Guilty Verdict In Rutgers Webcam Spyi...

Guilty Verdict In Rutgers Webcam Spying Case

There are 15 comments on the 4029TV.com story from Mar 16, 2012, titled Guilty Verdict In Rutgers Webcam Spying Case. In it, 4029TV.com reports that:

A former Rutgers University student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate by use of a hidden webcam was found guilty on charges of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in a case that thrust cyberbullying into the national spotlight and prompted comments from President Barack Obama.

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FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Mar 16, 2012
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#3 Mar 16, 2012
He surely won't get the harshest sentencing under these charges. But his life is ruined for the foreseeable future.

And his lawyer could probably be the foundation for a legal sitcom along the lines of "Two and a Half Men."
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#4 Mar 16, 2012
By the way, if post 1 is missing I guess that means the lying, homophobic bigots went ballistic.

sniffle

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#6 Mar 16, 2012
GOOD. Now he'll learn to NOT be a bully.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Mar 16, 2012
Pattysboi wrote:
GOOD. Now he'll learn to NOT be a bully.
And maybe he'll learn the TRUE meaning of the word "bitch".

LOL
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#8 Mar 16, 2012
His lawyer announced the appeal.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#9 Mar 16, 2012
Good. I don't think the boy deserves 10 years, but justice will be served by whatever amount of time he actually does spend in prison. This is important and sends a message about responsible use of social media, in addition to underscoring the gravity of such an offense as bias intimidation is. What this guy did resulted in another person feeling so aweful that he took his own life.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#10 Mar 16, 2012
Ex Senator Santpornum wrote:
His lawyer announced the appeal.
Unlikely to be granted, nor to succeed. I was surprised by this headline. Everything to me seemed to indicate the result would have been not guilty, but the evidence must have been convincing. I seriously doubt an appeal will happen in the forseeable future.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#11 Mar 17, 2012
Josh in New Orleans wrote:
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Unlikely to be granted, nor to succeed. I was surprised by this headline. Everything to me seemed to indicate the result would have been not guilty, but the evidence must have been convincing. I seriously doubt an appeal will happen in the forseeable future.
Let me know what you think the standard for granting an appeal is in NJ.

The hate crimes aspect is already controversial.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#12 Mar 17, 2012
Ex Senator Santpornum wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me know what you think the standard for granting an appeal is in NJ.
The hate crimes aspect is already controversial.
For what reason? Even implicit bias expressed to affect an end, be it bullying or severe harassment, is reason enough.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#13 Mar 17, 2012
Josh in New Orleans wrote:
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For what reason? Even implicit bias expressed to affect an end, be it bullying or severe harassment, is reason enough.
You know, it is not helpful to just make things up. Criminal cases are heard on appeal all the time without any new facts entered into the record.

Maybe they'll claim the jury didn't follow instructions, or that the hate crimes laws were applied unconstitutionally in the bias intimidation aspect. Maybe the perp will wise up and fire his lawyer and try to argue ineffective counsel.

Now, why do you think his appeal would not be approved? Do you have any link to support this notion? Perhaps someone somewhere is saying this...your post has offered nothing specific.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#14 Mar 18, 2012
Ex Senator Santpornum wrote:
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You know, it is not helpful to just make things up. Criminal cases are heard on appeal all the time without any new facts entered into the record.
Maybe they'll claim the jury didn't follow instructions, or that the hate crimes laws were applied unconstitutionally in the bias intimidation aspect. Maybe the perp will wise up and fire his lawyer and try to argue ineffective counsel.
Now, why do you think his appeal would not be approved? Do you have any link to support this notion? Perhaps someone somewhere is saying this...your post has offered nothing specific.
Dude, it's not funny when someone is picked on and harassed regardless of thier sexual orientation, but that the perp in this case turned the boy's personal life into an immature comic gallery, he went and jumped off a bridge. Guilty.

Again, I don't think the perp in this case was not guilty of bias intimidation. It wouldn't have been bias intimidation in a case involving heterosexuals, it'd be voyerism or unlawful survailence. I don't think he deserves ten years... just saying, any amount of time is enough. This case was not anymore special because the victim killed himself. Unfortuately, that was his choice to make. Notwithstanding, someone emarrassed him to such a point, and in this case, I feel justice has been served.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#15 Mar 18, 2012
Josh in New Orleans wrote:
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Dude, it's not funny when someone is picked on and harassed regardless....
No, we weren't discussing the issue of harassment.

We were discussing your odd invention that the perp won't be able to appeal. He will be able to...unless you'd like to add something substantive.

It is not helpful for you to just make things up.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#16 Mar 18, 2012
Ex Senator Santpornum wrote:
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No, we weren't discussing the issue of harassment.
We were discussing your odd invention that the perp won't be able to appeal. He will be able to...unless you'd like to add something substantive.
It is not helpful for you to just make things up.
I didn't say he would not be able to appeal, only that it is not likely to be granted. Sorry you disagree. Though I believe it to be a rational opinion, it is rather something that two people I think may reasonably disagree upon. In any case, time will tell.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#17 Mar 19, 2012
Josh in New Orleans wrote:
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only that it is not likely to be granted.
I inquired if you had any basis for your opinion. You changed the subject.

Do you somehow think it is difficult to appeal in a criminal case?

It is not.

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