September 30, 2010

Totally "Messed" Up... Why?

Something is wrong...  Why should anyone have to wait to graduate high school to experience happiness?  The story of a College freshman begins here:

Just hours after his nosy roommate tried to turn a Rutgers University freshman’s date into free gay porn for his iChat buddies, the freshman was standing on the George Washington bridge.
When 18-year-old Tyler Clementi figured out his roommate was video taping his dates via Skype, he felt death was a better option than living on campus as an openly gay man.
A shy Rutgers freshman was so humiliated when two cruel classmates secretly streamed live video of his gay encounter that he leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, authorities said yesterday.
“Jumping off the gw bridge sorry,” Tyler Clementi, 18, posted on his Facebook page just eight minutes before his plunge at around 8:50 p.m. on Sept. 22.
It all started on September 19 when Dharun Ravi tweeted “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my Web cam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”
If that wasn’t enough, authorities say Ravi didn’t keep the video to himself:
Ravi, 18, activated the Webcam on his computer and headed to high-school classmate Wei’s room down the hall.
Using Skype, the two remotely accessed the feed and saw Clementi engaged in a “sexual encounter” with another man, authorities said.
That’s when they had their “American Pie” moment — callously sharing it with Ravi’s network of friends on iChat.
It’s unclear how many people saw the streaming video, but Ravi bragged about his sordid spying in a Twitter post later that same night.
The roommate tried to do the same thing on September 21 and tweeted: “”I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes its happening again.”
Tyler’s body was discovered Wednesday. His two tormentors were arrested earlier in the week.
Ravi was arrested Tuesday, charged with invasion of privacy and freed on $25,000 bail. Wei, 18, of Princeton Junction, was arrested Monday on privacy-invasion charges and released without bail.
These freshmen had only been in college for a whole month...  Why does it have to start in College?

Over, "Out" and pissed off that someone took his own life because of bullying, from Portsmouth, VA

1 comment:

Chris said...

Great video and quite inspirational, thanks for posting.

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