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.

16 Comments

  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

      Exactly!

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

      Thank you Gnash for this Statement!

    • Rick
      July 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      offgridsurvival has mostly become propaganda for white nationalist. They will post stories about the crazy minorities, but never about the white guys who go around killing everyone (Vegas, Charleston, etc.). Too bad. Used to be good prepper resource until racist slant reared up.

      • Anon
        July 25, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        You know, vegas has way too many questions surrounding it, like the fact that ground based footage DURING the shooting SHOWS the windows still reflecting light that where supposedly shot out, then there is the released body cam footage…

        So i won’t give you the vegas shooting, some others, maybe.

        But many of the isolated incidents still aren’t as bad as the monthly death toll out of chicago.

        but yes character not color matters, however when one particular color has a WHOLE CULTURE surrounding this type of crap and it is even in their music.. it’s a problem.

        • Imani Jamal
          August 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm

          You need to meet more black people. Your comment shows you don’t know the diverty of black culture. All black people are not the same.

          • Corvus
            August 23, 2018 at 9:20 am

            Thank you, if you rest on crime records for all you’ll know about non white people you will cheat yourself of being an American. Check out Pastor Dowd he’s a black prepper. still if you are identified as a criminal physical descriptions do help ALl people know who is doing what. I am wondering what kind,of,blade did the white guy have.

  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

    • Laurie
      August 22, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      I hear your frustration…here in FL we have Stand Your Ground laws, now people got their panties in a twist…the older guy was cussing out the younger guys GF for parking in a handicap spot, younger guy rushes out and shoves the older guy down, older guy pulls a gun, and shoots, now people call older guy a murderer…because the aggressor was backing up….

  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?

  5. Mary
    August 7, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Same thing happened to my daughter. An older woman and her daughter attacked my daughter and she grabbed her friends knife and swung it at them when they tried to drag her out of her friends car. We had to pay a lawyer to defend her and now she has a record. The older woman and her daughter weren’t charged. We’re living in a time of madness.

  6. Laurie gayle
    August 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I hear your frustration…here in FL we have Stand Your Ground laws, now people got their panties in a twist…the older guy was cussing out the younger guys GF for parking in a handicap spot, younger guy rushes out and shoves the older guy down, older guy pulls a gun, and shoots, now people call older guy a murderer…because the aggressor was backing up….

  7. Anonymous
    August 23, 2018 at 4:40 am

    You guys realize the victim was black as well…

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