Skip to comments.Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide
Posted on 04/15/2018 4:03:04 PM PDT by MNDude
A prominent gay rights attorney who led lawsuits legalizing same-sex marriage set himself on fire in Brooklyn on Saturday morning in a fatal plea for action on issues related to the environment. The body of David S. Buckel, 60, was found near Prospect Park's baseball fields about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday after a passerby reported a severely burned individual, the New York Police Department said. "I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide," read a handwritten suicide note, according to the New York Daily News. "I apologize to you for the mess." Another note found near his body, which was also emailed to local news outlets, said his self-immolation was a call to action, according to The New York Times
"Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," he wrote in an email, according to the Times. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves."
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Things that make you go hmmmm.
I think we’re up to 11 now.
I’ve heard burning is an awful way to go, whether self-imposed or not. I wonder if he had any second thoughts along the way, or stayed dedicated to whatever he thought was his cause throughout. I can’t imagine.
didnt the fag know he added to the pollution when he burned himself?
Have we now seen this from every news outlet both foreign & domestic? I for one sure hope so. 8>)
Obviously mentally ill.
OMG, a flaming faggot???
I guess he’s what you would have called a “flaming” homosexual.
How can we turn this into a new fad for lawyers??
Dagnabbit! you beat me by 31 seconds.
I meant to say that yesterday when the story first came out, but got busy with something else.
But, you know, scratch a homo, get a drama queen. He went out in a blaze of something. I doubt glory. Probably found out he had HIV/AIDS and decided to end. Or maybe he got fired???
I knew liberal was a mental disorder but jeez this is a new level. This poor bastard was so brainwashed he burned himself alive? Somehow l dont think it will help the cause.
Sounds like a good start.
Now if we can only get this type of protest to go viral.
He took up cases for the NAMBLA crowd twenty-five years ago.
I have zero empathy for any pain he felt while killing himself.
Live a flamer, die a flamer.
Hope he gets used to it.
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