TALAHASSEE, FL – Governor Ron DeSantis flipped out on a reporter who asked him about a raid at the home of a former Florida Department of Health worker he accused of hacking the COVID-19 emergency notification system.
Talahassee, FL – Former Florida Health Department Scientist Rebekah Jones was at home with her husband and her children when enforcement officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement entered her home with guns drawn, holding a search warrant. FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said the warrant was issued because they believe Jones had hacked into the state’s emergency alert system.
Jones said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis targeted her because of her online writings and the armed raid will not deter her from continuing reporting data to the public. Jones said police took her children’s laptops, her cell phone, laptop and her work computers. She claims DeSantis will use her phone and phone history to crack down on whistleblowers who were speaking to her about the governor’s handling of COVID-19. She denied sending messages through the DOH system and said she has no access to the system.”At 8:30 am this morning, the 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,” Jones said. “Imagine if the camera wasn’t recording…Imagine if I wasn’t white…Imagine if this were you because one day it might be.”
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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