Police guarded the home of an Immigration and Custom Enforcement facility’s warden on Thursday night, as hundreds of “Denver Communists” members and abolish ICE activists rallied in his yard, accusing the law enforcement official of running a concentration camp.
Denver Communists and Abolish ICE Denver organized the
protest by publishing warden Johnny Choate’s address on Facebook, as they used
the social media network to galvanize its followers into setting an Immigration
and Customs Enforcement facility on fire.
“FIRE TO THE PRISON,” Denver Communists declared on its official Facebook page.
While Facebook is censoring religious, anti-abortion and politically conservative views, the tech company has yet to remove the violent and inflammatory call to set the detention facility aflame and allowed the far-left activists to dox Choates.
Denver communists and “Abolish ICE Denver” shared a poster with Choate’s face superimposed over a neighborhood map of private residential homes, calling on its followers to demonstrate outside the home of ICE warden Johnny Choate on Thursday.
“CONFRONT LA MIGRA WHERE
THEY LIVE” and “CLOSE JOHNNY CHOATE’S CONCENTRATION CAMP!” the radicals
The groups posted photos of the protest Friday, lauding “It was a smashing success.”
“250 of us brought our love and rage to the ICE concentration camp warden’s front door,” the group wrote. “Major thanks to everyone who turned out for this confrontational action and to all of our comrades who worked so hard to make it happen. Chinga la migra and fuck the police!”
GEO Group, which manages the ICE facility targeted by the communist group, issued a statement to Breitbart News warning radical groups are endangering its employees.
“The safety of our employees and those entrusted to our care is our highest priority. We are deeply troubled by yet another disturbing incident targeting one of our employees and his family at their home, recklessly releasing their personal information,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, the dishonest narrative and lies that are being spread by radical groups whose objective is to Abolish ICE, about the services our company provides on behalf of the federal government has led to the endangerment of our employees, of government employees, and the public.”
ICE employees have maintained the same level of conduct during the Trump administration as they did during the Obama administration, but far left-extremists had no problem with the facility when a Democrat was in the White House, the GEO Group argued.
“We have never managed any shelters or facilities housing
unaccompanied minors or any border patrol holding facilities. Our facilities
are not overcrowded; they are highly rated by independent accreditation
entities and provide humane residential care, including 24/7 medical services,
modern recreation amenities, and access to legal counsel,” the statement
continued. “We have been a trusted service provider to the federal government
for over three decades, under Democratic and Republican Administrations, and in
that time, we have never played a role in setting immigration policy nor have
we ever advocated for or against immigration enforcement policies. The services
we provide today are in no way different from the high-quality, professional
services we provided for eight years under President Obama’s Administration.”
David Booth, who lives in Choate’s neighborhood, told conservative journalist Michelle Malkin Tuesday he was “shocked and surprised” when he discovered there was going to be an ‘ICE protest’ in his neighborhood.
Booth blasted Facebook for allowing Abolish ICE Denver to spread information on how they would be “going door to door in the neighborhood to let people know that a ‘monster’ lives among us.”
“This policy of intimidation that we see the left
continue to use is not OK. … I would like to see the neighborhood rise up and
support this man and his family,” he said. “I think most of us, if not
all, believe this protest is inappropriate regardless of where we stand on the
issue of immigration.”
“Our neighbor is just doing his job, and has done
nothing wrong, or illegal, in carrying out his duties,” he added.