Community “Superheroes” – Good or Bad?

At what point do “Superheroes” do more harm than good?

Wow – it seems that almost every community these days has their own “Superhero” milling around for one reason or another.

For instance – Hudson County has it’s own Batman that makes his way to Hoboken nearly every day. Sometimes directing traffic, but more often testing to make sure the ear-drums of the general population are working by honking his horn incessantly.

You might have read that one crazy “superhero” in Seattle named “Phoenix Jones” was arrested earlier this week for meddling in what he thought was a street fight, but instead shot pepper spray all over the place and got kicked by a lady with high heels. Doesn’t sound like a superhero act to me.

For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, should find a way to watch the HBO Documentary “Superheroes” one day. A fascinating look into the psyche of a few of these costumed characters. Worth your time to see it:

Additionally, I found this Video Blog which reviewed the documentary kind of funny:

Do you think these “superheroes” do any good? Or do they just get in the way of qualified law enforcement professionals?

5 Responses

  1. emarche says:

    This was a pretty interesting program about some odd people with good intentions. The guy in your top photo (with the body armor) was a shambling drunk, who disappeared into the back of his van on a couple of occasions to take a pull from whatever bottle he had stashed.

  2. wiskeytango1 says:

    emarche..We have many super heros in the puzzle palace..Lets call them the fantastic 4 + the majority council…Have no fear the A Team is here….rubber stamps and capes they can use to march in the raggermuffin parade on the 31st.. Gonna save the world.

  3. showme789 says:

    Who is this “Batman” person? Is he even a resident of this town? I find him to be annoying and somewhat disturbing. I stopped attending the summer concerts last summer at Sinatra park because this moron was always running around acting like a fool right in front of the bands. Very,very annoying. Seems like a textbook narcissist who needs to draw attention to himself. Riding down Washington Street at all hours ringing the bell on his bicycle should be stopped. Unfortunately, encouraging him with articles just adds to his weird behavior.

    • trueblue11 says:

      Batman should be stopped?….wait a minute, you’re the JOKER!!!!![quote comment=”215833″]Who is this “Batman” person? Is he even a resident of this town? I find him to be annoying and somewhat disturbing. I stopped attending the summer concerts last summer at Sinatra park because this moron was always running around acting like a fool right in front of the bands. Very,very annoying. Seems like a textbook narcissist who needs to draw attention to himself. Riding down Washington Street at all hours ringing the bell on his bicycle should be stopped. Unfortunately, encouraging him with articles just adds to his weird behavior.[/quote]

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