Big Brother's Keeper

The Sinatra Files

Over 1300 pages of Frank Sinatra's life, as interpreted by the FBI, were released last week, creating front-page headlines. What's in your file?


imageMireille Miller-Young
Age:22
Resides:Lower East Side
Occupation:Grad student
Do you think you have an FBI file?Yes. They have a file on most people, especially if you're active in social issues. I participate in a lot of protests and rallies like Mumia Abu-Jamal. Also, being an educated minority and a woman.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?There's nothing about me I feel I need to hide.
Whose file do you want to see?Malcolm X. Everyone knows their surveillance of him was deep. I'm curious about how they constructed and deconstructed him.

imageJoe Dimere
Age:30
Resides:Rome, Italy
Occupation:Teacher
Do you think you have an FBI file?Yeah. FBI, they have a file on everyone, all around the world. At this moment, they're looking at us right now.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?About my sexual life. You know, like when I was with two women. Probably not bad for me, but, you know, for the woman and her husband.
Whose file do you want to see?The file of my close friend. You have to know your friend better than your enemy.

imageKimberleigh Smith
Age:31
Resides:Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Occupation:Student
Do you think you have an FBI file?It's possible. I used to work for a black, lefty newspaper, The City Sun.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it? I've never done anything too shameful. I'm gay, but I'm out. I guess I did some stupid stuff with my credit when I was younger, but that's already a part of my credit history.
Whose file do you want to see?I'd like to see what they have on Tupac Shakur.

imageTed Moran
Age:42
Resides:Rahway, New Jersey
Occupation:Computer engineer
Do you think you have an FBI file?Yes, they do. I was in the Marine Corps like 20 years ago. So they have a file on me, it's standard.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?I guess my psychological medical records.
Whose file do you want to see?Bill Clinton.

imagePhillip Green
Age:36
Resides:Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Occupation:Human resources
Do you think you have an FBI file?Yeah. They have one on everyone.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?I'm gay, but I'm out, so they can't do anything with that. But that's not something I would have admitted four or five years ago.
Whose file do you want to see?Maybe the guys who work at the FBI. Let's see their stuff.

imageDave Rooney
Age:32
Resides:Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Occupation:Financial planner
Do you think you have an FBI file?I assume they have a file on everyone.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?Maybe they have an extensive file on someone I've associated with and link everything they've done to me, when I really don't know this person too well.
Whose file do you want to see?FDR. He's supposed to have had an illegitimate kid.

imageRyan Antonio
Age:30
Resides:North Bronx
Occupation:Student
Do you think you have an FBI file?I doubt it, I don't live here, I'm from the Bahamas.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?Sexual history. It's too personal.
Whose file do you want to see?Michael Jackson. He's such a strange guy.
imageRobin Fribance
Age:27
Resides:Upper West Side
Occupation:Grad student
Do you think you have an FBI file?I'm not American, I'm Canadian. So, no.
What's the one thing you wouldn't want in it?I guess I would feel bad if they had information about other people, like my parents, because of me, or what I did.
Whose file do you want to see?Charlie Chaplin. There was so much controversy about his life and his politics. I'm a film student. I'm interested in that stuff.
 
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