Sam Lavigne created a database of ICE employees
using LinkedIn, and shared the information via Twitter.
New York, NY – An adjunct professor
from New York University created a database of U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) employees using the social media platform LinkedIn, and
shared it via social media.
Sam Lavigne, whose website lists New York University’s Tisch
School of the Arts among his employers, created a database that included the
names of 1,595 ICE employees and shared it to his 3,600 followers on Twitter on
Tuesday morning, The Daily
“I’ve downloaded and made available
the profiles of (almost) everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE, 1,595 people
in total. While I don’t have a precise idea of what should be done with this
data set, I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists, and
activists will find it useful,” Lavigne wrote in a now-deleted Medium blog
post, according to The Daily Caller.
The database contains information
from the ICE employee’s LinkedIn pages that included their full names, the
cities in which they live, and their role at the federal immigration agency.
Within hours, the database had been
disseminated by Antifa, an organization that U.S. security agencies have
labeled domestic terrorists.
The database was also shared on a
Reddit subgroup that encouraged the doxxing of those whom they consider to be
“Nazis” or “alt-right.” Doxxing is the practice of spreading someone’s personal
information for nefarious purposes.
“Doxxing ICE agents is good and
moral,” one Reddit user posted on the database thread, The Daily Caller
Law enforcement, and border patrol
officers and agents specifically, have been under attack for enforcing
President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy along the border, which has
resulted in numerous families being separated when the parents were arrested
for breaking the law.
Despite the fact that the same laws
and policies existed and were enforced under two prior presidential
administrations, the current President and his ICE enforcement agents have been
demonized and threatened.
On Thursday, President Trump
announced he would issue an
order to end family separation at the border; however, that order is
expected to violate a 1997 consent decree, according to The New York Times.
Lavigne also tweeted a screenshot of
ICE’s chief technology officer’s personal Twitter page, including a picture of
the official with his son, The Daily
Eventually, the platform where
Lavigne published the database removed the page because it violated its terms
“We removed the project because it
violates our community guidelines,” a GitHub spokesperson said. “In general, we
have policies against use of GitHub for doxxing and harassment, and violating a
third party’s privacy.”
However, an Internet archive of the
database had already been captured and shared to Antifa followers, The Daily
That Professor needs to be in Prison!!!!! That photo is another clue, he should not be in the U.S. (The ICE officers are doing their job, as they should. As I see it, violating their personal information is a crime & should be treated as such.)