Does this Rutgers student deserve jail time for hate crimes?
NEW BRUNSWICK, New
Jersey (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student faces up to 10
years in prison at his sentencing on Monday for hate crimes after spying
on his roommate's gay tryst, but many gay advocates are calling for no
time behind bars.
Tyler Clementi, 18,
committed suicide in 2010 after learning that Dharun Ravi used a
computer-mounted camera to see him kissing an older man in their dorm
room and used social media to encourage others to watch.
While not charged with
causing Clementi's death, Ravi was vilified for gay bullying and has
since been convicted of hate crimes for targeting Clementi and invading
his privacy because he was gay.
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