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Homeland Security Wants Permission to Ask Travelers for Social Media Accounts

passport1By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection may ask travelers for more than their passports as America looks to tighten its vetting process.

CBP submitted a proposal that would enable official to requests that travelers voluntarily disclose their social media account information, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. 

“It will be an optional data field to request social media identifiers to be used for vetting purposes, as well as applicant contact information,” the CPB said in the proposal.

Citizens from 38 countries are allowed to travel to the U.S. for business or tourism for no longer than 90 days without a visa.

The social media information would help officials assess “potential risks to national security,” Homeland Security said.

New Video Shows How Secret Service Stopped Man from Shooting at White House

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A judge said the “only thing” that prevented a Pennsylvania man shooting people at the White House last month was a Secret Service agent who shot the assailant in the chest.

ABC News said U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Harvey said reviewed video of the shooting this week before making his conclusion.

Authorities said Jessie Olivieri drove from his home in Scranton, Pa.,  and to a park near the White House.

The judge said Olivieri fired a shot before passing through a security gate on the perimeter of the White House, ignoring orders to stop by the Secret Service.

“The agent, standing behind the gate and in [Olivieri’s] path, ordered [him] to halt and drop the gun. He did neither, even seeming to wave off the commands with the hand not holding the gun. Moments later, the agent shot him in the chest,” Harvey wrote in a court document.

According to authorities, Olivieri  “came here to shoot people” and wanted to commit “suicide by police.”

Border Patrol Agent Punched by Suspect, But Still Apprehends Him

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Honduran man punched a Border Patrol agent in the face, but that wasn’t enough to stop the agent from capturing him.

The FBI said Ssahil Jose Lainez-Fugon was hiding under a bush near the Rio Grande in the La Paloma Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

The agent saw the suspect’s legs poking out of the bush.

Lainez started running, but the agent was able to grab his short. That’s when authorities said Lainez punched the agent in the jaw, cutting the inside of his mouth.

Nevertheless, the agent was still able to capture and apprehend the man.

Lainey has been charged with assaulting a federal officer and is in the custody of U.S. Marshals.

Other Stories of Interest

Secret Service Officer Talks About Hillary Clinton Book on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne gets some air time on The Sean Hannity Show to talk about his book “Crisis of Character,” which slams presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

He tells Hannity that Clinton was a very angry person who berated a lot of people.

“She gets angry at things that are policy issues that, you know, take time to fix, and she’s got this attitude where she wants things fixed right now, immediately. She screams and yells at people,” Byrne said in the  interview aired Monday night.

Woman Accused of Killing Pregnant Neighbor Is One of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted

Shanika Minor was added to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Shanika Minor was added to the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Milwaukee woman accused of fatally shooting her neighbor, who was nine months pregnant, over an argument about loud music has been added to the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The Washington Post reports that Shanika Minor, 24, fled after being charged in the March 5 murder of Tamecca Perry.  She hasn’t been seen since.

Authorities said Perry died in front of her children.

“The brutal murder of a mother and her unborn child is reprehensible,” Robert Shields, FBI Milwaukee Division special agent, said in a statement. “The FBI will provide all of our available resources to assist the Milwaukee Police Department in locating and apprehending this violent fugitive.”

Hillary Clinton Is Delaying FBI Interview Over Her Use of a Private E-Mail Server

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private e-mail server has stalled because the former secretary of state has not agreed to sit down for an interview yet, Townhall reports.

Clinton’s claim that the FBI has not contacted her for an interview is not true.

The FBI has been trying to negotiate with her attorney, David Kendall, over a time for the interview.

Townhall wrote that Clinton appears to be stalling the interview until she is the official Democratic nominee.

“Comey is turning up the heat, insisting that the interview be done sooner than later, but it doesn’t look like he will be able to force Hillary’s hand,” Townhall wrote.

Federal Authorities Investigating Shooting Death of Journalist in Texas

Journalist Jay Torres was killed in Texas.

Journalist Jay Torres was killed in Texas.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI, Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service have joined an investigation into the murder of a freelance journalist in Garland, Texas.

Jacinto Hernandez Torres was discovered with a gunshot wound on June 13 in the backyard of a vacant house he was considering buying, the Dallas Morning News reports. 

Authorities are unsure why Torres was killed, but his family members said he was working on stories that could endanger him. One of the stories was human trafficking.

“We are aware that he was a journalist, as well as worked in real estate. We are working at all aspects and leads that we have in order to find out who killed Mr. Torres,” Lt. Pedro Barineau told CBS.

Senator Delays Bill to Allow FBI to Obtain Internet Records without a Warrant

congress copyBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A bill that would expand the FBI’s authority to use secret surveillance to obtain some Internet records was held up because of privacy concerns.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., placed a hold on the Intelligence Authorization Act, saying it would lead to a “dramatic erosion” of privacy rights, Reuters reports. 

A provision in the legislation would allow the FBI to hand over certain Internet records using national security letter, which do not require a warrant.

“Convenience alone does not justify such a dramatic erosion of Americans’ constitutional rights,” Wyden said on the Senate floor.