The Very Public Suicide of Daniel Victor Jones on an LA Freeway - August 30, 1998

Daniel Victor Jones became infamous, but sadly unnamed to many, for committing suicide in the middle of the interchange of the Harbor and Century...
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  1. Zeus

    Zeus Co-Founder/Former Owner Staff Member

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    The Very Public Suicide of Daniel Victor Jones on an LA Freeway - August 30, 1998

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  2. cerealkiller420

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    The fucker let his dog burn to death, but he couldn't take the heat. I fucking love dogs.
     
  3. HoffmanLensPunk

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    Yeah this guy is a piece of shit and an asshole.
     
  4. pinkdeath

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    Sorry son of a bitch let his poor dog burn alive, while he couldn't stand it and ran away from a fiery death, then didn't have the balls to jump, he finally opted for the easiest and fastest way out and shot himself. I hope every second of his pants being on fire was pure agony. What did that dog do to him but I'm sure gave him nothing but love and devotion. It really pisses me off when people hurt animals, and to be torched alive is as bad as it gets. I went to the ER and got sent home with a "stomach virus" diagnosis and my appendix ended up rupturing but I certainly NEVER thought about burning my dog alive.
     
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  5. wiskers

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    what did the dog ever do to him?
     
  6. Hopedenial

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    I'm an animal lover too, but the whole thing is tragic. For profit healthcare is disgusting. I was charged $600 for an arm brace I didn't even need. Nothing was broken I had slashed my wrist. As Zeus speculated he likely intended he and the dog to die instantly.
     
  7. HoffmanLensPunk

    HoffmanLensPunk Malignant Caveman

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    Thats a fucked up concept to me, if i bust my arm the hospital will sort me out for free, yeah i think we pay a higher percent of tax on our wages to cover it and all that but i am glad the many.....many times i have fucked myself up i don't have to pay anything, universal healthcare is a given surely??!!, another example of a corrupt, corporate, capitalist fucked world, America being the worst example.(thats not having a go either, over here we are no fucking better but at least we don't have to pay for treatment)
     
  8. valkyriekiller

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    While it's true the healthcare system is often shit, how is setting the car you're in on fire an instant death..?
     
  9. Steel Hyaena

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    That makes me get my dear kitties and cuddle them close.
     
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  10. Airbornemama

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    I was at home with my 2 small children who were watching cartoons on KTLZ in Cal. when they broke in and started broadcasting Daniel on I-5, it went on for quite awhile I remember. I had no idea this guy was going to blow his brains out on National television while my kids watched and waited for their cartoons to start playing again. After he shot himself I had a helluva time trying to explain to a 4 and 5 year old in their terms what had just happened. I was SO pissed off that they showed this with zero care or consideration as to who was watching and how they would be affected. All that mattered were ratings. This is now 1 of the reason's along with nip-slip-gate that they delay programs 5 seconds so if anything like this happens again they can stop broadcast or whatever it is they need to do. In the end after finding out why he did this my heart went out to him. P.S. he believed the gas bombs he let off that burned himself and his dog would be strong enough to kill them both instantly. :(
     
  11. Cereal_Killer

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    Emotions were running high, the dude wanted to make an impact & prove a point. He did that in the end but he made the stupid mistake of thinking he could outlast the flames.

    As for everybody going on about how he killed his dog in a fire, the dude was very sick. He had cancer and Aid's people, his dog was his only friend & that's why he wanted to take the dog with him, was it selfish? Yes it was selfish but for gods sakes, everybody is losing their shit at the dude for killing the dog rather than looking at the bigger picture of the state of healthcare in the country. Had this guy been able to get the treatment he needed to increase his health for a fair price then this wouldn't have happened & not only would the dog have been alive to live its life but so would he.

    I get that people love animals but when there's much larger topics on the line than just animal cruelty that you overlook the bigger picture just because somebody killed an animal, I think you've lost your moral compass.

    I'm glad that you didn't jump on the bandwagon of hating on the dude straight away just because he made a silly decision, at least some people have got a good sense of morals! That's why I enjoy chatting with most people on this site!

    Oh and I hope you were able to help your kids understand the situation the best you could!
     
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