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October 10, 2005
Invasion of the Brooklyn Body Snatchers
Just in time for Halloween: since Friday, the New York Daily News has been keeping constant tabs on some ghoulish goings-on at cemeteries and funeral homes around the city. Concerned that a team of "body snatchers" has been carving up dead bodies in order to sell body parts (i.e. bones, ligaments, skin, tissue) in the transplant market, the Brooklyn DA has ordered a probe into the activities of Fort Lee, NJ-based Biomedical Tissues Services and funeral homes around the city. As part of the probe, more than 30 bodies will be exhumed at a Brooklyn cemetery. It's all a bit sickening, but it appears that the head of Biomedical Tissue Services "personally performed the harvesting procedures on corpses."
And, if that's not enough ghoulish fright for Halloween, how about Pepsi cans filled with hazardous waste, roving gangs of subway terrorists, and black market $1 ulcer pills that cause abortions? Yep, the New York Daily News has it all covered.
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