Above: Phoenix Jones knocking out a ne'er do well in the U District.
Seattle's fearless superhero savior, Phoenix Jones, has officially anounced that the Rain City Superhero Movement (RCSM) has come to an end.
In his typical ALL-CAPS STYLE, Jones took to Facebook to announce his decision to disband the group, citing the fact that members of the former super squad "CAN NOT RUN 2.5 MILES IN 30 MIN. OR DO FIVE PULL UPS OR 25 SIT UPS IN 2 MIN."
"I LOVE BEING A SUPERHERO AND I BELIVE THERE IS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM THAT GOES WITH THAT," he wrote. "I JUST CAN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE CONTINUE TO PUT MY SEAL OF APPROVE ON PEOPLE I FEEL ARE NOT LOYAL OR PROPERLY TRAINED."
Phoenix pledged to continue to fight crime solo, occasionally joined by "SUPERS I TRUST." He signed out his post with a clip from the Justice League: Doom animated movie, in which Batman resigns from the League amidst accusations of a breach of trust with the other heroes.
Above: El Caballero (right) has accused Phoenix Jones of theft. El Caballero recently made headlines as one of the superheroes involved in a scuffle with protestors during this year's May Day anti-capitalist march.
The Justice League clip, perhaps unintentionally, aligns closely with the recent controversy surrounding Jones, who has been accused of theft by former RCSM members El Caballero, who claims Phoenix stole his helmet, and Shockwave, who threatened to take Jones to court last December after allegations that he stole his GoPro camera (full transcript of Shockwave's allegations from Facebook below).
UPDATE: Phoenix Jones' archnemesis Rex Velvet has posted an interesting offer to the ousted RCSM here.
Today's Phoenix Jones Announcement:
FIRST OFF IM SORRY
I STARTED FIGHTING CRIME YEARS AGO AND INSPIRED ALOT IF PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME.
I REALLY THOUGHT THAT HAVING A LARGE GROUP OF CIVILIAN CRIME FIGHTERS WAS A GOOD IDEA.
I WAS WRONG,
IT TAKES A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON TO DO THIS JOB CORRECTLY AND UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE INSPIRED, WORKED WITH, AND EVEN TAUGHT SOME OF THE WRONG KINDS OF PEOPLE.
AS OF TODAY THE RAIN CITY SUPERHERO MOVEMENT IS OVER. I WILL BE PATROLLING SOLO / WITH SUPERS I TRUST.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW BY DOING THIS IM LOSING FRIENDS I HAVE SHARED UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS WITH BUT IF IM GOING TO CALL MYSELF A SUPER HERO I MUST HOLD MYSELF AND FRIENDS TO HIGH STANDARDS.
I WILL NOT GO INTO TO MANY DETAILS BUT I FEEL YOU DESERVE A FEW REASON WHY WE CAN NO LONGER WORK TOGETHER. CERTAIN MEMBERS CAN NOT
RUN 2.5 MILES IN 30 MIN.
OR DO FIVE PULL UPS
OR 25 SIT UPS IN 2 MIN
OR BELIVE IT IS OK TO CARRY ILLEGAL WEAPONS.
OR WANT TO PATROL WITH OTHER "SUPERHEROES" THAT HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF MAKING BAD CHOICES THAT ARE POTENTIAL DANGEROUS.
I LOVE BEING A SUPERHERO AND I BELIVE THERE IS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM THAT GOES WITH THAT.
WHEN I OR ANY MEMBER OF THE RCSM SHOW UP TO HELP YOU. I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE HAVE FIRST AID CPR TRAINING, WE HAVE TAKING BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING AND THAT WE WILL ONLY WORK WITH OTHERS WHO ARE EQUALLY PHYSICALLY AND MEDICALLY TRAINED.
IM SORRY IF I LET ANYONE DOWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PATROL AND HELP PEOPLE.
I JUST CAN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE CONTINUE TO PUT MY SEAL OF APPROVE ON PEOPLE I FEEL ARE NOT LOYAL OR PROPERLY TRAINED.
AS ALWAYS BE SAFE MAKE GOOD CHOICES AND I'LL SEE YOU IN THE STREETS.
A full transcript of Shockwave's allegations against Phoenix Jones from December:
Phoenix Jones is a Con Artist thief, stealing from his closest friends and fan,with zero integrity for his community.
This report has no reflection on RCSM or the team mates Evo, Boomer, Usid, midnight Jack, Purple Reign, girlscout or any others I may have forgotten these men and woman are outstanding people who brought nothing but honor and commitment to the community and nothing in this report is a reflection of them, They are great people and can run a successful team without their corrupt lying stealing leader Phoenix jones.
Allow me to introduce myself, Im a 33yo United States Marine who has served 8.5 honorable years in the Marine Corps I am a combat veteran. I have a college degree in Criminal Justice. No criminal record besides traffic tickets. I joined RCSM September 2012.
I idolized Phoenix Jones followed him on the radio and tv and trusted him. Shortly after meeting him I gave him my gopro which I purchased in Jan 2009 prior to my deployment and only used for about 20min at that time. I gave him my gopro cause I trusted him, or so I thought cause he claimed he had a deal with gopro and said he could get it upgraded. After 9 months of none stop stories and excuses from Phoenix jones, I demanded my gopro back I didn't care about the upgrade. shortly before May Day 2013 Phoenix jones gave me a gopro that was not my original gopro but a different gopro. Phoenix Jones said it was a better model then my original one. After many attempts to operate it, it was discovered to be defective. At a subway shop in down town seattle phoenix jones and I worked on the gopro and decided it was defective he claimed he had a homie coming into town that could fix it so I trust him o nce again.
months go by no gopro I ask for it back he claims he has it in his bag and will give it to on patrol. when I finally get to patrol I give him a friendly reminder to bring it. I am greeted with a response "bad news I cant get it to you till after Patrol, good news you can come to my house and help me dig through my basement to find it." Bull shit am I going to go to phoenix jones house and dig through his shit to get my property back.
at a recent meeting Nov 12 2013 called upon by Phoenix jones cause of el caballeros quitting, I was given a gopro back...same still broken gopro with a battery pack...just a bigger paper weight for me. Now I will be taking my issue to Seattle small claims court.
$87 for a vest was pulled out of a wells fargo ATM at 1st and Pike Dec 19 2012 in down town Seattle for a vest that Phoenix jones claimed he had a connection on. I believe most the team believing they were getting a good deal from phoenix Jones gave him $87 each. No vest has ever been given to any member of RCSM for that purchase order. I know at least 5 other members who gave a $87 but did not receive a bullet proof vest ever.
Phoenix Jones also claimed he had insurance for team members incase they were ever hurt while patrolling he wanted to collect $10 a month from each member for the insurance that he never produced any documentation for. no policy, no statements, no receipts no documentation ever that showed any "medical insurance" existed.
On all patrols I always showed up on time prepaired like the military guy I am. phoenix jones has never shown up on time for any patrol. In fact on may day 2013 he was a hour late and abandoned his team later that day at the most hostile moment without a word leaving el caballero myself and one other to fend for our selves against police and anarchist....what team leader abandons his team without any word or anything?
Phoenix Jones constantly stops and edits his videos give off the impression he is a flawless hero.
Criminals??? I'd like to shed light on the people Phoenix jones claims are criminals. Phoenix jones patrols are always in front of bars or alleys behind bars, Phoenix Jones preys on people who are exiting bars drunk and unable to function normally cause they are impaired by alcohol. these are normal citizens out to have fun get drunk and make a few poor choices but are generally good people. but yes from time to time Phoenix Jones finds a fight maybe a actual crime but mostly just impaired people. Case in Point Phoenix Jones mutual combat video. clearly the guy and his friend are impaired by alcohol when Phoenix Jones decides to take them on in a fight clearly not a fair fight. Would MMA allow one fighter to be drunk while the other is sober for a fight.....think about it had those guys been sober would that have happened?? South seattle has true crime like Rainier Ave and Martin Luther King jr way but you wont find Phoenix Jones down there fighting real drug dealers and crimes and gang members....why not if he is a "super hero??"
Ever wonder how when he writes his daily diaries that he is always alone when all these awesome crime stopping adventures happen?? no video either??? amazing..he is a great STORY teller.
The Meeting November 12th 2013
Phoenix Jones calls a emergency meeting tonight cause El Caballero announced he quit the Team cause of a stolen helmet. Phoenix Jones shows up late roughly 21:20 for the 2100 meeting at a coffee shop on 45th st in Seattle. During the meeting Phoenix jones talks about passing logistics to a new Member and brings up the insurance again. I tell him im refusing to pay insurance dues unless documentation is produced for a insurance, Evo asks how this is going to work if it hasn't worked before. Phoenix calls for a vote, I refuse to vote and that pisses Phoenix Jones off.
At this moment Phoenix jones attempts to wrap of the meeting and exit. both Evo and I say quickly stop him and say "we aren't done talking yet" Phoenix pretending to be confused asks what else we need to talk about. I said how about we talk about some integrity issuses. Phoenix jones gets defensive and suggest we handle it individually on a case to case basis (basically trying to separate us) both evo and I reject that idea. so I confront him in a very stern Marine tone and demand answers to what happened to el Caballeros helmet and why it hasn't been resolved. Phoenix jones at first refused to talk about it and said it was between him and el caballero. Evo said well its affecting us now cause we lost a team member. Phoenix stated that the helmet was at his house on his table and that Purple moved to the garage where it disappeared and he doesn't know what happened and its not his problem and he doesn't know why this keeps happening and its like the 5th time something in his possession disappeared. (my gopro). At this time phoenix jones is getting very agitated and refuses to talk. Evo asks for why a resolution hasn't been made in 3 months, phoenix replies with he has been having a rough time and crying on the couch and that its not his problem he didn't do it.
I also tell Phoenix I don't trust anymore for anything cause the same story he gave me about my missing gopro and searching his garage for it he also gave el caballero that story....lets look for it, but I will make it extremely difficult for you to get it back so you give up. About this time Phoenix Jones rebuttals with he doesn't trust me on patrol cause im not close enough to the team....I was like if distance is the worst thing im guilty of then I can deal with that at least im not a liar or a thief. Phoenix Jones also expressed how he wanted to punch me in the face after I confronted him, I replied "really is that how you solve things? I drive 45min to talk to you like a MAN and that's your response?" during this second half of the meeting Phoneix jones was very stand offish, refusing to answer questions or deflecting them. Obviously corned and hiding something.
So Phoenix Jones fans....if the Woman who shared a bed with him has left his side and his best friend and side kick of 3 years has left his side and filed a report with the Seattle weekly news and is lined up to take him to court and I have been fired from the team cause I stood up against him and called him out HERES YOUR SIGN......
I encourage all fans to ask about the money that re raised from him for a suit and gear....where did your money go?? where is the suit or gear we donated money for/ what happened to it??? I will be very interested in your answer.
Phoenix Jones has abused the trust of his closest friends and lover, he has taken our money and yours. Is this the face of a Super Hero that you want or is a thief hiding in plain sight wearing a mask??
Super Hero unselfishly preserve Life and protect those who cant protect themselves....not steal and lie to them
Many people not in the super hero community are out thousands of dollars cause of Phoenix Jones using his celebrity status to gain trust.
I encourage all who read this to share my post and spread the word. Do not become a victim of Phoenix Jones like El Caballero, Purple, mantis and I and a few other like us were worked along side him.
This Monday I will go to Seattle court and file for small claims for my stolen gopro and $87 for a vest I never received. he can have his broken gopro back. I will post pics of my court papers Monday to let the RLSH community know im not joking around. This con artist banking on peoples trust who are trying to do good must be stopped,
SEMPER FIDELIS, Shockwave OF SEATTLE