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Police Raid Home Of Fired Florida COVID-19 Data Whistleblower

“DeSantis “sent the Gestapo”: Video shows FDLE agents with guns drawn at home of woman fired over COVID-19 data.”

“State police brandishing firearms Monday raided the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones, the former Department of Health data scientist who built the state's much-praised COVID-19 dashboard before being fired over what she said was refusing to “manipulate data.”

“They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids,” Jones tweeted shortly before 5 p.m.

Jones — who launched her own COVID-19 dashboard after she was fired, and used crowdsourcing to raise money to support it — said the agents knocked on her door around 8:30 a.m. that morning, took all her “hardware and tech” after showing her a warrant based on a complaint filed by the Florida Department of Health.”

Jeffrey Schweers reports for the Tallahassee Democrat December 7, 2020.


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“Florida Police Raid House Of Fired Data Scientist Who Alleged State Manipulated Covid-19 Stats” (Washington Post)

“Florida Police Raid Home Of Former State Covid-19 Data Scientist” (CNN)

“Did COVID Data Whistleblower Hack Florida’s Emergency Alert System? Police Raid Home” (Miami Herald)

“Florida Police Raid Home Of Data Scientist Who Challenged State On Covid-19 Data” (Axios)

“Armed Police Raid Home Of Florida Scientist Fired Over Covid-19 Data” (Guardian)

“Fired Florida Data Scientist Launches A Coronavirus Dashboard Of Her Own” (NPR)