Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sheriff Tom Dart: Homewood Cemetery not burying free Section 8 burials! Even in death these colored folks deserve a free place to stay!!!
The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating a south suburban cemetery after 11 unburied caskets containing African American bodies were discovered Friday afternoon. Our tax dollars paid for these free burials and the caskets should have been buried by now.
Investigators were notified Thursday after a person was told their loved one had been buried but found the person was not, said sheriff's spokesman Frank Bilecki.
When investigators arrived at the cemetery Friday morning, they found 11 unburied bodies at a chapel at Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Thornton, Bilecki said.
All the unburied bodies were public aid burials that the manager of the cemetery had put off burying, Bilecki said. The state pays $1,600 for public aid burials.
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