Mar 16, 2012

News Alert: Defendant in Rutgers Spying Case Guilty of Hate Crimes

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The New York Times
Friday, March 16, 2012 -- 12:08 PM EDT

Defendant in Rutgers Spying Case Guilty of Hate Crimes, Witness Tampering and Other Charges

A jury convicted Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, of hate crimes, witness tampering and other charges. Mr. Ravi used a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man in their dorm room. Tyler Clementi, the roommate, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge three days after Mr. Ravi viewed him on the webcam. The case became a symbol of the struggles facing gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers and the problem of cyberbullying in an era when laws governing hate crimes have not kept up with evolving technology.

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