How Crime Scene Cleanup Works
Many times when a family member dies from a homicide, suicide, unattended death (and decomposes), or accident in the home, the sheriff-coroner must investigate. Because foul play must be ruled out, which is the coroner's job, the coroner sends out a coroner's investigator. This county employee, a civil servant, tax-payer supported person, who then directs family members to a cleaning company of the employee's choice.
It's simple. These coroner investigators, and other county employees at times, simply hand the responsible family member a piece of paper or eve a business card. On this card the family member finds telephone numbers to different crime scene cleanup companies. Now, here's the real deal:
Cronyism in law enforcement places all law enforcement officers in a bad light. It is not good because "one bad apple" causes problems for all police officers.
This means that the sheriff-coroner departments across the United States, for purposes of crime scene cleanup, are monopolized by your sheriff-coroner (medical examiner) employees. Not all, not even 10 percent of these employees know about this type of corruption.
It's best for those in control of the crime scene cleanup business to keep their numbers small and their corruption secret. In some cases they most likely pay perks to other county employees who have knowledge of this type of cronyism. Threats of reprisal also play a role in keep this dirty secret among a small group.
What this monopoly caused could have been, should have been a free enterprise business; it should run much like carpet cleaning companies; instead, it became a political-economic, government controlled business.
It means that you cannot start your own company for death and blood cleanup unless you know a cannoneer's employee. It means that your children cannot start their own death cleanup company for the same reasons.
It means that families must pay thousands of dollars when they could be paying hundreds of dollars for death cleanup.
It means that insurance companies get ripped off and as a result everyone else that buys insurance pays more.
It means that the United States of American has moved one more step to the right toward fascism.
It means that cleaning companies will call solid waste "biohazard waste" and charge thousands of dollars to dispose of it. Much of not most blood contaminated, household materials, including clothing, ends up in landfills in any case.
Incidentally, tons of medical waste ends up in landfills for disposal as "hard to handle" waste. In many cases, it's buried next to the tens of thousands of dead animals passing through our county animal shelters from abandoned, lost, and road killed critters.