Judge Napolitano Slams United, States Victim ‘Absolutely’ has Cause for Lawsuit Against Airline and CHICAGO PD! (Video)

Following highly disturbing video surfacing of a United Airlines passenger being violently removed off of a flight from Chicago O’Hare International headed to Lousiville against his will, Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has weighed in and United is not going to like what he has to say.

Making it clear from the very beginning that what happened to passenger David Dao was not only wrong, but a violation of United’s own contractual obligation, Napolitano slammed both the airline and the Chicago Police Department for violating Dao’s rights and causing ‘public humiliation.’

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Explaining that this was not simply a case in which United had accidentally over-sold a flight and a passenger refused to leave when asked, but instead that there are two very important factors in play regarding the case:

United’s civil obligations to its passengers and the actions of the law enforcement responding to a non-criminal complaint.

“He bought the ticket, he passed the TSA, he was in his seat, he has every right to stay there.” Napolitano stated bluntly, adding that the police had no grounds for forcibly removed Dao simply because United asked them to.

“If the reason for their call is not a crime, they should leave.” He stated in regards to law enforcement.

Watch Judge Napolitano weigh in below:

Thoughts on this case? Clear abuse of power or social media hype? Let us know in the comment section below.



  • Svensk

    A half million people were bumped by US airlines last year. Delta was by far the airline with the most bumps. How many of those bumped had to be forcibly removed from a plane? The only bumpee, I have heard forcibly removed, is this stubborn defrocked doctor, sexual pervert, and drug peddler from Kentucky. He should be in jail. BTW, Napolitano no longer has credibiity. He was caught lying and temporarily suspended at FOX.

  • mousekiller

    All this due to some employees that needed to be at the destination for work. . I am sorry but did the employees just find out minutes earlier? United over booked way too many seats if they knew in advance that several employees had to travel on that flight. Treat them like paying passengers. Put their asses on a later flight and stop this BS., As far as the cops go they did their job as asked but had no idea why they were evicting the person until it was over. Their supervisor needs to be hauled over the coals…

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