1. Plus, in the video, the goons shown are ***NOT*** in Police Uniform. A baseball cap and blue jeans do not a uniform make.
2. No one is obliged to pay attention to orders from some goon.
3. The AmbuChaser will make perfectly clear to the Jury that the good 69-year-old doc, at 6PM after a particularly hard day, settled into a seat and trying to sleep, had no reasonable way to identify that these goons were duly authorized law enforcement personnel -
4. even if said personnel had a duly signed warrant from a Judge/ Magistrate to remove him from a seat that he had paid for, and had occupied. They probably spoke in an illegible accent, if they spoke at all.
5. The doc wasn't committing any crime, he was sitting down minding his own business. No one had any right to touch him.
6. Apparently he was traveling with his wife - so this bijnej about random lottery stinks to houristan. They apparently picked on two couples to empty out 4 seats. That was random? Pah! The State Bingo Commission will have a few comments on that.
7. Note that Chicago O'Hare security wait times were somewhere between 40 minutes and 105 minutes, so there is a good reason why other passengers weren't really keen on repeating their airport experience next day. Maybe for $1500 cold cash each. That's the airline's problem.
8. And er.... The plane wasn't "overbooked" at all - except for United's employees who were trying to bully their way onto a plane where they had no confirmed reservation. THAT is just poor planning and as they say:
Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.