Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ravi was convicted on bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges for his role in a series of webcam spying incidents that targeted his gay roommate, Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi
The man convicted of spying on his gay Rutgers roommate was released early from his 30-day jail sentence Tuesday, according to published reports. Dharun Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted in March on 15 counts related to a series of webcam spying incidents where he publicized his roommate Tyler Clementi, of Ridgewood, engaged in romance with another man. After serving 20 days in the Middlesex County Jail, he was released Tuesday for "good behavior," according to a report on Northjersey.com. According to CBS 2 News, he also received good news when federal immigration authorities said they would not be deporting Ravi to his native India, where he remains a citizen. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge days after Ravi …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Ravi is to be released from prison on Tuesday after serving 20 days of a 30 days jail sentence.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ravi asked to begin his jail sentence early, despite a pending appeal by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Dharun Ravi appeared before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman at 8:30 a.m. this morning, requesting to begin his jail time immediately, despite a pending appeal on his sentence by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. NJ.com reported Wednesday that Ravi, 20, said very little during the approximately 40-minute hearing in which Berman asked Ravi if he understood the consequences of going to jail before he was legally required to. On May 21, Berman sentenced Ravi to 30 days in the Middlesex County Correctional Facility, three years of probation, 300 hours of community service, counseling and a $10,000 fine to be paid to an agency that assists victims of bias crime. Following the ruling, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office filed an …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
NJ.com is reporting that Dharun Ravi is expected to appear before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday.
Dharun Ravi will appear one more time before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday morning before beginning a 30-day jail sentence related to bias crime, invasion of privacy and tampering charges, NJ.com is reporting Ravi will report before Berman at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and will be sent to begin his 30-day sentence in the Middlesex County Correctional Facility a day later, according to the report. Ravi was originally ordered to report to begin serving his term on May 31, but an appeal filed by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office as to the length of the term stayed his sentence. Good behavior has the potential to shorten his term to 20 days, according to the report. Ravi was sentenced to the 30-day term by Berman on May 21, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A judge sentences former the Rutgers student to 30 days in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Do you agree with Dharun Ravi's sentence? The former Rutgers University student was sentenced Monday to pay a $10,000 fine and serve a 30-day jail sentence after he was convicted in March of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and witness tampering. The charges stem from September 2010, when Ravi spied on former Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi via webcam as Clementi was in their shared dorm room being intimate with a man identified only as "M.B." Clementi committed suicide on Sept. 22, 2010, by jumping off the George Washington Bridge, and his death gained national attention as a talking point for bullying cases involving gay and lesbian youth. Ravi was not charged in connection with Clementi's death. Do you believe the judge…
The sentence will be stayed for 10 days, while both the state and Dharun Ravi's defense team plan their appeals.
Updated 5:37 p.m. Monday: The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has released a statement, explaining the reasons behind an appeal of the 30-day prison sentence facing Dharun Ravi. "While the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office did not request the maximum period of incarceration for Dharun Ravi, it was expected that his conviction on multiple offenses of invading the privacy of two victims on two separate occasions, four counts of bias intimidation against Tyler Clementi, and the coverup of those crimes, would warrant more than a 30-day jail term," said Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan, in the prepared statement. Kaplai said the 30-day term is "insufficient under the sentencing laws of this state, the facts that were determined by a jury, and …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Prosecutors in the case against Dharun Ravi submitted a lengthy report to Superior Court Judge Berman asking for state prison time for Ravi in relation to bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The defense team for Dharun Ravi made a motion on Tuesday in Superior Court to have hate crime convictions against Ravi overturned.
Monday, April 9, 2012
In a letter to the Princeton Packet, a Plainsboro resident asks for support and understanding of the family of former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi.
Monday, April 9, 2012
A Plainsboro resident submitted a letter to the Princeton Packet on April 5, asking for understanding and support for the family of Dharun Ravi. Anjani Gharpure of Plainsboro, Ravi's hometown, said in the letter that Ravi's actions, although foolish, were not out of discrimination against gays. "Let us understand Dharun’s actions for what they were — immature and foolish. Dharun’s actions were NOT born out of hate and bias," Gharpure said. Gharpure provided a link to an online petition and website in defense of Ravi and his family - defenddharunravi.com Ravi, 20, was found guilty on 15 counts relating to webcam spying while he was a student at Rutgers in 2010. A jury ruled last month that Ravi's actions of spying on his roommate, Tyler …
Friday, March 23, 2012
In statement released Friday, family says in dicey digital world, young people need to know actions have consequences
The parents of late Ridgewood teen Tyler Clementi said in a statement Friday they're pleased with a jury verdict that concluded their son was targeted by his college roommate because he was gay. "They reached their decision based on the facts shown by the evidence," the family of Tyler Clementi said in a press release. "At the conclusion of the trial, the defense’s explanation of what happened was simply not believable." Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted on 15 counts, including a hate crime, related to incidents in which he spied on his rooommate with a webcam in the fall of 2010 and attempted to do so again several days later. He planned to broadcast Clementi's romantic encounters with another man to others, a jury found. Clementi, a gifted …