Dead man may have been fleeing police...

Dead man may have been fleeing police for no reason

There are 66 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Feb 27, 2008, titled Dead man may have been fleeing police for no reason. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

Police identified the dead man Tuesday as Jamal Gibbs. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy to determine how Gibbs died.

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new haven

New Haven, CT

#1 Feb 27, 2008
Idiot.
Good, he saved us money.
Anonymous

Newington, CT

#2 Feb 27, 2008
In response to New Haven's comment. This man was a father, son, brother and above all a human being who may have been troubled, but deserves some respect. I think this is a sad event that very much could have been avoided. Can we try to be a little more sensitive- he still has family that must deal with his death.
norwalk

Paramus, NJ

#3 Feb 27, 2008
kinda gotta agree with new haven on this one....sorry.
new haven

New Haven, CT

#4 Feb 27, 2008
No, I refuse to enable criminal behavior. His family failed him and they should be shamed and scorned.
Paula

Waterbury, CT

#5 Feb 27, 2008
Do you know him personelly. If not you shouldnt judge. Even if you do what kind of person are you to say such things. You must have your own demons to deal with.
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Feb 28, 2008
listen "new haven" you didnt know my cousin he had some troubled times.he is not a criminal and your a fucking asshole.you dont know him.you dot know what happened to him and you need to keep what you think to yourself.i bet if it was someone in your family and someone said that you'd be crushed.now stop it now.you discust me with your filthy raciest comments.your just mad cause he was a way better person then you!you wish you couldve had the life he had.your a pathetic low life scumbag that needs to get a life and stop downing on other peoples family you worthless piece of shit!you will be missed.and we're all crushed cause of your dissapperence.we love and miss you!!
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Feb 28, 2008
smoke had a mother that has suffered very hard times with his death.she has also lost sons to useless crimes.there all human beings.blood is red but tears has no color.love is the greatest gift that a mother can give to her child.god has helped her through these rough times and you better pray god has mercy on your soul "new haven".yea he is my cousin and i love him with all my heart but "new haven" your mother shouldnt have to turn your neck around in your coffen so get smart tell your mother you love her and thank god your still apart of this world and smoke will always be apart of this world and i take pitty on you cause i wouldnt want your mother to have to go through it.stop hating and start loving.nobody is around forever.
new haven

New Haven, CT

#8 Feb 29, 2008
anonymous wrote:
listen "new haven" you didnt know my cousin he had some troubled times.he is not a criminal and your a fucking asshole.you dont know him.you dot know what happened to him and you need to keep what you think to yourself.i bet if it was someone in your family and someone said that you'd be crushed.now stop it now.you discust me with your filthy raciest comments.your just mad cause he was a way better person then you!you wish you couldve had the life he had.your a pathetic low life scumbag that needs to get a life and stop downing on other peoples family you worthless piece of shit!you will be missed.and we're all crushed cause of your dissapperence.we love and miss you!!
this was my comment:
<< Idiot. Good, he saved us money.>>

How is that racist? I don't even know what race he was. Idiots come in all the colors of the rainbow! If he was a troubled member of MY family I would have done better job of looking out for him then you did. None of my family members died trying to run from the police. Do you know why? people in my family don't run from the police. We obey the laws and stay out of trouble. It's surprising simple really.

Notice how I didn't call you any names?
new haven

New Haven, CT

#9 Feb 29, 2008
anonymous wrote:
smoke had a mother that has suffered very hard times with his death.she has also lost sons to useless crimes.there all human beings.blood is red but tears has no color.love is the greatest gift that a mother can give to her child.god has helped her through these rough times and you better pray god has mercy on your soul "new haven".yea he is my cousin and i love him with all my heart but "new haven" your mother shouldnt have to turn your neck around in your coffen so get smart tell your mother you love her and thank god your still apart of this world and smoke will always be apart of this world and i take pitty on you cause i wouldnt want your mother to have to go through it.stop hating and start loving.nobody is around forever.
Wait.
His name was 'Smoke'? I assume that was a nickname of some kind.
So, I'm to believe a guy with the nickname of 'Smoke' is a fine upstanding citizen? Give me a break.
new haven

New Haven, CT

#10 Feb 29, 2008
Paula wrote:
Do you know him personelly. If not you shouldnt judge. Even if you do what kind of person are you to say such things. You must have your own demons to deal with.
Paula,
I respectfully disagree. One of the problems with our society is that we don't judge each other enough. I have learned one thing in my 40 years: It's pretty easy to make it through life without ever getting arrested, put on probation, or chased by the police.
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Feb 29, 2008
okay it might not be raciest its just you think your family is oh so perfect well think again nobody is perfect.and you dont know how he died and you dont know how he was and you dont know what kind of person he was to judge him the way you did.your a low life scumbag that needs to get a life and stop downing people who make mistakes.your not perfect.you've done things illegal.nobody on this earth is perfect.yes we did call him smoke and who cares what we called him.he was a human being breatheing the same air as we all do.hes made mistakes everybody has whether you deny it on not.and yes i will call you bad names and say whatever i want only for the simple fact that was my family you are downing like that and i dont appreciate it the least bit.and also he did nothing for the police to get him for if you didnt read the whole thing.he was just a regular human being living life to the fullest.having fun partying do what everybody does.he was a son, brother and father that everyone loved.whether you like it or not your the idiot not him.if you died and he was on this he wouldnt say such a rude and discourtious thing like you did.you are very rude and disrespectful.you dont know what everyone in his family is going through.and do you honestly think you make it any better mr. "new haven".you are just a rude and inconsiderate jerk.i can and will say whatever i want to cause you deserve it for the harsh comments left to him.so yes i will speak my mind and let it be spoke.your rude inconsiderate and immature.and yes he was a fine upstanding citizen.just cause his nickname was smoke you think he wasnt?thats just stupid.it dont matter what his nickname was.he was and will always be apart of this world, lifetime and will warm the hearts of many others.maybe not yours but if you knew him you wouldnt be saying what you are right now.he was very nice and very kind-hearted.just cause we called him smoke you think he wasnt.thats just immature.but like i said maybe not in your opinion but we love and miss you and we're all crushed cause your gone smoke!!we all love you!!!!
anonymous

Flushing, NY

#13 Mar 1, 2008
You are right, it is senseless that some idiot that didnt know hime would take the time to make that comment. I know his mother from many, many years ago when he was a little kid and noone deserves that type of ending.
anonymous wrote:
listen "new haven" you didnt know my cousin he had some troubled times.he is not a criminal and your a fucking asshole.you dont know him.you dot know what happened to him and you need to keep what you think to yourself.i bet if it was someone in your family and someone said that you'd be crushed.now stop it now.you discust me with your filthy raciest comments.your just mad cause he was a way better person then you!you wish you couldve had the life he had.your a pathetic low life scumbag that needs to get a life and stop downing on other peoples family you worthless piece of shit!you will be missed.and we're all crushed cause of your dissapperence.we love and miss you!!
Old friend in Danbury

Flushing, NY

#14 Mar 1, 2008
You are right, it is sad to think someone who has no value of life would take the time to comment on this young man. Regardless it is an untimely ending at 24 years old. I know his mother and remember him as a little kid in Long Island...If anyone is that judgemental, I would like to hear them repeat that directly to the family.
I will pray for you

Stamford, CT

#15 Mar 1, 2008
new haven wrote:
Idiot.
Good, he saved us money.
I can't judge you because god tells us not to. This man was someone's child and my kids cousin. Heavenly father tells us to have compasion for one another because one sin is no greater than the other they just fall under different titles. What you could be doing right now by making a statement like you did was to curse you on family and it probably will be someone that you hold close to you dearly. Reguardless what someone do we suppose to find forgiveness in our hearts and look onto those who are in trouble and do satan's work with compassion and ask that god has mercy on them and help them to turn back from their wicked ways and we must do this in the name of Jesus.I am not shocked by the statement that you made because heavenly father jehovah said that the people of this world hearts will be waxed cold and he's not a liar. Jehovah is about truth. Jehovah is the creator of all and failure of none. If i was you i would apologize to the family for your remark and ask heavenly father Jehovah for forgiveness in the name of Jesus. We are living in the last days where satan is running rampant and everyone is subject to being attacke, and we have to stay under the blood of Jesus through pray to heavenly father Jehovah. So i hope that you will apologize so your love ones could be spared as well as yourself in the time of need. It's not what i said these are the things that god has said. Repent first ask for forgiveness from the person you offended and then ask for Jehovah's forgiveness in the name of Jesus the Christ and your slate will be wiped clear of that sin and forgot cause that's how good GOD HEAVNLY FATHER JEHOVAH AND LORD JESUS THE CHRIST ARE! I AM SO GLAD I KNOW THEM AND HOW HE WORKS AND I PRAY THAT HE DON'T ALLOW MY HEART TO BE WAXED COLD!! Good Luck and i hope that you heed the words that i am telling to you. God Bless You!
Walk towards the light

Stamford, CT

#16 Mar 1, 2008
norwalk wrote:
kinda gotta agree with new haven on this one....sorry.
Well in psalms one Heavenly father Jehovah tells us not walk in the counsel of the ungodly nor standelth in the way of the scornful. You know satan don't live in hell alone. Keep following what the wicked says and do. I have no more to say i am sure you get the point.
Stop passing judgement

Stamford, CT

#17 Mar 1, 2008
new haven wrote:
No, I refuse to enable criminal behavior. His family failed him and they should be shamed and scorned.
His mother raised him the best that she could don't cast stones especially when you live a glass house. Those are the one quick to make judgements on someone or about something that they know nothing about.
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Mar 1, 2008
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME OUT.I NOW KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THINKING "NEW HAVEN" MUST BE A VERY UNHAPPY PERSON TO SAY ALL THE STUFF HE DID!
new haven

New Haven, CT

#19 Mar 3, 2008
I've made plenty of mistakes in my life. But you know what? I've never been arrested, or even in trouble with the law. The article said that 'Smoke' was wanted for probation violation. That implies that he made at LEAST 2 BIG mistakes. The first was he was arrested for something and put on probation, the second was he violated that probation.

This is why our cities have so much violence and crime. There is a culture of excusing bad behavior. If you really love your children and family you will not continue to enable bad behavior by excusing it. If you want to honor the memory of Smoke then work towards keeping young kids out of trouble. Start by expecting and demanding responsible behavior.

By the way, I truly am sorry for the loss of another young life but we see it so many times it's easy to become numb to it.
Since we're quoting the Bible he's one for you:

Ezekiel 18:10-13.
If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things, And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbourÂ’s wife, Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
krystal

United States

#20 Mar 4, 2008
I am the mother of his oungest daughter and im from new haven born and raised i am honestly dissapointed in the childish comment many peole have had not only is it disrespectful and degrading it is most of all hurtful there are many peoples whose lives are ruined and will never have closure because we have been told there was no cause of death and the ladt people seen with him alive were waterbury police officers reguardless of what type of person he was nobody deserves to be found frozen floating in a river with no cause you should all be ashamed
new haven wrote:
Idiot.
Good, he saved us money.
new haven

New Haven, CT

#21 Mar 4, 2008
Great!
He has several children with different mothers.
Yeah, sounds like 'Smoke' was a real upstanding guy!
Good riddance before he makes any more kids I have to pay for!

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