Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Ahmed Mohamedís Family Demands $15 Million After Clock Incident

quote [ An attorney for the family of teen clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed is demanding $15 million from Texas officials, along with an apology for how Mohamed was treated when he brought his homemade clock to school. ]
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Anti_fuites said @ 6:45am GMT on 24th Nov [Score:3 Insightful]
Well, really, can you think of a more American course of action?
GordonGuano said @ 2:00pm GMT on 24th Nov [Score:1 Underrated]
You're supposed to demand the money while they still think you have a bomb, numb-nuts.
midden said[1] @ 2:11am GMT on 24th Nov
Hmm. In my state, the average settlement for a Wrongful Death of a minor is only about $4 million (and significantly less if it involves auto insurance). Seems like Wrongful Arrest should call for something significantly lower.
Bob Denver said @ 2:25am GMT on 24th Nov
yeah...looks like the attorney is going for 12 mil after expenses...
zarathustra said @ 4:35am GMT on 24th Nov
How much do you think those who ask for 4 million get?
midden said @ 8:37am GMT on 24th Nov
Yes, but my point was really that in our system, and in many others, it's actually cheaper to kill someone than to seriously injure them or to deny them their rights. In extreme situations, this leads to instances where someone is accidentally injured by another, then subsequently killed on the spot because it's going to be significantly cheaper in the long run. It's totally screwed up, but the police department might have been better off, financially, if the boy had suffered a fatal "accident" while in police custody.
lilmookieesquire said @ 2:17pm GMT on 24th Nov
This is a thing in China I hear. If you hit someone with a car, you're suppose to back over them and finish the job.
midden said @ 7:20pm GMT on 24th Nov
Yeah, I've seen what look like legit videos of it happening. Pretty horrific.
rylex said @ 3:10am GMT on 25th Nov
This is because in China, if someone is seriously wounded and you are found to be at fault, you can be held responsible for all of their care for the rest of the victim's life. The amount for accidentally killing someone is much more reasonable in comparison.
mwooody said @ 3:13am GMT on 24th Nov
Don't forget: that's tax money this little shit is going after. Your money. It will not result in anyone directly involved in this little escapade getting any punishment not already handed out.

It was a nice little story of a bad situation turning around, and like anything that spends too long under the heat lamp of the public eye, it went moldy.
Abdul Alhazred said @ 3:46am GMT on 24th Nov
*sigh* I suppose this should not surprise me, but I do feel more than a little disgust.
HoZay said @ 4:42am GMT on 24th Nov
The dollar amount seems high, but the Texas police and especially the mayor, did say some pretty crappy things about him. I thought the support from the President and offers of education etc from tech companies would serve as a sort of proxy apology (we're sorry they're assholes), but it would be good to hear an actual apology from the people who actually launched the slander and death threats.
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:03am GMT on 24th Nov
Hmmm it says they want apologies and they'll wait 60 days before a lawsuit. They'll probably settle out of court for a fraction of the cost. I'm sure the money will last longer than the good will, but it seems like bad PR.
Taleweaver said @ 8:11am GMT on 24th Nov
America. Home of the fifteen-million-dollar apology.

I really need to visit you some day and scrape my knee on the stairs of some federal building. My pension fund is still looking a bit thin as of yet.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 3:42pm GMT on 24th Nov
The jury will have no sympathy when they hear you have one of those "pension" things.
Taleweaver said @ 4:52pm GMT on 24th Nov
They will once my attorney shows them the 4k resolution pic of my knee.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 5:25pm GMT on 24th Nov
Yeah, but... I didn't want to bring this up, but... you're a dirty, filthy foreigner comin' over here to steal our taxpayers' money. In America, we only allow the rich to do that.

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