Where is the justice for Tyler Clementi?
Yesterday morning I received a flurry of push notifications from several news outlets that Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who, alongside fellow hallmate Molly Wei pushed Tyler Clementi right over the edge and into the Hudson River in one of the worst cases of invasion of privacy by filming Clementi kissing another man, received his sentence. I was expecting something rather longer you see, and eagerly clicked on the news items.
His sentence? It was a mere 30 days, thanks to Judge Glenn Berman. Thirty days. A quick, easy month. No remorse from Ravi, not a drop of an apology - even a half-hearted one - and of course defenders of the Ravi's are stating that Ravi has had enough stress and doesn't need any more vilification. Because why ruin his life? Meanwhile, Clementi is still dead.
Did you know that you can get 90 days in jail for shoplifting? Yeah. Think of that. Ravi only got a month for essentially terminating another young man's life.