Bad enough that United decided to bump four seated passengers on a short hop for Chicago to Kentucky. Bad enough it was not for other passengers but for 4 United employees who United at the last minute wanted to get to Louisville fast. Even worse followed when only 3 passengers accepted offers to leave the flight.
No, what was the worst thing about it was that a Chicago cop treated a 69 year old Asian American physician like.....well like Chicago cops treat people in Chicago every day. The Obama DOJ summed the Chicago Police Department business as usual in a report from Jan. 13, 2017:
The Justice Department announced today that it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.
Chicago Aviation Security Officers come under the Chicago Police Department, organizational chart. In addition to this incident, the DOJ report covers numerous shootings by Chicago cops of unarmed persons, battery of suspects etc etc.
The Chicago PD has put the Chicago Police Officer who dragged the bleeding 69 year old doctor across the armrests, and down the aircraft aisle on paid leave.
That is all bad enough, yes. And this:
The Trump administration has thrown all Obama DOJ Police investigations/agreements into doubt, as AG Sessions and Trump are concerned that requiring police to act professionally to protect citizen civil rights may create "morale" problems in the force.