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NJ Man Identified as Mall Fire Victim
Washington Post ^ | 10/08/2013 | Martin Weil

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:04 AM PDT by Gefn

The man who died last weekafter being found severely burned on the Mall, was identified Monday night as a 64 year old resident of New Jersey, and D.C. Police said it was "now apparent he had set himself on fire."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: constantino; dcmall; death; johnconstantino; nj
Story goes on to say the man was mentally ill, it wasn't political.
1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:05 AM PDT by Gefn
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To: Gefn

So he was a democrat.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:51:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gefn

What nut cases aren’t already in DC are flocking there in droves.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:17 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Gefn

Sad.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Gefn

Prayers for the man and his family.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:57:47 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: Gefn

Maybe he’s found peace that he so desperately needed....................


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Gefn
"An attorney who represents the man’s family released a statement Monday night asserting that Constantino acted not out of political motives but as the result of “a long battle with mental illness.’’

Why would they hire an attorney to make a public statement, specifically to say it wasn't political?
8 posted on 10/08/2013 11:01:18 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Red Badger

I hope so. What a painful way to go.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 11:01:34 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn

Very sad. It says that witnesses saw the man give a “crisp military salute” towards the Capitol before doing this horrible act,

I think that Obama has created such tension and anxiety in the US that it’s no surprise that the mentally ill are acting out like this.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 11:06:30 AM PDT by livius
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To: Gefn
How far did this guy walk though the National Mall with a five gallon gas can?

Maybe the park rangers would have noticed if they weren't barricading the memorials.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 11:17:18 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: kabar; cripplecreek

Judging from the pic, and factoring in the last selection returns, there’s a 94% chance he was Leftist.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Gefn

Everyone has a “mental illness”! LOL


13 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Gefn
How long before MSM employees start screaming:

Headline:

He was concerned about gun violence, "teabaggers"
Mall Fire Victim Died To Protest Right Wing
"He just worried so much about the mess Bush left President Obama," said a friend.

14 posted on 10/08/2013 11:22:40 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: PowderMonkey
Why would they hire an attorney to make a public statement, specifically to say it wasn't political?

A witness statement from a Fox News story: "But she said she did notice that another man with a tripod was standing nearby and had disappeared by the time the police had arrived. "

If this cameraman had some idea that this was going to go down, then IMO, it was a political statement (like most immolation events).

15 posted on 10/08/2013 11:24:53 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: Gefn
Story goes on to say the man was mentally ill, it wasn't political.

In other words, he left a detailed suicide note blaming Obama's policies. :)

16 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Never on my watch

The military salute certainly sounds as though he had at least some political tinge to his act.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT by livius
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To: Gefn

Was it Chris Crispy?


18 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:46 PM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: livius; Mr. Jeeves

Of course he was mentally ill, but this was done in our Capital on the mall. To say this wasn’t political is insane.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Gefn

Sad story. It says that the dying man thanked passersby and paramedics that tried to save him.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 12:35:25 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Never on my watch; Pride in the USA
A witness statement from a Fox News story: "But she said she did notice that another man with a tripod was standing nearby and had disappeared by the time the police had arrived."

I read a few witness comments saying the same thing on the day it happened. Between that, and this new report of the man giving a military salute before lighting the fire, I question the conclusion that this wasn't a political act. I hope we learn more about this man's background. Was he a veteran?

21 posted on 10/08/2013 12:40:42 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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