If you think back, you may remember the case of Ahmed Mohamed, or as he is more famously known as, “Clock Boy.” He brought a homemade clock to school, and given the circumstances, authorities believed it to be a bomb. Now, while it did not turn out to be a bomb, there was still probable cause for officials to think it may have been.
Little Mohamed got his 15 minutes of fame, and smiled as he announced he was pressing charges against the City of Irving, Texas for “discrimination” and also demanding $15 million.
Unfortunately for Clock Boy, a federal judge threw the case out on Thursday, along with Mohamed’s smug little smile.
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 19, 2017
From Daily Wire:
Clock Boy became an overnight sensation among the Left — even earning a personal invite to the White House from President Obama — for getting himself arrested on September 14, 2015, by bringing to school a clock that looked far more like a hoax bomb than a clock, refusing to cooperate with the school, and then claiming religious and racial discrimination for the arrest.
Ahmed and his father, Mohamed Mohamed, initially said they would ask for $15 million in damages from the city, but eventually left their demands unspecified. As the federal judge made clear in the ruling, the boy and his father offered zero facts that could lead the court to “reasonably infer” that any employee of the school district had deliberately discriminated against him for race or religion. The Daily Mail notes that the judge also underscored that they “failed to identify any policy, custom, or practice of the City that was allegedly the moving force behind any violation of Ahmed’s Fifth Amendment rights.”
Mohamed has filed multiple lawsuits over the incident and the fallout, all of which have imploded. One of those lawsuits involved Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro for supposed defamation. In February, a judge slapped down the suit against Shapiro, Glenn Beck, and others, and awarded Shapiro his attorneys’ fees under anti-SLAPP statutes.
Clock Boy, Anthony Weiner, Bob Beckel all lost big today.
Bad day for leftists. 😄👌🏼
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 19, 2017
I find actual pleasure in knowing this snot-nossed little brat isn’t having his demands met. It was completely reasonable for them to think it may be a bomb and they took the actions necessary to ensure that everyone else in that school was safe.
The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com