Authorities in Florida on Monday raided the home of Rebekah Jones, a former state official who has said she was ousted this year for refusing to censor the state’s coronavirus data.
In a search warrant, an investigator with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said a person at Jones’ home who was using her email address illegally gained access to a state-run communications platform and sent a group text Nov. 10 telling people that it was “time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead.”
“You know this is wrong,” the text said, according to the warrant. “You don’t have to be part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it’s too late.”