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AUTHOR: NATHANIEL DOWNES JULY 18, 2015 11:21 AM

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/18/texas-mass-graves/
The Killing Fields, the Holocaust, the tragedies of Chechnya, Hue, Sooriyakanda, Duraiappa stadium, these are just some names associated with mass graves over the past century. Now we can add another name to that list: Texas.

As discovered in 2012, Texas’ border patrol, operated by the Department of Public Safety for several years, has been engaging in a systematic burial of bodies across the state and the burials have not stopped. As reported in a documentary released by The Weather Channel and Telemundo late last year, the state border patrol has been finding bodies of people suspected of crossing the border illegally and systematically dumping them into these pit graves.

And, it turns out, Texas lacks any statute against such body dumping. The border patrol agents show up, put the bodies into trash bags and systematically dump the bodies in unmarked graves. Even more disturbing come the reports that these refugees call for help beforehand, but are ignored by the patrol agents until enough time has passed to let them die in the desert. The disgraceful treatment of these bodies and the states utter contempt for basic human decency, has resulted in these being called “Graves of Shame.”

If mass graves were discovered in a foreign country and the government says that there was nothing to see there, we’d all be skeptical. But, when a state government right here in the United States claims that the dumping of countless bodies into unmarked graves was legal, we’re all supposed to put that smile on our face and just go along with it, right?

Who are these people? How many have been killed by a heartless system and dumped in these unmarked graves? And the authorities expect us all to roll over and take them at their word that it is all fine and on the up and up? We must keep in mind, many massacres, many slaughters, many mass graves were all done while being told it was “perfectly legal.”

Texas has a sizable number of missing people. It is not far-fetched to imagine a corrupt politician, official, even the governor himself, abusing such a lax system for body disposal to eliminate rivals, the unwanted, vagrants, anyone so desired; and to do so legally. While no indication of such abuse has so far appeared, when the opportunity is there, it is near certainty that with such a wide window available, eventually someone will succumb to the temptation.

Featured image via Matthew Minard, Baylor University

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703675/Texas-funeral-home-buried-immigrants-trash-bags-mass-graves-NOT-charged.html

Texas funeral home that buried immigrants in trash bags in mass graves will NOT face criminal charges
The bodies are those of immigrants who died in the desert trying to cross into the US illegally
The total number of bodies is unclear, as many of them have been intermingled
Forensic anthropologists discovered the remains in a park used by the county to bury unclaimed bodies
In all, bodies were recovered from 52 plots
One plot contained three bodies stuffed inside a single body bag, and another had at least five people in body bags
The funeral home says the county didn’t give it enough money to buy caskets for each body
By AP and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 22:07 EST, 23 July 2014 | UPDATED: 02:18 EST, 24 July 2014

The state will not pursue criminal charges against a South Texas funeral home that buried unidentified immigrants in trash bags and shopping bags in mass graves.
A Texas Rangers investigation found that Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias did not violate Texas law or overcharge Brooks County for the burials, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported late Tuesday. Falfurrias is about 75 miles from the South Texas border.
Forensic anthropologists discovered the graves at the Sacred Heart Burial Park in early June.
No charges: After an investigation, the state of Texas determined the county contracted funeral home will not face charges
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No charges: After an investigation, the state of Texas determined the county contracted funeral home will not face charges
Forensics: The bodies were discovered by members of the Baylor University forensic team
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Forensics: The bodies were discovered by members of the Baylor University forensic team
Funds: The funeral had been complaining to the county that it needed more money for coffins
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Funds: The funeral had been complaining to the county that it needed more money for coffins
According to a Los Angeles Times report, the number of bodies found is unclear because many of the bodies had been intermingled. The paper also reported that remains were removed from 52 burial plots and that, ‘one plot contained three bodies stuffed inside a single body bag, and another had at least five people in body bags and other small garbage bags. Other plots contained skulls and skeletal remains in biohazard bags.’
According to the investigative report released last week, funeral home representatives told Lt. Corey Lain they had voiced concerns to the county about the limited cemetery space available for migrant burials dating back to 2005.
Lain found that mortuary employees built plywood boxes for burials because the county lacked the funds to provide coffins.

County commissioners found no violations in a June 26 inspection of the mortuary.
‘Based on the information presented by the Texas Rangers inquiry, it doesn’t appear there’s a criminal investigation warranted,’ said Brooks County District Attorney Carlos Omar Garcia.
State Rep. Terry Canales of Edinburg has requested over a thousand records from the county auditor to review the contract.
Immigrants: All of the bodies are believed to be those of unclaimed immigrants who died in the desert trying to cross the border illegally

Contract: A state legislator already has called for a review of the funeral home’s contract with the county
‘I believe you’re going to be hard-pressed to find anybody in that county that says they hired Howard-Williams to put people in shopping bags and garbage bags, and I don’t think I know anyone in Brooks County that would have contracted for that service,’ Canales said.
Kimberly Tarleton, a spokeswoman for the owner of the funeral home, Houston-based Service Corp. International, said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703675/Texas-funeral-home-buried-immigrants-trash-bags-mass-graves-NOT-charged.html#ixzz3l0THipdc