02-16-2010, 12:30 PM #1
NY - Mortuary technicians play with corpses - "everyone was doing it"
Ghouls are at play in the city's morgues.
The people employed to respectfully handle the remains of the deceased have instead turned cadavers and body parts into macabre playthings, The Post has learned.
And they shockingly documented their depraved foolery in photos taken as keepsakes.
Grinning mortuary technicians use corpses as props in dozens of disturbing Polaroids obtained by The Post.
Perhaps most disturbing of all is mortuary technician Kaihl Brassfield holding a severed head in a classic Heisman Trophy football pose.
"It was stupid," Brassfield, 35, told The Post. "It was just the culture there. Everyone was doing it.
more here -- warning - pic of the "Heisman trophy" pose
02-16-2010, 12:43 PM #2
02-16-2010, 12:53 PM #3Registered User
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somehow , this just doesn't surprise me.......after all we read on here ,and see / hear on the news, everyday.....nothing much surprises me anymore
02-16-2010, 12:54 PM #4
Okay... I have my AAS in Mortuary Science and have worked in a Chicago funeral home... I have said this on this forum before; the death industry attracts both the best of people & the worst of poeple...
You have to find a way to disconnect from what you are doing because being around all that death & horror will make you insane... That being said, we were taught to ALWAYS be respectful... To treat each body as if it were that of your dearest loved one.
These people should be fired, lose thier licenses and NEVER be allowed to work in ANY care industry, ever again.
It's people like this that make the rest of the world think that all of us are freakish ghouls.
02-16-2010, 01:21 PM #5Registered User
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I immediately thought of you, Jenni, when I read this. I knew you'd be appalled but not shcocked. Thank you for reminding us that some do have the greatest respect. These jerks act as if they're in 4th grade.....everyone was doing it. My Lord. I hope they have some shame.
You really wonder if a single one of them has pondered how they would feel if that was their beloved Grandma's head?
02-16-2010, 01:26 PM #6
Truly vomit worthy.
This reminds me of the story of Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Another shocking story.
I agree with Jenni979. "These people should be fired, lose their licenses and NEVER be allowed to work in ANY care industry, ever again."
02-16-2010, 01:52 PM #7
Although I think that there should be repercussions and what they did was immature and unacceptable...I don't really think this is that bad.
I know, I know, respect for the dead. Respect for the families.
And I feel really bad for the families that may have been subjected to seeing the photos, but to me that is probably the worst part of it all.
What people don't know can't hurt them in a situation like this, so if they hadn't taken the pictures, I would just see it as one more coping mechanism, albeit a flawed one.
Maybe it's just my perspective? Considering the indignities that many people suffer before death, I can't get too het up about what may be done to the shell after they are gone.
02-16-2010, 02:03 PM #8Former Member
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