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https://plus.google.com/105455174487292738783 Arik Fetscher : July 2013 Cover Letter to CNN application As an example Arwa Damon has cnn's baby if they could figure...
July 2013

Cover Letter to CNN application


As an example Arwa Damon has cnn's baby if they could figure it out. Sometimes she struggles to just finish reporting events without adding in not just the commentary but solutions. There was a time when the majority of the nations leaders rose from the ranks of journalism one way or the other because they were the ones who took on a vocation dedicated to helping people understanding all the issues and were not by design afraid to speak their mind. As Arwa reports from the ground who as an American is better positioned to not just report the facts but influence the decision and chart the course of American policy in some way? People, leaders among them, want to know not just what's happening but see and hear and be a part of a change and course they can believe in. Now I often think that meeting with el baradei in Egypt and then some scholars and religious leaders from the universities in Tunis and Alexandria and then bringing those people together and making a trip to Syria while not only good news is something that people watching can feel a part of influencing to some extent America's response working to create not an artificial argument or drama but a tangible change. I say she has cnn's baby because it is one thing among many about a way to look at the future course that separates and rises above as well as reflecting a changing attitude about what the core essence of a news organizations on should be and is capable of. From American university students doing research and linking together on websites to elementary school children learning about the issues to those in the region there is an educational aspect, I often think of Candace Bergen as the photographer in Ghandi who was as much a part of the story as the man himself. Many of us don't normally flip through life magazine or completely read the articles but whether television or still photographs we can often peak at least a bit of curiosity and begin to tell a story. A nation stop fighting because of his fast his fast was made important because of her, that in part is the power. The rest is the intelligence about what to choose and how best to proceed. As I learned from sometime learning about Charles Hamilton Houston, the fight in pictures may have often been in the streets but many of the victories were won by charting and selecting the right ideas and cases to move forward whether in the courts as then or with leaders and international agencies as might be the case now. Dharun ravi, Trayvon Martin, stand your ground, affirmative action and the nuns might just be another burgeoning line of cases to end inequality that have fed divisions and misunderstandings and root out the causes but follow through with finding the positives to fill the void of negativity once removed. As Kennedy asked us to find the moon to fill the void then grand projects are designed to also prevent relapse. One can never live in life with a heart void of sorrow joy must fill its place, that is also part of the follow through the having of a child is but the start never an end. But without the organization and knowledge there is no child because no one can raise what only a few select people can discern. The current situation is only destructive and CNN has and will suffer along with the other networks as they have lacked anything more to pull together ideas. Lack of leadership lack of the ability sometimes to prove that even the miracle workers can do nothing with those unwilling to learn. Two sides intent on not finding the common ground is such a situation that should be viewed as not worthy of the time finding the moderates and the issues not just to agree on but the issues each is likely to be able to find support for is the new holly grail and secret sauce that will propel us all forward.

May 2012

Cover to CNN and France24


Remembrance:

I started along time ago making these t-shirts as a way to draw attention to the need for financial regulation and the problems inherent in illegal short sales and non transparent markets.

The issues are not so different from many issues now faced in other industries, selling what one does not own or can not borrow is a problem of piracy faced by many intellectually based industries. The small collection of notes and topical leads I have included from my own personal work some already sent as cover letters some as journal and blog entries some directly to political campaigns as strategy and directional assistance are also included here.

I have noticed that CNN is now reformulating it's entire network ideology around international and human rights and interest issues and stories. Taking the view that the bifurcation that had been FOXs "secret sauce" is failing and creating its own culturally destructive self inflicted wounds. I wrote about and have studied and prepared for these changes in how not only journalism and news is created and delivered but also why the change reflects an opportunity to inspire the fastest growing markets and the young market in the US.

While in part that's analysis it is actually much more than just the ability to identify the opportunity it's having the vision and intelligence to utilize what's identified and create the appropriate content and product that satisfies. I have a unique skill set, that would greatly assist in the networks efforts, to not just take the idea but actually be able to put it into context, something that has been highlighted as a focus of this transition.

Sincerely,

Arik Fetscher


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https://plus.google.com/104373284108304811687 Ishmael Mduduzi Ngozo Ka Mclean : BEING GAY IS NOW A CRIME!!! Dharun Ravi, 20, is facing 10 years in prison for little more than a college...
BEING GAY IS NOW A CRIME!!! 
       
Dharun Ravi, 20, is facing 10 years in prison for little more than a college prank because our Illuminati controllers desperately need to find another "homophobe." 

His hate crime? In Sept. 2010, remotely he turned on his webcam for a couple of minutes and caught his gay Rutgers roommate, Tyler Clementi, making out with a man. He tweeted about this to his friends. 

On Sept 22, he considered doing this again but Clementi, who read the tweets, disabled the computer. 

Nevertheless, that night, for no apparent reason, Clementi decided to throw himself off George Washington Bridge. Since he scouted out the bridge earlier that year, he was obviously a disturbed person with suicide on his mind.

Ravi didn't post any video on the Internet; yet on March 16, 2012, he was found guilty of "invasion of privacy" and "bias intimidation" (hate crime) punishable by up to 10 years. 

CAUSE CELEBRE

Illuminati social engineers need to turn Tyler Clementi into a Gay Martyr in order to guilt society into adopting homosexuality as normal and healthy.

And for Clementi to be a martyr, Ravi must be a hater. Unfortunately for them, Ravi is anything but. He is an intelligent, personable young man who emailed Clementi moments too late:

"I've known you were gay and I have no problem with it. In fact one of my closest friends is gay and he and I have a very open relationship. I just suspected you were shy about it which is why I never broached the topic. I don't want your freshman year to be ruined because of a petty misunderstanding, it's adding to my guilt. You have a right to move if you wish but I don't want you to feel pressured to without fully understanding the situation."

Clementi was also a fine, intelligent young man who played violin in a Rutgers orchestra. But he was socially awkward and often sought friends and advice online. He penned this poignant aphorism, "If opposites attract, why isn't anyone attracted to me?" 

THE ESSENCE OF THE PROBLEM

The problem is that a debilitating developmental disorder is being forced on 98% of the population by the Illuminati bankers and their traitorous minions in media and government. The purpose is to subjugate us.

The 98% who have a visceral and healthy distaste for homosexuality have no rights. 

If you read, "A Story of a Suicide," a 10,000-word account by Ian Parker in The New Yorker (Feb 6), it becomes apparent that this tragedy was caused by forcing homosexuality on heterosexuals.

Dharun Ravi was a 19-year-old with little understanding of homosexuality but no animosity for homosexuals either. 

On numerous occasions, Clementi asked Ravi to give up his room so Clementi could entertain older men that he met online. 

Is Dharun Ravi a criminal because he felt imposed upon?

Is he a criminal because he was curious or possibly repulsed? (He literally didn't know why he was being asked to leave. He was stunned when he saw images of the two men kissing.) 

Is he a criminal because he was afraid Clementi's "guests" might take his possessions? 

Then a normal heterosexual is a criminal.

Forcing heterosexuals to live with homosexuals and be party to their sex acts is the real invasion of privacy and crime.

Dharun Ravi was clearly uncomfortable. He used his dresser to create a private cubicle where he could change unobserved. He naturally feared unwanted sexual advances. 

He came from an Indian family that, unlike degenerate Westerners, was still in touch with reality. 

He worried about what his dad would say: "I don't really care," he said, "except for what my dad is going to say. My dad is going to throw [Clementi] out the window."

CONCLUSION

The hysteria generated by this case shows that Western society has lost its grip on reality. (Thanks to Ian Parker and The New Yorker for helping to maintain it.) 

The Illuminati mafia is calling for Dharun Ravi's blood. Equality Forum, a national gay rights organization, called Ravi's actions "shocking, malicious and heinous" and urged he be found guilty of manslaughter.

"My heart is breaking for their families, their friends and for a society that continues to let this happen," Ellen DeGeneres opined. "There are messages everywhere that validate this kind of bullying and taunting and we have to make it stop. We can't let intolerance and ignorance take another kid's life."

What bullying? None took place. We are not condoning it. This is a feeble excuse to impose homosexual norms on heterosexuals. 

Gay and lesbian groups are calling for more attacks on heterosexuals such as removing gender distinctions in campus bathrooms and housing. 

This is what satanic possession looks like: People champion and protect what is sick and self destructive, and reject what is healthy and natural. 

We are being turned into homosexuals in the sense that, like most homosexuals, increasingly we have sex but not families. Civilization will continue to decline if we allow the nuclear family to be destroyed. 

We will prove the Illuminati right: Human beings are too stupid to be free, and must be kept in captivity.

Dharun Ravi isn't buying it, and neither should we. 

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Is Your Child Humble Enough To Say Sorry? | By +Halabol 

Due to a spoilt Indian child, Dharun Ravi, an American student committed suicide. Dharun’s mother was worried that his child was not eating properly due to guilt. Such is the state of Indian parenting and kids. Lesser children, these days, learn to say sorry. What kind of a parenting your child/sibling is receiving?

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21 May 2012: US student Dharun Ravi, who secretly filmed the sexual activities of his gay roommate Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide when the film was exposed, is sentenced to 30 days in prison by a New Jersey judge. Ravi avoids the maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment. 
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What compels cyberbullying victims to commit suicide?

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a pervasive problem among our nation’s youth. Unlike traditional bullying, where victims could at least escape their attackers, cyberbullying allows bullies to torment their victims psychologically and emotionally any time of day via social media websites, email or cell phone messages.

In many cases, cyberbullying victims have become so distraught over the 24-hour-a-day abuse that they have taken their own lives, opting to commit suicide rather than to face their abuser one more day.
 
Consequences of cyberbullying

The tragic consequences of cyberbullying have received national attention after the suicides of high school students Phoebe Prince and Megan Meier, among other young victims. In December 2010, the issue was brought to the forefront again with the suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi.

Tyler Clementi was not the victim of cyberbullying in a traditional sense. He was not called out online or attacked with anonymous insults. He was not threatened with physical violence or contacted late in the night with obscene messages. Nevertheless, what happened to Clementi was just as painful.

His personal privacy was grossly violated and put on display for complete strangers.

According to most reports, the events leading up to Clementi’s suicide followed this scenario: Clementi, who was gay, requested that his roommate provide him with some time alone in their dorm room so that he could share a romantic encounter. The roommate, Dharun Ravi, agreed to the request but arranged his laptop in such a way that he could secretly record the encounter and stream it remotely through a chat program.

After the encounter, Clementi checked Ravi’s Twitter feed only to learn that

Ravi had sent out a message explaining how he had recorded Clementi and the other individual without their knowledge. Clementi turned to a message board where he asked for help about what to do. Many people told him to report the invasion of privacy, and Clementi wrote that he would speak with the dormitory’s resident adviser.

Later, Clementi asked his roommate if he could use the room privately again. Ravi agreed, but Clementi then saw that he had posted a message on Twitter inviting others to contact him later that night for a free show on his webcam. Knowing that he was going to be recorded again, Clementi immediately contacted the resident advisor and shut down Ravi’s computer.

At this point, the digital record of events becomes somewhat muddled. The last thing that Clementi published online came the following morning when he wrote on Facebook, “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”

Clementi’s death again sparked a national debate on bullying and the proper punishment for such a gross invasion of privacy. Ravi currently faces bias and invasion of privacy charges, among others.
 
What compels cyberbullying victims to commit suicide?

Setting aside the tricky legal question of how cyberbullying and Internet-related harassment should be prosecuted, Tyler Clementi’s death raises another important question:

What compels cyberbullying and someone to commit suicide because of harassment online? Why is an invasion of privacy such an emotionally devastating attack?

What compels cyberbullying has no clear answer, and the reasons why each individual chooses to end his or her life are intensely personal, so it’s inappropriate to speculate what the victim were thinking before they made their decision. However, one can speculate that online abuse, whether in the form of invasion of privacy or nonstop harassment, is particularly damaging because the Web is an open forum.

As a culture, we invest a lot of time in our digital identities. We live our lives on Facebook and Twitter and other social media websites, and while we acknowledge that using these tools opens up our lives to the world, we accept the privacy ramifications because of the value of the technology. The key is choice. Individuals should be allowed to use their own discretion about what information they share online. When we take that choice away, we are violating a person’s rights on a very deep level.

In the case of Tyler Clementi, Ravi willfully violated Clementi’s right to privacy. Clementi’s right to share an encounter in the privacy of his own dorm room was negated by Ravi’s actions, and so Clementi lost control of a personal and important part of his identity. In essence, when you violate the privacy of others online and remove their ability to make an informed decision about their actions, you’re stealing from them. But you’re stealing something that can’t be replaced: their sense of pride, independence and freedom.
In the last decade, we have rapidly moved toward a culture where one’s Internet reality is recognized as the equivalent to actual reality.

As technology becomes an increasingly pervasive influence in our society, the ability to actively choose how we want to share our private lives online will become even more crucial to our emotional and psychological well-being.

Tragically, it takes incidences like the death of Tyler Clementi to make us think about these issues, like what compels cyberbullying, in a meaningful and substantive way.

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On Staten Island, Relentless Bullying Is Blamed for a Teenage Girl’s Suicide.

(A photo of Felicia with notes from her classmates.)

Felicia Garcia rarely cried, so when her friend saw her sobbing alone in a hallway between classes at Tottenville High School on Wednesday, she knew something was wrong.

The friend, Briana Torres, at 16 a year older and a grade ahead of Felicia, hugged her and walked her to sixth-period English class, the girls’ arms clasped around each other’s shoulders. On the way, Felicia cheered up enough to laugh at a joke, and make a joke of her own.

But there were signs of unraveling. Late Monday night, she had posted a brief Twitter message: “I cant, im done, I give up.” After school Wednesday, Felicia walked to the Staten Island Railway station where many students board trains home. She waited impatiently for the train, and as it approached, she hurled herself backward onto the tracks. A friend grabbed her arm, but she twisted free. She was pronounced dead that evening.
By the time her friends began to congregate in the hospital waiting room, posting messages on Twitter and Facebook in what would become a flurry of online speculation about her death, most had pinpointed a cause: Felicia had been bullied, they said, tormented by football players on Tottenville’s undefeated team. Some said she was teased because she had piercings and lived in foster care. Others said players had spread sexual boasts about her over the weekend, after Tottenville’s 16-8 victory over Port Richmond High School.

To many friends, she appeared to weather the swirl of innuendo with her usual confidence.
“She never really reached out for help; she was a really tough person,” Briana said Thursday, wearing a small tribute on her left wrist — an “RIP Felicia” inked in purple. “When I dropped her off at class, I wasn’t really worried about her.”

Felicia had reported the taunts to an administrator, who arranged mediation sessions between Felicia and the boys she said were harassing her. Police are now investigating her death. Neither they nor the Education Department nor the school would comment on the bullying allegations.

There was already little that was easy in Felicia’s life. Friends described her childhood as a patchwork of loss and instability: both her parents died when she was young, and she disliked living with her aunt, said Kaitlyn Antonmarchi, 15, who said she had been Felicia’s best friend since eighth grade. At one point, Felicia ran away from her aunt’s house with an older man. After she entered the foster system, she bounced in and out of different homes, dyed her dark hair red and sprouted a cluster of piercings.
With her latest foster parents, Felicia finally seemed happy and stable, Kaitlyn said. Moving to the other side of Staten Island, she started high school at Tottenville, improved her grades, let the dye wash out and eliminated most piercings. At Friday’s football game, Kaitlyn said: “She looked happy. She was laughing. It didn’t look like anything was upsetting her at all.”

Bullying is common at the school, classmates said, but administrators usually acted to stop it, and it rarely reached the level that Felicia experienced. Tease Felicia, and she would come back with a quick, witty retort, said Alissa Compitello, 17, a senior.

“If you tried to bully her, she’d laugh at you,” she said. “Somebody must’ve said something pretty bad about her for this to happen. They just wouldn’t stop.”

On Wednesday, Felicia had asked Karl Geiling, 15, a sophomore at Tottenville, about how his test had gone. He saw her at the train station later. “I was way down, away from her,” he said. “All I heard was screams, and then everybody went silent.”

At school on Thursday, many students wore black and purple, colors often associated with anti-bullying campaigns, and met with grief counselors. A crowd of about 500 gathered at the station in the evening, many holding candles. Someone had tied purple and black balloons to a chain-link fence overlooking the tracks, with notes and a photo fluttering alongside them.
As their classmates created anti-bullying Facebook pages in Felicia’s honor Wednesday night, several football players took to Twitter to protest what they saw as the wholesale tarring of the team, which is a perennial favorite to win the Public School Athletic League championship. At least two seniors have been offered scholarships to play Division I college football.
“None of you even no half the story so stop pointing fingers at the football team,” wrote James Munson, a safety on the team and the son of the team’s coach, Jim Munson. Another player, Richy Lam, a senior, said Thursday that many members of the team had not even known Felicia.

In New York, an anti-bullying statute signed in 2010, one of numerous laws passed around the country in the wake of teenage suicides, requires schools to develop policies to deter harassment of students by other students, including education programs and disciplinary procedures.
Prosecutions for student bullying are rare; perhaps the best-known case is that of Dharun Ravi, who was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges for using a webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide a few days later. Mr. Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

“Bullying that violates criminal law can be prosecuted criminally, but not as bullying,” said Suzanne B. Goldberg, a law professor at Columbia Law School who directs its Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Physical violence or threats of physical violence could be prosecuted, she said, “but what most often happens is that schools and prosecutors try to keep these situations out of criminal court which can be appropriate if the school system takes the incident seriously, punishes the offender and protects the victim.”

It is not clear whether anyone will be disciplined in Felicia’s case. For some students, the school’s next challenge is Friday’s football game against the rival Curtis High School team, the last of the season, which may be pushed to Sunday. Felicia was a fan. When Kaitlyn last saw her, she said, she had been planning to cheer Tottenville this weekend.

“She said, ‘Yeah, I’m going,’ ” Kaitlyn said. “And I said, I’ll see you there.”

Al Baker and Christopher Maag contributed reporting.

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Prison for Dharun Ravi would be 'a serious injustice'
Prison for Dharun Ravi would be 'a serious injustice'
By Star-Ledger Editorial Board When Dharun Ravi stands before a judge tomorrow, by law he must be sentenced to state prison for his crimes against Tyler Clementi and a visitor. But not, however, in the exceptional circumstance that it “would be a serious injustice.” That clause has been narrowly ...
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https://plus.google.com/113014835996991847146 Jon Pfeiffer : What is Intrusion? When we think of a breach of our privacy we are generally think of intrusion. In...
What is Intrusion?

When we think of a breach of our privacy we are generally think of intrusion. In that sense, intrusion is the most obvious form of a breach of privacy. An intrusion arises when someone is in a location where he or she has a reasonable expectation of privacy but another person invades that privacy by physical or electronic means. 

Physical invasion of privacy generally involves a trespass onto private property or hounding a person by "getting in their face” with a camera.  Electronic invasion of privacy is subtler but often more invasive. The person whose privacy rights are being invaded is generally unaware of the invasion because it is accomplished by using a hidden camera, microphone, or telephoto lens from a great distance. Think sneaky. 

In upcoming posts, I'll discuss three court decisions that dealt with intrusion but today I'll talk about two cases that have recently been in the news. 

The first case involves two Rutgers students, Dharun Ravi and Tyler Clementi. Ravi used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi and Clementi’s date while they had sex. After Clementi found out about the spying he killed himself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Ravi was not charged with causing his roommate’s death but he was charged with, and convicted of, invasion of privacy. Using a webcam to spy on your roommate is an unequivocal no no.

The second intrusion case involved topless photos of Jennifer Aniston. Aniston filed a lawsuit against a photographer who used a telephoto lens to photograph her sunbathing topless in her back yard. The photographer was on a public road 300 yards away. Aniston filed another lawsuit against a photographer who scaled her fence to take photos of her sunbathing topless. Aniston argued (as well she should) that she had a reasonable expectation of privacy in her own backyard. The photographers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle the lawsuits. 

The lesson? Just because you can record or photograph someone doesn’t mean that you should or that it’s legal. We’ll discuss the paparazzi next.
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https://plus.google.com/114401975100913640964 René Clausen : Anti-bullying software can now detect even subtly hurtful comments on social media sites, as machine...
Anti-bullying software can now detect even subtly hurtful comments on social media sites, as machine learning works to discourage teens from insulting each other online.

MIT scholar Karthik Dinakar is building programs to recognize harmful posts on Facebook and Twitter, aiming to stop public insults from damaging teenagers' lives. His research identifies common bullying words like "ugly" or "fat," along with subtler phrases like "you need more makeup," then uses artificial intelligence to interpret the writer's intentions.

Dinakar tested his software on anonymous posts from MTV's website A Thin Line, where teens can advise each other about common problems. The site often contains posts like this one from a 16-year-old user named Samantha:

"I have been bullied my entire life. About how I look like a whale and how I’m not pretty enough. I can’t get boyfriends because i refuse to have sex until I am married. I just don’t know what to do anymore...:\"

Dinakar's AI program dissected and categorized some 5,500 of these kinds of posts, intending to help bullied teens commiserate by topic.

"All these teenagers are still growing emotionally, and there's a tendency to think that their experience is singular to themselves," he explained. "It can let them know that they are not alone in their plight."

The MIT researcher says his program could eventually warn bullies against posting insults, ban unacceptable comments and offer help to victims of social media taunting.

Dinakar's efforts to stop cyberbullying reflect the rapid rise of online harassment, which now affects over half of teens in the U.S.

Cases like the Rutgers bullying trial regularly captivate media attention, highlighting the often-tragic results of provoking fellow classmates in public online spaces.

In the Rutger's instance, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge after learning that his roommate Dharun Ravi had ridiculed his sexuality on Twitter. Last January, 15-year-old Amanda Diane Cummings died after jumping in front of a bus reportedly because she was targeted in a bullying campaign on Facebook.

Similar stories continue to plague high schools and colleges across the U.S., partly because parents and teachers remain unaware of their children's online activities. Facebook and other social media sites are trying to stop this trend by helping users report cyber abuse, a step in the right direction that could dampen bullies' enthusiasm.

"People can now report bullying, imposter profiles, abusive content and other safety issues simultaneously to Facebook, to the person who posted it, or to a trusted adult who might be able to help address the issue offline," said Arturo Bejar, Facebook's director of engineering.

Despite Facebook's efforts, however, many teenagers and even pre-teens regularly insult each other online, suggesting the social network may benefit from AI software like Dinakar's, which may be on the lookout for comments that slip through the cracks. Victims and those who observe bullying comments are often reluctant to report the behavior, making AI software ideal for identifying hurtful remarks instead.

Dinakar's work may help Facebook and Twitter prevent cyberbullying even more effectively by collaborating with MIT's Media Lab on their "Mind Reader" creation. The project uses cameras to scan people's faces and determine their emotions, a tool that may one day help parents and teachers show bullying clues as their children browse the Internet.

With more social interaction happening online for an increasingly younger generation, cyberbullying is a growing problem, but tools from MIT and other research departments are working to dampen the impact of online insults. Their high-tech efforts will likely succeed best, however, when combined with quality parenting and education, which are still very important in shaping teen behavior.
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https://plus.google.com/113693759207225060778 Tim Evanson : Dharun Ravi served just 20 of his 30 day jail sentence.  And U.S. officials said they would not seek...
Dharun Ravi served just 20 of his 30 day jail sentence.  And U.S. officials said they would not seek to deport him to India.

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Dharun Ravi, Ex-Rutgers Student Who Spied, Leaves Jail
Dharun Ravi, who was convicted of spying on his roommate having sex with another man, left jail 20 days after beginning a 30-day jail sentence.
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https://plus.google.com/108710358866786568249 Blippitt : Dharun Ravi has been freed... http://www.blippitt.com/dharun-ravi-released-from-jail-in-rutgers-spycam...
Dharun Ravi has been freed...

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Dharun Ravi Released from Jail in Rutgers Spycam Case (VIDEO)
Dharun Ravi is a free man. The former Rutgers student has been released from jail after serving 20 days of his 30-day sentence for spying on Tyler Clementi.
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https://plus.google.com/102644398022664744473 Towleroad : BREAKING: Dharun Ravi Released from Jail After 20 Days of 30-Day Sentence
BREAKING: Dharun Ravi Released from Jail After 20 Days of 30-Day Sentence
Dharun Ravi Released from Jail After 20 Days of 30-Day Sentence |News | Towleroad
Dharun Ravi Released from Jail After 20 Days of 30-Day Sentence -- News |-- Dharun Ravi, New Jersey, News, Tyler Clementi
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