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(The Center Square) – Florida’s proposed "Combating Public Disorder Act" is one step away from House approval and transfer to the Senate, where the controversial “anti-mob” bill is likely to be adopted and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis before the 2021 legislative session adjourns in May.

Bedrock Bee can only watch as the garden he helped plant at the epicenter of Richmond’s racial justice movement last year fades. • An 8-foot-tall fence stands between him and the land, informally renamed Marcus-David Peters Circle for a Black high school teacher fatally shot, while in a mental health crisis, by a Richmond police officer. • The state erected the barrier a month ago last week in the name of progress toward racial justice, preparing for the removal of the last Confederate statue standing on Monument Avenue. In the process, it shut Bee out of a space Black and brown people had reclaimed for healing.

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A small group gathered in the median north of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond on Thursday. Bedrock Bee (third from lef…

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A man who identified himself as Bee the Gardner climbed a tree in the median north of the Robert E. Lee tribute on Monument Ave. in Richmond, …

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A woman looks through the fencing around the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Ave. in Richmond, VA Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

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A sign warning against carrying firearms was posted across from the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Ave. in Richmond, VA Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

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A sign warning against trespassing is posted on the fence around the Lee monument. The Virginia Department of General Services put up the fenc…