Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Examples of Mass Transit Excellence - Seattle Edition

Security Guards Watch as Girl, 15, Beaten in Seattle Metro Bus Tunnel
hree security guards watched a group of teens punch, kick and rob a 15-year-old girl in the downtown Seattle Metro bus tunnel without intervening.

Security video shows the guards call for help on their radios, but they don't go to the aid of the girl even as she is being kicked in the head.

A dispute involving a group of 10 teens apparently started inside a department store the evening of Jan. 28 and moved to the bus tunnel at Westlake Station, where the girl was attacked....Metro Transit General Manager says it's revising its policy that guards only "observe and report" problems.
That would certainly help, now wouldn't it?

Of course, the quality of 3 security guards that stand idly by and watch a teenage girl get kicked in the head and do nothing, policy of non-intervention or not, is hardly confidence inspiring.

1 comment:

Scott said...

If all they want is "observe and report", why don't they just install cameras? Sures saves on the benefit packages they are paying these "observe and report specialists" (because we can't call them security guards)