This video is perfectly mind blowing. Three security guards in a Seattle Metro bus tunnel are shown watching a group of teenagers beat and rob a 15-year-old girl and do nothing to stop it beyond calling 911.
Olympic Security Services, a private firm in Tukwila, supplies the security officers under a contract that says that guards, who are unarmed, should “observe and report” assaults and suspicious activity to police, but not try to physically intervene. It seems to me that Seattle needs to look not only at the contract but who was the genius who would sign such a contract for the city.
This could lead to an interesting lawsuit against the city, which reduced the number of police and replaced them with glorified human security cameras.
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