by Kylie Handler, editor
Time has run out for the infamous “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed. A federal judge formally dismissed his family’s lawsuit.
In 2015, Mohamed was detained by police for bringing a brief case with a clock inside that resembled a bomb. The family filed a complaint claiming Mohamed’s civil rights were violated stating he was discriminated against based on his race.
On Tuesday, a Dallas judge dismissed the lawsuit “with prejudice,” meaning the case is closed and final.
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The Mohameds are also being ordered to pay for legal expenses. The judge stated all relief requested by Plaintiff is denied and that “all allowable and reasonable costs are taxed against the Plaintiff.”
This was not the first case thrown out by U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay. In 2016 the Mohamed family filed an amended version of the lawsuit citing civil rights violations.
Lindsay dismissed the case ruling that there was no evidence to support the allegations. The Mohamed family was unhappy with the outcome and stated they would be refiling their complaint.
In their complaint, they alleged “Islamophobia.” The Associated Press reported zero tolerance policies were behind Mohamed’s detaining, not “Islamophobia.”
A year after demanding millions of dollars, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, filed another lawsuit — this time against media organizations and public figures.
Not long after, Dallas District Court Judge Maricela Moore dismissed the lawsuit claiming there was no evidence to prove his allegations.
“Clock Boy” came and went from the spotlight, but during his 15 minutes of fame he did score some airtime on “Dr.Oz,” Comedy Central, and CNN. He was even named to Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.”
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Former President Barack Obama even applauded his clock that looked more like a bomb.
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 16, 2015
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News