Rutgers Student Convicted of Hate Crime

A jury today convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi of hate crimes for using a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man in their dorm room. Ravi’s roommate, Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge three days after 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. The New York Times tells you more

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