Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami's family accused the city of Elizabeth, NJ. and its police department in 2011 of discrimination and harassment.
The Rahami family runs the First American Fried Chicken restaurant in Elizabeth. In 2011, the city council voted to close the restaurant at 10 p.m. because of "all the people hanging out there" around the clock, Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said Monday.
The case alleged the Rahamis were "threatened and harassed" by a police officer. It argues that officers and city representatives said "the restaurant presented a danger to the community."
It also accused a neighboring business owner of telling the Rahamis that "Muslims make too much trouble in this country" and "don't belong here."
The defendants, including police officers and city officials, denied the allegations.
Терроризм, конечно, ужасно, но требовать закрытия ресторана после 10 вечера на основании того, что там непонятные клиенты.... Это тоже дорого стоит.