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Big Brother’s Keeper

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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?






Mireille 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.








Joe 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.





Kimberleigh 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.






Ted 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.






Phillip 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.










Dave 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.






Ryan 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.










Robin 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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