Hate crime or stupid teenage prank?

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    Trial begins for former Rutgers student Ravi

    Being somewhat familiar with the stupidity of 18 year old boys, I don't believe Ravi should have to spend 10 years in jail. On the other hand, I do believe there should be consequences - even for stupidity.

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    One thing is for sure, Clementi was deeply ashamed of his homosexuality.

    I wonder if he was born with that shame or if he chose it? :dunno:
     
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    We'll never know for sure, but we do know he chose to end his homosexuality.
     
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    Apparently his mother wasn't too thrilled about it either. People don't jump off bridges because of embarrassment. That kid was suffering long before he met Ravi, IMHO.

    A "hate" crime would have to involve pure hatred. I don't think they will be able to prove that. The boys were friendly.
     
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    I don't think he should face any criminal charges.

    He's already got to live with the fact his actions may have led his roommate to commit suicide.
     
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    It was on par with some of the things we did in college. Nothing was off limits

    Ravi is a first class asshole, but I don't think it was criminal beyond invasion of privacy. Ravi will pay for the rest of his life and will be a social outcast

    Ohhhh....he was THAT guy?
     
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    If it was a hate crime, it was not a hate crime because the roommate was homosexual. It was because he was a nerd with poor social skills. Would Ravi have filmed and posted the video on You Tube if it was a heterosexual encounter? Sure. If it was a football jock and the prom queen, No.

    We need nerd protection.
     
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    Ravi?

    :eek:

    She's so very naughty.
     
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    You think the guy would have been happy to help Ravi out with his obvious desire to watch some gay porn.
     
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    Negs on the way :D
     

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