Ravi to Turn Himself In

    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, the former Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes in March after using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, will turn himself in Thursday for a 30-day jail sentence. Ravi appeared in court Wednesday and said he is ready to begin serving his sentence, which could be lowered to 20 days with good behavior. Ravi apologized on Tuesday for “wrong choices,” but insisted his actions were not “motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice, or desire to hurt, humiliate, or embarrass anyone.” Ravi was convicted of using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a sexual encounter with a man. Clementi committed suicide shortly after the incident.

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