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    Wackjobs or Superheroes? You decide.

    I vote wackjob. Ohio coppers...what the hell is going on out there? Click the link...you HAVE to see this guy's picture.

    9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | Masked heroes join police in fight against crime

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati Police have a new ally in their fight against crime, whether they want it or not. He calls himself Shadowhare, and he wears a mask and a cape to conceal his true identity.



    He's Cincinnati's own version of a superhero fighting crime and injustice where he finds it.

    "We help enforce the law by doing what we can in legal standards, so we carry handcuffs, pepper spray, all the legal weapons," said Shadowhare. "We will do citizen's arrests. We will intervene on crimes if there is one happening in front of us."

    The man behind Shadowhare's mask is 21 years old and from Milford, Ohio.

    Those are the only clues to his true identity that he will reveal.

    Shadowhare said he was abused as a child and grew up in foster homes, perhaps leading him to a life helping others.

    "My message to Cincinnati is that there is still hope and all we have to do is stand together," he said.

    Shadowhare is not alone in his quest to fight crime.

    He heads up a group of men, and one woman, called the "Allegiance of Heroes."

    The members communicate with each other in online forums. Among the members are Aclyptico in Pennsylvania, Wall Creeper in Colorado and Master Legend in Florida.

    "I've even teamed up with Mr. Extreme in California, San Diego, and we were trying to track down a rapist," said Shadowhare.

    The crime fighters will often pair up to patrol the streets.

    Even so, fighting crime comes with its share of hardship.

    Shadowhare said he suffered a dislocated shoulder two years ago while trying to help a woman who was being attacked.

    And the authorities don't always take him seriously.

    In one encounter with a Hamilton County corrections officer, Shadowhare was greeted with a chuckle and a look of disbelief.

    But Shadowhare said he and his team are not deterred by the criticism.

    He remains focused on trying to make Cincinnati a better place, whether it's fighting crime or feeding the homeless.

    For now, the law is on Shadowhare's side.

    It is legal in Ohio and Kentucky to make a citizens arrest, however, the arrester does face possible civil litigation if the person arrested turns out to be innocent.


    (Copyright NBC Newschannel, All Rights Reserved)
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    Sounds like some of our former Holding Cell members.


    Thankfully, I'm quite a ways from Cincy. Of course, if he catches wind that the Amish Assasin is afoot, then I may run into him.

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    Nut cases, They should have handed the sandwich to Officers that don't get time for lunch
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    Wackjob. Shadowhare needs to hit the gym , I've seen bigger stir sticks then the guns he's sporting. I wonder what his heavy-set friends name is ,Tupperware?
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    Oh, we got 'em here.

    One of the metro news stations did a piece on 4 or 5 of them that patrol all over MN.


    Here is the world registry
    World Superhero Registry

    And here is the piece on some of our local-ish guys.
    KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Meet real life Twin Cities super heroes


    Apparently this is some sort of world wide phenom. I vote wackjobs too.
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    While I think it's admirable that people want to help, they're complete wackjobs. Either go through the academy or be a good eye-witness.
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    LOL I heard about these guys on the radio today. Pretty hilarious if you ask me. Their outfits are classic!
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    Definitely a wackjob. I am reminded of this film:








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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Here is the world registry
    World Superhero Registry
    LOL at those names and costumes! Definite wackjobs.
    Be kind, be courteous . . .

    and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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    I just looked at the registry.

    I just beshat my drawers.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    Whackjobs FTW. These guys make the movie Police Academy look like the LAPD.

    Can you believe that one of them from that site that jmur posted is claiming to be sanctioned by his local PD?

    "Superhero has various training under his belt. From the U.S. Navy, to being a Police Academy Graduate, to being a Boxer, and Wrestler, Superhero is a real-life superhero independently sanctioned by the Clearwater Police Department, does missions to help them out, roadside assistance for people, and in addition to the many charity missions he has done before, he has rescued lives of people who were in car accidents."*

    Real Heroes don't need to broadcast who they are. They get their hero status by doing their jobs and going home at the end of their shift. Sometimes they don't get to go home. The real heroes are the Police and The US Military.


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    Honestly I think we are whacko's..... we do a thankless job for mostly ungrateful bastards, and we get paid about the same as short order cook at Taco Bell. But at least we're some badass mother****s, and we kick ass and take names. I would like a cape though. And some of those cool Wiley gogles. And a raygun. Yeah, thats what I want, a raygun. Like they had on Startrek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    While I think it's admirable that people want to help, they're complete wackjobs. Either go through the academy or be a good eye-witness.
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    OMG..I just took a peak at the registry. When I have more time I am going to have to spend some time reading for a good laugh. Priceless.


    For the record...whackjob.
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    Somebody needs a reality check. Maybe it'll come in the form of an arrest Although I can't say I wouldn't intervene if I saw someone getting there ass beat, but these guys have crossed the line from good samaritan to insane.
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    Just wait till some big blue naked guy starts running around fighting crime.......O wait that was a graphic novel.

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    THEY ARE FUCKING NUTS!!!!!!!!!
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    I agree Irishmick - but let me put a little more argument on the lesser taken road...

    I have mixed feelings about whether they are wackjobs or heroes...

    I think the wackjobs side is quite obvious so I'll focus more on my argument for heroes

    The hero argument is that if a civilian can gather up the muster to go out there and try to make a difference, then more power to them - Police need all the help we can get, and throw in the fact that these folks are willing to help out anyway possible... now, if they get in the people's way, or step on toes... then they are definitely on the wrong side of the badge...

    I think that if they want to help, maybe it will inspire more people to be more vigilant and observant and we might have an easier job with leads, witnesses, and possibly start turning the tide...

    I guess what I'm trying to say is (while I do agree they are nuts) any form of a sheepdog (even a sheepdog lite) is a good thing in my book - the less blind, lemming-like sheep that are out there, the harder it will be for the wolves to prey on them...

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    Twan,

    Sheepdog lite?

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    Wackjob or superhero? I think they'll wind up being victims.

 

 
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