Ex-Rutger Spycam Sentencing: the Punishment Still Does NOT Fit the C-R-I-M-E

Found on USA Today, reported by Mel Evans, AP

This, is paraphrased and summarized…

The former Rutger student convicted of using webcam to spy on his roommate will likely to be released from prison after serving 20 days of his thirty-day sentence in jail.

The twenty-year-old reported to jail on May 31, even though he could’ve remained free during his appeal.  The jail warden told The Associated Press on Friday, that Ravi is to be released on Tuesday, after serving just twenty days.

Ravi’s roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after Ravi used a webcam to see — briefly — live streaming video of Clementi and another man kissing. Ravi was not charged with Clementi’s death.

A jury convicted Ravi in March of all 15 criminal counts he faced, including bias intimidation, for which he could have been given a 10-year prison sentence.

Last month, a judge said Ravi should have a shorter sentence in part because he did not commit violence.

Prosecutors are asking an appeals court for a longer sentence while Ravi is appealing his conviction.

Ravi’s lawyers have told a judge that he will begin making monthly payments toward the more than $11,000 in fines and assessments he was ordered to pay as part of his sentence and will start serving 300 hours of community service.

If the sentence stands, Ravi also will have to check in with a probation officer for three years.

So, that, is what you get, for committing a CARELESS HATE CRIME against someone who’s different, you’d get nothing MORE than just that simple SLAP on the W-R-I-S-T, because you “behaved” yourselves while you’re being jailed, is that fair?  Hell NO, and, no amount of money this guy pays the family will be enough, because it will NEVER bring their S-O-N back to life, so, you tell me if the sentencing is still WAY too light here, and no, I’m still NOT trying to “sway” anybody here, but, in my personal opinion (and this is still MY space!!!), I K-N-O-W that the punishment did NOT fit the crimes that had been committed against this individuals who just happened to be a homosexual man!!!
And the courts let this guy off easy, because he did NOT “commit” any “act” of violence?  Are you kidding me?  Just because you did NOT give a child a gun (meaning putting it into his hands), and the child still got his hands on it, and SHOT her/himself, you’re still G-U-I-L-T-Y of murdering the kid, because the kid DIED, because you FAILED to keep those G-U-N-S locked up in a SAFE place, where they wouldn’t be ACCESSIBLE to them, are you freakin’ kidding me here???  Once again, this is still JUST my O-P-I-N-I-O-N on this PARTICULAR case, and whatever I say still goes, because this is still MY space…last time I checked, it still IS, so…

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