From The Newark Star-Ledger: Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of using a remote webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi, has agreed to report to the Middlesex County, N.J., jail Thursday. Ravi’s sentence calls for 30 days behind bars, but he may serve as little as 20 with good behavior. Clementi committed suicide a few days after learning that Ravi had spied on him. On Tuesday, Ravi offered an apology, saying he regrets his "thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices." After spying on Clementi, Ravi had joked about the incident in e-mails, text messages and Twitter posts.
Earlier...from The Newark Star-Ledger: A former Rutgers University student has been sentenced to a 30-day jail term for intimidation and invading the privacy of his former roommate, who later committed suicide. Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted in March of second-degree bias intimidation and invading the privacy of Tyler Clementi after using a remote webcam from the residence hall room they shared to spy on him in an intimate embrace with another man. Clementi, 18, later took his own life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
MARCH 2012...From The Newark Star-Ledger: Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of a hate crime, evidence tampering and invasion of privacy for secretly using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s liaison with another man in their residence hall room. In a case that sparked awareness of cyber-bullying and harassment of gay teenagers, Ravi, 20, was convicted on parts of all 15 counts against him — including four bias intimidation counts — involving his former roommate, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman. Clementi committed suicide a few days after learning Ravi had watched his liaison on a webcam set up in their residence hall room. Ravi was not charged in connection with Clementi's death.
REACTION: From the halls of college residence halls to the water coolers of the workplace, the conviction of Dharun Ravi on charges of hate crimes and invasion of privacy is being seen by some as the tipping point in the age of bullying awareness, shifting the focus from schoolyard playgrounds to adult environments, according to academics and legal experts.