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Old 24th May 2017, 10:25 AM   #2401
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I don't recall the entire story, but did he get hauled away in handcuffs? IIRC the police put a set on him at the request of his sister just for ***** and giggles.

ETA: Early reports state he was handcuffed and taken out of the school.
But they did ask that a cop put the cuffs back on the lil inventor so that she could snap a staged photo of him, and the cop like a damn fool did so.
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Old 24th May 2017, 10:52 AM   #2402
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Old 15th March 2018, 10:11 AM   #2403
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A US District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, a boy who brought a homemade clock to school and then was arrested on charges of bringing a hoax bomb to the school.

Mohamed was a 14-year-old freshman when the incident happened at his high school in Irving, Texas in September 2015. The charge against Mohamed was dropped, and the boy gained public support from President Obama, who invited him to the White House after saying that "we should inspire more kids like you to like science."

Mohamed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, filed a lawsuit against the Irving Independent School District, school principal Daniel Cummings, the City of Irving, and police officers Robin Howman, Charles Taylor, Jeff Mitchell, and Richie Miller. The lawsuit alleged that Mohamed, an African-American Muslim, was discriminated against based on his race and religion.

Motions to dismiss the case were already granted in May 2017, but the complaint was amended. A new decision dismissing the amended complaint was issued Tuesday by Judge Sam Lindsay of US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The judge dismissed claims against all defendants with prejudice and said that "no claims remain in this action."
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Ahmed will always live on in our hearts and memes.

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Old 15th March 2018, 01:45 PM   #2405
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Ahmed will always live on in our hearts and memes.

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And in Qatar.
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Old 15th March 2018, 11:56 PM   #2406
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Originally Posted by TheL8Elvis View Post
and the boy gained public support from President Obama, who invited him to the White House after saying that "we should inspire more kids like you to like science."
I remember that incident. The kid's family was all indignant afterwards because they found out when they arrived that Obama had actually invited him to some large general kids' science event rather than a special event held specifically in the boy's honor, and he never got a stage moment, or an announcement, or even a legitimate photo opportunity with the president despite trying to push their way through the crowd to get one.
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Old 16th March 2018, 09:46 AM   #2407
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
I remember that incident. The kid's family was all indignant afterwards because they found out when they arrived that Obama had actually invited him to some large general kids' science event rather than a special event held specifically in the boy's honor, and he never got a stage moment, or an announcement, or even a legitimate photo opportunity with the president despite trying to push their way through the crowd to get one.
Thus more proof they were idiots!!! And the "project" would likely have gotten a D at best as pointless and not a science project. Since not done by a kindergarten student........
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Old 16th March 2018, 10:25 AM   #2408
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I remember that incident. The kid's family was all indignant afterwards because they found out when they arrived that Obama had actually invited him to some large general kids' science event rather than a special event held specifically in the boy's honor, and he never got a stage moment, or an announcement, or even a legitimate photo opportunity with the president despite trying to push their way through the crowd to get one.
We take your word on that do we?
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Old 16th March 2018, 02:38 PM   #2409
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
We take your word on that do we?
You can find it in the thread if you want to, I'm sure it was discussed.
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