Friday, March 16, 2012

September 22, 2010 Tyler Clementi said to the world "Jumping off the G-W Bridge. Sorry"

This child Tyler Clementi felt so despondent that he would take his own life. On September 22, 2010, Clementi took a train to New York and posted a mobile status update on his Facebook page that read, "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry”.

Before killing himself Tyler's roommate set up a video recorder and taped an intimate moment between Tyler and another man.

Tyler was an 18-year-old boy in his first year of college at Rutgers, who was trying to figure out who he was and where he fit into the world, as all 18-year-old children do.

 He flung himself off the George Washington Bridge, killing himself after his roommate Dharun Ravi videotaped and then spread an intimate moment between Tyler and another man all over social media sites. 

In hindsight, I would imagine that this kid Ravi never thought this little bit of cyber bulling would escalate into what it became. 

Including this child throwing himself off a bridge.

This morning Dharun Ravi was convicted of the serious charges the prosecution leveled against him including:

   invasion of privacy 
   bias intimidation 
   witness tampering