I’m a huge fan of super heroes in comics, movies and TV, but there are those who aren’t content to live the caped lifestyle vicariously. Like Dave “Kick-Ass” Lizewski, the members of the Real Life Super Hero Project have decided to take matters into their own hands to make the world a better place. Calling their cause Creative Altruism, most of them have the good sense to save the day through activism and volunteer works, though MSNBC reports that there are a few whose good intentions are less than welcome.
Masked people at crime scenes is a recipe for disaster, Seattle police Detective Jeff Kappel said, noting that officers often arrive at chaotic scenes where they must quickly sort out suspects from victims and bystanders.
“Put yourself in our shoes,” he said. “… We don’t know who we’re dealing with when we show up.”
Personally, I think the cause is crazy awesome when it doesn’t interfere with actual law enforcement or needlessly endanger innocent bystanders, so check them out. Also keep an eye out for the documentary Superheroes, which premiered last month at the Slamdance film festival and may see wider distribution this summer.
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