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County looking for cheaper alternative to indigent burials[South Texas illegals]
KGNS ^ | Aug 10, 2009 | Ray Gomez

Posted on 08/11/2009 9:46:11 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

The county is looking at cheaper ways to deal with the recent spike in paying for indigent burials.

According to officials they don't have the necessary resources to bury the bodies.

"According to medical examiner they have seen an increase in deaths in illegal crossings. They have seen drowning and even heat exhaustion but the county says they have no space to bury these bodies."

"Our department is in charge mandate by the state of Texas to burry all indigent, paupers and John Does and we've ran out of money."

Since January the medical examiners office has seen 40 immigrants who have died trying to cross the border. As a result more bodies are unclaimed, having to be stored in coolers for a long period of time.

"Typically I try to store the indigent for 30 to 60 days. We try to exhaust all means of trying to identify them and returning them to their families,” but that cost money and space, both of which the county is running out of.

The medical examiner says they are exhausting the indigent services more than ever.

" There's been in our offices for many weeks at a time. Because families can't come up with the money for their burials."

The law states that all of them need to be buried but that costs 21 hundred dollars per body, making the county look for other less expensive ways like cremation.

"John Does by the state of Texas cannot be cremated so we can only do indigent. It doesn’t cover the whole problem but it does to some degree."

According to indigent health care services cremation could save the county 35 thousand dollars per year, and the cost to cremate a body is a lot cheaper between eight to 15 hundred dollars.

"It affects the medical examiner officers, indigent services department and tax payers of Webb County who ultimately pay the bill for this."

Today the Indigent Services Department asked commissioners to consider the option of using cremation to save money.

The court will form a committee to look into the issue.

The commissioners also approved 55-thousand dollars for the costs of burials for the rest of the year.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; buildthefence; economy; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; taxfromcradletograve; webbcounty

1 posted on 08/11/2009 9:46:13 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

I hear they do an Aggie Bonfire ever year, that might be an option.


2 posted on 08/11/2009 9:47:41 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

How about the Landfill option?


3 posted on 08/11/2009 9:49:14 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SwinneySwitch
According to medical examiner they have seen an increase in deaths in illegal crossings.

A trebuchet on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande will solve this part of the problem.

4 posted on 08/11/2009 9:49:20 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Taco Bell


5 posted on 08/11/2009 9:51:12 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just dig a big hole and chuck them in.

What’s so expensive about that?


6 posted on 08/11/2009 9:53:38 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SwinneySwitch
2100 per indigent burial?

I call shenanigans on that one.

7 posted on 08/11/2009 9:53:45 AM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: SwinneySwitch

They could return them to their country of origin.


8 posted on 08/11/2009 9:55:18 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

To hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.


9 posted on 08/11/2009 9:55:34 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Hey, now that’s an idea.

It’ll save thousands of horses too...


10 posted on 08/11/2009 9:56:48 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Mulch!


11 posted on 08/11/2009 9:56:51 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: ConservaTexan
A trebuchet

Too cliche.

12 posted on 08/11/2009 9:57:04 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: bondjamesbond
Where's the woodchipper pic from Fargo ?
13 posted on 08/11/2009 9:58:21 AM PDT by csvset
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To: SwinneySwitch

Bury them upright in dry oil wells.

They’re fairly short so you could get about 1,000 in a one mile deep dry hole.
That’s without tamping them down.


14 posted on 08/11/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Zoroastrians have the perfect solution.....

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


15 posted on 08/11/2009 9:59:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (I am totally against spooning............it eventually leads to forking................)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Soylent green!


16 posted on 08/11/2009 9:59:01 AM PDT by bagman
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Body Farm

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


17 posted on 08/11/2009 9:59:31 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: bagman

I second that!


18 posted on 08/11/2009 10:01:47 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


19 posted on 08/11/2009 10:02:08 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: SwinneySwitch

Soylent Green.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 10:03:28 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"To hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."

That was my gut reaction, and if they're MS13 or other ne'er do wells, so be it. Having said that, if I were living in some central American hell-hole, I'd be roughing my way north for a better life for me and my family, and in that regard, some of these folks are just like us: victims of the Federal Government's complacency and lax enforcement on the border.

At least a few of these people were willing to risk their lives in the hopes of securing the same kind of freedom, liberty and opportunity most of us merely pay lip service to.

I'm not condoning illegal immigration...and anyone who's ever read any other post I've made on the subject would clearly understand that...I'm just saying I can't blame them for trying to come to the US, but our government made it too tempting to cross the border, and too easy to die in the desert.

21 posted on 08/11/2009 10:05:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bagman
Soylent Green - Now with more Mexicans!


22 posted on 08/11/2009 10:08:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Playa Pete; NorwegianViking; Texas resident; GulfBreeze; rellimpank; AH_LiveRight; BGHater; ...

Los dos Laredos ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


23 posted on 08/11/2009 10:11:47 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

A catapult or a trebuchet to send them back across the Rio Grande would be a cheap way to dispose of the dead illegals if their families won’t accept their bodies.


24 posted on 08/11/2009 10:12:01 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

Exactly. Nature has many species that have literally evolved to be the "cleanup crew." Let them have at it.

25 posted on 08/11/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why aren’t they cremating them? That seems a no-brainer.


26 posted on 08/11/2009 10:18:14 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Red rover, red rover, we’re sending dead illegals back over! Pack ‘em in body bags and dry ice, send ‘em back and then bill Mexico for all costs involved and be sure to add the “pain in the fanny” tax.


27 posted on 08/11/2009 10:19:35 AM PDT by CarolinaPeach
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To: ConservaTexan
A trebuchet on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande will solve this part of the problem

I love your thinking!

28 posted on 08/11/2009 10:19:59 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Texas needs to change its law requiring burial of John Does. If they are worried about identification, they could take DNA samples before cremation. If they know who they are and the families cannot assume responsibility, they should be cremated without further ado. This is a tragic situation, but it is a result of illegal behavior. They taxpayer cannot be expected to bankroll the mistakes of so many illegals.


29 posted on 08/11/2009 10:21:31 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: ConservaTexan
Trebuchet
30 posted on 08/11/2009 10:27:21 AM PDT by jimt
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To: SwinneySwitch


Wu ... have you ever been to South Texas?
31 posted on 08/11/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SwinneySwitch
What is so hard about burying the indigent! Dig a trench with a backhoe, toss them in, toss in some quicklime cover them with a layer of dirt. For more than one toss several in lime them then again a layer of dirt.

It worked during the London plague and Mozart didn't complain when he was buried that way.

32 posted on 08/11/2009 10:39:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tar and feather the sons of bi#ches! Ride them out of town on a rail!)
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To: Iron Munro
Soylent Green - Now with more Mexicans!

Yes, for that added spicy flavor!

33 posted on 08/11/2009 10:45:54 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Iron Munro
What about those tunnels dug by the drug runners. The states were saying they didn't have the money to fill them in.
34 posted on 08/11/2009 10:47:53 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: visualops
Cap and Trade pollution penalty?
35 posted on 08/11/2009 10:50:12 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Razz Barry
What about those tunnels dug by the drug runners. The states were saying they didn't have the money to fill them in.

Excellent - solve two problems at once.

36 posted on 08/11/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I bet the feral hogs down there will solve the problem if left to their own devices. I used to hunt ‘em and they ran several hundred pounds and They’ll eat most anything.

Course you wouldn’t want them to get used to it. They are too damn smart. It could get to be a habit and next thing ya know, they’d be huntin’ for human critters alive on the hoof.


37 posted on 08/11/2009 7:33:48 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sweeney Todd had a good solution.
Turn them into Meat Pies.


38 posted on 08/12/2009 9:21:18 PM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Depending on how far they are from the actual border itself, I’m thinking “trebuchet.”


39 posted on 08/13/2009 9:01:50 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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