View Poll Results: Should the pair who broadcast Tyler Clementi's sex life be held liable?

Voters
28. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, they violated his privacy and drove him to suicide.

    5 17.86%
  • No, they should receive punishment for taping him, but they didn't kill him.

    21 75.00%
  • Other/I don't know

    2 7.14%
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

  1. #21
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Well, the wording of the question just asked if they were liable; it didn't say if it was in criminal court or civil court.

    The best way to equate my opinion on this is that if this was a homicide instead of a suicide, these two should be charged with manslaughter rather than murder. I know they had no intent for him to commit suicide; however, they should know by now that webcasting someone having sex is an really bad idea and can have consequences. If they don't understand that, well, they certainly do now.
    Oh Ok I understand. I agree that whatever they can be charged with they need to be. I just don't know what that would be.

    What I would do is have 1 small bedroom, just enough for a bed against one wall and a desk against the other, that would be private and then they share a communal area, kitchen area, and bathroom area with a few other singles. That wouldn't take up that much more space.
    We have that here. They are called StuVi I and Stuvi II. They are for Juniors and Seniors though.

  2. #22
    Teacher of All Things


    Josie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    28,360

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    I don't think it's possible for them to be charged with murder. Remember that one story a few years back about the grown woman pretending to be a teenaged boy on Myspace. The girl she was talking to (as the boy) committed suicide because of whatever "he" said to her. That lady, as evil as she was for what she did, didn't kill the little girl. Just as these two college kids didn't kill Tyler.

    Should they be held accountable for taping him and posting it on Twitter. Absolutely. I think they should get jail time.


  3. #23
    Voluntary Resignation

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    11-30-10 @ 05:20 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,059

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    May as well throw them off the bridge for all I care.
    It would be a shame to find out they could swim, though.

  4. #24
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:56 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,809

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I don't think it's possible for them to be charged with murder. Remember that one story a few years back about the grown woman pretending to be a teenaged boy on Myspace. The girl she was talking to (as the boy) committed suicide because of whatever "he" said to her. That lady, as evil as she was for what she did, didn't kill the little girl. Just as these two college kids didn't kill Tyler.

    Should they be held accountable for taping him and posting it on Twitter. Absolutely. I think they should get jail time.
    In jail they might get a better understanding of the gay lifestyle-a bit more than they bargained for perhaps.

    However, its hard to conceive that this poor boy's suicide was foreseeable and thus its gonna be hard to get a conviction meriting anything remotely resembling hard time.



  5. #25
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,091

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Sadly, it's not illegal to be a prick. So no, they shouldn't be held liable for the actions Tyler took on his life.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  6. #26
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    10-26-10 @ 06:34 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,978

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Too bad the victim wasn't a year younger; they could've charged them with child porn.

  7. #27
    Global Moderator
    Truth will set you free
    digsbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Metro Washington DC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    18,990

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    I voted other. I think they should be charged with trespassing (and violating his privacy) and charged somehow with bringing this man to a mentally suicidal state. However, they did not kill him, so they should not be charged as guilty for his suicide.
    Last edited by digsbe; 09-30-10 at 11:05 PM.
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
    Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.

  8. #28
    Anti-Hypocrite
    molten_dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southeast Michigan
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:01 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    9,351

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    As many others have said, they should be held liable for taping him, but they didn't cause his death. He did that.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

  9. #29
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,078

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life be held criminally accountable?

    Read more: Tyler Clementi's body ID'd - Rutgers freshman committed suicide after sex video was streamed on web
    They should receive as much time as they can get for violating his privacy. If the punishment only calls for a slap on the wrist then the punishment should be increased.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  10. #30
    Goddess of Bacon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Last Seen
    05-28-12 @ 09:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,988

    Re: If proven, should the pair accused of broadcasting Tyler Clementi's sex life ...

    They should only be charged with the privacy violation, if anything. They didn't make him jump off the bridge and I seriously doubt that was their intent.

    While what happened is tragic, that man made his own decision of his own free will.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •