citing his conversation with Dallas police, Bonnen advocates for foregoing cuts to police budgets and, instead, giving them the resources they need to tackle tough problems, with training, manpower and the option to team up with other interventionists.
Shame On Austin Mayor Steve Adler
In his conversation with Todd & Don, Speaker Bonnen reminded listeners that Mayor Adler has been in office for six years, a timeframe that should have allowed him to fix the Austin Police Department, yet he conveniently claims major shortcomings only now.