They haven't put a Phoenix signal on the roof of police HQ in Seattle. But it can only be a matter of time.
May Day almost upon us. Remember what happened in Seattle last year? Local station King5 reminds us… and what plans Seattle have to deal with May Day, Phoenix Jones and the other Real Life Superheroes this year.
Jones jumped into action last May Day as anarchist rioters tried to storm the old Federal Court House. Jones and his small band of caped crusaders repelled the advancing anarchists, and he said he'll do it again.
"The police had to stand down and were not allowed to do anything. We didn't stand down and we did something. We will act," Jones said.
One major review of SPD's response to last year's May Day riots concluded the department should "restrict superheroes from … interfering with law enforcement operations." The report was written by former Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michael Hillmann. It essentially said Phoenix Jones should stick to the comic book stores.
Phoenix wasn't that happy. In fact he was super mad.
The fuss caused the police to clarify the situation.
@seattlepd THANK YOU AND ON BEHALF OF THE RAIN CITY SUPERHERO MOVEMENT WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU TO KEEP THE CITY SAFE.
— Phoenix Jones (@ThePhoenixJones) April 27, 2013
Here's the official Phoenix Jones music video…