Sep 17, 2014
Xavier Lopez Jr.
is fighting social injustice and questioning the status quo!
Aug 12, 2014
Xavier Lopez Jr.
commented on Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African-American Bystander at Israel Protest
Seattle has been working its way up to becoming more of a Police-State. Between the rent-a-cops on the King County Metro, The Security walking all around the Hospital District--Seattle has been morphing into something it was never meant to be--and at stake is the very soul of our city. We need to come together and really take a look at what is happening in our city and what it means for the future. At the very least, we need to ratify a set of hiring standards for these groups like Securitas etc., that protect civilians, old women, people of color and children as much as they protect the buildings and corporations that they work for. One day, waiting for the bus in the Alaska Junction a crazy homeless guy was threatening to hurt people and I went inside the bank that is adjacent to the Junction for protection. I told the security what was happening and rather than simply allow me to wait for the bus--they escorted me back into the dangerous situation--Seattle has become topsy-turvy--and we need to rally together and figure this out.
I have been thinking of writing something about this on my blog--because I do believe that it is a danger--especially to the spirit of our community--I think the solution is simple and that is that security guards need to have cameras on them and that their highest calling should be to protect the people--not the property or corporations--that simple shift will change everything.