Dharun Ravi gets 30 days in jail for spying on his gay roommate
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Dharun Ravi gets 30 days in jail for spying on his gay roommate

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 22, 2012 at 4:41 AM PDT
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Dharun Ravi Sentenced to 30-Days in Jail for Spying on Tyler Clementi: Rutgers Bullying Sentence

An ex-Rutgers student by the name of Dharun Ravi just got a 30-day sentencing for spying on his gay roommate and bullying him to death

A former Rutgers student, spied on his gay roommate, then bullied him to death, and eventually got just 30-days in jail for his crime. The former student under question is Dharun Ravi, who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate while he had his boyfriend over and, later exhibited the footage to all the people he knew. The sentencing seemed like a mere joke to all those who oppose humiliating people on their gender preference and majority of activists have asked for a repeal. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has even say that the 30-day sentencing is 'insufficient' and plans on appealing the sentence.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor on the case, Bruce Kaplan said that his office did not request that Dharun Ravi should be given the maximum length of incarceration, which is 10-years, but he said according to a report by huffingtonpost.com that; "it was expected that his conviction on multiple offenses of invading the privacy of two victims on two separate occasions, four counts of bias intimidation against Tyler Clementi, and the coverup of those crimes, would warrant more than a 30-day jail term." According to Kaplan, the worst thing about this whole episode was that despite what happened, Ravi was not remorseful at all and he did not even apologize once, for what he had done.

Dharun Ravi filmed his gay roommate Tyler Clementi, while he was having sex with his boyfriend, and he later told about it to everyone he knew. He even posted this news on Twitter and revealed that when his roommate Tyler asked for the room for the night, he went into another friend's room and left his webcam on, on purpose. Later during the hearing, Ravi said that he had left his webcam on by mistake, but his lie was caught due to the tweets which he had sent out earlier.

After Dharun Ravi revealed the contents of the webcam footage to the other students, Tyler Clementi's victimization increased and he was being bullied by a number of people. He eventually committed suicide days later by jumping off from the George Washington Bridge.

Dharun Ravi was convicted on the charges which were filed against him on the 15th of March, which included; invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and evidence tampering.

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Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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