Up for Debate: 30-day sentence in webcam-spying case

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:29pm

Dharun Ravi was sentenced to a 30-day jail term Monday after being convicted two months ago on 15 counts including intimidation, invasion of privacy, and tampering with evidence, according to 'The New York Times'. Ravi faced a maximum of 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a man in a Rutgers University dorm room. Clementi killed himself shortly after learning of the spying. How do you feel about the 30-day sentence in this case? Can the battles against cyber bullying and antigay bias be fought in the courtroom?

 

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114 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 5/22/12 at 10:07

"yogi" is 85+ years old. Ever talk to a 85 year old?
They still think Eisenhower is President and Babe Ruth is hitting homers.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 10:10

Sorry, children, but you are the stupids. Anyone who so readily accepts, and votes for, someone whom they have no idea who he is, or where he was born, as their president, can only have one mental catagory. They are stupid. And I believe you can throw ignorant in there, too.

By: slacker on 5/22/12 at 10:10

The sad old man has Asperger's. This Obama birther fixation, is all he's got, other than his favorite sheep... Molly.
Disclaimer: No bullying was intended in this post.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 10:11

I like Ike...Mike and Ike's that is. Now they're splitting up...I just hope that Ike doesn't get depressed and kills himself. It just isn't the same saying I'm eating a bunch of Mikes.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 10:12

I see where your master has gained a new title: "The American Man of Mystery".

By: Rasputin72 on 5/22/12 at 10:12

YOGIMAN

Gallantry and a strong resolve are to be admired even in an enemy. As a well meaning piece of advice I would suggest that you accept the inevitable. Barack Hussein Obama will be re-elected and quite easily. The majority of people in this country are face to face with their own failure and the failure of this country. Only through entitlements and the blood sucking taxation of the productive class can this majority have any chance at a standard of living that gets portrayed on television each day.

I would suggest that you accept the inevitable and do as I do and prepare for your own personal financial defense. I made this money because I am smarter and more aggressive than the average bear. I now must use this skill to fortify myself against the ravages of a coming socialist nation. " I must perservere" I will perservere" I will survive" "I will not live like an indentured servant" "I am addicted to the life I have become accustomed."

By: slacker on 5/22/12 at 10:17

Translation: Rasp is gonna put a chain-link fence around his double-wide trailer.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 10:27

Rasp, you keep saying the election is a slam-dunk for Obama...I think you're wrong. I think it's a toss-up. Too many intangibles this early...will Obama keep Biden? Who will Romney choose? What will the economy look like in the Fall? Who shot J.R.? Where's Waldo? Why do fools fall in love?

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 10:30

Master...Master
Where are the dreams I've been after
Master...Master
Promised only lies

Laughter...Laughter
All I hear or see is laughter
Laughter...laughter
Laughing at my cries...

**begin killer guitar solo**

By: slacker on 5/22/12 at 10:33

I think the election will be very close. It could possibly be thrown into the house of representatives.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 10:35

Good, that's just what a divided nation needs...

By: BenDover on 5/22/12 at 10:37

Sadly this case will be used as an excuse for our greater subjugation to state authority.

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 10:39

gdiafante said

"I'll clarify, slacker, and I apologize if that came across as harsh. In the Clementi case bullying was proven. There's no denying that Ravi intended to embarrass and inflict maximum psychological damage. As I said, I doubt that the intent was to drive him to suicide...but that was what happened."

Excellent point. When someone drinks and drives they never intend to kill anyone, but when they do, it's considered murder.....

By: slacker on 5/22/12 at 10:39

How so Ben?

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 10:41

dargent7 said

""yogi" is 85+ years old. Ever talk to a 85 year old?
They still think Eisenhower is President and Babe Ruth is hitting homers."

And blacks should ride in the back of the bus.......

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 10:48

"In 2001, Judge Glenn Berman was on a brief leave from the bench to serve as Middlesex County prosecutor. During that time, his office was sued by Middlesex County employees in three separate law suits for sexism, racial discrimination, and for the wrongful dismissal of an assistant prosecutor."

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 11:03

Rasputin72,

I appreciate your advice, but I'm me. And at my age, I'm sure not going to change my way of life or my feelings toward this nation.

The communist party started their troll up the hill around 1902. They started getting a firmer foot on the road to DC when the government took over education (remember Jimmy Carter forming the Department of Education?). Common sense should tell you when the government takes over it's going to be their way only. And what better way to take a nation over than education and the children don't understand what they're being taught until it's too late in their lives.

I came into this world in 1930 and the USA had a different government back then. It was in a depression but the population wasn't anywhere near the population of today. The government was for the people, not just their personal party which brings a question: Why is congress working just for their party instead of the nation's citizens?

Its incomprehensible to understand why Obama (or whoever he is) was allowed to take that office without question. And if you look into the details it should scare the hell out of you.

At my age, I don't worry about it, but being me, I am worried about the future of my children and grandchildren.

Woodrow Wilson threw the Leage of Nations out very quickly. FDR started the United Nations and Harry Truman made the mistake of pushing it on through for him. The UN's goal not is to take over the government of all nations to become a One World Government.

If you're looking for another God, you're fixing to get one... unless I'm wrong and I hope the hell I am. And Barry Soetoro thinks he is that god.

But "Obama" being re-elected? First, he wasn't "elected" in 2008. How can you be elected to a postion if you aren't legally eligible to hold that postition? And I have heard of only a few so far that supports him with these local posters being among that few.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 11:11

It's going to be brought forth in the near future, children. Except for my age sliding down the hill so fast, I can't wait to see which of us are stupid. And I pick you.

By: jvh2b on 5/22/12 at 11:26

To add to Loners joke - into a gay bar w/ an electric fence. ;)

Rasp - I may not agree with you on much, but logic vs religion - you nailed it sir

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 12:20

Rasputin72,

Upon re-reading your 10:12 post you state, "I will not live like an indentured servant." I hate to tell you this, but if Barack Obama (or whoever he is) usurps that office again, you will be an indentured servant as he will be your master.

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 12:25

yogiman said

"Rasputin72,

Upon re-reading your 10:12 post you state, "I will not live like an indentured servant." I hate to tell you this, but if Barack Obama (or whoever he is) usurps that office again, you will be an indentured servant as he will be your master."

Hyperbole much?

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 12:27

you're fixing to get one

No, it would be "you're about to get one". Nothing pisses me off more than these idiot rednecks using the term fixing.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 12:37

So you don't like the term "fixing", gdiafarte? I'm sure we do use different languages Do you happen to be wuna them damn yankees that's come down south and stayed?

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 12:53

Nope, born in Nashville. I just happen to be educated and prefer not to use hillbilly eubonics.

And really, does anyone other than Southern Belles use damn yankees anymore?

Oh, I forget that it's still the 1860's down here in Dixie...

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 12:58

I think I'm fixing to start calling yogi Scarlett, since he seems to want to talk like an old Southern Belle...

How's that, Scarlett?

By: jvh2b on 5/22/12 at 1:08

Scarlett had more sense in her pinky than yogi has in his entire body...

I'm pretty sure if you look up dumba$ in the dictionary it says 'a yogi'

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 1:19

That's the only southern belle I could think of...lol

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 1:24

Time will tell, dumb folks. Hang in there. I'm glad I won't be around you when you finally understand how ignorant you are. I'd hate to see you crying so hard. You'll cry so hard you'll choke up and start hiccuping.

You might want to name yourseves as a Scarlett family, gdiafarte. You're going to be red in the face when "Obama" is exposed and it all comes out.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 1:41

What's a yourseves? Is that like a wart?

By: dargent7 on 5/22/12 at 1:48

"Fixin' a Hole" was a Sgt. Pepper song, gD.
You should know better.

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 1:50

gdiafante said

"I think I'm fixing to start calling yogi Scarlett, since he seems to want to talk like an old Southern Belle...

How's that, Scarlett?"

Lawdy, I think I have a case of the vapors.......

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 2:01

You can fix a hole, darge. You can fix a car, a flat and even a basketball game if you have the right connections. What you can't do is use "fixing" as a replacement for "going to".

By: pswindle on 5/22/12 at 2:07

He should have gotten at least 11 months and 29 days. What a slap in the face!

By: brrrrk on 5/22/12 at 2:07

gdiafante said

"You can fix a hole, darge. You can fix a car, a flat and even a basketball game if you have the right connections. What you can't do is use "fixing" as a replacement for "going to"."

Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him?

By: slacker on 5/22/12 at 2:17

Yer fixin ta git ah whupping when yer Daddie gits home.
-Loretta Haggers

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 2:55

time for a slacker redeux:

You can bring a horse to water but you can't shut up a birther.

Or something like that.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 3:02

You may have been born in the south, gdiafarte, but you shore wuzunt raised here to be a suthna. Yourseves is southern for yourselves.

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 3:07

Or just garden variety imbecile for "yourselves." Because you are fluent in inbecile, yogi. I believe it's your first language.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 3:10

but you shore wuzunt raised here to be a suthna.

No, thankfully, they didn't. They valued literacy.

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 3:11

And people wonder why "Yankees" stereotype Southerners. yogi is certainly not helping the reputation any.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 3:12

Yogi is quite multi-lingual. He also speaks stupid, idiot, dumbass and f'ing retard. He was self taught.

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 3:14

Go ahead and fix my new name, gdiafarte. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and I'm a damned good looking man. But Scarlett is a girls name and I assure you, I ain't no gir. So I'll think you just don't know how to spell correctly to the meaning of a word. So I'll use the name Scarlott as a good looking man's name.

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 3:17

What is a gir? Is that Suthna for inbred? If so, I'd beg to differ with your conclusion...

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 3:18

okay, i believe that last response was spoken in idiot although it did have a bit of dumbass dialect inflection. He IS multi-lingual!

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 3:19

g, have you seen the Almost Politically Correct Redneck on reddit?

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 3:19

No, I haven't.

By: bfra on 5/22/12 at 3:37

I don't think any part of this Country would want to claim yogi as being from there. He couldn't have been born, he was hatched!

By: gdiafante on 5/22/12 at 3:40

He could be a lab experiment gone horribly, horribly wrong.

By: Beernazi on 5/22/12 at 3:43

google it sometime. It's hilarious! How are you, bfra?

By: yogiman on 5/22/12 at 3:52

Have fun, boys, and laugh loud and hard. But the one that laughs last will laugh the loudest and hardest.

Hot damn, I can't wait.