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Real-life 'superhero' squad fights crime in Seattle!

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Exactly. He is screwed if he testifies against some scumbag, because I doubt the judge is going to let him keep that mask on, and his name will appear in the court records, and if he doesn't testify then he's a wuss.

I really think this whole deal was not well thought out at all by him and his fellow comic-con do-gooders.

If you see some old man getting robbed, or whatever, I can see intervening and I've done exactly that. But strutting around in that getup is just begging for trouble.

If him and his friends want to do this neighborhood watch type thing, so be it and more power to them. I'd think plain old street clothes would be a lot better than fancy costumes though; at least he might get in close enough to use a taser or whatever by being unobtrusive, than by sticking out like a neon sign.




posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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I was not going to post in this but I was thinking.

Why play wit the little guys.. He should goto Washington and be a super hero there.. I can almost bet everyone in DC is a criminal(politically of course.) and do some justice there. Hey come to think of it, we should all do that. Remember the scene in V where he sends all them masks and outfits out? ya.. I am thinking that...
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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This is obviously inspired by movies like Defendor and Kick Ass.

Good movies, bad idea.

This seems like a huge cry out for attention on behalf of this guy, not much more... If I were him I'd keep my identity secret and get rid of that silly costume..



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I loved this story, funny as hell. Heck, at least he's doing more than most would do, even if he is a bit crazy. He will take some abuse for wearing the costume though. I love it how he disappears behind a secret door in a comic store. Genius

io9.com ran an article about this guy, and has some information on him here



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I loved this story, funny as hell. Heck, at least he's doing more than most would do, even if he is a bit crazy. He will take some abuse for wearing the costume though. I love it how he disappears behind a secret door in a comic store. Genius

io9.com ran an article about this guy, and has some information on him here



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:22 PM
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If I did this I would probably get a Smart Truck III, drive around and shoot thugs hahaha (end up in prison of course, and probably be as bad as them) but hey.. in the old west that how we use to roll.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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This is kinda funny, but I still respect him. A real life version of Kick-Ass (movie)....nice.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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I read an article about either these guys or a very similar group of people just like these guys a couple of years ago in Vanity Fair magazine.
It was stupendous what they do and the gear they have.
There is a network of people who make all these high tech crap,
and a bunch of science wizards who come up with a bunch of stuff to try
and keep them "super" heroes- i.e. inpenetrable, etc...

I was fascinated.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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I think we are agreeing. I don't think dressing up in a bright suit, giving interviews, and parading around is a good example at all. If he wants to be a good samaritan, that is a great thing, but I think the example would be better if he was more subtle and let his deeds speak for themselves.

He should hide his identity, and he shouldn't risk his families safety, or his own freedom. I guarantee that the first time some criminal gets hurt as a result of his actions, he will wind up arrested and sued, because there is plenty of "proof" that he went out looking for a fight.

He could continue his good works, but he needs to do it with no fanfare, and the best way to do that is to blend in and then skidaddle afterwards before the police come.

Even the CIA picks average looking people and they dress non-remarkably, and they take special precautions to not draw any attention to themselves.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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His body armor will do nothing to save him if a round from even a 9mm hit him in the face or in an artery in the leg or arm. You do not need to be shot in the chest or abdomen to be killed.

This guy would have been better off if he had not gotten near the news. I think his fame seeking side got the better of him in this instance. Nothing against the guy I admire what he is doing, but wearing a costume is a bit weird.

Raist



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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I just did a search on youtube and there are a bunch of videos like this. Here's one that I found to be pretty intense and just...badass:



edit on 5-1-2011 by Hoangkongfuey because: video not displying right


UPDATE: Err, nevermind I just did some research on the video and apparently it was created by Mark Millar the creator of the Kick-Ass Comic for promoting the Kick-Ass Comic, you can see it on wikipedia or the official kickass page in myspace. Sorry about that!
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To make up for my mistake on the first video, here's another one:



"A guy harasses college student on his way home for summer break, and ends up unconscious by the college student. After the skirmish with the first guy, another gentlemen comes down and sees the opportunity to take the money that fell out of the college students wallet.

The first guy was later found still wondering the train station and was taken into custody, later to be sentenced to 10 years in prison."

edit on 5-1-2011 by Hoangkongfuey because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 11:50 PM
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All i can say is I hope he doesn't get shot up but some real gangsters.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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People don't need authority to do the right thing.
Anyone can stop a crime if they have the guts and will accept the consequences that may come from it.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:25 AM
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I gotta admit, that's pretty awesome. But as others have said, there's a lot of ways for this to end badly...

I have a buddy who got robbed a couple of months ago, and of course he's still pretty mad about it. The other night he was trying to convince me to form a vigilante squad with him. He had obviously spent a lot of time thinking (or maybe just fantasizing) about it, and at first I liked the idea. Would be pretty satisfying to bust criminals and such.

But then I realized that most likely we'd end up dead or in jail, so I had to pass on the offer.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:28 AM
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Looks like we've got a real life Kickass on our hands

I'd say go all the way!Kick their criminal asses, I know I know this is not a movie this is real life, we are fragile and we die real fast but just for the fun of it I support this movement
.Whats life without a little danger in it.The need for adrenaline drive is what makes us truly alive



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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I am surprised that with all the talk of how he might get himself killed or that he is at least doing good, no one mentioned the very likely possiblity that he will get something wrong one time. I lose my car keys, it is late and I need to get home. I am breaking into my own car and this guy, good intentions and all, comes running after me out of nowhere? I am going to freak the hell out and someone will get hurt. I am not even talking about death but the fact that this man is going to be on the wrong end of a very expensive lawsuit someday because the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Better to let the police screw up so the city gets sued for millions, not you.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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Sometimes I want to dress up like Gomer Pyle. Then run down the street yelling "Citizens Arrest! Citizens Arrest!".
edit on 1-6-2011 by groingrinder because: Edited to change Goober to Gomer.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
WHAT IS HIS AUTHORITY ?
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His authority is seeing someone in need of assistance or a crime in progress. All Citizens have the right to stop crime in progress. And some would say the duty. if more people were like this guy then there would be less crime.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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I look at this from a slightly different angle...

If this is being done as a means of creating public awareness (IE if it is mostly PR and propaganda) then there might well be a positive effect upon children who are in their impressionable stage of development. It could honestly imprint ideals and concepts that might well counter future criminals from heading down that path.

So, in this sense, it could very well be a good thing.

And regarding danger... Well... the streets are a very dangerous place - to a degree. That is to say some streets are quite dangerous. Others, not so much. I wouldn't advise that a "superhero" head to the inner city to try out this little role playing game. But, one could really make an impression in the suburbs - where the "gangsta" influences of media have convinced an entire generation of Wonder bread soft kids that they are hard. We all know the type... the little mouthy punk who insists he is tough, right up until you call his bluff and spank his behind a bit.

Now, find an area filled with those kids, and get on the local news a few nights a month... One could really have a localized impact for the better. Or so it seems to me.

Having said that, I do agree with all above who have pointed out that dude has found one Hell of a way to get himself killed most rapidly if he is not very wise about how he proceeds.

~Heff



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by hawkiye
His authority is seeing someone in need of assistance or a crime in progress. All Citizens have the right to stop crime in progress. And some would say the duty. if more people were like this guy then there would be less crime.


I guess that is my only problem right there. He might be a really good guy. His levels of perception and judgement just may be something almost supernatural. Unfortunately a lot of people are bumbling morons and even among highly educated and intelligent groups - "if more people were like this guy then" herd mentality would take over and violent reaction would supercede morals and judgement. Just go to a mall sometime and sit in the food court for 20 minutes. Now tell me you want all those people running around in armor with weapons together.



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