1) Maybe they were friends and it was just a harmless prank. (Not true on either count)
I said this very early on when the news first broke long before any info came out about what actually happened.
2) Kids don't know what privacy means nowadays, in the age of the Internet.
Younger people's perception and expectations of privacy are different now than they were pre-internet.
3) The media made him do it, he saw it in AMERICAN PIE. (The heavy metal makes people do Satanic murder defense!)
A very skewed and simplistic version of what I actually said. I never suggested this could or should be used in court.
4) Clementi was already out to his family (by a few weeks) and some other gay guys on the Internet (although, obviously, not his roommate or anyone else he went to school with) so it's fine.
I never said "so it's fine". You're making shit up again.
5) Clementi wasn't "all that upset" by being outed. (No evidence to this effect and much to the contrary.)
He wasn't outed. He was already out. He was obviously upset at Ravi's actions, that much is clear.
6) Hate crime legislation shouldn't exist. (Because it's always fun when straight white males argue this!)
It shouldn't but this has nothing to do with me defending anybody.
7) If you lived in cities for 20 years, you wouldn't see anything wrong with outing someone.
Yeah again never said that.
8. This kind of harassment happens all the time. Boys will be boys! (bad boys, bad boys)
It does. I think the judge was right to take into consideration Ravi's age, and look at WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED in the case rather than going purely on emotion.
9) Most people just "laugh off" at being harassed and spied on.
Never said this. Ever.
10) If Clementi had been with a girl, nothing would have happened to Ravi. (Not true at all -- and certainly SHOULDN'T be true.)
I still think that. But that doesn't mean I'm defending Ravi.
See, you boil down more complex and nuanced points I've made than then skew them with your own bias and agenda.