Friday, March 23, 2012
In statement released Friday, family says in dicey digital world, young people need to know actions have consequences
The parents of late Ridgewood teen Tyler Clementi said in a statement Friday they're pleased with a jury verdict that concluded their son was targeted by his college roommate because he was gay. "They reached their decision based on the facts shown by the evidence," the family of Tyler Clementi said in a press release. "At the conclusion of the trial, the defense’s explanation of what happened was simply not believable." Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted on 15 counts, including a hate crime, related to incidents in which he spied on his rooommate with a webcam in the fall of 2010 and attempted to do so again several days later. He planned to broadcast Clementi's romantic encounters with another man to others, a jury found. Clementi, a gifted …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ravi was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges related to spying on Tyler Clementi
In an exclusive interview with The Newark Star-Ledger, Dharun Ravi publicly addressed his recent conviction and the tension that existed during the last days his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi was alive. Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted on 15 counts related to a webcam spying incident of Clementi, who a jury found was targeted by Ravi because he was gay. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering Ravi had spied on him and invited others to watch. The death of Clementi, of Ridgewood, became a rallying cry in the gay community to address bullying and the danger of technology. In the interview with columnist Mark Di Ionno, Ravi claimed – as his defense team did at trial – that he had no …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Roughly 200 potential jurors filled out questionnaires Friday, but it's not known when selection will be completed; the trial of Dharun Ravi is expected to take three-to-four weeks.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Family of Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi discussed their reaction to their son's death in fall of 2010 in a Today Show interview
Monday, December 12, 2011
The parents of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student who took his own life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after allegations of cyberbullying by his college roommate, were interviewed on The Today Show Monday morning. (The full interview with Clementi's parents can be seen here.) "I can still barely believe it," his father, Joseph, said of his son's passing in the interview. The family discusses their reaction to finding out their son was gay just weeks before his death, their new foundation named in his honor, and what they're left with now that their son has died. Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, 19, faces numerous charges of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. He could spend a decade in prison if convicted. …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Panel of professionals at Glen Rock High School urges people to report incidents and talk to their children.
As bullying becomes the centerfold for many of today’s child-centric issues, Glen Rock is taking a more grassroots approach to dealing with the signs, dangers and evolving forms of bullying. The Glen Rock Board of Education's “Rock Talk Live!” anti-bullying forum got under way Wednesday night with a small but eager crowd of parents and concerned community members. A panel of six professionals from various backgrounds told the audience of the bullying dynamic, warning signs and dangers of the Web. Bullying and the Teenage Brain Glen Rock district guidance counselor Dan Brodhead said the greatest challenge is to get someone to come forward and report bullying — often perpetrators are popular kids, and they continue because peers support …