Blatant Abuse of Power
I am here today to demand an immediate investigation into Metro Mall LLC and the many unjust practices in which they engage. They employed Mr. Darien Long as the On-Site Manager, but every since, he has become a vigilante pursuing his own flawed concepts of justice and using his immensely powerful position to retaliate against law-abiding citizens and wage war against black minorities who he alleges to be drug dealers. Furthermore, Metro Mall seems to be doing business under another name now and refuse to share any specific information regarding who owns the property or even the property management company itself.
In his current capacity, he was only employed to manage the floundering mall and oversee its employees. It must be mentioned that he wears a security uniform and acts like a police. His repeated failures of not promptly reporting crimes to the police, don't allow them to sufficiently respond in a timely manner to prevent crime.
Since Mr. Long is a mall manager, not a security or police officer, he lacks the critical skills necessary to deal with the public or make sound judgment in split-second decisions; which will continue to expose both him and whatever property management company that hired him, to immense civil and criminal liability.
Like his predecessor George Zimmerman, Mr. Long continues to engage in conduct that's detrimental to the general public. Instead of calling 911 and to have police officers immediately respond to his location to provide the appropriate written paperwork by issuing criminal trespass warnings/arrests, conduct drug related investigations, prevent loitering or any other possible criminal activity, he doesn't.
He feels as if this somehow gives him the right to be an army of one and handle each situation that he encounters alone. In each uploaded YouTube video, his response remains the same. By not being properly trained to act in the aggressive manner in which he does, he preselects his weapon of choice in advance; uses hate speech and fighting words to provoke the other person(s) to respond violently, in an attempt to justify his unnecessary use of force.
Due to Mr. Long overstepping the scope of his employment, each video seems to show a pattern of behavior where he is observed acting improperly, by not De-Escalating the situation. Time after time again, he allows each situation to become worse and by him not calling the police during the most incipient stages of a potentially violent encounter, he loses control of the situation, more people become involved and place him in even greater danger of being violently attacked or even killed.
Mr. Long is an employee who takes a taser, 2 firearms, 2 asp batons and 2 sets of handcuffs into his workplace on a daily basis, with the intent to enforce the law. He's impersonating a police officer, is known to blatantly violate the civil rights' of the black males in whom he alleges to be drug dealers and has used such threats that he would take them “into custody” if they came back on his property. What constitutes a valid criminal trespass warning and how long is it in effect for?
Though his actions are ruthless and cut-throat, we have observed this type of vigilante style of justice before. I am demanding a second-look into the Metro Mall taser incident and subsequent video postings, the way that the property management conducts their business and the quality of training that makes Mr. Long uniquely qualified to perform the essential functions of his job. Does he have a blue card and has he received the state mandated 24 hour course?
Below, these are videos in which Mr. Long uploaded to YouTube and he felt would cast him performing his job duties in the most favorable light. He has a contract to provide management services to the flea market, through the property management company. However, he’s essentially providing critical security services and interacting with the public in a capacity that far exceeds both the scope of his employment and the training in which he has received.