Skip to comments.Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries
Posted on 10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by jimbo123
A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police.
The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman.
The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.
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I spent time in that burn unit. It is one of the best in the country.
The heat is ...... (boom boom boom boom) ON!
Why would you make such a ‘protest’ without making sure everyone knew what it was about?
The authorities know who he is. He brought a video camera, put it on a tripod and filmed himself torching himself. They’re just waiting to identify him until they can scrub his twitter and facebook pages.
And, he will be any right wing extremist they want him to be.
He was holding a note explaining the whole thing... but the note was on paper, so that didn't work out so well. Obama voter.
He FILMED himself??? Seriously??? Why aren’t there other pics. of him....EVERYONE has a cell phone camera and there had to be a lot of people around.
Is there a name?
Has his Facebook and Twitter been wiped clean yet?
Maybe they’re waiting to notify his family.
More proof that nothing good ever comes from pouring gasoline on yourself and setting yourself on fire.
He filmed himself. And others caught the BBQ on cell phone video. One of the bystanders who put him out complained that others were filming him rather than helping.
Father I pray for the peace of this tortured man’s soul.
He stayed warm for the rest of his life.
How could I forget?!
Nothing to see here - move along.
Well we know what his race was.....black.
It was the other way around. Klinger was going to protest by pretending to pour gasoline on himself and somebody substituted gasoline for his water.
I hope he had fire insurance, or he may be an infinitely hotter fire.
Photos here (Graphic):
Yes. Maybe I should have said “substituted water with gas...”
Hell is a weird place. I think they are so wrapped up in their hatred of God down there that, in spite of plenteous punishing miseries, they would still bluntly rebuff any hypothetical offer from heaven to embrace them. It’s in keeping with God’s love to eternally condemn them because they’d now never repent. They received their ultimate wish: they’re rapt in Satan.
It wasn't even broadcast by the MSM because of the topic of the protest. Read the linked article.
Maybe he had little to say
It seems D.C. is becoming a mecca for crazy pissed off sickos and or those seeking revenge.
They probably should hire another 185,000 people to protect them, then build a moat and put in mine fields around all the buildings.
Uh huh, probably has a rented Lexus, a history of “mental issues” and an envelope of an undisclosed “white powder” in his apartment....
Thanks for the photo. I don’t think I’ve heard that he was black. View from behind, a shaved-headed black, being helped by two white guys who took off their shirts and used them to try to smother the fire.
Two white guys trying to help a black guy—you certainly won’t see that in the news.
Well he's black now.
I don’t think he was a black person, if you look at the rest of him. It’s awful and very sad. I think he was probably another one of the many unstable people Obama’s hate and anxiety-filled environment has stirred up.
I hate Obama as much as anyone, yet the thought of burning myself to a crisp has never entered my mind.
Years and years ago, subliminal messages were piped through muzak to make people buy or do more things.
With the lifting of the propaganda ban, who’s to stop this from repeating?
Because of the propaganda here at home, it is clarifying that we are already in a dictatorship.
EVERYONE has a cell phone camera and there had to be a lot of people around.
They collect every cell phone and camera they can locate. You will only see the pictures they want you to see.
All I really have to say is
” I spent time in that burn unit. It is one of the best in the country.”
Hope your recovery went well. I did some time after a coolant hose blew and scalded me. I cringe when I read stories like this.
I kind of had those same ideas, Even in Hell, they would not want to come out. I guess the mystery of sin, is something that we will never understand.
The legs look lighter than the head, but still a good deal darker than the two other guys. Probably he didn’t get any sun on his legs, as he did on his head. It would be easier to be sure if the photo was from the front, of course.
Yes, obviously a guy with problems. The Buddhists in South Vietnam set the model for this kind of protest, unfortunately, and it has been recurrent ever since. I suspect that even the craziest probably have second thoughts after feeling the incredible pain, but then it’s too late.
I think of a scene from one of the Omen movies where Damien’s nanny hanged herself and while she was jumping from the roof to do the deed she proclaimed in a loud voice—This is for you Damien.
Having dipped more or less deeply into sin, humans can have some inkling. If we’ve persisted in unbelief at some point, then become believers (that’s most people; a few become believers at such an early age they can’t recall a lot of history leading up to it) then we know how sin can look better than salvation, or the blessed state to which salvation leads. Sin is a selective blocking or denial of grace. I am almost forced to conclude that even hell or the lake of fire has SOME grace, because God could hate its occupants to the point of literally nullifying them, simply not bothering to carry their existence into that part of eternity. Instead, God keeps them around. This doesn’t make hell a big merry party, of course. But being pickled in self chosen hate is virtually its own punishment. It’s those who are saved or who are destined for salvation who would find hell intolerable enough to want to come out of it.
Well there’s craziness and then there’s craziness. Buddhism isn’t Christianity and they dabble in spirits that are not godly, to put it mildly. Some of these spirits can confer superhuman capabilities.
How could a non-black person have a head that black?
I’ve know plenty of bald men in my life, none of which have ever had their head turn that dark in the sun.
Confused what you might believe he was, sure looks black to me.
All in all, it matters not, the poor soul died and it’s all rather sickening.
They know exactly who he is and he’s not the white, NRA lovin, Conservative, looney, bigoted, and dumb lout they though he was.
Four surgeries there four surgeries at Johns Hopkins and I am fine.
You are disgusting. Shame on you
What should I say to a man who purposely set himself on fire?
HAHAHAHA bye seems perfectly appropriate to me.
Seems like he got what he wanted.
you just reminded me of this classic...