Letters asked judge for leniency in NJ webcam case

FILE - In this Monday, May 21, 2012 file photo, Judge Glenn Berman gives instructions during a sentencing hearing for Dharun Ravi in New Brunswick, N.J. The judge who decided Dharun Ravi should spend 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate had plenty of input. Scores of people wrote the judge heartfelt letters telling him how they thought he should handle the case. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

May 26, 2012 9:45:07 AM PDT
The letters came from a man who was once beaten with a baseball bat in a racially motivated attack, the widow of a Minnesota judge, a group representing lesbian, gay and transgendered people from South Asia, a gay member of the Navy, and the father of a woman who committed suicide, among others.