While I was serving my second tour in Iraq one of my fellow Marines was killed.  He was the turret gunner on a Humvee and when the vehicle lost control and rolled he was killed.  His name was Mathew Snyder (3-3-06).  Some of you might recognize his name from the news.  Not because of his death but because of the disrespect his family was shown after his death.

Westboro Baptist Church picketed his funeral and after a few lawsuits they ended up winning the fight in the Supreme Court. In Snyder Vs Phelps: the Court ruled that Speech on a public sidewalk, about a public issue, cannot be liable for a tort of emotional distress, even if the speech is found to be "outrageous".

This ruling may have been a victory for the outrageous WBC but they are loosing the new battle they have chosen to take on.

The WBC said they were planning on picketing the funerals of the children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.  The news of this spread through the internet like wildfire.  As of around 6 Am this morning the members of the WBC had their names, home and email address's, and phone numbers released to the public by the hacker organization known as 'Anonymous'.

Shirley Phelps, one of the 'leaders' of WBC also had her twitter feed ,@dearshirley, taken over by a hacker known as @cosmothegod.

And there has recently been a petition created to legally recognize WBC as a hate group.  You can view the petition here.

I couldn't be happier about the internet taking on the monsters over at WBC.  I say good luck to the internet and may the WBC receive all that they deserve.

RIP Mathew Snyder--- Keep guarding those gates and some day we will meet again.