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Bodies Stacked 8 Deep At Cemetery (Chicago)
CBS2 Chicago ^ | 18 Feb 2011 | CBS2 Chicago

Posted on 02/18/2011 2:17:18 PM PST by edpc

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County sheriff’s officials have found bodies stacked on top of each other – some buried eight at a time — at a south suburban cemetery.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says Homewood Memorial Gardens, at 600 Ridge Rd. in Homewood, desecrated the bodies of people who couldn’t afford to purchase burial plots.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: cemetery; chicago; democratvoters; il
Bet they all vote for Obama in 2012.
1 posted on 02/18/2011 2:17:21 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

The price of cement overshoes too high?


2 posted on 02/18/2011 2:22:30 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

More voters for Rahm too ..


3 posted on 02/18/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: edpc

“We know where the bodies are buried.....

Yes, they do!


4 posted on 02/18/2011 2:25:14 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: edpc

Gonna be mighty crowded come judgement day.

“Hey Joe, thats my sweater you’re wearin!”


5 posted on 02/18/2011 2:26:51 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: edpc

My grandfather died in 1920 and he is buried somewhere in an “indigent” portion of a cemetery.
There is nothing nefarious about this practice.


6 posted on 02/18/2011 2:27:45 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: edpc

profit maximization.... Chicago style.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 2:28:00 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: edpc

Instead of stacking them why don’t they cremate them all. Stacking has to have an odor.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 2:31:17 PM PST by goat granny
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To: edpc

They were discoverd while following an “organizing for America” paid volunteer.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 2:32:42 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: edpc

Must have found this out during the latest census. Eight voters using the same address with different last names.


10 posted on 02/18/2011 2:37:44 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Witty saying TBD.)
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To: edpc
The cemetery’s owner spoke to CBS 2 by phone. He says there’s nothing in his current county contract that says coffins of the indigent can’t be stacked on top of each other for burial.

If true, then it falls back onto the state for not making that stipulation. Other countries dig up the dead and reuse plots. There will come a day when there will be no room for cemeteries and plots will be too expensive for the average family. Many government and local projects (fact - a school football field and a lake) have disturbed old cemeteries and it's a shame how many bodies were never moved or identified.

11 posted on 02/18/2011 2:41:12 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: edpc

Heck, they all voted for Mark Dayton in Minnesota, as well. Twice.


12 posted on 02/18/2011 2:43:21 PM PST by Spruce
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To: edpc
So they couldn't afford plots and were buried in a mass grave - what's wrong with that?

Most cities have a "potters field" where they bury homeless and other deadbeats.

Is society supposed to foot the bill for burial plots now too?

13 posted on 02/18/2011 2:45:06 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: edpc
Here is an interesting bit about potters Island off of the Long Island Sound. According to this they keep strict records as to where each body is buried.

Hart Island(Potter's Field)

14 posted on 02/18/2011 2:48:55 PM PST by BBell
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To: edpc

This is after all, the “Chicago Way” and Illinois is a part of Chicago. (A subservient part).


15 posted on 02/18/2011 3:03:07 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: edpc

SRO at the cemetery ?????


16 posted on 02/18/2011 3:13:20 PM PST by njslim
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To: edpc

Damn! 8 votes for the price of one!


17 posted on 02/18/2011 3:40:45 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: edpc

I know a lady who will be buried on top of her husband at the National Cemetery in San Antonio. I think it’s common practice.


18 posted on 02/18/2011 3:43:08 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“There is nothing nefarious about this practice.”

No there isn’t. Just this morning I was looking at cemetery records where my great grandfather was buried and saw some entries noted “Potters Field”. Had only seen that name in historical novels before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potter’s_field


19 posted on 02/18/2011 4:03:04 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: bgill

****disturbed old cemeteries and it’s a shame how many bodies were never moved or identified.****

“YOU MOVED THE CEMETERY BUT YOU LEFT THE BODIES BEHIND DIDN’T YOU! YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES! WHY!WHY!”


20 posted on 02/18/2011 5:05:13 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Terry Mross

***I know a lady who will be buried on top of her husband at the National Cemetery in San Antonio. I think it’s common practice.***

It is. My mother-in-law is buried on top of her husband at Ft Gibson National Cemetery. I believe there is a special double vault for such bruials.


21 posted on 02/18/2011 5:10:55 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Slump Tester
Most cities have a "potters field" where they bury homeless and other deadbeats.

In Chicago that's now known as Lincoln Park

22 posted on 02/18/2011 5:16:39 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Terry Mross

I believe this is also done at Arlington


23 posted on 02/18/2011 5:20:50 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: edpc

The first bguy on top is the legitimate corpse. The 7 others buried under him are mob hits.


24 posted on 02/18/2011 6:02:01 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: edpc

Those aren’t bodies.

Those are democrat voters.


25 posted on 02/19/2011 11:54:44 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
“YOU MOVED THE CEMETERY BUT YOU LEFT THE BODIES BEHIND DIDN’T YOU! YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES! WHY!WHY!”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Historically, it used to be common to just move the headstones if a cemetery had to be relocated to make way for a construction project. It would have been less of a desecration to simply ignore bone fragments when digging a building foundation than it would have been to dig up everything and try to find all the bone fragments (the coffin, shroud, and flesh having long since rotted away).

26 posted on 02/19/2011 12:38:45 PM PST by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: supercat

Did you notice that what I posted was the line from the movie POLTERGIST?


27 posted on 02/19/2011 5:46:08 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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***The first bguy on top is the legitimate corpse. The 7 others buried under him are mob hits.***

Sound like a plot from the movie THE BUSY BODY.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061431/


28 posted on 02/19/2011 5:58:32 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Did you notice that what I posted was the line from the movie POLTERGIST?

I did. A movie whose basic plot premise seemed silly to me for the very reason I mentioned.

29 posted on 02/19/2011 9:23:15 PM PST by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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