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Gay rights activists decry Dharun Ravi’s early release from jail

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  1. We don’t need ANY people like him in the world.

    Deport his ass back to India!

    1. Errol Semple 20 Jun 2012, 9:53am

      Is a criminal record not grounds for deportation?

    2. India is part of the world you know…

  2. Is there really any real justice in America today or is it just who can buy off who for how much, or what majority group can use their money and power to get away with persecuting a minority group they do not like?

  3. Chris McCoy 20 Jun 2012, 2:32am

    Dharun was not found guilty on all counts.

    “[…]was found guilty today of invasion privacy, but was found not guilty on most of the charges of bias intimidation. He was also found guilty on charges of witness tampering, tampering with evidence, and hindering prosecution.”

    You can see the full breakdown of the Verdict here:

  4. This story makes me really sad and angry. So much injustice in the world.

  5. This really ticks me off. He drives his roomate to suicide, gets a sentence that was a cruel joke and he gets to stay in this country. They need to send him back to India.

  6. Time off for good behaviour and working in prison is standard practice – so the fact that he served only 20 days out of his 30 day sentence is hardly surprising, and outrage over his early release is dumb.

    It may not be a popular opinion but I thought the 30 day sentence was quite adequate.

    Dharun Ravi did not kill Tyler Clementi – Tyler Clementi killed himself.

    Dharun Ravi’s spying and bullying certainly contributed to Tyler Clementi’s decision to kill himself, but there is no way on earth he could have predicted that Clementi was suicidal and there is no way on earth he could have premeditated Clementi’s response.

    Tyler Clementi’s parents did not know he was gay, apparently however they were not comfortable with the ‘gay lifestyle’ – their homophobia could have laid the groundwork for Clementi’s depression and subsequent suicide.

    This witch-hunt for Dharun Ravi is quite insane. He’s been found guilty, been jailed and has a criminal record that will follow him.

  7. Spanner1960 20 Jun 2012, 10:45am

    Mixed feelings on this one.
    Whilst I feel the guy was not directly responsible for the death of the student, I felt a short custodial sentence was necessary, but when he only got 30 days, I thought this was a pretty appalling result.

    Now letting him off ten days early is really just rubbing salt in the wound and is totally unacceptable. The American justice system stinks to high heaven, and you can be sure there has been some under-the -covers fiddling going on over this case.

    1. A PROUD CANADIAN 21 Jun 2012, 4:49am


    2. I agree with you completely on this one.

  8. Paddyswurds 20 Jun 2012, 11:30am

    Disgraceful that this homophobic bast*rd is out so quickly; he should have gotten 30 years not 30 days.His victim won’t ever be out, no one gets an early release from the grave. His sentence says more about the judge than we care to know…he was also a homophobe. I wonder has this cretin learned anything during his paltry 20 day in the pokey….I doubt it.

    1. Spanner1960 20 Jun 2012, 2:24pm

      You are drawing your own personal and emotional feelings on this.
      The man was a insensitive idiot for what he did, yes. He may have even been malicious, but I don’t think he was homophobic, and the courts have also determined that. What I do find offensive though is the sentencing, but then because he was only indirectly responsible for the man’s death, there is little they can charge him with.

      1. Paddyswurds 21 Jun 2012, 10:17am

        So your assumption is that the victim would probably have commuted suicide anyway. He was Directly responsible for this young mans death just as bullies and religious homophobes are responsible for the death of young gay school boys who become so desperate they do the same…….

        1. Spanner1960 22 Jun 2012, 9:32am

          He was not directly responsible, that is the point. The man killed himself as a consequence of the others actions, but the two circumstances are not directly connected.

          Ravi had no idea his actions would result in such an extreme response, so he cannot be charged with inciting Clementi to commit suicide, which is an entirely different matter. More to the point, had he known, he would not have continued.

  9. Paul Halsall 20 Jun 2012, 12:20pm

    This was a kid who perpetrated a joke that went wrong.

    That is bad, but not evil.

    If an American has done it, no one would be calling for deportation, and I don’t see why Dharun Ravi should either.

    I would be keen on him learning something during community service.

  10. I think a longer custodial sentence, say 5 years would have been a more fitting

  11. A PROUD CANADIAN 21 Jun 2012, 4:46am


    1. Spanner1960 22 Jun 2012, 9:33am

      Please stop shouting. I am getting a headache.

  12. David Myers 21 Jun 2012, 8:44am

    To bad Clementi’s family is also homophobic or they would launch a civil suit against Ravi for big bucks! Shame on them for not doing so. They dishonor their son.

    1. Spanner1960 22 Jun 2012, 9:34am

      This has nothing to do with homophobia.

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