March 16th, 2012
10:12 PM ET

Video: Juror 'satisfied' with Ravi's verdict

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison after being found guilty on charges involving him spying on his roommate Tyler Clementi, who later killed himself. Anderson Cooper speaks with two of the jurors about their take on the case.

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  1. kriquette

    First of all, I don't agree with what this student did to his roommate, however, we have cameras on every street and secret places every where. The city can put these cameras up and record our daily lives without us knowing. Our neighbors have cameras on their homes for protection, which also films his neighbors yard and homes. We can't very well teach or stress upon our children that is is not ok to film or take pictures of individuals secretly but it is ok for our government to do it. We live in a world that is full of cameras and videos, I believe that we should all have the knowledge of all cameras posted every where. What happened to our society where people are allowed to take video and post on the web? There is a web site where college students are pictured or video taped (unaware of it going on) that happen to be a disgusting site. This Nick individual comments on unsuspecting women aimed towards their looks, sex and behaviors. Nick comments on whether or not he would have sex with these women. He also comments on their looks. People can post these things to the unsuspecting victim. This web site does the same thing as this accused person did. Exploiting lives. I'm not saying that he didn't do something wrong, I'm saying that if he can be prosecuted, then everyone who does this needs to be to.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  2. Helena Shin

    It is not normal for an individual to kill one-self just because he/she was/is bullied. Bullying, contrary to the recent trend in the cable tabloid media, is not the reason that a teenager commits suicide. Far from it. Killing oneself does not come so easily, I would guess. There must be other deeper, core reasons, which contributed to a person's lack of inner balance.

    March 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  3. Helena Shin

    As a lawyer, I am shocked and dismayed that an innocent teenager was convicted and wrongfully prosecuted for his poor judgment and adolescent curiosity. I am especially dismayed that the jurors who were interviewed displayed obvious signs of bias in favor of the prosecution and wonder whether the hype generated by this program, as well as others in the media who follow blindly, had a role. The freshman year is a time of stress for many young adults, and to we do not know fully why Tyler Clementi chose to commit suicide. It is ludicrous and a true miscarriage of justice to assess criminal responsibility, let alone prosecute, in a case such as this. As a victim of many racial initimidations as an Asian American, the name calling and physical attacks, I know what it feels like to be picked on (or "bullied") as a young child. I see no such equivalent evidence of racial hatred or bias by Ravi. And there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Tyler was "intimidated" by Ravi. This is not a hate crime.

    March 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm |