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    Judge Dismisses Clock Boy Suit

    Federal Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit saying the school didn't discriminate against Ahmed Mohamed when the Muslim teen's teacher called the police because she thought he made a bomb. The judge said the Plaintiff failed to allege any facts from which the court could reasonably conclude that Ahmed was discriminated against based on his race or religion.



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    He was the poster boy for racialists.

    oh well...

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    Not wise to be a Muslim in Texas .... you need to be a bucktooth hillbilly to bring bombs to school ... LOL



    On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.

    Ahmed was surprised and showed the teacher it was actually a homemade alarm clock. She told the Muslim teen she would keep it behind her desk for the rest of the day.

    Later that day, the teacher called the police who arrested Ahmed at MacArthur High School.



    Ahmed's father, Mohamed Mohamed, claimed the officers were overly forceful in pulling him from his chair.

    He says they yanked his arms up and behind his back so far that his right hand touched the back of his neck.

    Ahmed was booked, finger printed, interrogated and had his mugshot taken for the offense of a 'hoax bomb'.


    The charges were later dropped.




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    Quote Originally Posted by exotix View Post
    Not wise to be a Muslim in Texas .... you need to be a bucktooth hillbilly to bring bombs to school ... LOL
    Well, according to this judge:

    1. Being a Muslim in Texas had nothing to do with it.
    2. Being a bucktooth hillbilly (which they don't have in Texas by the way) would've gotten you the very same treatment.

    That's what the judge means when he says: The judge said the failed to allege any facts from which the court could reasonably conclude that Ahmed was discriminated against based on his race or religion.

    Just so you know, the standard is very low to overcome Summary Judgment. All you have to do is raise a genuine issue of material fact. Not prove an issue of fact, just raise one -- place one in doubt. In other words, this judge found that construing the evidence most strongly in the Clock Boy's favor, reasonable minds can only come to one conclusion and that conclusion is that he was not discriminated against.
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    Yeah, there wasn't much juice behind that lawsuit although the arrest wasn't handled well at all.

    So Dave - another superhero performance from King James tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo-4 View Post
    Yeah, there wasn't much juice behind that lawsuit although the arrest wasn't handled well at all. So Dave - another superhero performance from King James tonight?
    Yes, it wasn't handled well. That's more a product of the super-hyped zero-tolerance rules these days, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Well, according to this judge:

    1. Being a Muslim in Texas had nothing to do with it.
    2. Being a bucktooth hillbilly (which they don't have in Texas by the way) would've gotten you the very same treatment.

    That's what the judge means when he says: The judge said the failed to allege any facts from which the court could reasonably conclude that Ahmed was discriminated against based on his race or religion.

    Just so you know, the standard is very low to overcome Summary Judgment. All you have to do is raise a genuine issue of material fact. Not prove an issue of fact, just raise one -- place one in doubt.

    In other words, this judge found that construing the evidence most strongly in the Clock Boy's favor ...


    ... reasonable minds can only come to one conclusion and that conclusion is that he was not discriminated against.
    Really ?



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    It would be hard to actually prove it was partly based on race/ethnicity unless someone openly said something to that effect in front of witnesses. For example, the teacher's call to the police would have been recorded and if she'd said "A Muslim student" it may have held some weight.

    Anyways, I don't find this surprising. I do not think it was a frivolous lawsuit but a hard one to prove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    I hope Lebron gets a little help from his friends. He sure does seem to be on a mission.
    He's from another planet. Same with Steph Curry -

    I suspect we're going to see another sweep from both teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exotix View Post
    Really ?
    Yes, that's the standard. Federal judges are typically so loathe to toss a case on Summary Judgment that if there anything there to raise an issue of fact, it'd have stayed. Anything. One single tiny little genuine issue to raise a fact on discrimination and it'd have stayed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    It would be hard to actually prove it was partly based on race/ethnicity unless someone openly said something to that effect in front of witnesses. For example, the teacher's call to the police would have been recorded and if she'd said "A Muslim student" it may have held some weight. Anyways, I don't find this surprising. I do not think it was a frivolous lawsuit but a hard one to prove.
    Nothing has to be proven at this stage -- you only have to raise a genuine issue of material fact. Something. Anything to put that issue in play. It is a very very tough standard.
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