A racist anti-masker veteran went on a violent tirade at Miami International Airport. He hurled racial slurs at a Black employee and even tried to start a physical altercation with the man.
The video of the drunk vet went viral. In the lobby, he can be seen yelling, calling the employee the “n-word,” and even picking up one of the heavy metal poles used to section off ticket lines as if he planned to hit the employee with it.
At one point, he threw a punch at the employee but was either too drunk or too uncoordinated to land it and ended up on the floor.
He eventually stormed off after kicking a “wet floor” sign.
— ONLY in DADE (@ONLYinDADE) August 28, 2021
The violent brute had been denied boarding on his flight due to his behavior. He was allegedly seen abusing his girlfriend and was suspected of being intoxicated. A witness reported to Local 10 that the drunk racist had gone into the women’s restroom to fight his girlfriend before the tirade.
What is even more telling is that law enforcement is nowhere to be found throughout his drunken tantrum.
A woman off-camera can repeatedly be heard asking where the police were.
The Miami airport incident sure shows you who gets to have a bad day and who would have been, at the least, tackled and at best tasered or worse before his hand ever reached that post he threw.
— Leslie Streeter (@LeslieStreeter) August 29, 2021
It is hard to imagine that a Black man could have acted out as this man did without law enforcement showing up within 10 seconds flat.
The privilege continues in the Miami Dade Police Department’s response to the criticism over its slow response. They called the violent racist who had just put his hands on a woman and yelled racial slurs a “veteran in crisis.”
This incident involved a military veteran in crisis. Our Airport District officers immediately responded to the call by airport staff and transported him to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. The MDPD is committed to the safety of all our residents and visitors.
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) August 29, 2021
Treatment and evaluation. Okay.
Representatives for MIA tweeted that they stand behind the officers and will not tolerate that type of behavior on their premises.
We continue to stand firm with @MiamiDadePD in protecting the security/safety of all areas in the airport. @FAANews reported unruly behavior incidents are to more than 3,800 in ‘21. We don’t tolerate this behavior at MIA. Police responded & apprehended the passenger.
— Miami Int’l Airport (@iflymia) August 28, 2021