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ah ah, i 1st heard about hard island when i was working on a story about a formerly homeless man. he had lived in the tunnels underneath penn station. i think there was this
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a photographer who photographed his little little house. he had made himself there . and because of her work, he had been rescued. he'd been given a home and that he'd been found dead in that home. and he was going to go to heart island and it was there was such a sadness at the idea that this man who had finally achieved a home of his own was going to be dispossessed. it was going to be one of the multitude in these anonymous graves. mm. mm. i'm a new yorker and i believe that new york is more than, you know, the old id of the city on the hill. new york is really what america is a mountain and
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there is a tragedy inherent in a big metropolis. there are all the stories of the chance has gone by mistakes or the bad childhood, bad choices or just bad luck. and that's something that, any great metropolis contents what me, but there's something more here that you could have a loving family, a career money set aside, and you could still end up in a mass grave on an island off limits to the public buried by inmates paid $0.50 an hour. oh
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i me ah! when rises in from the sound carrying the clang of the bell buoy nearby, sidney island tolling its fitful warning? ah! all around is desolate, sad. no kind hand the decorative graves with trophies of love and remembrance.
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i am even a headstone to show where's interred was once a human b lou my baby was already sick, so i already knew that there was a 5050 chance of him living or diane gave birth to him. i didn't have the financial to be able to bury him and stuff. so the hospital gave me a week for me to, you know,
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collect the money. i went to the welfare day after day, day after day the entire week that i was given. and they said no good. and at that point i didn't know my real mother. i didn't know my real family . so as like, i really didn't have nobody. i was alone now here. living actually literally alone. i can be ungrateful because me living on the public assistance. new york city has been helping my children a lot. but when it comes to my son, they fell to me completely because i put all my trust on them. i put my child's
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body in their hands to bury him. you know, is not the way i want it, but i figure at least he's going to be buried. he'll be. ready a piece, but he's he was in, [000:00:00;00] ah, woollen hard island is open, new york is on the cost of yet another enormous rush of growth. the city's population basically doubled every 20 years. ah, new york city is the commercial capital of america. is the center which publishing
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industry, ah, it's the center of fashion. and, of course, next to the glitz next to the glamour. next to the mansions being built by 80 steward of the vanderbilt's, you have the reality of the 5 points. the slums at the very, very difficult lives live by most new yorkers. that is to say, working class and poor new york is forced to create a whole series of institutions to deal with the realities of tens of thousands of immigrants coming into the city. continually. there was a sense, i think that these people need it to be separated out. that it people will not comfortable seeing the insane seeing the pauper, seeing an elderly alcoholics on the streets of new york. and many of these institutions, prisons, a lunatic asylum's hospitals, all were erected, created outside manhattan,
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on these islands in the east river. there was well fair island. there were the quarantine islands and of course, ellis island. and these were all various processing stations. hard island was the terminal island in 1890 s. early 19 hundreds. every spring of the police department would have to fish out scores and scores of bodies that floated to surface and the harbor and the rivers. what do you do with these bodies? mostly lo, totally anonymous. these folks went to hard island. this is a place that new york has to have up to service the reality of death. mm. i think new yorkers understand that there are always going to be inequality in the city. huge in a qualities and they are very sharp focus,
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but in death were equal. we all die alone in in today's world you have so many families who are a strange or just lost to each other by distance, by misfortune. ah. and yet to know that someone you once loved or that you hoped loved you is buried in a mass grave on hard island that resonates forever blue
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. we got married in 8982. and i got married at my sister's house cuz i never wanted a big wedding. i'm never the one to be in front of it. you know, where address and have all these people that, you know, sometimes you don't even know half of them. why would you want them? they're joining, but there were a lot of great times with, with booze in the line. mm hm. when he started spiraling down, that was in 84. we moved right next to a bar called lady. we used to go to lady else on on friday nights, got a baby sitter for kimberly. and he started hanging out with the lighted different people and started drinking heavily and the bar was right next door, which is not the greatest thing. didn't think that anything of it when we moved to the house, but it happened and i remember back
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bottles being under the bed, hit in, you know, so, and then they would argue constantly. so i just remember my childhood, not a wonderful. mm. you know, i think that he hurt his back at work and he got addicted to pain medication. then cocaine, then alcohol. and he just spiraled down. hell. mm. ah, you would always enter my conscience. i always wonder if he is he okay, what is he doing? is he let me on the streets even? i would go to manhattan when i was younger. i would always wonder if that was him. you know, i'd always wanna give money to those people cuz i felt like that was my dad. like i hoped switch. people don't hope that he was either in the hospital or in jail where i would get that one moment that he was sober. and i never got it. and the fact that he was in
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a hospital and nobody contacted any family members and then hit his body for 3 years. is crazy. oh, yeah. driven by dream shaped bankers and those with dares sinks. we dare to ask oh, is your media a reflection of reality?
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in the world transformed what will make you feel safe? isolation for community. are you going the right way or are you being led to somewhere? direct? what is true? what is faith? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. i saw a message from an unknown account that had a selfie with my passport as its profile page. i saw pictures of my documents. it was, they also sent a credit contract if i had just 3 days comply with their demands, if i didn't send money and they sent out an online hate campaign that i was
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supposed to be a very dangerous man. ah, ah ah ah ah ah. so in the world to day, everyone knows america as the land of freedom and opportunity because you see me in front of you now. but prior to seeing me here,
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you didn't know of me except for one day. he is less than a man. he is not america, he is the slave that built america. oh, this is the too soon of every man and woman of color. now we, at the point, when we stumble upon a part of history that do encounter us as a people of color of honor, of respect, ah ha. and rack. as allan,
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at the time of 1860 was being conversed, and to champ astor me there was, must, in, over 200000. so just come in, america was not america at that time. it was federal c in the south. and you up in the no, and what brought us together was the civil war wasn't for these men, we would not be free today. if it wasn't for those united states college troops, we will not be as proud as we are today. mm. mm. united states college troops, we're definitely going that out. and there still are certain little indications
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that there are so a few bodies that still remain. mm hm. and it us knocking at the door who is there to open it? a correctional department. i've never so been familiar needed to have a correction officer direct me in prison. mm hm. when the various began in 1869, the department of charities and correction was one city agency. and what happened more recently was the department of welfare pulled out of hard island and left the department of corrections in charge of these barrels.
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so it used to be that there was a dead house at the end of 26th street and a dock. and in the dead house, the bodies were, were unclaimed, were put in these boxes and then put on to a boat. there were 2 steam ships. one was called hope. and the other was called fidelity. ah, the gold fax up to the dead house and takes the coffins with their ghastly freight . they are shoved rudely down a slide like the various merchandise. and as they strike the deck, we hear the thud of the body in its rude receptacle. business is good today, the shower on the stick says as we count the coffins, heaped up promiscuously. we think so too.
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we steam away and soon touch it. blackwell's island. oh, dear. the bodies of those who died of smallpox and other contagious diseases are taken on board charity hospital is also visited and contributes its quota. the coffins are bundled out to men who cart them away into a field. handling them is rudely as baggage masters trucks at a depot. trenches are about 15 feet deep and 6 feet wide. the coffins are piled up like wood and cords or fuel and a cold pit, 13 d. as soon as the coffin is placed at the bottom of the trench, a barrow, a dirge thrown over it, and another coffin placed above children's coffins are chucked in at the feet of the others and helped to form
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a solid mass. the foot of earth is then thrown upon the upper one until the work is completed. thus, all nationalities rest close together. the merge is a close companion of the cease and the suicide is just beneath the popper. there is no aristocracy when i 1st heard of heart, i let into a problem, a physician who was at harlem hospital. and she was talking about infants that were born addicted to crack. and that they were buried in shoe boxes a 1000 at
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a time on hard island. and at that time, hard island was open to journalists and to academics. and so i decided that i was just going to get there. and it just so happened that that day was the very 1st day that these inmates had ever been on hard athletics. and these were a young man convicted of misdemeanors like turnstile jumping graffiti. so you know, they're not felons or anything like that. they're young men that couldn't afford a good lawyer. or i used to live in ringo that was one of the bad neighborhoods. but about a return only brooklyn in our new york city, who's crazy in,
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in 89. it was cracked and stuff like that and we used to so we'd in, in drugs or stuff like done in our one of getting caught with possession and i wouldn't have going on. right. dissolving for a little bit of time in those days it was, it was a zoo. you could get anything, you get a knife for anything. these one guy, one term the guy had a gun in there, it was like, like, like gladiator school every day. so when i got short, short means that you going home, you don't have a lot of time left in your sentence. they gave me a job in how to ireland. ah, yes. do you know the shackles on you did he did you know, little boss? and didn't take you on a boat. i'm a little scared, could i'm going to hand cos i'm on the boat, they get the boat is going to go down. i think the worries or whatever. and they take you to heart. and i still didn't know that hodge, i was protest,
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i heard a policy in the movies and stuff like that, but i didn't. i didn't even know what, what he meant. and there's only 2 offices, no french, no, nothing. and they will just smell. i don't know what the snow was. so the next morning is raining. and they told you we're going to go, we're going to go to work in we will just be home, but it was great. and then they will mass graves, we would in boxes. and we're going to move them to put boxes in there. and the people though, there are john, those or people that nobody wants to pay for people that get lost in the system. they were like 5 people to do was a big home. it was offered in the grave and then the guys we will talk about them and they, they would just say crack babies. he even though who knows what they were therefore, but just a mentality, dad does what?
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those were like on desirable. so whatever they didn't count or whatever i i, i, when our mayor took average, he was rejected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities, the halves and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who are end up being buried on hard. i ah, the difficulty in government, especially when you are at the mayor and you are managing a very large city, the priorities of the public take shape and become the most important issues you address and that many people bring hard island to elected officials.
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attention is out of sight and out of mind. to so many new yorkers, people just don't care that much unless they have a personal connection. it shouldn't be so removed from the rest of the city. we should know what happens after people die. we should be able to see ah, that space who the fact that we're using inmates to maintain this active burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried. where so much of new york city history is buried is, is dickensian. and it is a document of the inequality that has existed in the city for centuries. i don't think the states is unique in this respect. if you're poor in this world, or you're not powerful,
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you get forgotten pretty quickly. and han harland is exactly where our society in our country puts the people who are poor and forgotten. and you has, you know, a situation you couldn't make up in which you have the porn forgotten people who are alive and are in jail, who are bearing the poor and forgotten people who are dead. aah! a water around the try a seal, and that's in contention. between canada and the united states, northern gulf, a main has suddenly become optimal for lobster and our populations here is exploded . one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had made an canadian fisherman in these waters at the same time jousting for position and
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attention to high violence is bound to happen. this is the last land border dispute between canada and the united states. it could be magnified to the point where there could be cost that would be significant to hope countries. border dispute don't go away. they just ask her some things going to happen with the seeing high levels, one certainty creeping in take economic life. and i think we're all a way of the disruption of global supply chains with spike in the cost of energy. we're seeing a reappearance of inflation. and i think all of these constitute economists cool down to sign risks, which put me to wonder is still ahead of us. despite the moderation of the severity
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of the making juice in people is something that cause right on police report if you have in december 2020, a group of anti fascist, fill out a film crew access for 3 months. so if people are organization, if an idea that must be of how the channel out the gate, they may kill that. but he says what they can say, what they believe in right now. but our community, we believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states as gotten reuben, this is a chance to see who and t for really are in order for me to extract my 1st amendment right and say that my life matter have to be on to the teacher to that's how america we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government. we can't trust anyone except ourselves to protect ourselves in
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a ah ah, protest in europe as a new lockdown restrictions are imposed violence. ropes in the netherlands for a 2nd night, while in brussels are flashes between police and demonstrators. on the weekly this, our, we tried to work out where it's all headed with a panel of guess. my response to the politicians is where well, you line your case numbers was slightly. hi. hi. hi. as still as we get used one new policy, something else comes out, but there was a lot of let the politicians do what they want. they didn't follow some of the

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