Bil Browning

A Bitter Aftertaste

Filed By Bil Browning | May 19, 2012 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bitter aftertaste, Dharun Ravi, hate crimes against LGBT people, Tyler Clementi

"Ravi's conviction was a compelling signal that harassment and bullying of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people carries penalties. Yet the verdict also left a bitter aftertaste, as if what was being satisfied was not justice, but revenge."

-- Aaron Hicklin, editor of Out magazine, as quoted in a Rueters article about the divide in the LGBT community on the sentencing of Dharun Ravi on hate crimes charges in the suicide of Tyler Clementi. Ravi will be sentenced on Monday.

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