Remember Dharun Ravi, the heartless prick who set up a webcam in his Rutgers dorm room to spy on his gay roommate a few years back? The roommate, Tyler Clementi, jumped off the GW bridge after Ravi invited people to view the webcam feed and humiliated Clementi on social media.
The case and subsequent trial sparked a national furor about cyber-bullying. Ravi was convicted of multiple felonies. He could have received up to 10 years in the clink and deportation to India.
The judge gave him an extraordinarily light sentence instead: 30 days in jail, a few years on probation, community service and a recommendation that he retain his green card. If he had any sense or grace, Ravi would have been grateful for that break and slunk off quietly.
But he’s evidently an arrogant, entitled jerk who’s still stinging from the slap on the wrist he received:
Stephen Altman, Ravi’s lawyer, revealed Ravi’s desire for a fresh trial after Clementi’s mother Jane, in a moving interview in The Daily Beast yesterday, said she would not want New Jersey’s appellate court to reduce or strike down Ravi’s original conviction.
Maybe he’ll get a new trial, which would drag the family of his victim through their horrible ordeal all over again. If so, I hope he’s convicted on all counts a second time and that the next judge gives him real jail time and then throws his ass out of the country upon his release. Asshole.