New York’s burgeoning amateur “superhero” community take notice: Don’t try breaking up a fight in Seattle.
They are ordinary men in extraordinary costumes, and they have risen from the ashes of our troubled republic to ensure the safety of their fellow citizens. Jon Ronson goes on patrol with Urban Avenger, Mr. Xtreme, Pitch Black, Knight Owl, Ghost, and the baddest-ass “real-life superhero” of them all, Phoenix Jones
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“I don’t do this to punish the wicked but to protect their victims,” Deaths Head Moth says. “But some people just don’t take kindly to being politely asked to stop what they’re doing.”
A group of crime fighters in New York who dress as superheroes say they patrol the streets of the city “to make life better for everyone”.
The group has called their exploits like “a community block watch or safety patrol,” but police haven’t been as supportive of their antics.
The New York Initiative, a group of real life superheroes, usually concentrate on helping with the homeless, providing food, clothing and the like.
Adam Martin provides his point of view on the actions of the New York Initiative.