Take in mind, I'm not talking about police officers, firemen, teachers or anyone that we could consider a real life superhero. No, I mean actual guys/girls who put on silly costumes like in the comics, and become superheroes. That's what I mean. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that police, firemen and teachers aren't heroes, as they certainly are. However, I'm merely stating what this article that I found on Yahoo says.
Anyways, to get back on topic, it seems according to Yahoo news, there are some people in the world that actually put on costumes and try to be real life superheroes from the comic books. here's a link to know more:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_weekend/2 … oes-really
What are you're thoughts on this? Do you think it's a good idea for real life people like you and me, to put on costumes, and pretend to be actual crime fighters like in the movies? Or do you think these people are just insane?
Insane. Movies make it look so easy and glorify it. People actually buy into it. They should be arrested for being so stupid. Police are highly trained and some still make mistakes. There's no place for amatures in that.
Dangerous and silly, if you ask me.
Then again people skydive and do other crazy things. However these people are likely to come up against guns and organized crime that they don't know how to fight.
I don't disagree. The problem with people doing this stuff is like the woman said in the video, these people don't have backup like the police do. Therefore, if they end up crossing the wrong people, then they could end up dead; along with their loved ones too. That's the problem when you deal with organized crime, as they not only try to hurt you, but they'll go after everyone you care about too. Unfortunately, this is just a sad fact about life, as even the police struggle to deal with organized crime on a daily basis.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's great when people want to take part in trying to protect their communities through neighborhood watches and stuff like that. However, when it comes to actually trying to stop the crime yourself, then I think that's when it can get too dangerous if you ask me. I say let the trained police handle it, as that's what we pay them for.
There's a good way to get rid of the stupid. :-)
I went skydiving once back in 2002. That was great, but I'm not stupid enough to dress in tights and prance around the city.
What? This is nonsense.
People can't protect themselves unless they pay money to the government.
EVERYONE knows THAT.
Yes, I did, but I don't see why you're bringing that up, as that really has nothing to do with why i opened up this forum. I opened this forum primarily due to the fact that I thought it would make for an interesting forum discussion. Therefore, that's irrelevant. However, I appreciate you asking anyways.
Sorry, I just thought that an April Fool didn't actually make for a very serious discussion. My bad.
oh yeah, I forgot about that. sorry. I sometimes forget that april 1st is considered April fool's day, so you might be right. You think this might've been a joke article then by yahoo?
Er, yes, definitely a joke! Perhaps not one of the best, but a joke none the less.
Since there was a news item about this a few months ago that you can even find on youtube, it's fair to say that it is not an April Fool's prank.
Google Phoenix Jones sometime.
Personally, I'm of two mindsets. I believe that everyone has a right and a responsibility to be vigilent. And if someone feels that they need to wear a costume to do this, who am I to argue? As long as they are acting within the context of the law and not resorting to vigilantism, I'm all for it.
Sure, there are police who frown on this behavior. They frown on bounty hunters and bail bondsmen too, but those are just as civilian as the "superheroes" out there.
Yeah that maybe true. However, you have to take in mind that if these so called heroes piss off the wrong people, then they could wind up dead. After all, you and I both know the bad guys in real life aren't like the ones in films, as they're not easy to spot. Hell, they could be anyone, and they practically own the law. Think about it. When the police bust people for drugs, it's usually the guy buying the drugs. You rarely ever hear news about the Columbian drug lord of the mafia leaders going to jail, do you? That's because the police know that if they ever arrest them, then they'll have a war on their hands; which is something they don't want.
Plus, there's the danger of having their secret identities exposed, as the bad person could not only kill them, but they'll go after all their loved ones too. Don't get me wrong, I understand what you're saying, but I just think the cons outweigh the pros of doing something like that.
Bounty hunters run the same risk. How many people are fully aware of Dog the Bounty Hunter and his family by now? Every day the very thing you're mentioning could happen to them, and they're legitimate law enforcers.
So to US Marshals and any police officer who has gone on the news to report an arrest or a series of arrests.
The risk is everywhere. Whether you're wearing acostume or a badge makes little difference.
I don't disagree. I think anytime you try to go up against crime, you're running an awfully big risk, as any potential culprit you try to bring in could potentially kill you. However, I was just saying to me, it sounds like too big of a risk. That's all I was getting at. However, due to the reasons you just said, that's exactly why I always think police, us marshalls and any other law enforcement official are deeply under valued and underpaid for what they do. I think in an ideal society, we should be paying those guys more, as they're certainly the real heroes of our society.
You reckon not! Well I suppose being dressed as superman as you try to apprehend a killer might just make them laugh long enough for you to zap them before they kill you.
Interesting video, but wouldn't they be giving themselves a way to crime? (the costumes they wear etc)
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