Today in the news: Ex-Rutgers student gets 30 days for webcam incident

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Mount Shasta Herald

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Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 20, was sentenced today to 30 days in jail for his role in a suicide. Ravi used a webcam to record his roommate - Tyler Clementi - kissing another man, and Clementi killed himself shortly thereafter. Ravis was convicted on two second-degree bias intimidation charges.

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