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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:41 PM

In 'protest suicide,' lawyer famed for gay rights cases burns himself to death in New York


By MICHAEL LIVINGSTON STEVE PADILLA
APR 14, 2018 | 9:15 PM

A prominent lawyer known for his impassioned advocacy for LGBT rights and environmental issues doused himself with an accelerant and burned himself to death in a New York City park on Saturday to protest ecological destruction caused by fossil fuels.

The charred body of David Buckel was discovered by police officers, who were initially dispatched to Prospect Park around 6:10 a.m. to investigate what appeared to be a brush fire, police said.


A New York Police Department spokesman said a note was found at the scene and foul play quickly ruled out.

The Daily News reported that Buckel left a handwritten note that said, "My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. I apologize to you for the mess."


Buckel also left a longer, typed note and sent a copy to the Daily News, which quoted the note at length. "My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves." He added that he hoped that his demise was "an honorable death that might serve others."

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RCW2014 Apr 2018 OP
Nostrings Apr 2018 #1
Red Bull Apr 2018 #2
Smoke Apr 2018 #8
Magyar Heidinn Apr 2018 #3
quad489 Apr 2018 #4
Butchie_T Apr 2018 #5
GoodKraic Apr 2018 #6
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:45 PM

1. Would anti-gunners use a gun if they wanted to follow the example?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:50 PM

2. One less idiot to worry about

I wonder after he turned himself into a tiki torch if he thought that it was not such a great idea?

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:57 PM

8. Probably not for very long

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:00 PM

3. Mental disease leads to many things.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:07 PM

4. Interesting way to cover up a murder.............

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:15 PM

5. Damned fool....

“He added that he hoped that his demise was "an honorable death that might serve others."
He’s wrong and dead.




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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:32 PM

6. Like the majority of suicides, a result of

serious mental illness.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:57 PM

7. Shit! If only I had known ahead of time.

My lighter just ran out of fuel and I have a fine cigar I've been wanting to light up and smoke.

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