Learn more about HERO Child-Rescue Corps, a program for wounded, injured & ill Special Ops Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics & law enforcement skills, to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation https://t.co/g0DpFeb3fE pic.twitter.com/b7qTIbnuRR— ICE (@ICEgov) May 25, 2018
Per Gaertner, the tattoo on his left elbow is “Titan 2,” the symbol for his platoon while he fought in Afghanistan. The writing on his right arm is the Spartan Creed which is about protecting family and children. pic.twitter.com/qs8H3tkd6l— ICE (@ICEgov) June 18, 2018
This has been a wild and difficult week.— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) June 21, 2018
I owe ICE agent Justin Gaertner a sincere apology for spreading an rumor about his tattoo.
However, I do not think it is acceptable for a federal agency to target a private citizen for a good faith, hastily rectified error.
This has been painful and scary, and as I move into an uncertain and financially precarious future, I will be focusing on my writing and any other freelance work I can find.— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) June 21, 2018