Roommate Pleads Guilty in Webcam Spying Case
Summary: Dharun Ravi, a 24 year old Rutger's alumni, was pleaded guilty for invasion of privacy for capturing his former roommate, Tyler Clementi, kissing another man. Clementi committed suicide on September 22, 2010. When in court, Ravi took ownership of his actions of plotting to spy on his roommate. He also states he invited others to "watch the activity". Dharun was looking at 10 years of jail after being set on probation for 30 days. In 2012, Dharun was found guilty for 15 counts (15 different charges/offences) and sentenced for 30 days in a corrections center in North Brunswick, as well as a $10,000 fine.
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1. Was Ravi's punishment harsh enough? Too harsh? Why?
2. Why is invasion of privacy not only illegal, but morally wrong and unethical? What do morals mean to you in this case?