A lawsuit. How surprising. The family moved back to the US in June. The father had lots of nice things to say about the US. He left out the part where he must think the country is a cash cow.
Dallas Morning News: Irving Clock Boy’s father sues city, school district, principal for ‘blatant disregard’ of son’s civil rights
Nearly a year after Irving police arrested and interrogated him for bringing a homemade clock to school, Ahmed Mohamed said Monday that he still feels the hate. And it hurts.
“I get a lot of hate. I got a lot of support in the beginning but it’s the hate that sticks,” said Ahmed, 14. “I get death threats. What did I ever do to someone to get death threats?”
Irving’s so-called “clock boy” made his comments Monday in Dallas where he, his parents and their lawyers announced a federal lawsuit against the city of Irving, the Irving Independent School District and MacArthur High School Principal Daniel Cummings.
The Hutchison & Stoy law firm of Fort Worth is representing Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, in the suit, which seeks unspecified damages.
The suit alleges Ahmed’s civil rights were violated last September after Irving police mistook his clock for a bomb.
“Despite the fact that they knew it wasn’t a bomb, that he never threatened anyone, that he never said it was a bomb, that he never alarmed anyone,” said co-plaintiff attorney, Susan Hutchison. “Despite all of those things, they yanked him out of his chair, put him in handcuffs and arrested him. There was no cause for arrest.”
Hutchinson said the lawsuit was based on the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI. She also asserted that the school district has a history of discrimination.
The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the school district on complaints of harassment and discipline of students on the basis of race, religion and national origin.
For those who may not remember the details, here’s a some background:
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Artvoice: Reverse Engineering Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock… and Ourselves.
This is Texas. I’m praying his parents get tossed out of court on their arse.
I guess life in Qatar wasn’t’ as good as it is here in Texas? This lawsuit is bogus and it’s more like the family wants to extort money from Texas. Before going to Qatar, Clock boy was quoted as saying, “I have to return to Qatar because it’s not safe in U.S. for any minority.” I have lived in several U.S. cities in my lifetime and one of my favorite things about Texas is that I rarely see racial and/or bigotry problems here, particularly in the Dallas area. This day and age, his school project would have raised suspicions no matter who made it. They could have been white, black, brown, or any nationality. It’s just the times we live in, unfortunately.
Here’s an update to the latest situation with this pissant:
posted 10/12 738pm Texas[Tick Tock]Time