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Topic # 185527 26-Nov-2015 13:27
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11550674


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o the teenage kid in America who happens to be Muslim brought a home made clock into a school.
Sure some home made thing with wires and a timer would definitely make people jump thinking its a bomb in America. Not to mention in a school. People should know how sensitive they are currently.

The media did a report on it and the kid turns out to be somewhat smart and so on, Google offer something to him and people praise him.

Now the family are trying to sue the City/School/Police for $23,000,000. Like seriously. Come on. "The letters claimed the teenager’s civil rights were violated and that he and his family suffered physical and mental anguish. They claim he was singled out because of his “race, national origin, and religion.”

As far as i am concerned he has lost all credibility. He has gone from being that smart kid google wanted to the kid who is trying to sue the state (which he will be known for a lifetime for.)

What are everyone's opinions.
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Ok, If i saw this in a school i would call the police and run.




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  Reply # 1435199 26-Nov-2015 13:32
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I think you nailed it. Just another person trying to take advantage of the situation.
Man $23 Mil is an absurd amount of money over this and the fact they play the race card is just shameful.

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  Reply # 1435200 26-Nov-2015 13:32
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Probably driven by some lawyer promising to make them rich or something.




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  Reply # 1435201 26-Nov-2015 13:33
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My opinion: he should move to a country where people don't run away when they see a box of homemade electronics. He's drawing attention to a serious issue. He's brown, he's being racially profiled. If I brought that box into work, nobody would run away. They'd shake their heads and wonder what new whacky thing I was up to. But I'm white, so clearly I don't make bombs.




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  Reply # 1435203 26-Nov-2015 13:35
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SaltyNZ: My opinion: he should move to a country where people don't run away when they see a box of homemade electronics.


I thought the family had already moved?




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SaltyNZ: My opinion: he should move to a country where people don't run away when they see a box of homemade electronics.


I thought the family had already moved?


I don't know, maybe they have - haven't heard about the case in a little while. I hope they have. What a horrible country to live in.




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  Reply # 1435205 26-Nov-2015 13:38
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He moved from the US months ago - from memory to Saudi or somewhere in the Middle East.



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I thought it was determined he did not 'make a clock' rather, Pull apart an exisiting clock and reposition it into a different case.

That aside, The parents are clearly just trying to make $$$ out of this now they're out of the press.

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sbiddle: He moved from the US months ago - from memory to Saudi or somewhere in the Middle East.




Saudi!? Poor kid...




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They moved to Qatar.





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TimA: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11550674


S
o the teenage kid in America who happens to be Muslim brought a home made clock into a school.
Sure some home made thing with wires and a timer would definitely make people jump thinking its a bomb in America. Not to mention in a school. People should know how sensitive they are currently.

The media did a report on it and the kid turns out to be somewhat smart and so on, Google offer something to him and people praise him.

Now the family are trying to sue the City/School/Police for $23,000,000. Like seriously. Come on. "The letters claimed the teenager’s civil rights were violated and that he and his family suffered physical and mental anguish. They claim he was singled out because of his “race, national origin, and religion.”

As far as i am concerned he has lost all credibility. He has gone from being that smart kid google wanted to the kid who is trying to sue the state (which he will be known for a lifetime for.)

What are everyone's opinions.
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Ok, If i saw this in a school i would call the police and run.


If he gets $23 million, I am sure your view of his credibility will concern him not at all....!





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  Reply # 1435227 26-Nov-2015 14:15
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billgates: They moved to Qatar.



 

Same sand, different day...!





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  Reply # 1435229 26-Nov-2015 14:17
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I thought he was outed as a hoaxer. He deliberately set out to be an a$$hole and scare as many people as he could. Maybe the whole thing was a set up planning on the legal action to follow? Kind of like the guy that set up a company, and then sued himself for millions and won. Insurance had to pay out. Now THATS a self starter. Give the kid a hedge fund to look after.




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  Reply # 1435250 26-Nov-2015 14:28
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Good on him. He's already discovered what makes America great: lawsuits! money-mouth

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Geektastic:

Same sand, different day...!


5% better human rights conditions in Qatar over Saudi Arabia.




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