On June 19, 2018, writer Sam Lavigne posted a story on Medium explaining that he had catalogued and compiled a list of 1595 people who list U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as their employer on LinkedIn, the professional networking social media site. By close of the day, Medium had removed the story and the data had been taken down from GitHub, a repository website for computer programming code. It would seem that, after a bright flash of brilliance in the pan, a wonderful opportunity was lost.
However, we have an archived version of all the material saved on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. I also downloaded the raw data and formatted it as a .CSV spreadsheet that can be read by basically every personal computer on earth.
“I find it helpful to remember that as much as internet companies use data to spy on and exploit their users, we can at times reverse the story, and leverage those very same online platforms as a means to investigate or even undermine entrenched power structures,” wrote Lavigne in his original story. “It’s a strange side effect of our reliance on private companies and semi-public platforms to mediate nearly all aspects of our lives. We don’t necessarily need to wait for the next Snowden-style revelation to scrutinize the powerful — so much is already hiding in plain sight.”
READ HERE: LAVIGNE’S ORIGINAL STORY
READ HERE: PICTURES OF EVERYONE IN THE DATA SET
READ HERE: THE DATA SET IN A PROPER TABLE
DOWNLOAD HERE: THE SPREADSHEET OF THE DATA
So who should you know in Rhode Island that works for ICE?
Denise DeJesus- Detention and Removal Assistant- Providence, Rhode Island Area
Bruce Taylor- Office staff- Providence, Rhode Island Area
Now obviously two things should be pointed out. First, the collaboration and inter-agency connections between state and municipal police forces with ICE cannot be under-stated. The police-prison-industrial complex is a vast and intricate system of control and containment that thrives off both the soft and hard power of white supremacist settler colonialism. Reducing these matters to the personal level, as liberals are wont to do, is defeating the purpose, the abolition of police and prisons. Second, obviously, violence towards any officer of the law is inadvisable (though this is technically an ethnic cleansing under international law).
But at the same time, there’s no rule saying you have to be nice to these degenerates. It’s not illegal to be rude or to shame someone in public.
Anticipating at the outset that someone whose name appears herein will protest, I offer audio provided by ProPublica and submitted by Jennifer Harbury that recorded children weeping at the border. According to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, one of the children separated from her family was a 10-year-old with Down syndrome. For the record, I made it 84 seconds before I started weeping.
Here’s the people in the Greater Boston area.
Bruce Gauthier- Criminal Investigator- Greater Boston Area
Kevin 2509 Cronin- Senior Special Agent- Greater Boston Area
Daniel Main- Intelligence Research Specialist- Greater Boston Area
Keith Chan- Deportation Officer- Greater Boston Area
Greenbaum Alan- Assistant Field Office Director- Greater Boston Area
John A- Deportation Officer- Greater Boston Area
Brandon Lowy- Assistant Chief Council- Greater Boston Area
Michael Brennan- Assistant Chief Counsel- Greater Boston Area
Lincoln Jalelian- Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Principal Legal Advisor- Greater Boston Area
Kevin Williams- Senior Firearms Instructor- Greater Boston Area
Eric L.- Forensic Auditor- Greater Boston Area
Jason D.- ICE- Greater Boston Area
These people are all willing collaborators with the violence of settler colonialism.