Kansas resident Shirley Phelps-Roper is a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. She and other members of the group came to Bellevue, Nebraska, to protest in front of a soldier's funeral. While protesting, Shirley tied an American flag around her waist and allowed her son to stand on another flag. The police put her in handcuffs, removed her from the protest, and booked her on charges of "flag mutilation" despite the fact that the US Supreme Court has held there is no such crime on three different occasions. ACLU Nebraska announced it will defend her in court with cooperating attorney Bassel El-Kasaby. The case is currently proceeding forward.