Man accused of assaulting Iowa City officer may claim self-defense

There are 6 comments on the The Gazette story from Jan 1, 2012, titled Man accused of assaulting Iowa City officer may claim self-defense. In it, The Gazette reports that:

Branden L. Plummer, 20, is taken from the courtroom following a bond reduction hearing Monday, Dec.

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#1 Jan 3, 2012
I don't know all that happened during the incident, but I feel sure there was no attempted murder. Since the student had the upper hand and did not kill the officer, it's obvious he wasn't trying to kill him; so I feel the charges should be less severe. Why destroy a young person's life for a fight? Child molesters in Iowa get far less severe sentences.

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#2 Jan 3, 2012
"Former University of Iowa football player Cedric Everson was sentenced to seven days in jail for an assault conviction stemming from a 2007 sex abuse case."

UI Football player Everson sexually assaulted a woman and got only seven days in jail. Of course, we all are aware that football players from the UI are privileged; but why should Plummer get such excessive charges against him in view of the leniency given to Everson? Seems justice is only for those who can either afford it or have a favored position in sports.
Liberty is Freedom

Berrien Springs, MI

#3 Jan 21, 2012
Who grabed WHO first ? Who is the BULLIE ? Who gets payed to be a BULLIE ?

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#4 Jan 22, 2012
Liberty is Freedom wrote:
Who grabed WHO first ? Who is the BULLIE ? Who gets payed to be a BULLIE ?
According to the Press Citizen article, the man suddenly attacked the police officer after being asked for ID. I feel that it isn't as simple as that, for it's not logical that he should suddenly assault the officer for just asking. The whole story is not being presented, I suspect; but even if what the officer said were all that happened, 25 years is an excessive penalty when you consider the other criminals who recieve far less punishment for far worse crimes.
Liberty is Freedom

Suisun City, CA

#5 Jan 22, 2012
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>According to the Press Citizen article, the man suddenly attacked the police officer after being asked for ID. I feel that it isn't as simple as that, for it's not logical that he should suddenly assault the officer for just asking. The whole story is not being presented, I suspect; but even if what the officer said were all that happened, 25 years is an excessive penalty when you consider the other criminals who recieve far less punishment for far worse crimes.
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Collusion between press and Gvernment Soldiers, is common.

Fact is, after being interigoated, intimitated, harassed, and beat up, after attempting to defend ones self, from (I say it this way, because this is how such things get INDUCED) the presumed assult of a Police Officer, weighted with authority, over zealously agressively grabing ID from the hand of a citizen. Inducing a response. P.O.S.T. training teaches this trnichque, to be used as a tactic to give possible
probable cause, to arrest.

Our Freedom is in the hands of the KINGS SOLDIERS !
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Liberty is Freedom

Suisun City, CA

#6 Jan 22, 2012
My suggestion for the Police is don't go putting your hands on J-walkers from the back. THAT IS ASSULT... An asking for a reaction...

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