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Remains of 55 bodies found near former Florida reform school
Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 1/28/14 | Bill Cotterell

Posted on 01/28/2014 11:07:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Excavations at a makeshift graveyard near a now-closed reform school in the Florida Panhandle have yielded remains of 55 bodies, almost twice the number official records say are there, the University of South Florida announced on Tuesday.

"This is precisely why excavation was necessary," said USF professor Erin Kimmerle, head of the research project. "The only way to truly establish the facts about the deaths and burials at the school is to follow scientific processes."

On a hillside in the rolling, tall-pine forests near the Alabama-Georgia border, a team of more than 50 searchers from nine agencies last year dug up the graves to check out local legends and family tales of boys, mostly black, who died or disappeared without explanation from the Dozier School for Boys early in the last century.

The school, infamous for accounts of brutality told by former inmates, was closed by the state in 2011.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dozierschoolforboys; florida
Sounds bad.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 11:07:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Horrific.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 11:14:29 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

Truly.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 11:19:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And to think Mike Lee spoke about “reform” in response to Obama’s SOTU.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 11:24:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can still hear my fifth grade teacher in St Pete circa 1966 telling misbehaving boys that they would wind up in Marianna. We had no idea.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 11:32:37 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: Gene Eric

“Reform” is an ominous word.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 11:33:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Along with undisputed abuses, bear in mind the time period and history.

As mentioned in previous news story http://myfox8.com/2013/09/02/dozens-of-bodies-buried-at-former-florida-boys-school-to-be-exhumed/ (also posted to FR):

// Nearly 100 children died while at the school, according to state and school records, many as a result of a tragic dormitory fire in 1914 and a deadly flu epidemic in 1918.

The poorly kept state records cannot account for what happened to 22 children who died at the school. And no one knows who is buried where. //


7 posted on 01/28/2014 11:35:18 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Montanabound

Sounds like the school was burying its mistakes.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 11:35:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cyn

Fair point, but unexplained bodies demand explanations. (OK, that was badly phrased, but you get the idea.)


9 posted on 01/28/2014 11:37:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cyn
/ Nearly 100 children died while at the school, according to state and school records, many as a result of a tragic dormitory fire in 1914 and a deadly flu epidemic in 1918.

What, a ruin a chance for the race baiters to make some points?

10 posted on 01/28/2014 11:38:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows
They could've all been 0bama's sons grandfathers!
11 posted on 01/29/2014 12:00:09 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: cyn

Don’t let facts get in the way of the story, there is an agenda here./sarc


12 posted on 01/29/2014 12:00:15 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Any idea on the religious denomination associated with this school?


13 posted on 01/29/2014 12:06:51 AM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap

Doesn’t appear there is one, but I could be mistaken.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dozier_School_for_Boys


14 posted on 01/29/2014 12:09:36 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: SteelTrap

Sotero-ology. It was a state reform school.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 12:11:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor kids

Recent issues at boys school here in TN too

Tullahoma

People abuse already mistreated and neglected children

Should be blood eagled

Might serve warning....

I don’t think there is anything worse than being a child and knowing no one wants or loves you


16 posted on 01/29/2014 12:13:37 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bump


17 posted on 01/29/2014 12:23:39 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Slings and Arrows

Those that couldn’t be reformed?


18 posted on 01/29/2014 1:26:00 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Gene Eric

What the heck kind of comment is that? Would you be more cogent?


19 posted on 01/29/2014 2:20:48 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Slings and Arrows

Must have been gay pedophilia central...... rape them a while then bury them when they start to make trouble.

Just my edumacated guess..... or maybe the obvious motives.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 2:35:13 AM PST by dennisw
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To: Nifster

Cogent? How’s this:

Holy Crap, Mike Lee spoke about “reform” in response to Obama’s SOTU. Jeez!!!


21 posted on 01/29/2014 2:36:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dfwgator

Obviously, the flu epidemic was racist.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 3:51:46 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: cyn
Nearly 100 children died while at the school, according to state and school records, many as a result of a tragic dormitory fire in 1914 and a deadly flu epidemic in 1918.

The dorm fire killed 6. How many died from the flu and how many were murdered?

23 posted on 01/29/2014 3:58:43 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Montanabound

me also.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 4:29:00 AM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: cyn
This school was known for its torture, mistreatment, and staff murder of youth for over seventy years. The small building where beatings and torture took place was closed by the State of Florida in a public ceremony a few years ago, and the building was sealed with a plaque.

This school was truly a horror of horrors for youth, white or black.

25 posted on 01/29/2014 4:31:10 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I had a 16 y.o.friend sent to Marianna for stealing a car. A scared kid.
He came back 18 months later a mean bulked up badass.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 5:04:24 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

Doesn’t sound very reformed.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 6:40:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When graduated from Marianna you were ready for a life of crime.
IIRC he took his father’s car for a joyride.
Back in the 50’s that’s all it took.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 7:31:54 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

*low_whistle*


29 posted on 01/29/2014 7:54:32 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
“Reform” is an ominous word.

Just like "fundamentally transform the United States"
30 posted on 01/29/2014 9:19:38 AM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: Gene Eric

And what the heck does that have to do with a story about additional dead bodies...???

Or are you just dumb enough to think that using the word reform some how makes it a joke???


31 posted on 01/29/2014 10:39:17 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I’m thinking you might be dumb enough to lecture me on the dumb assumption I am joking. Anything else, genius?


32 posted on 01/29/2014 12:07:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jackson Brown

More succinct, but same principle.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 12:14:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

Jeez, that story almost reminds reminds me of the 1980 movie “Brubaker”.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 1:11:10 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Slings and Arrows
I cannot fathom the type of true evil that ran a place like that.
Hell has a special place for that kind of evil, below hell.

And those who believe that being evil will be granted respect in hell are very mistaken.

35 posted on 01/29/2014 1:14:43 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Nifster
The misunderstanding aside, Mike Lee stated the following in his response:

Senator Rand Paul and I are working with some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress to reform the federal criminal-justice system - to help keep violent predators behind bars while creating opportunities for reformed, non-violent offenders to return to the families and neighborhoods that so desperately need them.

36 posted on 01/29/2014 1:41:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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