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Prominent gay rights lawyer burns himself to death to protest fossil fuel

Fellowship of the Minds – by DCG

Wonder if he used biodiesel fuel to set himself on fire?

From Fox NewsA “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a grisly act of protest against the ecological destruction of the Earth.  

David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.

He left the note in a manila envelope marked “To The Police,” recovered from inside a black metal pushcart he discarded at the scene.

“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” Buckel wrote in his note, which he also sent to the New York Times.

“My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

He added, “Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death.”

Passers-by were horrified to see Buckel’s burned remains. “It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach,” said Irena Ryjova, 44, a rollerblader who passed by at about 7 a.m., less than an hour after the immolation.

“It’s a shock; it’s a shame,” said mom Dana Lall as she shepherded a crowd of Catholic-school kids past the horrific scene, en route to a baseball game.

As a senior attorney with Lambda Legal defense, Buckel was a lead lawyer in a 2000 lawsuit on behalf of transgender “Boys Don’t Cry” rape-murder victim Brandon Teena, helping the family recover additional damages from neglectful Nebraska law enforcement.

The 1999 movie earned Hilary Swank an Oscar for her portrayal of Teena. “It’s a very important case, not only within Nebraska but nationally,” Buckel had told the Daily Nebraskan newspaper in 2001, ­after helping win an $80,000 judgment.

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8 Responses to Prominent gay rights lawyer burns himself to death to protest fossil fuel

  1. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Nut case

  2. Mark H says:

    Does this make him a real “flamer”?

  3. DL. says:

    Before he immolated himself he probably wished he was a Buddhist monk in South Vietnam in the late 60s….

  4. 'ol stewbum says:

    Jeezus Kay Riced. When you are a piece of sh*t lawyer attention whore, commie futtbucker, I guess the sky’s the limit.

  5. Joe Dirt says:

    you know, if they all would do this, it would really teach us a lesson!!

  6. daman * says:

    Does anyone else see the irony…. the guy was protesting carbon emissions and what does he do……..sets himself on fire with fossil fuel…..more emissions …….too f’n funny

  7. Jolly Roger says:

    He was probably dying of AIDS anyway.

  8. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” Buckel wrote in his note,…”

    Many more die early deaths due to CHEMTRAILS. Wonder how he would have killed himself if he knew THAT.

    Regardless, I wish ALL fag lawyers would follow suit.

    I’d be more than happy to provide the fuel & fire.

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