A video that’s going viral right now illustrates how the social-media-obsessed are reacting to crime. The instinct nowadays is to film the action rather than to help - even if you are a security guard.
Such is the case of a lady security guard who opted to film via her mobile phone the “action” going on rather than come to the aid of an officer enforcing the law.
A Houston Police officer could be is seen struggling with a violent robbery suspect with the help of a bystander. The two have the suspect pinned down, but require more help. The suspect is seen reaching for the officer’s handcuffs, then his gun.
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It was clear from the situation that even with the two of them - the officer and the bystander certainly could have used another person’s help. The security guard, however, chose to take out her phone and film the struggle. The fact that the lady was a security guard tasked to protect the area is a sad commentary on society.
So oblivious was the security guard to the struggles of the officer, and so engrossed she was in recording video, she could even be seen changing directions and possibly angles of her video by walking from shooting behind the officer to going in front to capture the subjects’ faces.
The shocking and frustrating behavior and action of the security guard did not escape the attention of the officer, struggling as he was with the suspect. The officer could be heard pleading for help from the security guard.
The officer is heard screaming first, “Help me!”. Seeing the lack of enthusiasm and effort on the part of the guard, the officer later screamed, “Stop f*g filming and help me!'.
The suspect, identified as Davon Shavelle Miller, 17, was soon arrested.
The actions of the security guard had consequences. She lost her job because of what she did - and did not do- in the face of an opportunity for her to have carried out her civic duty to help an officer in need.
Even if she didn’t immediately respond to helping the officer contain the suspect, former Dallas Police Chief David Brown said there are other ways she could have helped the officer. Brown said: “The security guard could have called 911, but it adds insult to injury to not do that and start recording with her phone.”
What's more, Texas law requires citizens to help officers if asked.
The company which employed the guard said in a statement that it is their policy to require a "uniformed security guard to render assistance to certified officers upon request."
The actions of the guard were recorded by another bystander. There could be other bystanders filming the officer trying to arrest the suspect, and the suspect resisting. At least to the credit of one bystander, even if she didn’t help, she could be heard in another video screaming to the teen suspect to stop resisting and to respect the authority of the officer.
Houston’s Police Chief was dismayed with the still unnamed guard’s behavior and said: “It says a lot about society, that we would prefer to get 15-minutes of fame rather than help an officer."
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Security guards often have no civil protections. Even with clearance,he could have been arrested for interfering. he did nothing wrong
The security guard should lose her job….that was just plain ignorant! She should have called 9-1-1 b4 filming.
In a situation like this the security guard was more responsible to help the cop than the civilian. The sheboon was filming the 2 white guys taking down her brother that didndo nuffin.
i wish i were there, i'd have gladly helped. notice that cowardly racist jigaboo security guard does nothing.
look at the hair on the pos 'security guard'. that's a bonafide dindu security guard. just look at that fine hairdo. yeah, i want more of these savages in my white neighborhood.
Female quota hire, this is why woman shouldn't be hired based on their genitalia. They should be hired based on their qualifications and this woman clearly wasn't qualified.
@35129 well, actually i can't tell if that security guard is a woman OR a man. whatever it is, it's looking for a new job.
I hate to say this… but no matter how it is taken…..
I feel with her being a large female she was never hired with any expectations of being more than just a Security Monitor. (See and report, not act)
Couple this with being Black, it was a given 99 time out of a 100, she would not step in to help a Police Officer. Knowing she would suffer the BLM sigma from her peers in her community of helping "The Man".
Would have served her right if the criminal got the gun and shot her with it, big time karma! The black race sure hasn't been doing very well lately with this crap, the nfl disrespect, South Africa, BLM Garbage, the guy having sex with a dead body and being caught trying to frame police for racism! Did soros and the deep state plus the left do a good job on blacks or what?
Under Texas laws, she should have been required to help an officer if asked so she clearly has culpability! Lock her up!