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It’s a Festivus Miracle! Superheroes deliver toys to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

With Santa Claus getting ready for his big day, several superheroes gave him a hand by helping to deliver toys.

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El Caballero, Red Ranger, Dragon, and Greg Gibson are filled with holiday spirit.  Photo courtesy of Greg Gibson.

El Caballero, Dragon, and Red Ranger from the Emerald City Heroes Organization teamed up with Greg Gibson of Tim’s Tavern to collect and bring a super load of toys to Seattle’s Children’s Hospital.

This labor of love actually began earlier in the year when ECHO and Tim’s Tavern partnered for a number of charity events at the Greenwood-area venue. This included the toy drive the superheroes helped out on December 6th.

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Superheroes with the Seattle Children’s Hospital staff.  Photo courtesy of Greg Gibson.

By finishing the job and bringing the toys to Seattle Children’s, the superheroes and Greg Gibson were able to see the fruit of their labors. In this writer’s humble opinion, Greg Gibson has earned the title of honorary superhero. The super-quartet gathered and delivered the toys to the Seattle Children’s Hospital on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 23rd, which just so happens to be the oft-mentioned holiday, Festivus.

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El Caballero, Red Ranger, Dragon, and Greg Gibson with their delivery of toys.  Photo courtesy of Greg Gibson.

The trio of superheroes from ECHO was thankful to be able to be part of such a giving event. The Emerald City Heroes Organization wishes to publicly thank Greg Gibson and all the great crew at Tim’s Tavern for making this charitable mission possible.

Superhero Patrols Logs for September 27, 2014

This weekend, the “usual suspects” of superheroes were out and about, pursuing justice in their own way.

The usual trio El Caballero, Red Ranger, and Dragon patrolled their usual turf of the U-District. Overall, the weather was fair and they did not run into any major problems. A majority of the patrol was just Dragon and El Caballero, but they later met up with Red Ranger to share information and get much needed hydration. Being a superhero is thirsty work.

They encountered what appeared to be a “protest” or some type that seemed to speak about the plight of the homeless. The ECHO members gave water bottles and energy bars as much as they could. Per usual, it was noted that both peace and harmony prevailed.

Phoenix Jones has hit the ground running from his brief respite. He has his own case trying to take down “Nook,” apparently from a gang known as the “Pirates.”

According to Phoenix Jones’ Facebook fan page, he’s been tracking a string of violent robberies allegedly done by this particular gang. The page also states that Phoenix Jones has been tracking them, using his own tips and informants.

It should be duly noted that if you have information on crime in your area, please share it with your local police department, not just your local superhero.

Phoenix Jones seemingly had a confrontation with “Nook” while Jones was “busting” his friend. It was noted that “Nook” did not have a foreign accent, which contradicts Jones’ earlier suspicions that he was part of an African gang. Though it’s unclear, it apparently happened while Jones was on a date.

Jones mentioned going through various police reports in his investigations. With no police report numbers or dates given, it’s difficult to verify his story. That said, I can neither confirm nor deny this report.

Though no statement was made on the subject, we can only hope that peace and harmony prevailed for Phoenix Jones as it did for the members of ECHO.

 

Here is ECHO’s report via their Facebook page:

ECHO Patrol Log: 09-27/28-2014

Report By: El Caballero Roll Call: Dragon, El Caballero, Red Ranger Location: U district

Time: 11:00pm – 2:00am

Last night’s patrol was nice and mellow. The weather was dry and pleasant, leaves beginning to fall and one can feel the autumnal change in the air.

Dragon and I began from the north end of ‘The Ave’ and worked our way south. We change our maneuvers …and tactics each patrol for security reasons and encourage others to do the same. Lots of young folks out and about, yet everyone was friendly and in good spirits.

The ‘usual suspects’ who peddle narcotics (note-ECHO has never had a problem nor have bothered people who smoke marijuana. It is now legal in Washington State anyway) were nowhere to be found, perhaps in prison?

Continued winding through the neighborhoods, streets and alleys. We briefly meet with Red Ranger for an Intel swap and thank God, some of his bottles of water!

The ‘protest’ happening next to the US Post Office, Metro bus stop, there on the SE corner of NE 43rd st and University Ave. Six tents of various sizes, colors and shapes connected together, cardboard signs with one proclaiming homelessness is not a crime. There are several people and dogs sleeping here. No sign of toilet facilities. We continue to give them water in bottles and energy bars, (though our budget in ECHO is currently just based on each members ability to donate from their own pocket).

Made the rounds with more hi-fives, head nods and some fan photos, it was a nice, peaceful night. Harmony prevailed!

 

Here is Phoenix Jones’ report via his Facebook Fan Page:

Note: It has been edited for language.

INVESTIGATION DAY 2

LOCATED “NOOK”

SOURCES EMAILED ME A PHOTO. RECOGNIZED HIM IMMEDIATELY. EVEN INTERVENED ON HIS FRIEND ROBBING A CIVILIAN WHILE I WAS IN PLAIN CLOTHES, ON A DATE.

THIS IS TOO SIMPLE. LIFE BARELY EVER WRAPS THINGS UP IN …A PRETTY RED BOW, ESPECIALLY NOT MY LIFE.

I SPEND THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS READING THE 14 PUBLIC POLICE REPORTS.

6 REPORTS MATCH “Black male, 5’10”, 170 lbs. Snatches open wallet or phone from victim and runs away.”

4 REPORTS MATCH “White male 5’8″ to 6′, medium build. Approaches victim and threatens with knife or blunt object. Takes valuables and forces victim to run away.”

4 REPORTS MATCH “Black male, 5’10”, 170 lbs. Approaches victim with weapon. Strikes victim or forces victim on the ground. Victim is robbed by several people who are speaking a foreign language. All victims report seeing multiple dark males running from the scene.”

AT FIRST GLANCE I THOUGHT 10 MATCHED THE “PIRATES” AND 4 WERE RANDOM MUGGINGS.

“Hey, Super NXXXXX! Go fXXX yourself and leave mine alone!” THAT’S WHAT “NOOK” YELLED AT ME WHEN I WAS BUSTING HIS FRIEND ON MY DATE. HE SPOKE PERFECT ENGLISH AND SO DID HIS 5 FRIENDS. I’VE SEEN HIM A DOZEN TIMES AND NEVER NOTICED AN ACCENT OR A WORD IN A STRANGE DIALECT. MIXED WITH THE FACT THAT THESE ENCOUNTERS WERE HIGH STRESS SITUATIONS WHERE MOST PEOPLE RESORT TO SPEAKING THEIR MOST COMFORTABLE LANGUAGE.

MAYBE I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE WRONG CRIMINALS?

MAYBE THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE OUT THERE. SOMEONE WHOSE M.O IS MORE VIOLENT THAN THE PIRATES., SOMEONE I HAVE TO MEET.

Superhero Patrol Logs for September 25, 2014

The streets were well protected last night. A combination of ECHO, Black Knight and friends, and remnants of the defunct RCSM were patrolling the Capitol Hill area.

The usual ECHO triad of Dragon, El Caballero, and Red Ranger started their patrol in Capitol Hill around 11:00 pm. En route to meet up with Black Knight, SkyMan, White Baron, the trio encountered an altercation between a man and a woman. They were able to seemingly intervene and the situation did not escalate further. They then met up with the three other superheroes and continued their patrol activities.

Phoenix Jones was also patrolling the Capitol Hill area with Shade, formerly of the RCSM. The duo seemingly has a pair of motorcycles that may play part in their patrols. Once arriving in the Capitol Hill area, Jones reportedly had a case and was apparently able to solve it in 20 minutes. As of the writing of this post, I was unable to ascertain what the case was or obtain any corroborating evidence. Jones may have a slightly different meaning to the term “case” than this writer.

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Photo courtesy of SkyMan

In the middle of their patrols, the two groups of superheroes met around Cal Anderson Park and cordially posed for a few photos. The diverse assembly of superheroes was pleasant and professional, despite a number of superheroes having less than amicable feelings toward other superheroes.

The two groups of superheroes parted ways and continued their patrols, both ending safely for all superheroes involved.

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Omega did not patrol and reportedly felt like a jerk because of it.

 

Here is ECHO’s account via their Facebook page:

ECHO Patrol Log: 09-25-2014
Red Ranger reporting from “The Stronghold”
Roll Call: Dragon, El Caballero, Red Ranger, Sky Man, White Baron, and Black Knight
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle

Patrol Started around 11pm in Capitol Hill, with Dragon, El Caballero and I on our way to meet up with the rest of our entourage. We quickly happened upon an altercation between some homeless citizens, with one larger, Caucasian male, appearing to be in his early thirties, throwing miscellaneous objects and attempting to assault a Caucasian female of around the same age. I ran into the situation on the double and got in between the two with El Caballero and Dragon close behind me. I demanded order and asked what was going on, but the man cursed at me and fled back to his makeshift bed in front of a nearby store. With him seemingly de-escalated, we shifted our focus to his victim and helped her gather her things that had been thrown into the street. She was grateful and we then turned our attention back to the aggressive male, questioning him on why he felt the need to attack this woman. He responded by cursing and pretending to be asleep (he was obviously inebriated) so we warned him not to lose his temper again and to keep his hands to himself. He eventually complied and we were on our way.

Patrol continued and we met up with Sky Man, Black Knight, and White Baron around 11:30 pm. We continued all around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, saw some familiar faces, and did a lot of what we affectionately call “shaking hands and kissing babies” while taking numerous pictures. We also did a small amount of homeless outreach. All in all, it was a good patrol with a refreshingly large crew; a treat we don’t often get but hope to see more of.

Peace and harmony prevailed!

 

Here Phoenix Jones’ report via his Facebook fan page:

Investigation: Day 1

I MEET AT Joe Shade’S HOUSE AROUND 11:30 PM. WE LOOK INTO POLICE REPORTS, MAKE A GAME PLAN AND A REDBULL TOAST TO ONE YEAR WORKING TOGETHER.

12:05 AM. WE LAND IN CAPITOL HILL AND START INTERVIEWING MY CONTACTS. PEOPLE HERE MAY NOT LIKE OR TALK TO COPS BUT THEY TELL ME EVERYTHING.

12:25 AM. WE SOLVE THE CASE, PIECING TOGETHER ALL THE INFO WE HAVE. THERE IS A NEW GANG OF AFRICANS AND STREET KIDS CALLED THE PIRATES. THEY HAVE NO LEADER BUT EVERYONE SEEMS TO MENTION ONE OF THE PIRATES BY NAME: “NOOK.” HE IS DESCRIBED AS BEING EXTREMELY VIOLENT AND INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERIES.

Side note: Ran into Cabbie and his crew. Their presence scares me. Shakes me to the core. One of them is going to die. I’ve seen so much violence — not sure I could take losing one of them. They smile when they see me. Whether they admit it or not, I’m their inspiration. Most of them are out of shape and unable to escape danger. They don’t have bulletproof gear and no radios to keep in touch if they get split up. I don’t know how Cabbie, who is completely bulletproof and in good shape and has a radio, would allow this amount of unnecessary risk.

IF YOU GO LOOKING FOR DANGER YOU WILL MOST LIKELY FIND IT. I JUST HOPE I GET THERE FIRST FOR BOTH OUR TEAMS’ SAKE.
~Phoenix Jones~

 

It should be duly noted that Black Knight, SkyMan, and White Baron were all active before the first reported activity of Phoenix Jones.1378202_10154616921915398_3885996923002845450_n

Superhero Patrol Logs for September 12, 2014

ECHO has been busy this week.

Friday night was a slightly later patrol, yet another quiet night. The duo of Dragon and Red Ranger patrolled the U-District.

Here is their report:

ECHO Patrol Log: 09-12-2014
Dragon reporting from “The Lair”
Roll Call: Dragon, Red Ranger,
Location: U district
Time: 11:30p – 2:00a

It was a quiet evening tonight. We patrolled the U-district and received a lot of positive response from the public. We took a few pictures with various folks. We did the glamor part of the job, returning shopping carts. We burned through the bottled water quickly in Ranger’s pack. We got unsolicited hugs from the public as a thank you by some of the patrons at Dante’s.

Here is where patience comes in, it was a dead night, but at least we got ourselves out there and talked with the public.

Peace and Harmony!

 

Omega (formerly affiliated with the now defunct RCSM) was reportedly going to solo patrol on Friday night, but I was unable to confirm.