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BREAKING: Tyler Clementi’s Father, M.B. Deliver Emotional Statements At Ravi Sentencing

Tyler Clementi’s father Joe has just delivered an emotional statement to jurors, judges, and the media, prior to the judge’s delivery of how much jail time Dharun Ravi (right) will be sentenced to. M.B.’s lawyer also delivered a statement on M.B.’s behalf.

You can watch the sentencing live on CBS.

Holding back tears, Joe Clementi delivered a statement indicting Ravi as a remorseless bully who has not yet truly apologized for what he did to his “vulnerable son” Tyler.

Ravi appeared shaken but unmoved, and did not cry.

One snippet from Joe’s statement: “When asked why he covered up evidence, he said he was trying to fix a problem. That is chilling.”

Said M.B.’s lawyer on his behalf:

“In [Ravi's] gratuitous media appearances after the trial, he made clear that I was to be his scapegoat… His concern that I may be a thief was difficult. He even went so far to say that when he learned about Tyler’s death, he thought I might have been involved… I do not mind that Mr. Ravi has never apologized to me for what he has said… I also want to say that I do not want him to be deported… To sum up my feelings, I wish to state to everyone involved… have given their time, energy, emotion, and much public money to see that justice was done. If the laws mean anything, then they must be respected. That is why Mr. Ravi must be held accountable.”

We’ll have more on the story as it breaks.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           May 21, 2012
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  • 7 Comments
    • D P
      D P

      Hey, thank you for posting this. Watching the family’s impact statements are breaking my heart, and when father Clementi paused because it was difficult to continue, I couldn’t hold it anymore.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Delius
      Delius

      Ravi is not the victim here.
      He is the senseless bigot and deserves ample jail time.
      No leniency!

      May 21, 2012 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams
      Derek Williams

      Exactly the right outcome – a measured and appropriate punishment. Any more, then we would be descending into retaliatory scalping of a young foreigner only recently made aware of America’s paradoxical transposition from its erstwhile disgust for homosexuals, into a legislated distaste for homophobes. Punish excessively, and you sear into a man’s heart a seething resentment and recidivist ideation. Let’s also reflect that Clementi’s parents did not initially accept his homosexuality, and there were likely many more triggers that led to his tragic suicide.

      In sentencing for crimes that do not involve extreme depravity, there has to be some possibility for rehabilitation. Society’s 18 year investment in Ravi shouldn’t be arbitrarily and irretrievably flushed.

      Even with a zero sentence, as a result of this episode, Ravi’s life had already taken a dramatically different turn to his optimistic academic and career ambitions, and those of his family. He will never be the same, but I hope that with this lesson behind him, he will mature into a fine citizen, the better for his learning of it.

      May 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Iudex
      Iudex

      Ravi is a typical product of the irresponsible indulgence of all too many Asian parents toward their arrogant and disrespectful offspring – as long as Asian formalities of respect are publicly observed the spoiled brat reality can comfortably be ignored. times were when Asian discipline meant something. now, it is an unworthy shadow of its previous reality. This boy shows disturbing signs of behaviour that appear to border on the psychopathic/sociopathic. He is getting away too lightly and my experience tells me that he will prove a problem later on. Were it in my power and jurisdiction I would order confinement for six months rather than 30 days and recommend his subsequent, immediate deportation.

      May 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W
      D9W

      I know one thing, I will not do business with any company that hires him. He might as well go back where he came from.

      May 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Stone
      John Stone

      LOL Dont tell me any of you clowns actually believes this ridiculous story? Its all been fabricated, like most news these days. Pushing the gay agenda and adding one more nail to the coffin of internet freedom one fake story at a time.

      You have all been duped. Boo Friggin Hoo!

      May 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dylan terreri, i
      dylan terreri, i

      so, a gay “man” at rutgers was recorded by a hidden camera as he was kissing another masculivoid while alone in a dorm room. it gets onto the internet and he kills himself because – because why? because he was ashamed of being a masculivoid? because he was ashamed that his own masculine presence left him feeling a need for another man in his life? the activists who sentenced his roommate to prison for hiding the camera are making the dead masculine insufficiency out to be a victim to feel pity for – this is not right because the same activists made it a crime for any masculivoid to go to a therapist for help to overcome an emotional desire for masculinity.

      in other words, maybe it is the fault of gay activists that this rutgers masculivoid is dead. apparently, the dead homosexual didn’t think it was “okay to be gay,” maybe he wanted a therapist to help him internalize masculine gender-identity while his inability to find one kept him looking at men like a kid looks through the windows of a candy store. if someone doesn’t think it’s “okay to be gay” and he eventually kills himself because no therapist will help him to grow up and grow out of his outside-looking-in type of gender-disorientation…his death is the fault of the activists who predominately banished the therapy that helps one become well-oriented and in-touch with one’s own gender. i’m actually surprised that gay activists didn’t think it was anti-gay for nate, mike, shawn and wan to call themselves “boyz ii men,” simply because of the self-realization (penis-realization) implied in a boy reaching manhood.

      the rutgers masculivoid obviously had a problem with his own curiosity of the masculine gender. maybe feeling incomplete without another man in his life made him feel that he wasn’t man enough, maybe he wanted people to think that he loved and respected himself as a man – maybe he jumped from the bridge because gay activists were forcing him to live a life that he didn’t want and that he didn’t agree with.

      gay activists may be to blame for the dead homosexual. all people are not like chastity bono, some people actually take themselves and their genders seriously enough to overcome gender-issues by changing their minds through therapy rather than by changing their genders through surgery. the person who killed the gay “man” at rutgers is also dead and nobody can send him to prison. sending the roommate to prison for playing a college prank on a self-piteous, insecure and unstable drama-queen is just wrong…but what a curtain-call that drama-queen gave.

      wasn’t it mrs. clinton who said “I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America,” as a response to charges that her plan would bankrupt businesses and cut employment?

      every person can’t be responsible for the actions of every unstable drama-queen they come in contact with. or maybe they can be…maybe if i killed myself and wrote “i can’t live if i have to pay for abortion” as a suicide note, the “white house-negro” would now be in jail for causing my death.

      dylan terreri, i
      http://www.masculivoids.com

      “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” – Madonna
      http://www.jaggedlittledyl.com/essays

      Jul 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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