1 Dead After Stabbing At Baltimore Nightclub

BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Police say four men were stabbed, one fatally, at a Baltimore nightclub.

Baltimore City Police were called to the Bourbon Street Live club on Guilford Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday.

A police department spokesman says one of the victims, a 24-year-old man, died of his injuries. He has been identified as Charles Johnson.  The three other men who were injured are expected to survive.

David Adams, one of the nightclub’s managers, said that the violence erupted in a ballroom where a ladies night event was happening, but he did not elaborate on what happened. He says the club will no longer hold ladies’ night events. 

City Councilman William Cole says he’s frustrated by outbreaks of violence at downtown clubs, which he attributes to “stupid fighting between individuals.” He says he’s not sure what the police department can do to prevent it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Herman Glimsher


    • Dan Amitai

      if the dj was playing dubstep and using serato then this would have never happened.

  • Bernard Mc Kernan

    These black only nightclubs are dangerous. The people are killing themselves left & right. Booze, Bades (I say that tongue in cheek), drugs & guns contribute to several killings in the past few months. CLOSE THEM DOWN!!

    • bonus match

      Mr Mc Kernan do you remember the civil rights movement when the blacks closed you down I would choose your words wisely when referring to young blacks not having the right to have a night club where they can go to be among their peers.

      as for the drugs guns and alcohol that is for your government to deal with

      to change the mentality of genocide you should offer an alternative and discrimination is not one of them

      though if you are a white supremacist you will be happy to know that the single club you have brought forth as a black club is anything but, I am sure your superiority would have told you this

      • Bernard Mc Kernan

        Bonus match, I was referring to the clubs where several blacks & a black police office were killed in the last few months. Why is always the blacks get defensive when the truth about a lot of their hood lifestyles is brought up? You’re a nasty person & your insecurity & lack of maturity show like a neon sign.

    • Zahirah Abdul aziz

      That is definitely not a black only club u ignorant imbisol Smh it’s mixed and 95% of the time it’s whites who party down there get ur facts straight b4 attacking the blacks hun

      • jimmycorn

        Get an American name you coon.

    • Bigot Mc Kernan

      Shut up Bernard, no one wants to hear your bigotry laced tirades!!! Thats why your old lady left your sorry @$$!!!

      • ha ha

        yes, there were typos, god forbid

      • ha ha

        Bernie, you know, that may be true, but some folks like to maintain a bit of privacy because not everyone on these forums is sane. See, you leave yourself wide open to crazy people who think your opinions are offensive. Anyone on here can find out where you live and that puts you and your loved ones at risk. That is why people shield themselves by using a pseudonym… there may be some who uses this forum to spew unpopular and offensive bile while hiding behind their computers, but many people who are “speaking words of wisdom” using nicknames as well, so, ya know, “let it be”. (that little twist was for you, Doug)

      • Bernard Mc Kernan

        You shut the hell up. I made a statement based on facts. I leave my real name & don’t hide behind the computer with a phony moniker like most on this site. GFU.

    • Julz


    • wiz

      there may be clubs where the majority of people are black but bourbon is far from one of them lol

    • wiz khalifa

      bourbon is far from a black nightclub lol

    • Scott & Bernie sittin' in a tree...

      woo-hoo it’s crazy Bernie again! you make me laugh old man.

    • michael

      So whats the problem this way they leave whitey alone.

    • AT

      Bernard, stop posting. You’re nothing more than a crotchety old bigot.

      • terrance

        AT, Your’re just angry because I was banging your old lady like a screen door in a hurricane with the wind blowing up my arse @ 90mph turd.

    • Terrence Nelson

      Bourbon ST isnt a black night club so your research’

      • sven

        Bernard’s just a bigot

    • Caitllyn

      I was inside and there was a decent mix of the races.. and i’d like to add that there are nights when you’d find a rat in bourbon before you found a black person!!

    • Joyce Robey

      Yes, close them down!

      • Sonja Jerow

        Okay so you’re saying close all the clubs so good ppl can’t go out and enjoy themselves ever because of a few bad..yeah that makes sense Bernard/Joyce. I’d go for metal detectors or searches upon entering the club. We all like to get our dance on sometimes without having to working about some of these simple, immature wanna be thugs.

    • r

      Observing patterns is not racist but choose your words a little better. I am very familiar with Bourbon Street. Thurs is college night = mixed. Fri is mostly black. Saturday is mixed, mostly white upstairs. Unfortunately, this did occur on Friday (Sat morning). It is fine to recognize this pattern. However, correlation does not imply causation.

      • b roo

        Yea but we all know its prolly a black dude that stabbed someone

    • Eric B.

      NOT a black only nightclub, Idiot.


      “Booze, Bades (I say that tongue in cheek), drugs”

      Booze and drugs are the same thing Bernard.

  • tink

    Ummm bernard none of baltimore clubs are blacks only..so you jus need to shut up if you actually sit back and think about it WHITE ppl are worse then us black folks. Do yur research

    • Ronald G Miner Jr

      Ummmm according to FBI statistics, 53.8% of violent crime in 2008 (last year the stats are available) were committed by black Americans who only make up about 13% of the population. This isn’t a racial comment, I’m just pointing out that your comment is incorrect.

      • ha ha

        Ron, 65% of baltimore’s population is black… the problem with averages is that a stat can be skewed to read it any way you like, a per capita statistic would give a better, more accurate picture of crime in the US… In Minnesota, where the population is 5.6M, 4.7% black…77% of crime is committed by Caucasians…I’m just stating the facts… crime statistics are (generally speaking) population driven. There are few areas of the country where a particular race dominates the population but not the crime stats.

      • ha ha

        caveat to this… but our national demographics are wildly different from State to State….city to city…

    • citizen

      nope wrong.u guys are just as bad.

      • Bernard Mc Kernan

        Explain to us oh wise people why if Blacks who make up 12% of the population nationally are 58% of the inmates in the prisons. These figures are from the National board of stats. Prison inmate population 2009.Taking into consideration some states like Vermont, N.Hampshire Mn etc have little Black population the figures are based on the total numbers of inmates. Hispanics are the second fastest growing race in the prisons. Chew on that fellas.

    • Bernard Mc Kernan

      Tink, The nightclub where the young black guy & the cop was killed last month in downtown Baltimore, You gonna tell me I would have been welcome in that place? Sure like Pork chops @ a Bah-Mivzath. There are Black only nightclubs in the baltimore scene even if they just don’t say so. How come the brothers though, always want to visit the White’s clubs? We all know the reasons.

      • Julz


    • joe

      there are several clubs, just black only. If there isn’t then the white folks are afraid to go into the clubs. That’s why it is black only. So tink about it for awile. As for the comment white ppl are worse, get a life tink. Blacks are the meanest ppl out there. I have a friend that works in the State Penn, and 80% or more are blacks. How about that tink.

  • Minista

    Yeah Bernard…that wasn’t racist at all. fix yourself up…i can see your hood.

    • peter O' Neil

      Julz, You bet if you’re a white girl, you don’t have balls but you do have a period!

    • DB

      You have horrible grammar, and your spelling isn’t very good either

      • DB

        **@ Tink

  • Bernard is an idiot...Don't feed the trolls.

    @Bernard – Bourbon Street is not black only. In fact, there’s another level of the club called The Quarter in which rock shows are hosted… The club is very introverted (and if you want to be honest, there was an incident a few summers ago about the owners of Bourbon Street being racist and not wanting ‘urban themed parties’ there. Educate yourself before speaking. This is another tragic event in the nightlife of our city, my prayers are with all affected.

  • Travis

    Yeah, all this people at a rock and roll club stabbing each other. These white boys get crazy too downtown. It’s really not a hip hop/rap nightclub since it’s sponsored by 98 Rock.

  • ratm

    It does not really matter what color they are. This BS needs to stop. If you need a knife or a gun than you should not be fighting at all because you are a pu**y. The young people today are going to be runing this country one day. They need to learn to get over this being a bad ass image that everyone wants. I go to the gym everyday and I am a pretty big guy, but I have not been in a fight since high school. And I never used a weapon ever.

  • Gordon Wilson

    what happened to the off duty police officers that work there as bouncers
    they confiscate weapons from some butt not all

    • Avid Goer

      Well I go down there alot, and all the bouncers do is check id’s i’ve never seen anyone get patted down.

  • Chad Dombrowski

    I just logged in to say that this new website design is terrible.

  • Ex-Baltimore

    Black or White, Baltimore’s club scene sucks. Full of of low class garbage. However, it’s clubbing with my fellow Blacks is what really scares me. That;s why I don’t do it anymore. Sure, Whites fight also, but at least all you’ll get is an old fashion fist fight. With Baltimore’s Blacks folkes–your family will be planning your funeral.

  • jim

    I wonder if the deceased had children? People in here are acting like one ……all we are saying is give peace a chance…john lennon

  • Albert Kellum Jr

    thats any club with a fake id but before you pass judgement it was a 21 over event not a highschool or 18+ so please use judgement before voicing your opinion

  • delores perry

    what ever happen to the fist fight get your ass whip or whip ass and just leave now its guns in knife dam you cant even go out and have a nice time thats why i stay home people pleaSE

  • Perry

    Fact of the matter here is people got to fighting and someone got killed. Its neither a white issue or a black issue, it is a human race issue. I would like to think that people are better then this, better then using race as a blame. Sad thing is is that unless parents start taking an active step in their childs life, its only going to get worse then better. Humans have been killing eachother for thousands of years, so its neither a black only issue nor a white only issue when people have been doingit for that long. Befoore you start pointing fingers at someone elses race look at what’s. Happened over in eastern Europe, white people killing white people cause there a different white and in Africa where blacks are killing blacks just cause there a different black. Wake up people and realise that divided we fall, united we stand!!!!

    • KC

      Great comment Perry. Very good view point hopefully others we see it this way too.

  • delores perry


  • BIG "D"

    The problem we face as a people , we meaning everyone as a people have no respect for ourselves. We are so quick to judge the world around us instead of looking in the mirror! People spend and waist billions of dollars trying to fix what’s wrong and the answer is so simple. Change yourself take accountability for yourself and your community if you see something wrong speak out or do something don’t just turn your head ! If we all changed ourselves and try to make a difference in ourselves and our community we can change the world. There was a old tribal saying ” It takes a village to raise a child !” in today society its more important then ever since there is not much family structure in homes today in the current economy . So I beg everyone to make a change in yourself take the race card out of the picture and realize we are all here on this planet together! I don’t know about you but I would rather get along with the person next to me then hate or blame him! And lets not forget pray for the family and the people who lost a loved one in the incident ! Please stop the senseless violence and learn violence only breeds more violence ! REMBER CHANGE YOURSELF AND YOU CA CHANGE THE WORLD !

    • JQP

      A monk walked barefoot along a cold, hard path with the Buddha. The monk said that he wished he could cover the road in soft layers of cloth to ease his aching feet. The Buddha replied, “Would it not be simpler to cover your feet?”

    • Jackson

      Amen! Address the long term root of the problem, quick fixes are just that-quick and impernanent.

  • Heavy D

    Tink You are more likely to be killed by another black than a white. That is reality! Self destruction, were headed for delf destruction!

  • Living in a body

    What happened at the side bar a few weeks ago? Anyone want to comment on that stabbing that the news said nothing about?

  • Chrissy

    Im 22 and im black I see tht alot of u who have parents didnt raise u two well for all the ones tht said something about blacks and ur white did u forget about slavery when ur ppls use to beat and kill us rape women do all kind of horrible things to the black race all we need to is stop the race card whites are no better than blacks none of us are perfect so kill it I was their last night and it was a really bad incident I just hope we all just oneday get along before its to late

    • ?

      And your high school didn’t teach you to write very well. That was painful to try to decipher.

      • Chrissy

        Dumb ass they taught me well stop downing ppl if something is misspelled its cause im on my phone dummy

      • JQP

        Sorry, Chrissy, you were trying to make a good point, but, in this world people will use whatever flaw they can find in order to dissmiss your opinions. When you are writing in a forum, our first impression of you is how you express yourself, and it was unclear and seemingly uneducated. I hope that In your future posts, you make your language as clear and beautiful as your sentiment. Cheers, sister.

        p.s. Sorry if I sound like a mother, but I am a mother… it’s in my DNA).

    • C Medford

      Really did you honestly just pull ^^^That card. Just so i can make something clear right quick “US” white people may have had slaves back in the day, but “YOU” blacks dont understand is that wasnt us. So how are you going to through that up like “WE” had something to do with it. Not only that but “YOU” blacks dont understand that you all are enslaving each other now. Whether its through selling each other as prostitutes, or killing each other (Most killings in Baltimore City are Black on Black crimes). Mind you i am not racist i have plenty of black friends and white friends. Its 2011 dont pull the slave card.

    • Dan Amitai

      whites we held in slavery for thousands of years compared to the 400 years the blacks suffered. do some research and stop acting like a victim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery

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  • Truth

    Chrissy- Africans sold Africans into slavery

    • Chrissy

      I know but does it make it rite that people down each other races all I see people saying on here is black this white that its time we grow up and I was making a statement but thanks that was nice of you

  • Interesting stuff

    I think it’s awful reading some of the comment on here, someone has died. The question comes up, should Bourbon be closed? Yet, racism is being thrown between blacks and whites. Since when does Phenotype have a correlation with murder?

  • outkasts

    And the beat will go on,and the music will never stop

  • Doug

    Night capped

    • ha ha

      that is so wrong, Doug… funny in a, “I shouldn’t be laughing at that” kind of way…

  • meagan

    us teenagers are allowed into the club because they have college night on thursdays thats why you see us in there dont go assuming we are “sneaking” in there and if us teenagers go into the club on a night when its not 18 and up its because we have fake ids so dont go blaming us blame yourselfs for not keeping an eye on your children and controlling what we do

    • Bernard Mc Kernan

      Megan , you will be a parent one day, come argue with me in twenty years smart a$$.

      • AT

        Bernard, you seem like a very angry person. Off yourself now, everyone would be happier.

      • Bernard Mc Kernan

        Alex, Remember know everything, that Assupmtions starts with ASS., so what is your point?….Kids get killed & life isn’t a video game. People die when reckless & they don’t wake up.

      • Alex

        Why don’t you do a little research there Bernie. Its not just a club, but also a concert venue that does plenty of all ages shows. And guess what? ITS MOSTLY ROCK CONCERTS. I know a big shocker. So maybe you might wanna check their website for info before you all make assumptions.

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