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Brooklyn, NY - Gay Rights Lawyer Immolates Self In NYC In Ecology Protest

Published on: April 14, 2018 11:59 PM
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Brooklyn, NY -  A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.

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Police say the charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were found early Saturday in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

The Daily News reports that Buckel left a suicide note saying he had used fossil fuel to burn himself as a metaphor for the destruction of the planet. He added that he hoped his death was “honorable” and “might serve others.”

Buckel was the lead attorney in in a lawsuit involving Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was murdered in Nebraska. Hilary Swank won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Teena in the 1999 movie “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Buckel also the strategist behind same-sex marriage cases in New Jersey and Iowa.



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 Apr 15, 2018 at 01:30 AM eli845 Says:

Now tell me it's not a mental disorder? Sick generation we live in...

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 07:39 AM Anonymous Says:

Why is this news?

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 07:46 AM Anonymous Says:

This sums up what , & who the left really are !!!!!

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 09:04 AM mythoughts Says:

How ironic.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 09:32 AM Normandavid1 Says:

Sick and getting sicker!

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 10:39 AM Global Warming Says:

So he set himself on fire. With a fossil fuel. Wonder what his carbon footprint was.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I am sad to hear this man did not get the help he needed.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 12:06 PM common-sense Says:

The smoke from the fire he set is a danger to the environment.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 01:48 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #7  
PaulinSaudi Says:

I am sad to hear this man did not get the help he needed.

Who says he needed help? He died for a cause. He believed its a mitzva to be moser nefesh for global warming and LGBT rights.

He is from your people.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 01:24 PM Clara Says:

To all those who made snide comments, I ask you: Have you no compassion? How sad that you have to make light of a poor soul who was so misguided and depressed that he took his own life. I always thought that the hallmark of our religion was compassion. Even if you do not agree with his politics or his ideas about sexual orientation, he did nothing to hurt other people and does not deserve to be mocked.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 04:04 PM Anonymous Says:

er is geven ingantzen meshugah

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 04:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
common-sense Says:

The smoke from the fire he set is a danger to the environment.

another iceberg melts because of him. new York will be underwater soon because of him. we probably shouldn't make fun, but insanity is insanity

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 04:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Nut job.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

r/nottheonion

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 06:22 PM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Who says he needed help? He died for a cause. He believed its a mitzva to be moser nefesh for global warming and LGBT rights.

He is from your people.

Iceberg, greenberg, goldberg

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 07:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Clara Says:

To all those who made snide comments, I ask you: Have you no compassion? How sad that you have to make light of a poor soul who was so misguided and depressed that he took his own life. I always thought that the hallmark of our religion was compassion. Even if you do not agree with his politics or his ideas about sexual orientation, he did nothing to hurt other people and does not deserve to be mocked.

You thought wrong. We do not need to have compassion on people that are an abomination and outrightly flaunt our torah. Its fake PC compassion

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 10:48 PM Clara Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You thought wrong. We do not need to have compassion on people that are an abomination and outrightly flaunt our torah. Its fake PC compassion

He is still a human being who obviously suffered. There is no need for people on this site to make snide remarks.

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