September 5, 2014 12:15 am -

[su_right_ad]Chaumtoli Huq is suing the New York Police Department for the way she was treated while minding her own business outside a Ruby  Tuesday. She was waiting for her husband and  kids who were inside using the restroom after attending a pro-Palestinian rally.

Huq claims that she was just standing outside when two officers came up to ask her to move. She asked why, because she wasn’t in the way, and then “officers pinned her against the wall.”

One of the officers said in the criminal complains that she didn’t move when she was ordered to, and that’s why she was arrested. But that’s not how Huq recalls it:

“At that point I didn’t know what was happening. I was just thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ and all of a sudden the officer flips me [around]…he [turns] my body and presses me against the wall of the restaurant,” Huq said. “He shoved my left arm all the way and kept pushing it and handcuffed me. At that point I just like instinctively yelled, ‘Help!’ because I was alone. I screamed, ‘Help!’”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

24 responses to Muslim Lawyer Arrested While Family Used Ruby Tuesday Restroom

  1. tiredoftea September 5th, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Well, that’s going to be an interesting twitter convo.

  2. fahvel September 5th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    is a muslim lawyerdifferent from a catholic, jewish prebeterian, mormon (er, maybe) lawyer. the headline , as an eye grabber, sucks and rings of a racism that is probably never expressed as racism.

    • James Easton September 5th, 2014 at 6:42 am

      If she’d been catholic (white), jewish (white), “prebeterian” (white) or mormon (white) she’d not have been asked to move.

      Because her skin was darker than the police wanted, she was handcuffed. The headline was perfectly justified

      • Larry Schmitt September 5th, 2014 at 7:06 am

        Obviously she was arrested for walking while Muslim.

        • Alfred Smith September 5th, 2014 at 8:28 am

          No way. She was standing while Muslim, if she was walking while Muslim she would have been shot thru the head for charging the officers.

        • Bunya September 5th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

          Well, you know them Muslims. Smokin’ gun/mushroom cloud, hatin’ us fer our freedumbs, gotta fight them over there so’s we don’t fight them here, terrorist alert level: red.
          Is our children’s learnin’?

  3. edmeyer_able September 5th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    A couple of questions asked by the officers would have resulted in a non event. Was there really a need for this to happen?

    • Larry Schmitt September 5th, 2014 at 7:23 am

      You’ve hit on the key to all these news items about the police. They don’t seem to work up to the ultimate solution, that’s where they start. It seems they almost immediately put the cuffs on someone, when a couple of questions would clear things up, and no incident would happen. Or shooting someone several times seems to be the first thing they think of, instead of trying something less than that.

      • Roctuna September 5th, 2014 at 7:46 am

        According to this story and her quotes, the police did ask a few questions, they just didn’t like her anwsers

        • edmeyer_able September 5th, 2014 at 7:56 am

          Not looking for a cookie but could you quote the part where it says the officers asked ‘a few questions’ cause I don’t see it.

          • Roctuna September 5th, 2014 at 8:28 am

            I refer to the parts where she explained she was waiting for her husband and children. I take that as an inquiry and an answer. Later in the story the police berate her for not taking her husbands name. Seems to me questioning had to have been taking place.

          • edmeyer_able September 5th, 2014 at 8:33 am

            Yes she gave her name and that of her husbands,they are different is that why you feel that the arrest was justified?

          • Roctuna September 5th, 2014 at 9:11 am

            Yes, you are. I don’t seen any justification at all. Based on the two stories, it seems to me she had likely been ID’d as a protester and the cops saw an opportunity to make a point. Once she had the temerity to respond to their order with an explanation, the rest ensued. To me, the comment from the cop about what we do here “in America” reveals the true motivation behind the whole event. Perhaps I’m reading too much into it, but I don’t think so

          • edmeyer_able September 5th, 2014 at 9:13 am

            Mea culpa.

          • Roctuna September 5th, 2014 at 10:34 am

            Ignosco tibi 🙂

          • mea_mark September 5th, 2014 at 9:36 am

            Alan probably should of included this in the article … {[police] instructed her to “move along.” She explained to the officers that her husband was escorting their children to the bathroom inside, and that she was waiting for them to return. } —

          • Larry Schmitt September 5th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

            So now you can’t just stand around on the sidewalk outside a restaurant? I doubt she was impeding foot traffic, because people would keep running into her. So assuming she’s standing off to the side, why would the cops be interested in her at all? What reason did they have to even confront her? Is this what it’s come to now? The average citizen is an obstacle to be overcome by the police?

          • whatthe46 September 5th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

            well i guess the only one that would be considered a question is when they “asked” her to move. that’s it…

        • rg9rts September 5th, 2014 at 11:55 am

          They didn’t know she was a lawyer either.

  4. Cosmic_Surfer September 5th, 2014 at 8:43 am

    More Muslim profiling…Thank you, Ashcroft, Cheney, Bush and the current PDs, CIA, FBI and Xenophobes of America, UK, France, Israel….
    Paranoid Exceptionalism at its “finest”

  5. rg9rts September 5th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Move along….nothing to see here…. Never challenge a cop

  6. crc3 September 5th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Yet another cop(s)out of line incident. This has gotten beyond old. This is a crisis in America….

  7. Ron Luce September 5th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    In the playground bullies would give you wedgie for not moving out of their way.

    Then they become cops!