FORT MYERS, Fla. - As the Presidential candidates criss-cross the country making their pitches for President, acts of violence including a Trump supporter punching a protester at a Trump rally in Tuscon, Arizona over the weekend are becoming more frequent.
Recently in Chicago, Trump protesters threw punches of their own at Trump supporters. Violence at Trump rallies have been documented dating back to October.
Here in Southwest Florida, somebody spray painted a person's window with a Trump sign in the window.
Fox 4 talked with a member of the Collier County Republican Party about whether the violence seen around the country could happen locally. "Absolutely not. Here in Collier County, we don't have this kind of instance. And if we do, our law enforcement will deal with it. But I certainly don't expect these kind of issues here," said Doug Lasrinkin.
He is confident Naples is a place where people can continue to express their freedom of speech without retaliation. "This is Naples. We don't do things like that here and we don't tolerate that kind of thing here. I don't think Naples has ever had a serious problem of any sort in terms of civil disruption."