Crazytown USA: Assault Victim Gets 18 months in Prison for Defending Himself!

If you live in Connecticut, you now have to think twice before defending yourself.

A Bridgeport, Connecticut man who was assaulted by three black teenagers while working at a Dunkin’ Donuts will have to spend 18 months in jail for stabbing one of the attackers.

“I was defending myself,” Jeffrey Sumpter, 21, told Judge John Blawie on Monday morning at the Stamford courthouse when he was sentenced for stabbing one of the males in the leg last October. Blawie told Sumpter that he understood and believed his version of events, but had to sentence him under Connecticut law, which requires victims to retreat from their attackers.

Police said three juveniles entered the Dunkin’ Donuts and assaulted  Sumpter before the altercation spilled outside. Police said Sumpter had a knife and stabbed one of the juveniles during the altercation.

Sumpter was convicted of felony first-degree assault and will spend the next 18 months in prison; Sumpter will have to spend three years following his jail sentence on probation, during which time he could be made to serve all or part of a three and one-half year prison sentence if he defends himself again.


  1. Gnash
    July 6, 2018 at 6:36 am

    what does this have to do with off-grid survival? how is the teenagers skin color relevant?

    • Tony
      July 8, 2018 at 9:24 am


    • Richard 66
      July 14, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Gnash for this Statement!

  2. Cry Havoc
    July 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I read about this incident. He was attacked in the store without provocation. If he had used his knife during that original assault, self defense law would have protected him. However,after they attacked him and ran outside, he chased after them ,and then went to work with his blade. The law looks at this as a totally different, second fight.

    • Raskolnikov
      July 16, 2018 at 4:58 am

      Correct. Thank you. It is NOT illegal in any US jurisdiction to defend yourself.

  3. tony gotts
    July 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

    That’s bullshit The guy who defended himself is justified. Three teenagers against one person. Reason The guy is considered fighting for his life . To be in fear of grave body harm or eminent fear of loss of life. In N.Y There is a penal law to explain Deadly use of force. So a guy who is 60 yrs old stabs one kid he goes to jail Someone post his on twitter

  4. Gabi
    July 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    An old biblical law – he who comes upon you to kill you, get ahead and kill him – why is it so complicated to undestand? The nuts in those stupid ultra liberal states are going bezerc, what if I am not a resident of Connecticut, and I travel by – o I have to abode by that stupid law?

    • Raskolnikov
      July 16, 2018 at 4:59 am

      Gabi, would you please be so kind as to cite the specific Biblical law?

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