After a video went viral internationally of a man brutally dragged down the aisle of a United Airline plane, blood running across his face, passengers screaming for the officer dragging the man to "stop!, stocks took a dive, wiping over $500 million from their market cap, multiple hashtags started trending, including the #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos, and social media lit up all over the Internet by shocked users.
The law says that an incident takes place in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the US when it involves any aircraft in flight in the US. An aircraft is in flight in the US from the point when the doors are closed after boarding until the moment they are opened after landing.
While the events on the United Airlines aircraft stemmed from the airline forcing people off a flight they have paid for, in order to seat United Airline employees, with the passenger that was brutalized having refused to give up his seat, the very fact that the airline personnel and the Chicago Aviation Security Officers felt they could savagely drag the man off as was seen in the video above, goes straight to the mindset of "we have federal authority, so we can do anything we want" as we have seen these types of abuses and corrupt practices reported on from a variety of federal agencies over the past decade.
In the case of United Airlines, the backlash has caused a massive change in "tone" from the CEO, as yesterday when the video went viral his statement to his team, said "I emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right," then detailed their version of events. Yet today, he offers an apology via Twitter saying "I’m sorry. We will fix this," with a link to another letter to the "team," calling the event "horrific," claiming he shares the "outrage, anger, disappointment," that has been leveled at the airline. He goes on to state "I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard," and ends by promising to do better.
In the case of the federal government, where the same type of systematic abuses run rampant, there are no "share prices," no market caps to force a change, and while we have seen minor "restructuring" in certain agencies, such as the State Department when Tillerson "deconstructed" the Seventh Floor, the rot of corruption aka the "deep state' players that have been carefully inserted into every federal agency into top level positions, trickles the corruption down, where even those in lower levels develop an attitude of "we can do anything we want."
The bottom line here is that everything the feds touch, everything listed under "federal jurisdiction," becomes ripe for abuse, even aircraft personnel that think having a man dragged and bloody off a plane is acceptable behavior because that aircraft falls under federal authority.
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