Ugh! That's it?
Dharun Ravi filmed his gay roommate being intimate with another man and posted the video on the internet. After finding out the private moment had been broadcast, Tyler Clementi tragically jumped to his death in 2010.
The 20-year-old Rutger's University student was found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in February, but was finally sentenced for his crimes today.
Although we feel he should have gotten more time, at least Dharun will have 30 days in prison to think about what he's done and then three years of probation to remind him of his awful actions.
We're not the only ones who are a little disappointed by the slap on the wrist. Tyler's father asserted that his son's former roommate "still does not get it" and was hoping he'd receive a more serious punishment.
Considering Dharun accepts no responsibility for his former roommate's decision to commit suicide, we don't think he understands the gravity of his actions either.
Hopefully this case at least serves as a warning to other college students out there who might have been foolish and ignorant enough to make the same mistake otherwise.
Do U think the punishment was severe enough for the crime that was committed?
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