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Dharun Ravi Released from Jail After 20 Days of 30-Day Sentence

Dharun Ravi has been released from jail, the AP reports:

RaviDharun Ravi, 20, reported to the Middlesex County jail on May 31, though he could have remained free while his case is appealed.

A judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail — far less than the 10-year prison sentence he could have given him. He still faces three years of probation, plus more than $11,000 in fines and assessments, 300 hours of community service, and counseling. Like other county jail inmates, Ravi automatically was given five days off for good behavior and five for working. Jail officials say he has not done anything to have those credits taken away.

Federal immigration authorities said Monday that Ravi will not be deported to his native India. He lived there until he was 5 years old and remains a citizen, though he is in the United States legally.

Ravi's attorneys filed papers on June 4 to appeal his conviction.

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  1. What an ugly "person"...Is he muslime?...

    Posted by: tommyd | Jun 19, 2012 9:22:25 AM

  2. I'm no fan of Ravi... but TommyD, you disgust me.

    Posted by: JC | Jun 19, 2012 9:36:23 AM

  3. @TommyD -- What an ugly comment...Are you a Moron?...

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jun 19, 2012 9:54:53 AM

  4. Those of us who have been thru hate trails know that there are never any winners. No amount of jail time will bring any one back. We live, we learn, we have to move on, but we remember. We use this to prevent more deaths like it. It's important that some good come out of this. Ravi has an opportunity to help others. Time will tell if he has the courage.

    Posted by: Jacques Rosas | Jun 19, 2012 9:55:20 AM

  5. Why is he not being deported?

    He is not a US citizen. And he is a convicted criminal.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 19, 2012 10:04:00 AM

  6. This guy is slime but Clementi should never have killed himself over what happened.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jun 19, 2012 10:12:14 AM

  7. I hope you're right, Jacques, but I'm afraid that all the bullies out there are hearing "Look! You can bully some fag until he kills himself and only have to serve 20 days in jail!"

    Ravi's punishment did not fit his crime.

    And Tyler Clementi is still dead. http://wp.me/p1se8R-lh

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvations | Jun 19, 2012 10:12:30 AM

  8. The American justice system is a joke.

    Dharun Ravi, John Edwards, Roger Clemons, OJ Simpson. The list goes on and on.

    Posted by: Christopher di Spirito | Jun 19, 2012 10:32:23 AM

  9. It truly speaks volumes about this judge. Here in Texas, tons of latino people are deported back to Mexico for simply wanting a better life in America. Yet this scumbag has done a horrible thing and the judge will not deport him?

    Posted by: Mitchblair | Jun 19, 2012 10:38:08 AM

  10. American justice in action.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 19, 2012 10:42:34 AM

  11. 'Post hoc ergo propter hoc' isn't just a poor logical argument, it isn't a legal basis of criminal guilt.

    There is no proven causal relationship between the [heinous] actions of Dharun Ravi and Tyler Clementi's suicide. He was not charged in any way of causing Clementi's death.

    Personally, I believe many factors contributed to Clementi choosing to end his own life - Ravi's actions may have been one of them. But just days before he killed himself, Clementi told a friend that his mother had effectively disowned him when he came out. Could that have been a far more critical factor. We will never know.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Jun 19, 2012 10:52:55 AM

  12. Hey guess what - his parents are rich. So no real jail time, and no deportation. In America, justice is for sale to the highest bidder.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 19, 2012 11:06:26 AM

  13. The judge in Ravi's case does not have the authority to deport him only the Immigration service can do that. He did suggest that he not be deported however as you suggest MITCHBLAIR.

    Posted by: ryan | Jun 19, 2012 11:11:07 AM

  14. Proof that there is no justice in America. Only the rich religious people get away with anything because of their influence over the "justice" system. The proof is the Catholic priest who raped children were never in the news like Jerry Sandusky who is now headline news for molesting as a coach.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 19, 2012 11:26:11 AM

  15. Knock Knock!!...you there Dharun? it's me Karma, yeah we need to talk.

    Posted by: Johnny | Jun 19, 2012 12:11:50 PM

  16. What's more frustration is that even after this slap on the wrist, he's still fighting to appeal the conviction.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 19, 2012 12:16:12 PM

  17. frustratING sorry.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 19, 2012 12:16:39 PM

  18. I heard he smells...India...

    Posted by: tyed | Jun 19, 2012 12:19:54 PM

  19. It would be nice if we could see homophobia and racism as two symptoms of the same ill- mainly hating those that are different for reasons that are poorly justified

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Jun 19, 2012 12:28:09 PM

  20. He's an American citizen, there's no (good) reason to deport him.

    Posted by: Eric26 | Jun 19, 2012 12:45:56 PM

  21. He's not a US citizen, he's a legal resident. Huge difference.

    He absolutey should have been deported.

    As for the guy who said he shouldn't have been jailed because he didn't kill... he wasn't convicted of killing anyone. He was only convicted of things he actually did: bias intimidation and trying to cover it up. He was convicted by a jury of his peers, not an easy thing to do, especially in cases like these.

    If he spied on a female roomate, taping her have sexual relations, and aired it online for the world to see via meanspirited tweets, then tried to cover it up, he'd have gone to jail for a lot longer and be slapped with sex criminal status that would never go away (which would certainly lead to deportation). That should be the measure of fairness here, and it didn't happen.

    Posted by: R | Jun 19, 2012 2:23:38 PM

  22. Why isn't he being deported? Wasn't he here on a student visa and didn't Rutgers kick him out? If he isn't attending any school, he doesn't have a valid visa and he deserves to be deported.

    Posted by: Garst | Jun 19, 2012 2:30:00 PM

  23. I can't stand looking at this piece of crap. He'll be branded forever as the webcam spy. Hope Tyler haunts him forever.

    Posted by: Swine | Jun 19, 2012 3:32:05 PM

  24. Presumably the early release is so he can get to the hard work of adjusting to this remarkably changed world, after such a long time behind prison walls. The Microsoft Surface tablet will surely be a wonder to him.
    How will he ever have survived?

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 19, 2012 4:41:51 PM

  25. This will always be attached to Dharun. Let's be honest about that. His life is never going to be the same. So in a way, even after this pathetic slap on the wrist, I take comfort in that. His families' money won't change the fact most people think he's an awful individual and will not want to associate with him.

    With that being said, this story highlights the BOYS WILL BE BOYS society we live in. And then people wonder why there is so much bullying and violence in schools. Because there is no responsibility required to be taken by male youth. They aren't required to act like civilized human beings. They can prank, bully, act like little monsters, assault, get drunk and do almost whatever they want. Because, you know, boys will be boys. It's a "natural" part of growing up.

    We're failing our youth so much.

    Posted by: Francis | Jun 19, 2012 4:49:41 PM

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