A real-life costumed superhero nicknamed Phoenix Jones was arrested in Seattle for allegedly macing a group of people who police said were just dancing.
He might think he's doing some good in this world, but what gives him the right to act the judge, jury and executioner of the streets by spraying people he thinks are committing crimes in the face with high grade repellent? His heart might be in the right place but his brain is probably in a place where doctors usually check for polyps.
An argument can be made that police are just as human as this guy and they could have made the same mistake in another situation, but at least they have training to deal with this sort of thing and reduce the chance of making such a mistake. The only training this "dork knight" has is watching "Kick Ass" on a Cheeto high. And wouldn't a TRUE superhero try to intervene in a less violent way than just macing first and asking questions later? Granted, hugs can't stop bullets but the superhero seems to be the only armed participant in this situation and just firing blindly into a crowd without trying to determine the true victim seems like something a supervillain would do, not a superhero.
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