Totally Remorseful and Apologetic Dharun Ravi Files Notice to Appeal His Conviction
Dharun Ravi is so sorry about his part in the cyberbullying, harassment, outing, spying and suicide of Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi that he has accepted his whopping 30 day prison sentence with the utmost grace and dignity in order to allow Clementi’s grieving family to get on with their lives and hopefully never have to hear his name again for all of their remaining days on this planet.
Excuse me for just a moment here…what’s that, you say? He did what now?!
The notice begins the process of the appeal which could take upwards of two years before a three-judge panel obtains the necessary briefs detailing the arguments by both sides.
I think it’s important to note here that Ravi was expected to face upwards of ten years in jail for his evidence tampering and his role in the suicide of his gay roommate. And as a citizen of India, Ravi was also facing deportation from the United States.
Instead he was sentenced to just 30 days in jail.
Also worth noting, at no point did Ravi express any sort of remorse or offer an apology for his actions until a judge publicly rebuked him at sentencing. Unsurprisingly at that point, Clementi’s parent’s rejected the forced apology.
This story just continues to gross me out.
Do you think Ravi will succeed in his appeal?