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KILLER_CLOWN
01-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Mass Graves Outside of Chicago

January 24, 2012 by POPEYE
Filed under Human rights, US News

3 Comments

(DAILY MAIL) Third world America: Bodies driven to a pauper’s burial in a U-Haul as tough economic times lead to more mass gravesBy Daily Mail Reporter

It’s a practice more closely associated with third world countries, but in bleak times in a Chicago-area suburb, 30 people were buried in a mass grave on Wednesday.

The pauper’s burial section at Homewood Memorial Gardens was established for those who could not afford to pay for a burial plot.

And it is a problem that’s sweeping America as tough economic times have led to an increase in the number of indigent burials the morgue must perform.

No mourners were present for the burial at the cemetery, which lies 25 miles south west of Chicago.

The gruesome discovery of the pauper’s burial section at Homewood was made last year, sparking a call for more strict federal regulations for cemeteries.

Sheriff’s officials had found caskets stacked on top of one another – some buried eight at a time – at Homewood.

And the morgue has been accused of missing markers and poor record keeping.

But coroners have said the practice is shared in other cities and states across the U.S.

Tony Cox, the legislative chairman and former president of the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association, earlier told the Chicago Sun Times other cities, including New York, follow similar mass burial procedures for those with limited options.

New York City Department of Corrections spokesman Stephen Morello referred to a burial site in Hart Island, New York, where 800,000 bodies lie.
Officials there, he said, follow the same procedure – stacking coffins with inmates’ remains three deep.

Mr Morello said stillborn babies and children are always buried in individual caskets. Those, too, are stacked on top of one another.

The National Funeral Directors Association has called the discovery at Homewood ‘troubling’, and called for more federal regulation over cemeteries.

Mr Cox, who also serves as the coroner in Downstate Gallatin County, said his office has avoided problems allegedly happening in Homewood.
He said cremation has also become more favoured in many cities and states, because it is less costly than a traditional burial.

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Amnorix
01-25-2012, 08:18 AM
Serious question -- what kind of services/arrangements should be made for those who can't afford to pay a dime for anything?

It's not a question I've ever thought about myself, to be honest, but since you posted this and seem offended...

LiveSteam
01-25-2012, 08:22 AM
Serious question -- what kind of services/arrangements should be made for those who can't afford to pay a dime for anything?

It's not a question I've ever thought about myself, to be honest, but since you posted this and seem offended...

In this kind of situation, I think they cremate here in Nebraska.

KILLER_CLOWN
01-25-2012, 08:24 AM
Serious question -- what kind of services/arrangements should be made for those who can't afford to pay a dime for anything?

It's not a question I've ever thought about myself, to be honest, but since you posted this and seem offended...

I'm not really offended just found it interesting. I could care less what happens to me after i'm gone as my spirit will be leaving my body. I think cremation is fine.

Brock
01-25-2012, 09:38 AM
Nobody cared about them when they were alive.

listopencil
01-25-2012, 09:40 AM
Cremation.

Brock
01-25-2012, 09:42 AM
It's okay, they'll be dealt with when it's time for a new golf course.

Amnorix
01-25-2012, 09:43 AM
I tend to agree that cremation would seem to be the way to go.

What to do with the ashes? I must say I have no idea.

Chiefshrink
01-25-2012, 09:54 AM
I'm not really offended just found it interesting. I could care less what happens to me after i'm gone as my spirit will be leaving my body. I think cremation is fine.

BINGO!!

Chiefshrink
01-25-2012, 09:55 AM
I tend to agree that cremation would seem to be the way to go.

What to do with the ashes? I must say I have no idea.

Fertilizer! Giving back to mother earth. This will make Jensy happy:rolleyes:

KILLER_CLOWN
01-25-2012, 09:58 AM
Fertilizer! Giving back to mother earth. This will make Jensy happy:rolleyes:

Let the dead bury the dead.

listopencil
01-25-2012, 10:10 AM
I tend to agree that cremation would seem to be the way to go.

What to do with the ashes? I must say I have no idea.

There are several options. Here's one: http://medcure.org/

listopencil
01-25-2012, 10:12 AM
To be clear-they will scatter the ashes at sea or return them to loved ones in a biodegradable, heart shaped urn. That information is on the site but you have to look for it.

InChiefsHell
01-25-2012, 10:18 AM
Seems you could cremate them, then bury the ashes I suppose. The funny thing is, once you are dead, your body doesn't know or have a say in what happens anyway. Funerals and burials are largely for the living. The fact that we look at a story like this and find ourselves in a quandry makes me feel better about us. At least we know that it's somehow indecent to do this, even if you can't really put your finger on why.

whoman69
01-25-2012, 05:14 PM
Gotta be careful about this kind of stuff.

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Iowanian
01-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Don't worry, I'm sure they can still all vote for the incumbent.

Hog Farmer
01-26-2012, 04:26 PM
They should allow us hunters to use them for coyote bait. They're wasting perfectly good carcasses !