Guess which recent figure in the news is lawyering up?

Guess which recent figure in the news is lawyering up?
Thomas Bowers, one of the high-profile lawyers retained.

OK, here’s a hint: He was traumatized by the ordeal he was thrust into, which was complicated by his tender age: 14. Despite the outpouring of support and sympathy from politicians and giants in the tech industry, his father claims he has been under considerable stress, unable to eat or sleep.

If you still haven’t figured out the identity of this seeker of justice, here’s one final clue. He has been invited to the White House to show off the snazzy clock he “invented” — which he will first need to reclaim from the Irving (Texas) Police Department.

That’s right. According to ABC affiliate WFAA, the family of Ahmed Mohamed is out for “justice.” What exactly that means is unclear. Nor does a press release issued Wednesday shed much light, stating simply:

The family says that Ahmed has been severely traumatized. The family wants justice and to ensure no family will ever have to experience what Ahmed went through again.

Regaining possession of his “science project” is high on the list of goals Ahmed himself wants to achieve.

[His] parents say they’ve un-enrolled their three children from the Irving School District “because of religious persecution” and have decided to home-school them. Mohamed’s arrest made national headlines, prompting invites from the White House, Facebook and other tech companies.

The family hired Reggie London and Thomas Bowers, well-known for representing Jana Weckerly in her sexual assault case against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Here is a video that includes a statement by Bowers.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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