Xtreme Justice League, a band of real life superheroes fighting crime in San Diego
Fallen Boy, Freedom Fighter, Mr. Xtreme and Vortex of the Xtreme Justice League stand watch on a street corner during a patrol in downtown San Diego, CaliforniaReuters

One knows not how powerful these real-life superheroes from San Diego are, but they sure have a hell lot of responsibilities. The task at the hand of the Xtreme Justice League is no child's play; the members of the crime fighting band conduct safety patrols, raise awareness about crime and safety, assist the homeless and poor, disband violent activities and train those interested in becoming superheroes.

Based in San Diego, CA, the Xtreme Justice League came to existence when a few upright citizens noticed that the rate of violent crime there had gotten out of control. With the intention of preventing violent street crime through "prevention, intervention and community outreach" and to take a proactive stance against violent crime, the league was started by Mr Xtreme in 2006.

While the members of the Xtreme Justice League are committed to fighting crime and protecting the streets of San Diego, they refrain from "punishing" any wrong-doers and disassociates from being "vigilantes".

"We do not punish criminals. We work with the police if a crime is committed. We only use force as a last resort. We only use force in self-defence of ourselves or an innocent person," the crime fighters claim.

memebers of Xtreme Justice League
Freedom Fighter, Vortex, Fallen Boy and Mr. Xtreme of the Xtreme Justice League walk past a police van during a patrol in downtown San Diego, CaliforniaReuters

The members of the costumed group of crime fighters include students, former service members and security officers, who have taken on the persona of Mr. Xtreme, Fallen Boy, Freedom Fighter, Vortex, and so on.

Equipped with radios and first aid kits, the members of the Xtreme Justice League gather on the steps of San Diego Hall of Justice around 11.00 pm, completely in character; costume, self-defence weapon, et al., before splitting into two group headed by a leader each. On completion of the patrol the groups meet back around 2.00 am and discuss the events of the day with founder, Mr. Xtreme.

Each of them have reasons that motivate them to take on this role. Vortex says "I do it for the people," Mr. Xtreme does it, "to make a difference", Fallen Boy wants "to help the community" and Spartan does it "because I like helping people," they tell Reuters.

Freedom Fighter of the Xtreme Justice League
Freedom Fighter of the Xtreme Justice League looks out from behind his mask while on patrol in San DiegoReuters

Back in August, the members of the Xtreme Justice League had started scouring the main streets and alleys of San Diego's North Park after attempted sexual assaults against five women walking late at night in the area, nbc reported.

These real-life superheroes were inspired by the comic book superheroes to stand up for their beliefs and seek to act as symbols of good by performing heroic deeds. They are currently recruiting new crime fighters to improve their patrolling efficiency and anyone above the age of 18 can apply at the Xtreme Justice League website.