In March 2012, former Rutgers University student, Dharun Ravi, was convicted of 15 counts of invasion of privacy and related crimes for setting up a webcam to spy on his new roommate, Tyler Clementi, who was having sex with another man. In September 2010, just days after learning what Ravi had done, Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in New York City. I covered most of Ravi’s trial. Actually, I showed up at the New Brunswick, New Jersey courthouse about halfway through the trial because I had been in Raleigh, NC covering the retrial of Jason Young. (In his second trial, Young was convicted of murdering his wife. But the case has since been reversed; Young is awaiting a third trial!) Ravi’s actions are simple to explain—his set up his webcam for capture his roommate’s sexual…

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