the poor and unknown dead are being stacked like cordwood in a single mass grave in Chicago

the poor and unknown dead are being stacked like cordwood in a single mass grave in Chicago.

The Poor  are being stacked like cordwood into a single mass grave

  Associated Press

5:52 p.m. CST, February 17, 2011

 CHICAGO —

Stillborn babies are buried by the dozens in the same wooden box and the bodies of indigent adults are stacked in mass graves at a Chicago-area cemetery that inters the county’s poor and unknown dead, authorities said Thursday.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart called for a review of the cemetery’s contract at a news conference in which he criticized the operation for haphazard practices and restated his belief that the state needs legislation requiring DNA collection on all unidentified bodies.

The Sheriff’s department video of a Feb. 1 burial of indigents at the cemetery shows workers unloading a rental truck packed to the ceiling with more than a dozen wood coffins. In the video, workers use a backhoe to stack the boxes into a single open hole in the ground.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-cemetery-bodydisp,0,2611358.story

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