New York City officials have hired contract laborers to bury the dead in its potter’s field on Hart Island.
Images have emerged of coffins being buried in a “mass grave” in New York City.
Workers in hazmat outfits were seen stacking wooden coffins in deep trenches in Hart Island.
Here’s the propaganda video:
This has caused for TrumpBurialPits to be the number one topic that’s trending on the internet.
However, Trump Burial Pits is complete propaganda. These images shown are of Potter’s Field where 24 people are buried a day in normal times. Do you really think we’re burying thousands in some ditch on an Island in New York? People don’t want there loved ones to have a proper burial?
The city has also shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are buried in the city’s public cemetery.
Under the new policy, the numbers of daily burials should increase even in normal times, the medical examiner’s office will keep bodies in storage for just 14 days before they’re buried in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island.
Normally, about 25 bodies a week are interred on the island, mostly for people whose families can’t afford a funeral, or who go unclaimed by relatives.
In recent days, though, burial operations have increased from one day a week to five days a week, with around 24 burials each day, said Department of Correction spokesman Jason Kersten.
The remains of more than one million people are buried on Hart Island, though since the first decade of the 21st century, there are fewer than 1,500 burials a year. Burials on Hart Island include individuals who were not claimed by their families or did not have private funerals; the homeless and the indigent; and mass burials of disease victims.
Access to the island is restricted by the Department of Correction, which operates an infrequent ferryboat service and imposes strict visitation quotas. Burials are conducted by inmates at the Rikers Island jail. The Hart Island Project, a public charity founded by visual artist Melinda Hunt, has tried to improve access to the island and make burial records more easily available. Prior to 2019, several laws to transfer jurisdiction to the Parks Department had been proposed to ease public access to Hart Island.
Hart Island contains New York City’s 131-acre (0.53 km2) potter’s field, or public cemetery. The potter’s field is variously described as the largest tax-funded cemetery in the United States, the largest-such in the world, and one of the largest mass graves in the United States. More than one million dead are buried on the island, though since the 2000s, the burial rate has declined to fewer than 1,500 a year.[ One-third of annual burials are infants and stillborn babies, which has been reduced from a proportion of one-half since the Children’s Health Insurance Program began to cover all pregnant women in New York State in 1997. According to a 2006 New York Times article, there had been 1,419 burials at the potter’s field during the previous year: of these, 826 were adults, 546 were infants and stillborn babies, and 47 were dismembered body parts.
The dead are buried in trenches. Babies are placed in coffins, which are stacked in groups of 1,000, measuring five coffins deep and usually in twenty rows. Adults are placed in larger pine boxes placed according to size, and are stacked in sections of 150, measuring three coffins deep in two rows. There are seven sizes of coffins, which range from 1 to 7 feet (0.30 to 2.13 m) long.Each box is labeled with an identification number, the person’s age, ethnicity, and the place where the body was found, if applicable. Inmates from the Rikers Island jail are paid $0.50 per hour to bury bodies on Hart Island.
The bodies of adults are frequently disinterred when families are able to locate their relatives through DNA, photographs and fingerprints kept on file at the Office of the Medical Examiner.There were an average of 72 disinterments per year from 2007 to 2009. As a result, the adults’ coffins are staggered to expedite removal.138 Children, mostly infants, are rarely disinterred. Regulations stipulate that the coffins generally must remain untouched for 25 years, except in cases of disinterment
Approximately half of the burials are of children under five who are identified and died in New York City’s hospitals, where the mothers signed papers authorizing a “City Burial.” The mothers were generally unaware of what the phrase meant. Many other interred have families who live abroad or out of state and whose relatives search extensively; these searches are made more difficult because burial records are currently kept within the prison system. An investigation into the handling of the infant burials was opened in response to a criminal complaint made to the New York State Attorney General’s Office in 2009.
Burial records on microfilm at the Municipal Archives indicate that until 1913, burials of unknowns were in single plots, and identified adults and children were buried in mass graves. In 1913, the trenches became separate to facilitate the more frequent disinterment of adults. The potter’s field is also used to dispose of amputated body parts, which are placed in boxes labeled “limbs”. Ceremonies have not been conducted at the burial site since the 1950s.In the past, burial trenches were re-used after 25–50 years, allowing for sufficient decomposition of the remains. Since then, however, historic buildings have been demolished to make room for new burials. Because of the number of weekly interments made at the potter’s field at the expense of taxpayers, these mass burials are straightforward and are conducted by Rikers Island inmates, who stack the coffins in two rows, three high and 25 across, and each plot is marked with a concrete marker. A tall, white, peace monument was erected by New York City prison inmates at the top of a hill that was known as “Cemetery Hill” following World War II and was dedicated in October 1948.
Disease victims’ burials
During the 1980s, those who had died from AIDS were the only people to be buried in separate graves. The first AIDS victims’ bodies were delivered in body bags and buried by inmate workers wearing protective jumpsuits. When it was later discovered that the corpses could not spread HIV, the city started burying AIDS victims in the mass graves. In 2008, the island was selected as a site for mass burials during a particularly extreme flu pandemic, available for up to 20,000 bodies.
During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in New York City, Hart Island was designated as the temporary burial site for victims of COVID-19 if deaths overwhelmed the capacity of mortuaries; this option was chosen in lieu of using city parks for such a purpose. Deaths at home within the city had increased significantly, though the corpses were not tested for COVID-19.Preparations for mass graves began at the end of March 2020. On April 9, 2020, Reuters reported that private contractors were hired to replace inmate labor for mass grave burials,and burials began.
Many burial records were destroyed by arson in late July 1977. Remaining records of burials before 1977 were transferred to the Municipal Archives in Manhattan; while records after that date are still kept in handwritten ledgers, these are now transcribed into a digital database that is partially available online. A Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request for 50,000 burial records was granted to the Hart Island Project in 2008. A lawsuit concerning “place of death” information redacted from the Hart Island burial records was filed against New York City in July 2008 and was settled out of court in January 2009.
Notable people buried
Those interred on Hart Island are not necessarily homeless or indigent. Many of the dead either had families who could not afford the expenses of private funerals or were not claimed by relatives within a month of death. Notable burials include the playwright, film screenwriter, and director Leo Birinski, who died alone and in poverty, was buried there in 1951. The American novelist Dawn Powell was buried on Hart Island in 1970, five years after her death, when the executor of her estate refused to reclaim her remains after they had been used for medical studies. Academy Award winner Bobby Driscoll, who was found dead in 1968 in an East Village tenement, was buried on Hart Island because his remains could not be identified in a timely fashion. T-Bone Slim, the labor activist, songwriter, and Wobbly, was buried on Hart Island after his body was found floating in the Hudson River.
A little lesson of History and religion for the mainstream media.
A potter’s field, paupers’ grave or the common grave is a place for the burial of unknown, unclaimed or indigent people. “Potter’s field” is of Biblical origin, referring to Akeldama (meaning field of blood in Aramaic), stated to have been purchased, with the coins that had been paid to Judas Iscariot for his identification of Jesus, after Judas’ suicide, by the high priests of Jerusalem. The priests are stated to have acquired it for the burial of strangers, criminals, and the poor, the coins paid to Judas being considered blood money. Prior to Akeldama’s use as a burial ground, it had been a site where potters collected high-quality, deeply red clay for the production of ceramics, thus the name potters’ field.
But wow we have mass graves in our country.
Don’t believe in anything you see always double-check the propaganda machine!
The narrative is propaganda. “Mass graves” typically entails people are dying so fast (either through war, famine, disease, etc) that authorities can no longer keep up so they just start throwing all of the bodies in one single mass grave.
However this appears to be how it’s typically done at this particular NY gravesite, they only bury bodies once a week so they are typically burying 25 at a time anyway, “mass graves!”
Now they are burying bodies every day instead of once a week. Does this show more people are dying than normal? Of course. Does this prove people are dying at such a fast rate that the authorities have no choice but to start dumping bodies in massive pits? Not at all.
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