Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
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Tyler Clementi's Family a Victim of our "'Law & Order' Culture," Suggests Freak

Tyler Clementi's parents—Clementi was the Rutgers freshman who chose to kill himself after having a romantic encounter in his shared dorm room streamed on the Internet, by his roommate!—have reserved the right to sue the school at a future date. Rutgers denies all responsibility. Clementi's roommate and his roommate's partner in shaming remain charged with "invasion of privacy" and are in parts unknown. And here is an incoherent bit of rambling on the topic from someone with a Harvard J.D. who should probably know better, who makes a convoluted, speculative and fact-free case about… the sacred right of the individual? Something? I dunno, reading it mostly leads me to think that out of all this mess, we should probably all agree that a college education, Harvard or Rutgers, most certainly couldn't be worth dying over.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Well, if you can't be a lawyer, you can always write a blog about a TV show about lawyers.

saythatscool (#101)

Rutgers don't you worry. I watched Matlock in a bar last night; the sound wasn't on, but I think I got the gist of it

keisertroll (#1,117)

I could've earned my law degree at Rutgers, but didn't want to study twenty seasons worth of Law & Order.

deepomega (#1,720)

When's TheAwl unleashing its LawAndOrder vertical? (TheChingChong, I assume)

garge (#736)

Ahhaha, Never Forget the Ching Chong scandal of 2009.

saythatscool (#101)

Where is Cuiveeen, anyway?

David (#192)

And what might we make of Elie Mystal's point of view as shown/shared/furthered on what else– Fox News ??? Google search using "Elie Mystal Fox" if you dare.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

His case seems to be that it is demented and unreasonable to expect a university housing department to sort out the issues that sometimes arise from random roommate pairings. Which, um, I knew people who worked for housing at my university, and that is pretty much the entire reason that bureaucracy exists.

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