Most people have heard by now of when United Airlines overbooked on one flight and tried to force a guy to leave his seat. Guy happened to be a doctor who needed to get back to work. Instead the police came and beat and dragged him out of the plane. There is a video and you can tell many of the passengers were deeply disturbed by what had happened and some of them did walk out afterwards on their own free will. What disturbs me most is this was a clear abuse of corporate and police power and we shouldn't tolerate that kind of violence from those two areas. This whole thing could had been avoided if they simply had asked for volunteers. Airlines typically compensate for having to do so, and out of plane with 70 folks, there had to been one person willing to take it.
How do you feel about the United Airlines event?