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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Perfect Place to 'Play Possum'

A small bit of good news out of the sordid disinterment scandal in Illinois: the body of civil rights martyr Emmett Till was left undisturbed. His former casket was not so lucky.

His body was exhumed in 2005 for forensics tests and then, as is customary, interred in another coffin.
[T]he original casket that was supposed to be placed on display at a memorial was found inside a garage, surrounded by discarded headstones and other debris, on cemetery property. When it was opened by police, a family of possums scurried out. [Link]

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