As an Indian-born devotee of computer games and ultimate Frisbee, Dharun Ravi hardly seemed like type to intimidate someone to the point of suicide. But in the days after Tyler Clementi jumped from New York’s George Washington Bridge in September 2010, media coverage depicted the Rutgers University freshman as the victim of a particularly sadistic form of anti-gay bullying. It quickly emerged that Ravi, his roommate, had more than once set up a webcam that caught Clementi being intimate with another man, and had gotten other students to watch. One conclusion was easy to draw: Clementi took his own life out of humiliation at being observed and outed. This basic story line came to its logical conclusion Friday, when a New Jersey jury convicted Ravi, 20, of invasion of privacy and of a hate crime called bias intimidation. Yet even before Ravi’s trial began, . In a lengthy, detailed story on the case, New Yorker
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