Coronavirus Whistleblowers

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have legal protections from retaliation, though the [...]

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work By Abby Schneekloth On the morning of December 7, 2020, former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones found her home raided by ten armed Florida police officers. The justification for this search came from a tip from Jones’ former agency [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Attacks Against Former State COVID-19 Data Scientist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Attacks Against Former State COVID-19 Data Scientist WASHINGTON – Yesterday, a former state COVID-19 data scientist faced retaliation after speaking up for scientific integrity. CNN reported that about ten Florida police officers raided Rebekah Jones’s home – a Florida Department of Health data scientist who [...]

2020-12-15T10:30:27-05:00December 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Press|

Northeast Valley News: Former ICE nurse alleges forced sterilizations on detained female immigrants, recalling America’s own dark history of eugenics—U.S. to investigate

Former ICE nurse alleges forced sterilizations on detained female immigrants, recalling America’s own dark history of eugenics—U.S. to investigate This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A former ICE nurse, Dawn Wooten, who worked for the Irwin County Detention Center, alleged that a physician was performing [...]

Facing South: ICE sterilizations in Georgia evoke tragic chapters in South’s history

ICE sterilizations in Georgia evoke tragic chapters in South's history This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. It's been two months since a whistleblower complaint revealed allegations of nonconsensual hysterectomies being performed on people held in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [...]

Fairplanet: ‘THE UTERUS COLLECTOR’: END FORCED STERILISATION OF INMATES AND ABOLISH ICE

‘THE UTERUS COLLECTOR’: END FORCED STERILISATION OF INMATES AND ABOLISH ICE This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  A whistleblower complaint filed in September by a nurse who worked at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Ocilla, Georgia indicates that multiple women held at that carceral facility were subjected [...]

The Nation: The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia

The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. “This place is hell…. My experience was darkness, dirtiness, muddiness. The floors—dirty. The walls—dirty. Everything was dirty.” In 2019, Jaromy Floriano Navarro was sent to the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, [...]

11 Alive: Rep. Hank Johnson provides more details on allegations at Irwin County ICE detention center

Rep. Hank Johnson provides more details on allegations at Irwin County ICE detention center This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. ATLANTA — Rep. Hank Johnson is holding a virtual press conference this morning to "address the disturbing allegations" that a doctor serially performed unwanted and unnecessary gynecological surgeries on migrant women [...]

Marie Claire: Forced Sterilizations Are America’s Best-Kept Secret

Forced Sterilizations Are America's Best-Kept Secret This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Over the past decade, award-winning director Erika Cohn has investigated a horrific abuse that's one of America's best-kept secrets: forced sterilization. The procedure, considered a form of modern-day eugenics that's historically been associated with Nazi Germany and [...]

Jezebel: Report Finds 19 Women at ICE Detention Center Were Subject to Aggressive Gynecological Treatments Without Consent

Report Finds 19 Women at ICE Detention Center Were Subject to Aggressive Gynecological Treatments Without Consent This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. In September of this year, Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia came forward as a whistleblower accusing the Immigration Customs and Enforcement detention center [...]

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