"If prosecutors had been able to charge Ravi with shiftiness and bad faith—if the criminal law exactly reflected common moral judgments about kindness and reliability—then to convict him would be easy. The long indictment against Ravi can be seen as a kind of regretful commentary about the absence of such statutes. Similarly, the enduring false belief that Ravi was responsible for outing Tyler Clementi, and for putting a sex tape on the Internet, can be seen as a collective effort to balance a terrible event with a terrible cause."
In assessing Ravi’s actions on September 19th, one could perhaps mount the argument that sexual contact was not expected, that he did not tape anything, that the transmission was extremely limited in time and reach, and that nobody saw sex or intimate body parts. On the twenty-first, however, Ravi tried to set up a viewing.
If prosecutors had been able to charge Ravi with shiftiness and bad faith—if the criminal law exactly reflected common moral judgments about kindness and reliability—then to convict him would be easy.
“As a parent, what it says to me is that what you think you know, you don’t know,” Joseph Clementi said. “And that’s a hard thing, because we all think, I know what my kid’s up to. You don’t.”
“What we want to see is justice,” Joseph Clementi said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean the punishment has to be harsh.”
I can't imagine his attorney advising refusing it unless there is a part of it not being reported, like being added permanently to a sex offender list or something.
Such a solid waste all over, Tyler with his talent for music, Dharun with his apparent ease with technology.
“Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”
"...one of my closest friends is gay..."
“Everyone ignore that last tweet. Stupid drafts.”
Jason Tam told me that he’d never known Ravi to have a girlfriend.
"In fact one of my closest friends is gay and he and I have a very open relationship."
In one exchange, he wrote, “I’m not really angry or sad idc.” The friend replied “What if he wants you, won’t that get awk.” Mr. Ravi answered, “Why would it be awk.”
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