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I actually agree with Jesse jackson

When Jesse said, "These grave robbers deserve a special place in Hell!" I had to agree with him.

Some things are just sacred no matter what you believe. This situation just keeps getting worse and worse. Hard to believe people have so little respect for the dead.

I wish all those poor families peace.

Wander

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fearsclave
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
That is remarkably vile...
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Woman from Nevada showed up today to bury a relative only to find the plot (next to other relatives) she bought 12 years ago was being occupied by one of these new bodies. It will take a court order to exhume the one already buried which could take 6 weeks. In the meantime what does this poor woman do with an occupied coffin? I would not want that Sherrif's job. It's disgusting.

W
greatbearmd
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Those ghouls should be buried alive.
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
And they only did it for $300,000. Can you imagine anyone digging up hundreds of graves? what kind of morals do you have to lack to only see people's loved ones as a means to a quick paycheck?

W
greatbearmd
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
There's been a lot of stories written everywhere about evil throughout the ages, but nothing matches what mankind is capable of. This is proof.
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
I'll be interested to hear how they justify this.

W
greatbearmd
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
They'll mumble a bunch of non-answers most likely.
cinnamonbite
Jul. 11th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sheer stupidity.
A) not enough money to offset the risk or the work plus too many people involved to each share was very small
B) dumping the bodies where they can easily be found
C) using an actual working cemetery where you can be caught
D) doing it again and again and again until the inevitable happens

Obviously did it for drug money
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
That was on the STL news just a few minutes ago ... old graves were dug up and the "remains" literally dumped wherever. Then they resold the plots and buried new bodies in those old graves.

I hope someone goes to jail. This type of desecration is lower than desecrating a church. The creeps who did this are sickening. What are people turn in to for them to do such a thing? Yeah, I'm sure it's all about making money :/

There is no longer such a thing as "resting in peace."
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
It's like when they found out that people who wished to be cremated were not really being cremated and relatives were just being given wood ashes. I'm sure this will be a scandal that has far reaching implications.

W
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
This should have far reaching implications and severe consequences for the creeps involved in this. With the high costs of funerals -- especially on the part of the funeral home plus the casket, I personally believe the families of those desecrated should receive compensatory as well as punitive damages. This was planned and was not an accident.

One other thing that eats away at me (Cherokee is my best local friend) and both she and her husband had great-great grandparents on the Trail of Tears march. What I was going to say is that it's okay for the white man to excavate Indian burial grounds and that angers me. If a group of Indians came to a public cemetery or Catholic Church cemetery and did the exact same thing as was done to their burial grounds, we both know the Indians would be jailed.
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
The NAGPRA act prevents some of that now but I know what you are saying. Most of this probably went unnoticed because it's a lower class Black cemetery mostly.

W
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
This isn't the first time a black or historic black cemetery has been desecrated and stones dumped into the river. It doesn't matter to me if folks are black, white, biracial or Indian or what ... once buried I find it appalling to disturb their graves. I'm not hep on exhumations for legal purposes either.

But like so many other news items while this is making big news now, most of the time things are suddenly silent and out of the news without explanation. And we never find out what happened.
nayrene
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
A sobering story. That quote by the sheriff's office spokesman about the "brains" of the operation, "We're concerned for her pending a psychic evaluation," makes me think she is indeed insane. You'd have to be.
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
It's sickening regardless of how you look at it. She's not insane ... she knew what she was doing and that it was wrong. It was all about money. She will not be able to have insanity or temporary insanity as a defense.
nayrene
Jul. 10th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Was just reading more about this, and it does seem like a ridiculous amount of work for an "easy" buck. If greed is what motivated her, that is a form of insanity, to me. How far gone do you have to be to think $300,000 and really, REALLY bad karma is worth it?
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
I interviewed a murderess in prison once and it's scary how far off the deep end people can go.

W
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Some of the patients in the state hospital where I worked on the ward for the criminally insane were beyond reaching and remanded to the care of the state hospital as they could not be kept in prison.
nessachan
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
That's revolting and horrible. What awful people. Totally sicko. UGH.

I do wonder how they were able to do it to 200-300 people though with nobody noticing.
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Kind of a remote palce even though it's near the city. I image a lot was done at night.

W
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Have they found any of the remains? I saw a couple of broken up rotten looking coffins but no vaults and no bones? Where are the disinterred bodies/bones?
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
They actually started finding them a couple of weeks ago. I think they are holding off on showing those though while they are contacting all the relatives. Now They have to identify all of them.

W
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
On the STL news all they said was they were "dumping the remains wherever".

It will take DNA to identify the remains and that will take time.

I feel very sorry for the families of the victims. In an exhumation it is the family who has to pay to have the body reburied ... who is going to pay for this?
It should not be the families or the state. The money the grave robbers received is probably gone.
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
I'd imagine the state will foot the bill somehow for this. The $300,000 the grave robbers got wouldn't begin to pay for it. The bodies were dumped in shallow graves in areas adjacent to the cemetery.

W
redsgoddes
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
OMG! How vile and disgusting!!!! I'd flip!! is there a punishment that can fit this?
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Short of them being buried alive, I doubt it.

W
redsgoddes
Jul. 10th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
They are nothing but a bunch of low life ghouls! maybe someone in the prison they will go to will dispense a fitting punishment.
chimerae
Jul. 10th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Have you been following the Utah story?
The amazing thing was the community position that these people were doing nothing wrong and were the victims of govt persecution.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fbi-sting-alleged-artifact-thieves
wander
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Have you been following the Utah story?
Anything involving FBI stings has a tendency to ride the line. When you make it known in a low income community that you will pay for something like this, i think you encourage people to break the law and you don't end up only catching the chronic offenders.

W
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