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  • Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones arrested, tests positive for COVID-19 in jail

    01/19/2021 1:11:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    Former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones was arrested on a charge that she hacked into the state’s emergency response system — and later learned she tested positive for COVID-19. Jones — who said she was fired from the state’s Department of Health in May for refusing to alter coronavirus data — turned herself in late Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Her attorney, Steve Dobson, said Jones, 31, was tested for COVID-19 after being booked into the Leon County Detention Facility, and learned she was positive on Monday.
  • DeSantis activates National Guard to protect Florida Capitol

    01/16/2021 2:20:11 AM PST · by hank ernade · 54 replies ^ | Jan.16,2021 | Roy Ramos, Ross Palombo
    FBI Special Agents arrested Daniel Alan Baker, 33, over an alleged plot to rally like-minded individuals to violently confront protesters on Sunday at the Florida Capitol. Baker claimed to have fought in Syria against ISIS and the Turkish government, according to a federal complaint.
  • Ron DeSantis: Conservative Censorship ‘Probably the Most Important Legislative Issue’

    01/15/2021 1:11:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday named addressing the censorship of conservatives and conservative viewpoints as a top legislative issue to “get right” moving forward. DeSantis, an ally of President Trump, spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation in Austin, Texas, on Thursday and said that the country must “really think deeply about if we are a disfavored class based on our principles, based on having conservative views, based on being a Christian, based on whatever you can say that is not favored in Silicon Valley.”
  • Ron DeSantis for the win! — Florida to divest all state funds from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google…

    01/12/2021 4:51:15 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 69 replies
    Florida to divest all state funds from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google!
  • Frustration over vaccine rollout builds, as new variant reported in U.S. for first time

    12/30/2020 1:20:52 AM PST · by House Atreides · 54 replies
    STAT News ^ | December 29, 2020 | Nicholas Florko, Olivia Goldhill, Helen Branswell
    As frustration over the pace of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues to build, health officials in Colorado on Tuesday reported the first known U.S. case of the variant of Covid-19 discovered in the U.K. The U.K. variant appears to be more transmissible than other variants ... and has been detected in a number of countries worldwide. The Colorado case... is a man... who has not left the country. The lack of a travel history means he contracted the virus in the U.S., suggesting undetected transmission of the new variant here. The discovery will only add to the urgency of the...
  • ATTN- Freepers in Florida

    01/09/2021 7:24:37 AM PST · by MAGAJess · 31 replies
    ATTN all those in the Free State of FL… ‘they’ will be coming HARD for DeSantis in 2022. He has shown that staying open is safe to do, that COVID can be managed while NOT nuking the economy and we need to band together to make sure he stays put. We KNOW that the incoming illegitimate president WILL be enacting federal mandates to destroy the economy, isolate us and revoke our civil liberties. We need to get prepared, we need to join together because we do more as a group than individually. Same goes for Matt Gaetz, who has been...
  • WATCH: Governor Ron DeSantis Shreds CNN Reporter For Trying to Ask Biased Question, Failing to Do Her Homework

    01/06/2021 5:12:25 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 16 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/06/21 | Rusty
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis excoriated a CNN reporter after she attempted to ‘give a speech’ rather than ask a question about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in his state. CNN reporter Rosa Flores seemed desperate to frame her question in a manner that blamed DeSantis for trouble in delivering the vaccine. “Governor, what has gone wrong with the rollout of the vaccine that we’ve seen phone lines jammed, websites crashing …” Flores began. DeSantis answered succinctly, that there is “a lot of demand,” but the reporter continued speaking over him. “Excuse me, excuse me, you just said, ‘What has gone wrong?’...
  • Governor DeSantis just keeps getting better

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has shown real star quality throughout 2020, thanks to his temperate handling of the Wuhan virus. He refused to put his state into lockdown but still managed to keep Florida from turning into a Wuhan virus nightmare. On Monday, he also proved that he knows how to handle the hostile media. Other Republican politicians would do well to follow his lead.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Refuses to Get Vaccine Before Vulnerable Populations: ‘I’m an Elected Official but Whoop De Doo’

    12/30/2020 2:42:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday that he will not jump ahead of more vulnerable populations, such as seniors, to receive a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus despite his status as an elected official, telling reporters that he is “not the priority.” “I’m willing to take it, but I am not the priority. They’re the priority,” he said, referencing seniors.
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: Restaurants to remain open amid COVID-19

    12/16/2020 5:48:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/15/2020 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that restaurants will remain fully open despite COVID-19 ravaging the state during the pandemic. DeSantis told cooks, servers and other restaurant employees during a press conference at Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach that he’s not going to allow the hospitality industry to completely shut down unlike in other states that imposed strict indoor dining restrictions.
  • Florida police raid COVID data whistleblower’s house with guns drawn

    12/07/2020 7:44:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    State police raided the home of a former Department of Health data scientist who is accusing Florida officials of wrongfully firing her for refusing to manipulate COVID-19 statistics. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement served the search warrant at Rebekah Jones’ Tallahassee home Monday morning in connection with an investigation into who hacked the state’s internal notification system with a message urging state employees to come forward with information about Florida’s handling of the pandemic. The alert read: “It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be a...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Extends Order Suspending Mask Enforcement

    11/27/2020 3:18:55 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.27.2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) extended his order blocking local governments from enforcing mask mandates across the Sunshine State. DeSantis, who said that Florida will “never do any of these lockdowns again, extended the order he issued in September, which lifted key restrictions in the state and suspended fines for breaking local protocols in relation to mask-wearing. “Just as an act of executive grace, all outstanding fines and penalties that have been applied against individuals are suspended,” DeSantis announced at the time of the initial order. “I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for not...
  • America’s Two Largest Republican States Announce They Will Have No More Lockdowns

    11/19/2020 8:19:47 AM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 18, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    America’s two largest Republican states — Texas and Florida — have announced that they will not be going into any more lockdowns as coronavirus cases surge across the country. The news comes as 45 out of 50 states have seen at least a 10% increase in coronavirus cases from the previous week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott “said in an interview that there won’t be ‘any more lockdowns’ in the state and he wants to focus on ‘working to heal those who have Covid’ so they can leave the hospitals and get back to their normal routines,” NBC News reported. “A...
  • Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Amendment Comes Under Fire (Florida)

    11/17/2020 2:39:44 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    The Capitolist ^ | November 16th 2020 | Karen Murphy
    A new proposal that allows business owners to defend their property during a violent riot is coming under fire from Democrats. This idea was floated as part of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recently proposed “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” Under the proposed act, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statute would be amended. Under current law the “Stand Your Ground” statute states, “a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if … he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or...
  • ‘Imma shoot them:’ Florida woman accused of threatening DeSantis, Rubio, Scott

    11/17/2020 11:52:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | November 17, 2020
    Karen Jones, 55, says post was a joke in interview with detectives>A woman is facing criminal charges for making a threat on social media to shoot Florida's governor and two U.S. senators, adding that the politicians were “looting" the state. Karen Jones, 55, was arrested at her South Florida home last Saturday. She is facing three charges of making written threats to kill or do bodily harm to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, according to an arrest report. All three elected officials are Republicans.
  • Florida man arrested for changing Gov. DeSantis’ voter registration

    10/28/2020 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WJXT, News4Jax, Jacksonville ^ | October 28, 2020, 12:53 pm | Justin Barney
    A Florida man who changed the voter registration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and accessed those belonging to NBA icons Michael Jordan and LeBron James was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday. Anthony Steven Guevara, a 20-year-old from Naples, was arrested at his home after FDLE agents served a search warrant at his home Tuesday. Guevara was charged with unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent. He was booked into Collier County Jail on a $5,000 bail. FDLE was notified after DeSantis noticed that his address in the voting registration system...
  • Governor DeSantis says closing schools in spring a mistake (equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.”)

    10/03/2020 12:34:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Wink News ^ | October 3, 2020 9:11 AM EDT | TALLAHASSEE (CBSMIAMI/NSF)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.” And, while appearing on the Drew Steele radio show, DeSantis equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.” Florida shut down school and college campuses in March, with students shifted to online learning. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have pushed heavily to reopen classrooms for the new school year. “In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight,...
  • DeSantis did not shoot across the bow of Antifa/BLM, he dropped a tactical nuke.

    09/26/2020 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Rudolphus · 82 replies
    Gun Free ^ | September 21, 2020 | Miguel.GFZ
    Violent assembly, 3rd degree felony. Blocking the road? Felony. Don’t touch monuments (no mention of penalty) Harassment of Citizens in public accommodations also penalized, , My most thunderous applause was when he announced that R.I.C.O. will be applied to those organizing or funding riots. If you are arrested in a riot, not Portland’s Catch and Release: you are staying till you see a judge. Touch a cop? Six months mandatory minimum. And enhanced penalties for other crimes committed during the riots. (ouch).
  • DeSantis lifts statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants as Florida moves to phase 3

    09/25/2020 12:07:39 PM PDT · by VastRWCon · 35 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 09/25/2020 | Josh Solomon and Ana Ceballos
    ST. PETERSBURG — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said bars and restaurants in Florida can open at full capacity as the state moved into the last phase of its reopening plan, which lifts all the state’s remaining coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses.
  • DeSantis seeks to cut funding to cities that defund police, increase penalties for protesters

    09/21/2020 11:55:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | September 21, 2020 | Sarah Wilson
    Florida counties and cities that cut funding from their police departments could lose out on state funding and grants. Gov. Ron DeSantis put forward a proposal for the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act on Monday, which in part targets communities looking to take part in the “Defund the Police” movement. The act “prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services.” If passed, it would also increase possible criminal penalties for protestors if gatherings turn violent, result in property damage or cause road blockage. The proposal states...