Investigators have uncovered a disturbing video-tape captured on five different security cameras underneath downtown Seattle.
It shows the graphic beating of a teenage girl in Seattle’s Metro bus tunnel, while uniformed security guards simply look on.
This is a tragic story. A young woman is ruthlessly beaten while three grown security guards do nothing but look on. Why? Because their contract states that the guards are to “observe and report” problems and not get involved.
Why do we continue to employ ineffective mercenaries rather than increase the funds for REAL police officers to patrol our street and keep us safe? Belltown is contemplating the expansion of the MID. The same funds could put 10 additional Cops, with real powers, on the streets.
After the victim is punched, the attack gets worse. The suspect then kicks the girl’s face and stomps on her head six times. The guards make no attempt to get in the middle of the girls or to pull the attacker away. One guard is seen in the distance looking on. He never approaches the scene. Another guard turns his back on the assault. The third stands just inches from the girls, looking on.
And the beating isn’t over. The attacker comes back without anyone trying to restrain her and stomps on the motionless girl’s head one final time.
The attacker and her crew of 10 others – eight boys and young men, and two girls – run up the tunnel escalators.
One of them is clutching the purse he stole from the unconscious teen. Two others have stolen her cell phone and iPod.