I can’t seem to shake that icky feeling you get when something just bugs the poop out of you.
I feel sorta pissed off.
Molly Wei and her friend Dharun Ravi, both 18, entered “not guilty” pleas yesterday for the invasion of privacy charges filed against them. The pair allegedly used a webcam to watch and broadcast Ravi’s roommate Tyler Clementi having a “sexual encounter” with another dude. The pisser in all of this is that Clementi, 18, found out about it and committed suicide a few days later.
Did they cause his death? No. Clementi made a terrible choice. I can’t begin to imagine his family’s pain. Anger. Frustration. Guilt. Sad, sad, sad…..
Did they contribute to his death? Technically – yes. Legally – probably not.
Was there bias involved? Most likely… but I doubt it will be proven.
Stupid. Wei and Ravi did some stupid stuff and now a kid is dead and their own lives are ruined. The two of them crossed the line of human decency. They invaded Tyler Clementi’s privacy and when they did that they broke the law. What they did was illegal. So, for the life of me, I do not know how either can look a judge in the eye and submit a “not guilty” plea.
Kids are killing themselves. Is it more prevalent? Or, are we just hearing more about it? Either way, People are pissed off and celebrities are speaking out, blogging, and posting Youtube videos left and right.
Sara Silverman posted this YouTube video the other day – short and to the point…. I like it.