My Justice League picks, 14th collage:
Oliver Queen's gang had degenerated into mindless brutality. What had started out with good intentions eventually led to abuses of justice. This change happened over time as some members of Oliver's gang, including Helena Bertinelli, 'Black' Canary, and Arthur Curry, became frustrated with the criminal justice system and decided to take the law into their own hands. Because of their harsh methods the press dubbed the group the 'Agents of Justice'.
This change in methodology caused a fracture in the group. The most outspoken
critic of these changes was
Kyle Tippet, and finally with Bart Allen.
Victor Stone was deeply concerned with the drastic measures the group would
sometimes take in deterring crime in Metropolis. Yet he also believed that a split would destroy everything they had achieved as a group. He regretfully decided to
Oliver soon saw himself in the middle of a dispute. As a group Oliver's gang had
done some very heroic things. And yet they also did many things that he came to
regret. He hoped to convince Jordan, Kyle and Bart that the good they did
outweighed the bad.
Jordan, Bart and Kyle were unconvinced by Oliver's argument. The press echoed
their concerns. In the course of ridding Metropolis from violence and destruction they had created even more violence and destruction.
They decided that if they were going to fight crime they would not do it by breaking the law. Together they headed to Smallville, hoping that Clark Kent would join their cause.