The Simply Ridiculous
February 10, 2010 by admncc
What would you say if you saw a news headline that said, “3 Seattle bus tunnel guards watch brutal beating?” Would it surprise you? An article with that exact headline appeared in The Washington Post today.
The article began by saying, “Three unarmed security guards stood by and watched last month as a 15-year-old girl was punched, knocked to the ground, kicked in the head and robbed in a downtown Seattle bus tunnel. The guards’ actions during the brutal attack – captured on surveillance video – have prompted a review of the policy that unarmed, civilian guards call police and not try to stop fights or crimes.”
Neo Con Don sent me the link to the video, which was truly one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever seen. You can watch it here. It made me wonder what in the world the Seattle Metro Transit and their General Manager, Kevin Desmond, are doing.
King 5 TV, out of Seattle, investigated this situation and reported that “the guards are not trained police officers or Metro Transit employees. They are contract workers from Olympic Security Services out of Tukwila. According to their contracts, the guards are to “observe and report” problems, not to get involved.”
Are you kidding me? Not “get involved.” Doesn’t being a human take over? Even at the risk of getting hurt, I would have done something – even if it was yelling at the attackers or trying to help the girl. I’m not even a cop and I know the most basic rule of law enforcement – it is to protect civilian lives…
The guards are clearly on video standing right in front of the attack, letting it take place. And then when it was over, they didn’t even help the victim. Hello! Seattle Metro Transit! Your guards are worthless! Or should I say, Olympic Security Services, your guards are worthless! Yeah, thanks for coming out, guys. Thanks for using your radios to call the real police and literally watching a young girl get kicked in the head until she was unconscious. This is an outrage and a true embarrassment to the real police officers and law enforcement individuals in the world. What an absolute disgrace!