MONTREAL -- Montreal police and the city transit commission are investigating reports of an incident where a woman was beaten in a subway station as security guards looked on.
The security guards' union says their members have been advised that such interventions are now up to city police who started patrolling the subway on Monday.
Montreal police are asking the victim to come forward because they have received no complaint regarding the alleged assault.
The union says guards are not supposed to intervene in such cases, leaving it up to the new 132-officer police patrol unit.
Quebec Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis calls the event intolerable and wants city police to clear up the protocol and ensure such a thing doesn't happen again.
I hate to ask what seem like obvious questions.
What the heck is the point of security guards who don't stop a woman from being beaten?
Did someone forget to explain to their union that security guards are to keep a place secure? Hence the name!!!
Did no one stop and help this woman? What about non-security personnel? Wasn't there a single knight in shining armor to save her? What about another woman? Anybody? What did you all do? Stand around and say "Hey, that's the security guards' job" while the security guards were expecting the police to deal with it?