The Federal Bureau of Investigation has demanded the IP addresses of everyone who read a USA Today article about two agents killed during a Florida child porn raid.
The FBI issued a subpoena to the news outlet demanding the IPs and phone numbers of everyone who clicked on the story between 8:03 p.m. and 8:38 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021.
The article was published that same day on the USA Today website at 9:30 a.m.
The newspaper's publisher has refused to hand over the information, citing a violation of the First Amendment.
On Feb. 2, agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger were gunned down and three others were wounded while serving a warrant on 55-year-old David Huber.
The suspect started shooting as the agents approached his apartment in Fort Lauderdale shortly after 6 a,m.
Huber took his own life after opening fire on the agents.
USA Today, owned by Gannett corporation, was among the many newspapers covering the story that morning. It isn't clear if the FBI is demanding the IP addresses and phone numbers from other media outlets that covered the story.
According to DailyMail.com, the subpoena doesn't specify why the FBI wants the information.
Photos: Facebook (inset), Family handout
The hero who shot and killed a gunman after he opened fire in a White Settlement, Texas church on Sunday, is a former FBI agent and head of church security.
Jack Wilson, a 70-year-old former FBI agent, opened fire on the gunman within sex seconds after the lunatic shot two innocent people including the church deacon and a security guard.
Anton "Tony" Wallace, 64, was the church's deacon and a registered nurse. One other person was critically wounded.
Tiffany Wallace was sitting in the pews at West Freeway Church of Christ when her father was shot.
"The guy just stood up from the pew, turned toward my dad and I guess he shot at the security guard," she said. Tiffany (pictured above) ran to her father and cradled his head in her arms as he took his last breath.
Tiffany said another parishioner noticed the gunman was acting strangely and wore a false beard.
The shooter was not identified by police, but conspiracy theorists online claim he is Black and wore a jacket with the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back.
Wilson, who is running for County Commissioner for District 3, said he was "blessed with the ability" to protect the other parishioners.
In a Facebook post, he said he hoped he would never be in the position he was put in to save lives. "I'm thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in the world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed."
He added, "I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events today."