#Justice For Sandra Bland – Black Lives Matter


Courtesy of RawStory:

Grieving friends and family of Sandra Bland want to know how the 28-year-old wound up dead in a Texas jail cell, and they don’t believe the story they’re being told by Waller County authorities.

Bland, who was outspoken about racism and police brutality, had just gotten a new job at her alma matter, Texas Prairie View A&M, and was on her way from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to her new home near Houston when she was stopped by police for failing to signal during a lane change on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The simple traffic stop escalated, according to video of the arrest that has emerged on YouTube. In the video, which does not show the beginning of the encounter, shows officers top of Blandas she cries out that they had slammed her head into the ground and were being too rough with her. An officer is seen telling the person shooting the video to leave.

“You just slammed my head into the ground,” Bland yells as she is being arrested. “Do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear!”

She was arrested for assaulting a police officer, according to news reports. Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith claimed she “had been combative on the side of the road.”

On Monday morning, jailers found her dead, and officials attributed it to self-inflicted asphyxiation.

Sweet Jesus, you just know that this young, beautiful woman about to start a new job, did not commit suicide.

Vox has a video of an interview with her sisters. It is heartbreaking.

When is this going to stop?

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7 Responses to #Justice For Sandra Bland – Black Lives Matter

  1. 40Watt says:

    Hmmm if she was planning on killing herself then why was she trying to post bail?
    And she was starting a new job at her alma mater. I am guessing that those would be reasons to want to hang around a little bit longer.

    Hey, in the age of body cams and cellphone videos, the jail cell might be the last refuge of the scoundrels to do their dirty deeds.


    The FBI is now involved.

  2. Scarsdale says:

    Someone videotaped that arrest and was threatened by police. She committed a crime – driving while BLACK. A young woman starting out in her career, taken down like a sack of trash. Sadly we cannot even say “Only in Texas” This could be almost any state in the country. I wish the family well in pursuing this.

  3. roxiemax2 says:

    This young lady lived in my town before moving to Texas. Incredibly sad .😕

  4. How is the cop responsible for her death? She died THREE DAYS AFTER THE ARREST. He was nowhere near her when she died, but there was a VERY SUSPICIOUS BLACK WOMAN in her cell at the time of her death. A black person dies, so blame any white man who was in her vicinity in the recent past for her suicide. This is why I have nothing to do with that filthy race of subhumans. I’m glad the dirty bitch is dead. #BlackLivesDon’tMatterToMe

  5. Saiful says:

    This police officer escalated the situation. He did not perform his duty right way and failure to provide the reason of her arrest. He is culpable for her death and justice must be served!!!!

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