Ravi Apologizes for ‘Wrong Choices’

    FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Dharun Ravi waits for the judge to explain the law to the jury before they begin their deliberations during his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi was convicted Friday, March 16, 2012, of anti-gay intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life. The roommate, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, threw himself to his death off a bridge not long after realizing he'd been watched. Although there was a verdict in the case, there is no resolution to a broader question that hovered over it: To what extent are hate crime laws a help or a hindrance in the pursuit of justice? (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool, File)

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    Dharun Ravi will begin serving his 30-day jail term on Thursday. The former Rutgers University student was convicted of using a webcam to spy on Tyler Clementi, his roommate at the New Jersey school, during a sexual encounter with another man. Clementi killed himself days after the incident. Ravi may end up serving as little as 20 days. In a statement, Ravi offered his first apology for the turn of events. “My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice, or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions. I apologize to everyone affected by those choices,” he said.

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