February 9, 2012

"Find a Need and Fill It"


From "drive-by" to "drive-through." The phrase "located in Compton" is, shall we say, a dead giveaway: Inside LA's drive-thru (and bulletproof) funeral home

"The mortuary, located in Compton, claims to offer an efficient way for prominent members of the community to be viewed en masse. Elderly who have a hard time walking don't have to leave their cars. One possible reason for the drive-thru's success could stem back to the 1980s, when Compton was a hotbed for gang violence. The LA Times reported that cemetery shootouts made gang members reluctant to gather for graveside services. And since the glass partition of the Robert L. Adam's funeral parlor is bulletproof, it became a popular location for gang funerals."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 9, 2012 11:00 AM
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But Chicago had one first: Gatling's Funeral Home on the city's South Side, 1989.


Another first for my home town also corruption, violence, and the fool president...

Posted by: al from chicago at February 9, 2012 11:53 AM

The woman in the picture is wearing a bandana. At a viewing at a funeral home. Which is only safe to do, it looks like, if one attends the viewing behind bulletproof glass.

She's probably a gang member. Bandanas are what the stupid murderous gangbangers fondly imagine to be the equivalent of "Winter Service Dress", no? Or do I have it wrong?

Posted by: Mike James at February 9, 2012 3:23 PM

The crip-in-a-box is being buried in his gang banger blue as well.


Posted by: jwm at February 9, 2012 5:22 PM

This is the first time that i heard a drive by to drive through funeral.

Posted by: Becca at February 10, 2012 5:19 AM

Shouldn't his cap be slightly askew?

Posted by: Gary at February 10, 2012 9:20 AM

Crack(head) in a Box! Are they open all night?

Posted by: Jalba23 at February 10, 2012 11:25 AM

Shouldn't it be "Straight Outta Compton"? Which, by the way, the "lyrics" of are extremely enlightening about our current situation, given that one of the "singers" now stars in children's movies.

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2012 12:54 PM

Does anybody read anymore? Look I get that people are sick of Obama and it's hate black people season but the 58 year old man in the casket is not a gang member. He's a postal worker who passed away. The woman in the photo is not a gang member. She's his co-worker who stopped by the visit. I know much of black life is disgusting. Having lived in inner city DC I've seen some stuff but damnit...don't be so quick to make stupid comments without even bothering to see if you're right. It just makes you look as dumb as the people you mock.

Posted by: daisy at February 11, 2012 1:00 PM

Aw .. look @ Daisy !

Thanks for being a concern troll and implying racism where there is none.

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