Kick-Ass would be proud!
In Seattle, a group of "superheroes" have taken to the streets to fight crime.
They refer to themselves as the Rain City Superhero Movement, and they say they're part of a nationwide movement of superheroes.
Here's what the "movement's" national website describes a superhero as:
"A Real Life Superhero is whoever chooses to embody the values presented in super heroic comic books, not only by donning a mask/costume, but also performing good deeds for the communitarian place whom he inhabits."
Good to hear that you need to do more than JUST wear the mask/costume!
Seattle police are concerned that these "superheroes" will get hurt though, and they are investigating the situation.
Thus far, investigators have identified nine superheroes, who go by the names Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88, Penelope and Phoenix Jones, the Guardian of Seattle.
There are two other superheroes, Captain Ozone and Knight Owl, but they AREN'T part of the group!
Here's what Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel had to say about these superheroes:
"There's nothing wrong with citizens getting involved with the criminal justice process — as long as they follow it all the way through."
Kappel continued to say that they should call 9-1-1 and NOT put themselves in danger.
We completely agree, but we have a feeling these Seattle "superheroes" have other plans.
Hopefully nobody gets TOO hurt. This is seriously DANGEROUS business! Did these superheroes not see Kick-Ass?
Do U support vigilante superhero justice? Or do U think they should leave it to the police?
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