"In the interest of justice" has nothing to do with justice, it is Mecklenburg DA's way of giving a free pass to violent offenders and letting even the most blatant crimes go unpunished.
Video shows man’s confrontation with gate agent at Charlotte airport
A man was caught on camera late Monday night arguing with an American Airlines gate agent who wouldn’t let him on a flight because he was reportedly drunk.
Video of the confrontation was captured outside Gate E-27 at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
A manager for American Airlines told police that he was not going to let Greenland fly due to his aggression to the flight crew. When he refused to leave, police arrested Greenland and charged him with disorderly conduct, resisting a public officer and trespassing.
The charges were later dismissed “in the interest of justice” because prosecutors said there is a backlog created by COVID-19 and they would need court time to prosecute more serious cases.
The decision to dismiss the charges did not sit well with the president of the union that represents airport workers.
“This just happened the other day,” union president Donielle Prophete said. “How are the charges dismissed already? I’m angry.”
Prophete has been pushing for tougher penalties for passengers who confront or assault airline employees. She said the decision to drop the charges sends the wrong message.
“It’s sending the message that these passengers can come in this airport and do what they want us to do and treat us like their servants or something,” Prophete said. “We are not their servants. No. We are customer service agents and we are here to assist you, but you should not be putting your hands on us.”
Cedar's Take: WFT Charloot we are going to just let thugs run the airport now?
Lifetime ban from airlines and 30 days should have been the only answer for this fool.