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QUESTION: Did Dharun Ravi Get A Fair Sentence?

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Today a new Jersey judge Glenn Berman sentenced Dharun Ravi to a 30-day jail term, three years’ probation to begin May 31. He was also fined a $10,000 assessment fee and required to perform300 hours of community service.

Did Dharun Ravi Get An Adequate Jail Sentence?

Though even gay-rights activists questioned whether Ravi should have served jail time at all, he’s received a significantly lighter sentence than the 10 years he could have possibly received.

The judge also recommended Ravi not be deported, though the final decision will be made by others.

Was the sentence fair? Did Ravi get off too lightly—or should he not have been charged at all?

Share your verdict in the comments.