Tweeting, Deleting Help Build Rutgers Webcam Case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The roommate of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after authorities said his intimate encounter with a man was captured by a webcam is finding that it’s not just what you tweet, but also what you delete, that can get you in trouble.

Dharun Ravi was charged last week with several counts of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. But perhaps just as surprising were the charges of evidence tampering than an indictment said stemmed from Ravi’s attempts to delete text message and a Twitter post.

Prosecutors say Ravi and another student used a webcam to watch part of Tyler Clementi’s encounter with another man.

Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge in September.

Several messages left with Ravi’s attorney weren’t returned

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  1. sg10688 says:

    Ignorance seriously kills. Why would someone type something like that on here? I guess you have never lost anyone who was close to you that committed suicide. A good friend of mine committed suicide due to being tormented because he was gay. People need to think about what they say before they speak. People like you are the reason why people (such as that guy) feel the way that they do. He could have had a long history of getting bullied and could not take it anymore. Don’t judge someone before you get to know them… I’m sure you would feel some type of way if someone that you were CLOSE to committed suicide.

  2. SmartGirl says:

    Wrong and ignorant thing to say. Don’t judge people. You don’t even know him! He could have been bullied his entire life and that was just his breaking point. And seriously, “gay dude”??? Grow up.

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