Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in prison in Rutgers webcam spying case
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#1 May 21, 2012
As an Indian-American, and as a man who lived for thirteen years in Tyler Clementi's home town of Ridgewood, New Jersey, I am disgusted by the kid gloves that Dharun Ravi has been punished with. Thirty little days for indirectly causing the death of a human being?
For generations we Asian-Americans, like blacks or Jews, have struggled against persecution, exclusion laws, internment camps, discrimination. And now one of us goes and does this to another human being because he belongs to a despised category? Shame, shame, double shame!
#2 May 21, 2012
Shame's on you.
Ravi didn't intend for the little cliff diver to take a swim over this. Trust me Gandhi...Ravi's been punished enough.
#3 May 27, 2012
Fine if you think I'm wrong or foolish ---- that's your First Amendment right to criticize me. But why refer to me as "Gandhi?" What, you think that just because I come from an Indian background I believe in that guy? Gandhi had his good qualities, but I vehemently reject his pacifism. I believe guns are the only way to bring about major changes in history.
And by the way, Gandhi was not the cause of India's freedom. There was another man named Subhash Chandra Bose, a military revolutionary. Bose escaped to Germany while the war was starting and persuaded Hitler that Germany would benefit if Britain lost India. Hitler gave Bose money and supplies to create the Tiger Legion, later the Indian National Army. Exactly like Ronald Reagan and the Central American contras.
Bose's INA, operating from Japanese-controlled eastern Asia, attacked British military posts in India. The Second World War, Bose's contras, and the 1946 mutinies among British Indian troops forced Britain to let India go.
#4 May 31, 2012
Dharun Ravi's punishment has not started yet. After he is released from jail he willl have to find another university to continue his education at and after he graduates he will have try and find a job:
#5 Jun 11, 2012
you cant prosecute somebody for manslaughter for inderectly causing somebodys death in this case they are not even sure of the reason for suicide clemmenti should have gone to a motel instead of monopolising the room with immoral behavior
#7 May 22, 2013
Agreed, and I'm not saying Dharun should have been convicted of manslaughter. I had similar problems with roommates in the dorms when I was at college. I appealed to the authorities for intervention. I didn't go taking things into my own hands.
My critique of Dharun Ravi was on moral grounds, not on legal grounds.
#8 May 23, 2013
OK but when you went to the authoritys did they do anything ? what if they dont
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