Delta passenger mooned flight attendant, threw can at traveler, FBI says
NEW YORK - A 29-year-old man is accused of carrying on violent and disruptive behavior during an eight-hour flight from Ireland to the United States earlier this month, according to court documents that were unsealed on Friday. Shane McInerney, 29, appeared in federal court in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, to face a felony charge of intentionally assaulting and intimidating a member of a flight crew, according to the U.S. attorney. A federal magistrate released him on a $20,000 bond.McInerney was a passenger on Delta Air Lines flight 45 from Dublin to Kennedy Airport in New York on Jan. 7. During the flight, he threw an empty drink can that hit another passenger in the head; pulled down his pants and underwear to "moon" a flight attendant and some passengers; kicked the seat in front of him, rattling the person sitting there; refused to wear a mask despite the crew asking him to dozens of times; and even more, according to an FBI's affidavit filed in court. At least one passenger told the crew that McInerney's behavior was "scary," authorities said. At one point, the Delta captain, who was on break, confronted McInerney, who repeatedly plopped his own hat on the captain's head and then held his fist in the captain's face and said, "Don't touch me," the FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. The flight crew had to repeatedly stop what they were doing to confront McInerney about his behavior during the flight and at one point considered diverting the plane to another airport so they could kick him off the flight, according to the affidavit. However, ultimately the plane continued on its flight path to New York. When the Airbus A-330 jetliner was on its final approach to JFK and all passengers and crew were buckled in, McInerney got up from his seat, went into the aisle, and refused to sit back down, the FBI wrote. In response to an email from FOX 5 NY, McInerney's attorney, Benjamin Yaster, said he had no comment. McInerney lives in Galway, a city in western Ireland, officials said. He was on his way to Florida to start a job as a soccer teacher at a sports academy in Daytona, FOX 5 NY was told. Source
Summa Th. I EN Qu.64 a.4
Article: 4 Whether our atmosphere is the demons' place of punishment?
1. It would seem that this atmosphere is not the demons' place of punishment. For a demon is a spiritual nature. But a spiritual nature is not affected by place. Therefore there is no place of punishment for demons.
2. Further, man's sin is not graver than the demons'. But man's place of punishment is hell. Much more, therefore, is it the demons' place of punishment; and consequently not the darksome atmosphere.
3. Further, the demons are punished with the pain of fire. But there is no fire in the darksome atmosphere. Therefore the darksome atmosphere is not the place of punishment for the demons.
On the contrary Augustine says (Gn ad lit. iii, 10), that "the darksome atmosphere is as a prison to the demons until the judgment day."
I answer that The angels in their own nature stand midway between God and men. Now the order of Divine providence so disposes, that it procures the welfare of the inferior orders through the superior. But man's welfare is disposed by Divine providence in two ways: first of all, directly, when a man is brought unto good and withheld from evil; and this is fittingly done through the good angels. In another way, indirectly, as when anyone assailed is exercised by fighting against opposition. It was fitting for this procuring of man's welfare to be brought about through the wicked spirits, lest they should cease to be of service in the natural order. Consequently a twofold place of punishment is due to the demons: one, by reason of their sin, and this is hell; and another, in order that they may tempt men, and thus the darksome atmosphere is their due place of punishment. Now the procuring of men's salvation is prolonged even to the judgment day: consequently, the ministry of the angels and wrestling with demons endure until then. Hence until then the good angels are sent to us here; and the demons are in this dark atmosphere for our trial: although some of them are even now in hell, to torment those whom they have led astray; just as some of the good angels are with the holy souls in heaven. But after the judgment day all the wicked, both men and angels, will be in hell, and the good in heaven.
Reply to Objection:
1. A place is not penal to angel or soul as if affecting the nature by changing it, but as affecting the will by saddening it: because the angel or the soul apprehends that it is in a place not agreeable to its will.
2. One soul is not set over another in the order of nature, as the demons are over men in the order of nature; consequently there is no parallel.
3. Some have maintained that the pain of sense for demons and souls is postponed until the judgment day: and that the beatitude of the saints is likewise postponed until the judgment day. But this is erroneous, and contrary to the teaching of the Apostle (2Co 5,1): "If our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, we have a house in heaven." Others, again, while not admitting the same of souls, admit it as to demons. But it is better to say that the same judgment is passed upon wicked souls and wicked angels, even as on good souls and good angels.
Consequently, it must be said that, although a heavenly place belongs to the glory of the angels, yet their glory is not lessened by their coming to us, for they consider that place to be their own; in the same way as we say that the bishop's honor is not lessened while he is not actually sitting on his throne. In like manner it must be said, that although the demons are not actually bound within the fire of hell while they are in this dark atmosphere, nevertheless their punishment is none the less; because they know that such confinement is their due. Hence it is said in a gloss upon Jc 3,6: "They carry fire of hell with them wherever they go." Nor is this contrary to what is said (Lc 8,31), "They besought the Lord not to cast them into the abyss"; for they asked for this, deeming it to be a punishment for them to be cast out of a place where they could injure men. Hence it is stated, "They [Vulg. 'He'] besought Him that He would not expel them [Vulg. 'him'] out of the country" (Mc 5,10).
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