So two weeks ago I watched a HBO documentary on super heroes which I found funny.
I didn't actually believe this was true but apparently so. Since then a news article on Slashdot has persuaded me otherwise. A man who goes by the name Phoenix Jones was arrested for breaking up a fight with pepper spray and in all his awesomeness in a costume armed with pepper spray and even a cattle prod. All of this was on camera as his escapades of protecting the city of Seattle are. Which is pretty smart in defending yourself with proof as well as back up to call the police since he's been beaten, stabbed and shot before! I think people being super heroes standing up for their community against crime is an admirable thing because no one does anything, a.k.a. the bystander effect. So some people are pushed to the extremes of being a good samaritan. And yes that is awesome but also sad that no one stands up for good that one person has to do it and reap all repercussions himself. If the community protected the community we wouldn't need such superheros as all would be one. And yes I know we have the police, but when it comes to a crime happening, the police can only do something after the fact, they can only do something after its been committed, communities can stop it before it starts. Let me know what you think. Excelsior!