Thursday, August 29, 2013
HERO PROFILE #10: Väktaren
Operates out of: Malmö, Sweden
Name Translation: Väktaren is Swedish for "Guardian"
Activities: Väktaren patrols criminal hotspots, looking to report crime to police and intervene in crimes in process.
Author's notes: I still hear about new RLSH all the time from all over the world. Today's Hero Profile comes from a tip from a Heroes in the Night Facebook fan, Xerxes Sockerstinn, who forwarded an article from a Swedish newspaper on Väktaren. The article reports that Väktaren, a comic book fan, was motivated to become a RLSH last month after he was mugged. The Swedish RLSH has found that his costumed appearance has frightened several Swedes, so he hopes the media exposure will garner some understanding of what he is trying to do.
Heroes in the Night has an entire chapter dedicated to different translations of the RLSH concept around the world.
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