Facial Expressions in Dharun Ravi Verdict
Many of you have likely heard the story of former Rutger’s student Dharun Ravi.
Ravi, 20, was recently found guilty of a hate crime today for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. Clementi’s case gained national attention when he committed suicide shortly after the spying by jumping off the George Washington Bridge Sept. 22, 2010.
Last week Ravi was convicted of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering and hindering arrest, stemming from his role in activating the webcam to peek at Clementi’s date with a man in the dorm room on Sept. 19, 2010. Ravi was also convicted of encouraging others to spy during a second date, on Sept. 21, 2010, and intimidating Clementi for being gay.
According to ABC News, three of the convictions carry a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. Because Ravi is a citizen of India, and is in the U.S. on a green card, he could be deported following his sentencing.
Take a look at the video below while the verdicts to various counts were being read. Ravi mostly has a stoic expression on his face, except for some expressions of surprise to the jury’s decision on certain counts.
What do you see?