Police Ask Superheros To Stick To Fliers

January 19, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – Two real life superheros, costumed and all, are creating a stir in San Diego, California, where law enforcement says they may be going too far in their attempt to serve justice.

Mr. Xtreme (shown left), and Midknight, two self proclaimed caped crusaders, have been walking the streets in the defense of local citizens, working towards making the city safe in a time where crime is quickly increasing.

But local police say that, while handing out fliers, acting as witnesses, and other third party acts of crime fighting are fine, they draw the line at active participation in violent intervention.

“Anyone who goes out and tries to assist law enforcement by handing out fliers and being proactive against the criminals is appreciated,” Bernard Gonzales, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department said in a public statement. “But when you start physically involving yourself in crime fighting, that’s vigilantism.”

But Mr. Xtreme disagrees, saying they are doing nothing illegal, and that he and his partner, both of which are part of an online Myspace community dedicated to crime fighting, are within their limits.

“We don’t harass people, don’t violate their civil rights. First and foremost, we prevent crime. We do what we are allowed to do legally as citizens.”


Comments

2 Responses to “Police Ask Superheros To Stick To Fliers”

  1. Brian on January 21st, 2009 7:00 pm

    I think that these are the types of people, these two men, of whom San Diego should want to emulate. The people who care are not the ones who say,” oh….what a pity. I’ll pray for you.” They aren’t the ones who turn their head with the thought of if I don’t see it, it never happened. We need to be more proactive and to have members of the community who choose to go out and do this is very admirable and someone is really going to thank them one day. Keep on keeping on, and let’s get with the program SD! For those in SD who care that is……

  2. Yeah on April 2nd, 2009 3:56 am

    The Police will always denounce citizens who fight crime, especially when they do it better than the Police. Their paycheck comes from tax payers. If we citizens see that they are not doing their jobs well enough we will lose confidence in them. And to set things straight, vigilantes don’t fight crime, they pass judgment. Stopping a criminal and holding them for the police does not make one a vigilante. That term is reserved for someone who chooses to punish a person for a crime without due process. SDPD needs to focus on fighting crime effectively and refrain from the slander of those who already do so.

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