posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:44 AM
Many of them aren't vigilantes, so I wouldn't say that they've lost faith in law enforcement. They usually walk around in plainclothes when crime
fighting, which usually consists of dialing 911 when they suspect or see something. The costumes are usually worn during social/community events,
though some actually "patrol" in their costumes.
At least, this is what I've gathered from reading what seems to be THE forum to post on for real life super heroes. They stress self-protection and
ironically to not play the "hero."