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'Clock boy' now DEMANDS $15 million for "damages"

lego
2 hours ago, Benji said:

15 million? Now, I felt for this kid but this is just f'ing stupid :laughga:

Well, look at the details of the lawsuit...

 

The attorney for Ahmed Mohamed revealed new details about the September events in Texas in a letter sent to both school and city officials in Irving, Texas. If you'll recall, Ahmed is the 14-year-old boy who was arrested under suspicions of creating a "hoax bomb," but the device was nothing more than a clock. Early accounts of the events that day detailed one teacher seeing the gadget and thinking nothing of it before a second told him that it resembled a bomb. In a letter of demand, Mohamed's lawyer alleges that school officials never really thought that the clock was an explosive device, as the second teacher didn't initially treat the gadget like she thought it was dangerous. She did escort Ahmed to the office, where the letter alleges that five police officers, the principal and the assistant principal performed an "interrogation." During that time, he was allegedly not permitted to contact his parents and was forced to sign a letter of confession under the threat of expulsion. Eventually, authorities decided not to charge him, but his family says the damage was done.

 

Despite the outpouring of support on the internet in the days that followed the event, there was also a considerable amount of negative accusations, including suggestions that Ahmed was a "terrorist in training" and that his father, a former presidential candidate in Sudan, meant for the whole thing to be a publicity stunt.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/23/ahmed-mohamed-clock-kid-arrest-details-lawsuit/

 

 

The school contacted Irving police, who subsequently interrogated Ahmed for almost an hour and a half, then placed him in a juvenile detention center without allowing him to contact his parents.

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The family's lawyers claim the incident was traumatic and damaging.

"Ahmed will now forever be associated with bomb making wholly without basis," attorney Kelly Hollingsworth wrote in a letter to the city. "In the short-term, Ahmed fears for his physical safety after receiving many threatening emails. In the long-term, we adults should know that despite Ahmed's efforts to be strong, and to prove that he is 'a good boy,' he will experience pain and suffering as result of this for the rest of his days.

"There is no other way to put it: Ahmed's reputation in the global community is permanently scarred," the letter said.

The letter said that after the incident, an image circulated on the internet with Ahmed's face superimposed onto a picture of Osama bin Laden, one of his sisters was fired from her job, and the family felt unsafe at their home after their address was posted on Twitter. The letter also accused authorities of launching a campaign to smear Ahmed and his family, and claimed that the arrest was racially motivated.

"Let's face it," Hollingsworth wrote. "If Ahmed's clock were 'Jennifer's clock,' and if the pencil case were ruby red bedazzled with a clear rhinestone skull and crossbones on the cover, this would never have happened."

https://news.vice.com/article/the-clock-kid-ahmed-mohamed-wants-15-million-and-an-apology?utm_source=vicenewstwitter

 

racist ppl really be like ‚Äúso just because I‚Äôm a racist that makes me racist ??? wow‚ÄĚ

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lego

The details of the lawsuit are suppose to be in the OP, not the irrelevant opinion with shady meme and the info we already know.

 

 

"who was arrested [but not charged]", since when are we allowed to add our own words inside brackets and present it as part of news? That part doesn't exist on that time.com link.

racist ppl really be like ‚Äúso just because I‚Äôm a racist that makes me racist ??? wow‚ÄĚ

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Supersonic

This thread is basically showing that no matter how educated, socially and politically active you are, people will still find a way to demean, bully and humiliate you. But only if you don't look like a white person. :gaycat:

Not that I really expect people who stan for homophobic gay-baits to realize that racism is still very much alive, and that they might be part of the problem themselves. :gaycat:

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Goosey

Ridiculously excessive. 15 million? With six zeroes? That's more than most people make in their whole lives. A lot of people have voiced suspicions this is some kind of fraud or hoax. When you're trying to take $15,000,000 of the taxpayers' money it looks bad either way.

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