Remember that video of the 90-year-old man who was arrested for feeding the homeless in Ft. Lauderdale?
So does Anonymous. And the hackers decided to do something about it Monday in typical Anonymous fashion - with a cordial debate and months of planning and petitioning. Kidding - they hacked the hell out of them.
The group posted a video on YouTube warning the city that it would shut down its municipal websites if it didn't overturn a number of its homeless and panhandling regulations.
"It has come to our attention that Mayor John P. Seiler has become an embarrassment to the good law-abiding citizens of Fort Lauderdale," says the voice in the video. "You are a disgrace."
Soon after, they followed through with their promise, and a number of sites including the police department's were briefly out of commission.
But did it do anything to change the mayor's mind about the laws? Not in the least.
"I don't think we're going to be revisiting this ordinance anytime soon," Seiler said.