Westboro Baptist Church apparently cowered again Monday morning after initially announcing plans to picket the funeral of 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, one of the three people killed during the Boston Marathon bombings.
Even so, the Local 25 of the Teamsters Union was plenty prepared to protect Campbell’s funeral from any sort of disturbance. Hundreds of people showed up Monday morning to form a human wall around the funeral, just in case the Westboro jokers did decide to show.
Campbell was remembered on Monday morning as a kind, caring and extremely friendly person.
In addition to the Teamsters, a couple hundred bikers lined up across from the funeral home for an extra layer of protection from the WBC
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“We wanted to make sure it was a peaceful and respectful time for the family,” said Sunny Prospect, a member of the American Veterans from Worcester.
Fortunately, the protesters were a no-show, possibly out of fear of backlash from the hacktivist group Anonymous. Back in December, after WBC announced their plans to protest the Newtown victims’ funerals, Anonymous crashed the group’s awful websites, godhatesfags.com, and also posted addressed and phone numbers of the group’s members. Anonymous also announced they acquired the social security numbers of several prominent members, including spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper, which they proved by filing a death certificate on her behalf.
“We will render you obsolete. We will destroy you. We are coming,” Anonymous warned the group via an internet video last December.