Last week 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for a “bomb”.
The media spotted the blatant racism and thrust him to the spotlight. The attention to overcome the horrible breaches of citizen’s rights was interesting to watch.
Another point of interest was that the facts about the device seemed lost upon the media. Perhaps it would have detracted from the hyped story.
Yes, the school was stupid.
Yes, the police need to be sued shitless for their denial of access to parents for a minor in questioning.
But the device that he had was a clock that “he made”. Would it be a point of interest that it was just a commercial clock removed from its case?
He tucked the power cord in so it would “not be suspicious”. That is an odd thought for a young teen.
In the end, he has an invitation to the White House, Facebook HQ, and an engineering job offer at NASA in response to the electronic version of plagiarism.
On the criminal justice aspects I am behind the kid, as the police and school screwed the pooch on this. They MUST be held accountable.