Ew Brunswick: A former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced on Monday to just 30 days in jail " a punishment that disappointed some activists but came as a relief to others who feared he would be made a scapegoat for his fellow freshman's suicide.
Dharun Ravi, 20, could have gotten 10 years behind bars for his part in a case that burst onto front pages when Tyler Clementi threw himself to his death off the George Washington Bridge.
Instead, Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman gave Ravi a month in jail, placed him on three years' probation and ordered him to get counseling and pay $10,000 toward a programme to help victims of hate crimes.
"Our society has every right to expect zero tolerance for intolerance," the judge said....more
07:50 AM, May 22, 2012
New York: An Indian-origin student will not take the witness stand to defend himself in his trial for spying on his Rutgers University roommate's sexual encounter with another man as his defence team rested its case in a US court. Dharun Ravi, 20, was asked by Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman if he had decided not to testify in the case. Ravi replied "Yes". If convicted Ravi faces...
05:01 PM, Mar 13, 2012
New York: An Indian student at Rutgers University, whose roommate committed suicide after he posted his sexual encounter with another man online, will go on trial next year on hate crime charges after he turned down a plea deal that would have kept him out of jail. Dharun Ravi, 19, faces a 15-count indictment including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. Ravi's attorneys told Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman in...
02:48 PM, Dec 10, 2011