Jake Gardner lost his bar as the building owner evicted him after the shooting, he faced 95 years in prison on spurious charges, he faced enormous legal fees for his defense, he had two GoFundMe campaigns removed, and he was terrorized by Black Lives Matter supporters, causing him to move out of the state.
The new criminal charges make it a felony when a mob causes injury, obstructs traffic, and destroys public property. RICO charges may be applied to anyone who organizes or funds a violent assembly. [There are adequate laws covering these crimes that already exist, but the problem is the failure to enforce the law.]
Essentially, SB145 allows a 24-year old to have sex with a 14-year old and escape a felony conviction and the requirement to be a registered sex offender. Critics are concerned about children being groomed for sex abuse and they question whether 14-year old minors have the capacity to consent to sexual activity.