Ok for once, you can read this title and know I am not talking about the sane ones like firemen or soldiers. I am talking about the ones in odd spandex suits, Like Pheonix Jones who was recently arresting in Seattle for dressing up in a black suit with a yellow stripe and going to fight crime. Now if your anything like me some bat man imagery took over but let me stop you right there. The fact that he got caught means he's not exactly batman material. Pheonix was fighting crimes with mace. In Seattle this is assult and the police released a statement how crimes in the name of justice would not be tolerated. That putting on a mask does not raise you above the law.
Silly police officers. Doesn't your uniform? This isn't mean to be a dig against the police force I understand how much good they do, however having known people who died because an officer did the wrong thing and declared it for justice, it leads me to ask. Why is their uniform so special?
Since we are children we are given stories about the lone warrior, the knights in armour, the super hero's with double lives. It's a little hard to believe that people like Pheonix don't appear more often and I would be hesitant to punish them for it. He saw crime in his neighborhood so he devised a plan to fix it. People say call the police but in a lot of cases no one wants to be the boy who tattled and just turn their back and look the other way. Should he really be punished for breaking up fights in near his home? I'm sure he has family just like the rest of us. It seems to me like he is just going the extra mile to protect them.
On the flip side, say he doesn't have family and he is just a nutter seeking his ten minutes in the spotlight before fading back into the shadows. Has he still really done anything wrong? Even if he was doing it to be selfish and hunt the ellusive camera time, he was still using something fairly harmless to stop a greater crime. Mace burns like hell to get on you but you wash it off and you are ok. Someone beats on you for ten minutes, you might need a hand up if you feel up so standing.
The point I am driving at is, it seems like the police force in Seattle is treating a symptom instead of the cause by arresting this man. If someone went to a doctor with chicken pox would you only treat the itch? Instead of focusing on this man it seems like they should see this as an enlightenment. How bad has crime gotten where people feel the need to don masks and try to save their city alone?
Penny for your thoughts.
Especially from someone with criminal justice knowledge or an officer. I'd be grateful for your view on this too.
Corset signing off.