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Family Protests For Baltimore Man Killed In Club Shooting

BALTIMORE  (WJZ) — A call for justice. Sean Gamble is shot and killed by police. What went wrong, and how did police also shoot and kill one of their own?

 Suzanne Collins has more on a protest by Gamble’s family.

They want answers. Why was Sean Gamble– who’d never been arrested– shot and killed by an officer on that chaotic night?About 50 of Gamble’s family and friends marched Saturday. They want to know how more than 40 police bullets were fired, leaving two dead– including their loved one and a police officer.

“We’re tired of our people getting murdered for no reason, and that’s why we want justice and we want answers and we want peace,” said John Gamble, father of victim.

Sean Gamble’s father appeals for justice for his 22-year-old son who died Jan. 11 outside Select Lounge on Paca Street. It was a frantic moment during which Officer William Torbit– dressed in plainclothes–was trying to break up a fight, but ended up on the ground firing.  Other officers who may not have known he too was a policeman shot and killed Torbit.

“I believe the police should be more understanding before they start shooting,” said John Gamble.

“Sean was an aspiring young man engaged to be married, had a fiancee, played semi pro football with the Baltimore Saints,” said Nadine Williams Holmes, family friend. “There was no reason for him to be cut down and murdered this way.”

There are calls for a federal investigation, but for now it’s still being handled by the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit, although the mayor wants an independent review.

“There’s a little boy over there whose daddy isn’t coming home,” Williams Holmes said. “Why isn’t he coming home? He’s not coming home because the streets of Baltimore are out of control.”

Four women were also stuck by police fire that night. The lawyer for one woman says she was grazed in the head by a bullet.

Police say Sean Gamble was struck by a handful of bullets, possibly fired by Torbit’s gun.

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  1. Dave says:

    Fight at the club……police called……plainclothes officer arrives first…..tries to break up fight between some hos……thugs don’t like it….attack officer…..officer fears for his life (look up “disparity of force”)…..opens fire…..fellow officers arrive…..see man shooting at people…..assume he is a bad guy…..officers shoot “bad guy”. Not hard to figure out. Probably happened in 3-5 seconds. Horrible tragedy. Fix: Plainclothes officers and unruly crowds don’t mix. Whose responsible?….The animals at the club who can’t seem to act like civilized human beings.

    1. LENORE says:

      DAVE YOU ARE CORRECT EXCEPT WILL TORBIT WAS IN THE CLUB AND WALKED OUTSIDE AND TRIED TO SHUT THE BIT..ES UP AND WAS ATTACKED BY BIT..ES BOYFRIEND OF THE EVENING, MR. GAMBLE. AND THE FAMILY WANTS TO KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED. THEY SHOULD READ YOUR POST.

  2. Card says:

    Bernard,Totally Agree Of Course his Family will say he was an Angel…

    Dave,I thought the Plain Clothes Officer was “Clubbing” Too??
    Might be wrong on that one..
    If he was “Clubbing” What the Hell was he doing with his Gun??

    1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

      On duty or off duty police officers are allowed to carry their weapons.

      1. Jon says:

        NOOOO… Not if they are consuming alcohol!!

    2. JANIE says:

      HE WAS WORKING IN THE CLUB. THE POLICE HAD BEEN CALLED TO SHUT THAT PLACE DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT THE 6TH FIGHT OF THE EVENING,

  3. ashley says:

    Dave I totally agree with you…the officer wasn’t “clubbing” he was working, trying to protect the citizens of baltimore city and defusing a situation that occured. And then was attacked and tried to defend himself. I think people jump to conclusions and automatically want to down officers but fail to realize the danger they put themselves in because of criminals and individuals who don’t have any home training and don’t know how to behave, period.

    1. Stacey says:

      So y do ppl have to defend themselves with a gun. I do not agree. ppl will fight. not thats not right all the time. whether sean was right or wrong, he did not have any weapons and should not have been murdered.

  4. kevin says:

    officers fault plain and simple and each one should be charged with MURDER and taught to handle them selves a little better.

    I mean really 40 bullets ?? when do police shoot at unarmed people for fighting

    1. jon says:

      @Kevin… what a stupid conclusion!! There is not anything in this case that is plain & simple. Many commend the police for taking swift action to protect the citizens from what looked like a gunman firing into a crowd of people. I have seen far too many incidents where people complain that they could have responded differently in the past. This was an unbelievably terrible & tragic incident. But let;s see how you feel when you fear for you well-being or even life & the police arrive & try to I.D. a real gunman, over your life.

      BTW: 40 bullets between 5 or 6 cops… not all that bad when trying to stop someone who is currently SHOOTING!!!!!

    2. Kel says:

      Keep in mind… 21 of those bullets fired hit Officer Torbitt while “a handful” hit Gamble.

      1. danny says:

        actually if you want to be correct gamble was hit with more bullets then torbit was. the point is when was it ever ok for an officer to pull out his gun just off of an assumption that someone has a gun….

  5. Owings Mills says:

    I agree with the totally intelligent commets above. I’m in total agreement. I’m so happy to see other share my views. The black Baltimore club scene is saturated with vilolent thugs from all over the city. I agree that this young man should have been home with his kids and not trying to live the R. Kelly and Puff Daddy life style with booze, B—-es, and Benz’s. There is so much more to live for than loosing your life in a senseless fight with the senseless thugs and criminals of Baltimore City.

    1. Oz says:

      who makes the malt liquor, imports the drugs and guns and creates the living conditions where the club scene is a outlet for all that BS. I ask you who is the real criminal. you trying to say a man who works can’t go out and enjoy himself sometime? that stereotypical description you gave does nothing but perpetuate the actions of the real criminals. check your stats the same thing goes on in your Fells Point area clubs also. Just the police and owners don’t report those incidents. Funny how the media labels a Black man committing a crime a THUG, yet when whites do the same “they forgot to take their medicine” and are labeled troubled. there is no difference.

    2. Stacey says:

      Sean was not a thug….when is it ever a crime to go out and have have a good time with your friends. What if this happened outside the movie theater, then what. He should not have went to see a movie cuz he should have been home with his CHILD and fiance. Sean was a good person. But thats not to say good ppl dont end up in horrible situations. stop being so judgemental. So now by your theory, everyone that goes to the club is a thug and drinks and have nice cars….ok, u can come out of that fantasy entertainment world now.

  6. Sean C says:

    Oh, yeah! My fellow black people aways coming to gang up against the cops whenever a cop kills a black and not when blacks kill blacks. I guess our so-called black leaders seem to say that balcks killing blacks is perfectly ok. Where’s the outrage everytime a young black male thug kills an innocent black male on his way to college our back frorm fighting for his country. Hypocrites!!!

    1. maloney says:

      Preach it!!!

  7. Ben says:

    Who are you guys, the police department’s PR team doing damage control for them? Please. The two comments above about “Malt Liquor” and “animals at the club” are racism, pure and simple.

    Only cops have guns in this situation. One plain-clothes officer shoots an unarmed man. Other cops open fire into a crowded club. And yet you jump to the cops’ defense and immediately try to discredit the unarmed man who went out to have a good time. Truly disgusting.

    1. OZ says:

      You are on point with this one Ben. these people act like they live a clean life. like I said before, when they f up “they forgot to take their medicine” . aka DRUGs. the same ones they allow in the communities. How is it that a man gets shot and the bullet came from a turned in gun that was supposed to be in police custody or destroyed? Whos the real criminal? and why are they shooting themselves and blaming it on someone else? Glad they caught that one.

    2. Oz says:

      You are on point with this one Ben. these people act like they live a clean life. like I said before, when they f up “they forgot to take their medicine” . aka DRUGs. the same ones they allow in the communities. How is it that a man gets shot and the bullet came from a turned in gun that was supposed to be in police custody or destroyed? Whos the real criminal? and why are they shooting themselves and blaming it on someone else? Glad they caught that one. as for the police ghost writers posing as concerned citizens shame just a crying shame and pathetic.

    3. LATASHA says:

      SOMEBODY SAYS MALT LIQUOR AND ANIMALS….YOU SEEM TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT

  8. Ben says:

    It’s common knowledge that police departments have hired staff whose jobs it is to go around the internet posing as anonymous “concerned citizens” to express their support for their police. They will try to use forums like this to turn the public against Sean Gamble and look out for their own. Don’t fall for it.

    1. Sean C says:

      Dude! You are a paranoid conspiracy believing idiot! I’m no cop. I’m a black man who is sick of black males’ stupid buffoon criminal behavior bringing all black people down. Illogical conspiracy believing morons like you are what keeps us blacks down. Go back to the fields you dumb field hand!

    2. shawicka says:

      you are way too funny

  9. Scott says:

    I wasn’t there so I can’t say exactly what happened but I do know that cops today are way to quick to pull the trigger before understanding the situation. Too many people being tazed or shot without justification. In this situation only the cops pulled their weopons and fired 42 shots. Not much I can think of to excuse that. Maybe they’re teaching the wrong things to these guys at the police academy or maybe they are picking the wrong people to begin with.

    1. marilynn says:

      To be honest their were witnesses gamble cousin and the 2 ladies that were
      looking out of the window stated that gamble is the one that approached
      officer interfering with him trying break up the incident. It would have had
      a different outcome if the young man would have stayed out of it. Any place
      where you can catch a bus to a club is not for me i will stick to DC, and any
      where their are young people partying id stay clear.

      1. danny says:

        first of all yoiu do that you stay out d.c please dont make it seem like baltimore is such a bad place like d.c doesnt have their problems too! and what about the innocent girls that got shot ! so im guessing out there you cant catch the bus to the clubs..what does that have to do with anything?!

      2. Rayna says:

        @Marilynn I 100% agree….Bmore lets these young ooc young girls who run their mouth the first time they get bumped in a club wanting to wild out and all that foolishness cause they fake drunk…I too stay in DC because you will get thrown out and locked up if you even raise a hand in a DC club….point is if the girls wouldnt have ran their mouth and their friends wouldn’t have jumped the officer nobody would be dead…I hope this situation eats those girls up alive because it could have been prevented…no the officer shouldnt have pulled a gun on a innocent man but the innocent man shouldn’t have put his hands on him…..smh the city is so sad

  10. Dave says:

    Ben……”animals at the club” has no inherent racist quality at all. SOMEBODY at the club was making a mockery of the human ability to REASON and ACT APPROPRIATELY. I have no idea what race of people was in attendance that night. My statement applies to any and all races that act this way…..Ben….The police did not fire into a crowded club. The police fired into a man that they thought was a threat to others….as they are trained to do. The plainclothes officer was being attacked by a group of “people” that did not like his actions in trying to stop a fight, chances are, THEY didn’t know he was a police officer either. HE is the one that fired into a crowd….THAT WAS ATTACKING HIM. You don’t have to be armed to be a deadly threat to an individual. AGAIN….look up DISPARITY OF FORCE……and BEN….I was not hired to post this……I actually am a CONCERNED CITIZEN that lives less than a block from where this happened.

  11. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Over seventy per cent of the Baltimore police force is Black so when a cop shoots & kills a black criminal & incidentally most crimes in B’more are committed by Blacks & Hispanics, does that constitute a Black on Black hate murder?……Those of you that disagree about the “Brothers & the plight of the African Americans in B’more are delusional & refuse to see the error of your ways. Get your tookas into Morgan State, Coppin or wherever & use that $$$ to better yourselves instead of hanging out like some dumb ass @ a nightclub with skanky Hoe’s & overpriced drinks.

  12. Blacky says:

    What a GREAT day. LIne up the next one

  13. Rick59 says:

    Time to get rid of this police commissioner, he fires a good cop with 35 yrs of experience because he tied to defend a few good officers who were not ever invoved in any shootings but the commissioner keeps the bad cops who repeatily find themselves in trouble.

    1. LENNORD says:

      HERE IS A MESSAGE TO THE GIRL THAT STARTED ALL THIS. YOU COULD NOT KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT. YOU HAD TO CAUSE TROUBLE AND I HOPE YOU ARE HAUNTED WITH THE FACT THAT YOU GOT TWO PEOPLE KILLED. I HOPE YOU NEVER SLEEP AGAIN YOU FILTHY ANIMAL.

  14. Sean C says:

    What is it with Black people and clubs? If we spent the same amout of time in the library as we do in clubs, we would be the masters of the universe by now.

    1. danny says:

      fiirst of all white ppl go to the clubs too and its obv. not a problem when they beat the living hell out of each other crash into innocent people or something of that nature stop saying black people this and that..this whole thing is getting out of control it has nothing to do with race! ther fact is that two people were killed with no explaination behind it!!!!!!!!

  15. speak says:

    well, just listen to yourselves one bad apple should not ruinthe bunch. Could this have happenend a different way a much more positive way of course but it didn’t. We all no matterwhat race we are because we are all human. Those who segregate themselves never learned anything.. As far as the racial comments about blacks can be said about whites there dirty and when wet smell like dogs so whos more animal like and have you forgotten how you tried to kill an entire race (native americans) then put them on reservations and enslave another for their own personal gain what a disgrace. What about the world wide destruction you cause.. How dare you point a finger barbarian.. Your how logic is based off lies and manipulation you control the drug market as well as weapons. Which was drop on japan to prove a point again you barbarian. How dare you molester,murderer,thug, evil doer.. You shall receive your just reward in the end. We all have choices he chose to hang out and was killed just like the otherofficer who shot himself and is blaming it upon a black male.. Whos the animal you cowards you trash you liars. Take a look in the mirror and and atone before you pass judgement.. The once silenced shall speak again.

    1. Sean C says:

      Japan got what it served with the two atomic bombs! They started the war in the Pacific by attacking Pearl Harbor. The Japanese were horrible savages who conducted mass rape and Killing of innocent Chinese civilains in the provice of Nanking amoung other horrible atrocities like conducting live amunition and medical experiments on people. The issue here was about the stupidity of Black Baltimorians at night clubs fighting and shooting each other, but I just had to give your dumb butt a history lesson first.

      1. speak says:

        think before speaking

      2. speak says:

        also they didn’t have any guns only the police Caveman.. But you people make good target practice.. Lol..

  16. Fortunate says:

    I jus want state that I knew both individuals… Sean is not a bad person for wanting to find entertainment where ever it may be…y’all are talk in about Baltimore nightlife and makin this a race issue..It’s tragic point blank period…This could have happened at Giants around the corner from your home and the outcome would be the same…tragic for all the families involved…yes questions need to be answered as far as what happened..but people also need to respect each other an instead of judging people on how they spend their past time…look at how they are spending theirs thrown dirt on someone who has no rebuttal because they are deceased….I’m really saddened to read these comments because my friend lost his life in a way you would never want any of your loved ones to suffer….officer Torbit was an honorable officer an his legacy will forever live on

    1. maloney says:

      The giant around my house doesn’t generally have fights break out among a bunch of drunkards in the middle of the night.
      Everyone knows if you want to get shot, you go to a baltimore night club. That’s just how it is.

      1. Ann says:

        so what about the two ppl who got shot in the apartment building…or the one down the street from my house, just randomly getting off the bus. anyone can get shot anywhere. y dont u go to a balitmore night club and lets see what happens.

      2. Philly says:

        WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!
        Do you not know that you can get shot anywhere, at anytime and anyplace?
        Oh,I forgot IN ANY NEIGHBORHOOD? The DC sniper–oh, at any GAS STATION?

  17. sonny says:

    My son died one block from my house on Oct. 9,2010. He was also 22. I feel the families pain. We must do something. The police don’t have a clue. Only when one of “them” dies do they see how bad this city has become. Where does it stop.

  18. LENNORD says:

    IF MR. GAMBLE HAD NOT PUT OFFICER TORBIT IN A CHOKE HOLD AND TAKEN TO THE GROUND, THIS ALL COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED SO THE GAMBLE FAMILY SHOULD TAKE THEIR SIGNS AND JUST GO HOME.

    1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

      Not only should they take their signs & go home but they should have raised that boy better. What a knucklehead he was. Should have been home with his G.F. Yeah, the brothers like sex but not marriage. Looking for a job instead of hanging out in an after hours club looking for some strange Ho’s. He’s better off now.

      1. Stacey says:

        Sean had a job. Grow up. Omg. He was engaged. So now going to the club means someone is looking for hos. What!!! What does it say about a person that is simply defending another. Yes, he may have been wrong for how he went about it. but reallly, hes better off now? Wow. Sean was a friend of mine and that was a seriously hurful comment because I know that Sean was not a thug, criminal, or gangster. Once again, just because you hang out late at night does not make you a bad person. I hope eventually u really do grow up and learn to have compassion on everyone involved in the situation….smh….

    2. sonny says:

      There are some really stupid people in this city. No wonder things never get done.

    3. Philly says:

      I wonder if it was your son would you feel the same way?

  19. sad to me says:

    This is just sad nobody was there that night to know who was at fault but I do know one thing I believe sean gamble was a innocent man he had no weapons on him that night he just wanted to have fun chill and I’m sure that he had a job how would y’all know if he was unemployed because he went out I have a job and still go out and chill for a bit so get y’all facts straight before throwing dirt on somebody name only those who were there that night know what happen so leave it alone y’all have nothing to do with it families are hurting because of this and you don’t see them bickering and fussing with one another my advice leave this alone it have nothing to do with yall

    1. LENNORD says:

      MR GAMBLE WAS WITH A GIRL THAT NIGHT WAS HE NOT?

  20. LENNORD says:

    ENNORD

    HERE IS A MESSAGE TO THE GIRL THAT STARTED ALL THIS. YOU COULD NOT KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT. YOU HAD TO CAUSE TROUBLE AND I HOPE YOU ARE HAUNTED WITH THE FACT THAT YOU GOT TWO PEOPLE KILLED. I HOPE YOU NEVER SLEEP AGAIN YOU FILTHY ANIMAL.

  21. DEFENDING WIL says:

    THERE ARE ALOT OF FINGER POINTING HERE I DO AGREE THAT THE UNIFORMED OFFICERS SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER EXSTREME OVER KILL. I WILL ALSO SAY THAT I FEEL SORRY FOR MR. GAMBLES FAMILY HOWEVER HAD HE OBEYED WHAT WL IM SORRY OFFICER TORBIT WAS TELLING THEM TO DO I’M SURE THAT THIS WOULD HAVE ENDED A BETTER WAY THE REAL VICTIM IS OFFICER TORBIT TRYING TO BRING PEACE BETWEEN SOME UNRULY TRASH NOT EVEN WOMEN AND KNOW SEAN DIDNT HAVE A GUN BUT HE PUT HIMSELF IN A SITUATION NOT BE KILLED I WONT SAY THAT BUT BE HURT OR ARRESTED BECAUSE OF SOME DRUNK FEMALES THEY HAD TO SEE OFFICER TORBIT PULL UP IN A MARKED CAR AND TRUST ME HE WOULDNT GO TO A BALTIMORE CLIUB TO PARTY A PRIVATE PARTY YES NOT ONE THAT HAS THE POTENTIONAL TO END LIKE THIS AND FOR EVERYONE WHO KEEPS SAYIN OFFCER TORBIT SHOT FIRST SOOOO WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSE TO DEFEND HIMSELF HE DIED TRYING TO BRING PEACE

    1. Owings Mills says:

      The real victim is not Officer Torbit. He took out his service weapon after getting beat up and shot into a crowd. The real victims in this mess are the uniformed police officers who shot his dumb ass.

      1. janie says:

        He took his weapon out because one of the thugs, probably gamble had him in a choke hold you idiot.

      2. marilynn brantley says:

        owings mill your staight up ignorant. grow up

      3. Owings Mills says:

        If speaking the truth makes me ignorant, then so be it. I’m ignorant.

  22. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    The Brothers or “Porch monkeys” are always crying poor me , poor me. Well whay not you when you’re the ones that are guilty.

  23. Mr. W. Power says:

    I say let them take themselves out.. This city will be safer

  24. Bmoresickofitall says:

    Bernard whats-his name and all “you people” who spoke ill of this young mans family for a choice he made (and all blacks in Baltimore as a whole) should just KYS (Kill yourself stupid). I don’t know either one of the people involved personally but I can say that I was born and raised in Baltimore and have buried many many friends (and even a brother) 0n those mean streets. The reality is it’s not a race issue its a class issue. tttt: There are just as many whites who live off the system ass blacks (if not more). People who live below the poverty level are absolutely hopeless white and black and it is time to place blame where it needs to be. There are many positive things that take place in Baltimore and I will admit that they are still far and few. Referring to someone as a porch monkey or other derogatory names is uncalled for and it shows your lack of common sense. I hope all you people realize that this is an epidemic far worst than aids or malaria or even the black plague. These young men are gone for sheer senselessness. Somebody’s son, brother,father,uncle,cousin etc. gone. The Baltimore police department needs to be held accountable for their part but what can they do their officers did what they were trained to do. This young mans family needs to be held accountable, but for what they have been through enough and have every right to demand answers. Maybe if BCPD got rid of some of the corrupt officers who have their hands in the “street” pot as much as criminals things would begin to turn around. And who the hell are any of you to drag this young mans name through the dirt for supposedly being unemployed whether he was or was not has nothing to do with him deciding to go out that night cause you certainly cant have a job interview in the middle of the night. Ge with the times people

      1. Bmoresickofitall says:

        Mr. W. Power you have no power at all, you have no voice you are a nobody and you my dear are absolutely terrified of the streets of Baltimore, that’s why you pick forums like this and thrust your ignorance and anger on others. SN: There is no more white power that why there are cookouts on the white-house lawn lmao@ ur stupidity”Coon”.

      2. Mr. W. Power says:

        I bet you have a prison record go drink your forty ounce and sell crack to your family member coon

      3. Bmoresickofitall says:

        No actually I have a Masters degree in Human Services and in my line of work I deal with the backlash of these types of situations often. Im 29 Im married, I have two children by a husband who is also black and college educated we have 130 thousand dollar a year salaries between the two of us and my two year old has more intelligence in his pinky toe than you. Now hows about yous go drink your corn liquor lol. If your mad then say your mad. Now please as I said go play in traffic you imbecile

      4. Mr. W. Power says:

        who did you sleep with jungle bunny. I make far more than that on my own salary and my son is in the naval academy becoming a leader of our great nation. The one we are allowing you to stay in and spread like the plague.

      5. Bmoresickofitall says:

        My my my you are a funny little man you should make more than that in your own salary, after all your white let you tell it we all live off of public assistance just wanted you to know all blacks are not uneducated, unemployed and living below the poverty level. Bravo Bravo for your son fighting that white mans war that’s who started it that’s who should fight. Oh and as far as letting me stay any where as I stated I make my own living just fine last time I checked I pay taxes and my father is a retired Marine who for for this BS country so I’m staying put. The names you call me make me laugh because your an idiot and you wouldn’t beat me in any kind of war especially a war of wits. You will never categorize me with anyone else because you don’t know me. Oh but W. Power I know your kind all too well. No matter what I say in this forum you will try to discredit my accomplishments but you cant because I come from a long legacy of greatness. I have an uncle who owns a share of the Md state lottery, an aunt who was the first black council women in Baltimore, A god father who was the mayor of Baltimore many many years ago and cousins who are lawyers, dentist, etc. And unlike you I try to do something to further the community of Baltimore instead of sitting behind my computer like a weakling using words to TRY and hurt others ( notice I said try) I advocate in Baltimore because the youth deserve to know that they are worth a try. They need to be educated on people like you and how to best deal with your kind. They need to know that regardless to how rough those streets are they can make something of themselves. The advancement of blacks is what is actually bothering you right now you hate it and that is why you hate me, but guess what I need you in my life my haters are my motivators. People like you who were born and raised to be this way will never change your outlook and that is OK cause I serve an awesome Master ( And it aint the white man). This forum was for a young man whose family decided to exercise the right to assemble and so help me God no matter what comment your leave me W. Power I will not respond because your are the epitome of evil and I want no parts of it.
        I want everyone to know that these young men are people not numbers on the murder list. Many of them are young men who were failed because of the brokenness in the black family. If you get absolutely nothing from my comments get this if your not prepared to help remedy the situation then please spare us the babbling on about Baltimore, and blacks, and Hispanics, and the crime etc.You should all just kick rocks and taste gravel that is all. RIP to the young men who lost their lives on these horrible streets

      6. Mr. W. Power says:

        If it was not for our kind the pure to educate you muts you wouldn’t be where you are. If it wasn’t for our handouts your kind will still be in chains. So show some respect but I forgot you don’t know the meaning also you should know your place and that’s on your hands an knees cleaning my house like your kind do now.

  25. Ex-Baltimore says:

    Ther bottom line is this: The perpetually stupid, savage, irresponsible, and violents blacks of Baltimore are to blame for this entire incident. Black people in this horrible city lack the skills of conflict resolution and have a culture that simply accepts violence as a means to settle disputes. It’s not the cops’ fault, but the dumb violent Balcks of Baltimore who are to blame for 99% of the city’s violence–pure and simple!

    1. Mr. W. Power says:

      couldn’t agree more your a fine gentlemen

    2. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

      Ex Baltimore, Amen well stated…Might is right is their mantra.

  26. wils honor says:

    for mr.or mrs.owings mills really the hood like i said wil officer torbit was there trying to prevent everyone from being hurt and in the end lost his life trying to do so so again had sean and others followed his orders and just left and went home we woulndnt have to famlies and alot of friends hurting behind the decision that sean and his friends made both male and female as i staten befor the real person who was truly the innocent one is wil officer torbit he was attacked after trying to break up trashy females from fighting then i guess he wasnt as gentle as sean and his friends would have liked so they attacked him and thats when he drew his wepon and fired i would have done the same thing perhaps he should have let them over power him and take his gun again the uniform officers and the females all should be charge with murder manslaughter i dont know sean but from what the media says he sounds like a nice guy and i wish death on noone however i know wil personally officer torbit was not a thug he was a true freind a man a son a brother a uncle a cousn he was fair the area he patrolled gave a candlelight vigil that says alot bout him @25 prior to becoming a officer he held various jobs not drugs and was buying his home. so please if you will drop dead

  27. owings mills shut up says:

    until you can learn to have a heart .owingsmills is nothing but a upscale hood so please stop posting owings mills like you really live somewhere and agin like i said wil was the innocent one sean defended his sister or whoever she was wil and sean had words sean and friends attacked wil tell my where does this make it his fault ????? you right may b it is for defending and helpn people may b he should have just let them kill eachother then hed still be here to owings mills shut the f up!!!!!!!

    1. Owings Mills says:

      You should have really paid more attention in English class. I think you’re upset with me, but I really can’t make sense of this rambling.

  28. Rayna says:

    LMAO 90% of these comments have me in tears, since when did this blog turn into how much people make, whos’s on welfare and so forth what does that have to do with the gamble family wanting answers?…….bottom line is two people lost their lives for stupidity and families are grieving why are we kicking each other while we are down this should be a true wake up call for everybody to come together…..maybe if clubs are 30 and over we wont have this foolishness…these “kids” we young and simple that started this and look what happened I hope they all got slapped with reality….Oh and by the way some of you really need to go to the library for some of the misspellings and misuse of words smh but you can be on here talking like your educated…smh LOL

    1. jj says:

      If you want I can go over all of the grammatical erros you just made.

  29. Just A Comment says:

    All of these comments are not need. All of you are adults and can find something better to do with your time instead of going back and forth with one another. White people are arrogant and always will be that way. They dont give a damn about black people, so stop caring about what they think. It’s no need to feed into their non-sense. The situation is over and done with, just let it be, and let the family do what they feel is necessary to get the answers they deserve

  30. understanding says:

    ha-ha these comments are hilarious..owings mills it sounds like you were there that night..because the buzz in the streets is that the fighting started inside the club and the plain clothed officer was partying too a fight ensued..he got his patutty whipped and rehashed it outside.. says he shot Gambles up close and personal and he got shot by his own boys because they assumed he was a regular dude..I understand the other officers drawing there weapons but shooting 42 rounds into a crowd is crazy..why not try and talk the armed man down..then they would have learned he was one of them and nobody would have been harmed..oh except Sean because Torbit had already shot him..Officers should not have weapons on their personal time..off the clock off the job..

  31. D.W says:

    MOST OF YOUR COMMENTS ON HERE ARE SO STUPID. HE WAS NOT UNEMPLOYED OR ON WELFARE. I GUESS THAT’S WHAT YOU PEOPLE WANT THOUGH. YOU WANT IT TO SEEM OKAY FOR HIM TO BE KILLED SO YOU IDIOTS SAT THINGS LIKE THIS LIKE IT’S SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER. HE WAS HARD WORKER WITH A JOB AND A VERY GOOD FATHER TO HIS SON AS WELL AS A GREAT TEAMMATE,FRIEND’ AND FAMILY MAN. HE WAS A GREAT PERSON IN GENERAL. THIS IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT JUSTICE FOR SEAN NOT ABOUT THE “WHITE MAN” VS “THE BLACK MAN”. WE ARE ALL ADULTS HERE WHY DONT WE ACT LIKE IT. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LIKE IT OR NOT WE AREGONNA HAVE TO INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. IF EVERYONE FEELS THAT THIS CITY IS SO BAD WHY DONT WE ALL COME TOGETHER AND TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER INSTEAD OF BASHING ONE ANOTHER OVER THE COMPUTER.

  32. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Owings Mills is just another coon neighborhood.

  33. derp says:

    “We’re tired of our people getting murdered for no reason, and that’s why we want justice and we want answers and we want peace,” said John Gamble, father of victim.
    —————————-

    Nice parenting. You raised a hoodrat, and he died a hoodrat. What do you want?

  34. RC says:

    There is alot more to this story then what has been reported. Like what was seen on the city watch camera or the camera across the street. What about the group of people whipping the undercover cops butt, before he pulled his weapon out to protect himself. There is so much that we don’t know, and everyone is jumping to conclussions including Seans family. What if it comes out he was 1 of the people beating on this cop and trying to take his gun away from him? Then everyone will jump the other way and say he got what he deserved. Why can’t we just wait and see what happened before we start making all these comments. If a cop was in the wrong, the city will not protect them. They will hang that cop out to dry, so the rest of the cops and the mayor and the city council won’t get a black eye, and have even worse relations with the public. There is alot more then anyone of us know, none of us were even there. I am trying to give benefit of the doubt to both sides and I do not want to make any conclussions that may be wrong.

  35. Richard says:

    If the cops have to kill innocent people I prefer they kill other cops.
    Cops are useless in such a situation. Places like this club should be required to hire their own big men in body armor. That way, the big men are THERE from the beginning of the fight. They are BIG and STRONG and there are several of them to handle each bad guy.

  36. Honestly says:

    Cave n!@@ers aka white people will die by their own hands. When that cave n!@@er was getting his ask kicked my the cops on the University of Maryland his fellow neanderthal apes came to his defense. Whites don’t have a problem with violence until their on the receiving end.

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