Thursday, 30 September 2010

.....WTF......... Gay Student Kills Himself ..............

..............seriously............. WTF......... how the hell did the two morons involved in this think it was going to turn out???................


A New Jersey college student jumped to his death off a bridge a day after authorities say two classmates surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the internet.
Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped from the George Washington Bridge last week, his family's attorney, Paul Mainardi, said.
Police recovered a man's body in the Hudson River just north of the bridge on Wednesday afternoon, and authorities were trying to determine if it was Clementi's.

Two Rutgers freshmen have been charged with illegally taping Clementi having sex and broadcasting the images via an internet chat program.
Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, said in a statement on Wednesday that his group considered Clementi's death a hate crime.
"We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of a young man who, by all accounts, was brilliant, talented and kind," Goldstein said.
"And we are sickened that anyone in our society, such as the students allegedly responsible for making the surreptitious video, might consider destroying others' lives as a sport."

One of the defendants, Dharun Ravi, was Clementi's roommate, Mainardi told The Star-Ledger of Newark. The other defendant is Molly Wei.
They could face up to five years in prison if they are convicted.
A lawyer for Ravi, of Plainsboro, did not return a message. It was not clear whether Wei, of Princeton, had retained a lawyer.
A Twitter account belonging to a Dharun was recently deleted, but in a cached version retained through Google he sent a message on September 19: "Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay."

Two days later, he wrote on Twitter: "Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it's happening again."
Clementi's driver's licence and Rutgers ID were found in a wallet left on the bridge last Wednesday after two witnesses saw someone jump from it, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Clementi's body had not been positively identified.

Mainardi issued a statement on Wednesday confirming Clementi's suicide.
"Tyler was a fine young man and a distinguished musician," Mainardi said. "The family is heartbroken beyond words."
Ed Schmiedecke, the recently retired music director at Ridgewood High School, where Clementi graduated this year, said Clementi was a violinist whose life revolved around music.
"He was a terrific musician and a very promising, hardworking young man."
NYPD harbour officers recovered the body of a white man, clad only in pants, wearing a watch and without identification after a New York City Parks Department employee spotted a body floating in the river, police said.

The body was taken to the city medical examiner's office; authorities hoped to use the watch as identification.



Kevin said...

...and another one.

this is heartbreaking to hear these stories.

we need to send a message to these youth...

GAY IS OKAY!! And for those that aren't gay, but are bullied anyway...that time will pass!

Michael Rivers said...

So very sad. So much of this has been happening. Heartbreaking.

Stan said...

I just saw this sad story on the local news here in NYC.

BosGuy said...

D - along those same lines either check out my entry on my blog or google, Andrew Shirvell. You'll never believe what this man has been doing.

Wonder Man said...

this is so sad and more just happened

thegayte-keeper said...

NO matter how many times I see this story, it hits me like a ton of bricks!