NYU Professor Releases Personal Info On Almost 1,600 ICE Agents

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 Caller reported.

“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 reported.

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 Caller reported.

Eventually, the platform where Lavigne published the database removed the page because it violated its terms of service.

“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 Caller reported.

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SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

@Hi_estComnDenomn, you've said nothing. Already answered your question, you ignored it. Then you made some excuse, saying I never did answer it. Deflection doesn't constitute an argument from you. But, your ignorance and childish name calling does shine above all else. And, insults seems to be the only out you have. I don't hang around to see what other stupidity you have to offer. Thus, I really don't care what you offer to deflect from my responses. You can try to explain away all your ignorance you want, it still shows up in your words and remarks.

OldVet
OldVet

This professor needs a beating to rattle his brain back into place

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@StandingForTheBlue For the last time, everyone who is on linkedin is on there by their own accord. Any information they put on that website was typed by their own fingers, and they decided to leave their info public.

Whether you like this guy's actions or not, he didn't do anything illegal. If you spray paint your phone number on the side of your car, you shouldn't be surprised when people call you.

StandingForTheBlue
StandingForTheBlue

What a buffoon. Who does he think he is to put in danger the lives of so many who are simply doing their job to help us all stay safer? How would he feel is someone published not only his personal info, but that of his entire family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances? Not so funny or enlightening then, is it? This is nothing short of an act of terrorism and should be dealt with accordingly.

gfc1963
gfc1963

What a muppet! And he's standing beside the hammer and sickle! Says it all really.

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