There will be no update today.
At 8:30 am this morning, state police came into my house and took all my hardware and tech.
They were serving a warrant on my computer after DOH filed a complaint.
They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids.. pic.twitter.com/DE2QfOmtPU
— Rebekah Jones (@GeoRebekah) December 7, 2020
After living through 4 years of Casino-mafia hell nothing surprises me.
Well, almost nothing.
Just when you think MAGA’s transnational mafia has hit rock-bottom they grab shovels and guns.
Sunlight is their enemy
Back in October I quoted-tweeted Rachel Maddow to remind how MAGA Ron shit-canned Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones. Although details are sketchy and denials are flying this action appears to be unlawful retaliation on a whistleblower.
reminder: @RonDeSantisFL fired state scientist Rebekah Jones in May when she refused to fudge COVID numbers https://t.co/m9oODAsyme
— Will's Media Reform School #DoBetter ⚖️ 🌻 (@bywillpollock) October 21, 2020
You’ll remember Dr. Jones as standing up to Ronnie when she refused to lie about COVID deaths and infections in Sunshine State. Florida is one of the hardest-hit states because DeSantis refuses to take COVID seriously.
This won’t end well for Ronald
I’ll keep following this story with updates, but know this: when Florida’s handling of COVID is *finally* investigated at the federal level people will be going to prison. And while we’re on-subject check out this brave patriot who resigned in protest. THIS is how it’s done.
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 8, 2020
Dr. Jones continues her work on FloridaCOVIDAction.com; I just subscribed and urge you to do the same. Watch this space. 🔴
Florida police seize computer of COVID data whistleblower https://t.co/Hs3i0xuaTH
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) December 7, 2020
Banner image credit: screen grab from Dr. Jones’ raid footage on Twitter
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
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