Video: Civil Rights Activist Sandra Bland Found Dead In Texas Jail Cell

Haven’t actually watched the video yet because I prefer to avoid videos, though I will later, but this is just absurd.

Vox Populi

Sandra Bland was reportedly pulled over on Friday for improperly signaling a lane change. A witness said he saw the arresting officer pull Bland out of the car, throw her to the ground and put his knee on her neck while he arrested her. She was then charged with assaulting an officer and taken to a jail in Waller County, Texas, where she was found dead Monday.

The sheriff’s office says Bland hanged herself. But friends and family members have accused the police of foul play.

Bland had just moved down to Texas from Chicago for a new job in student outreach at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. The job would have started Wednesday. Bland was also an outspoken civil rights advocate who frequently posted on social media about police brutality and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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2 responses to “Video: Civil Rights Activist Sandra Bland Found Dead In Texas Jail Cell

  1. It is absurd. Shocking in fact. They treated her like that over improper signalling. I do not know if they were responsible for her death, as I have not done any necessary reading but she should have been handed a ticket and a stern lecture. That’s all too common among law enforcement, too trigger happy and eager to show citizens what they’re made of. I feel helpless to do anything about it because these people have a license to do whatever they feel like. I do not live in the US, but this is not just about her race and her activism and bad PR for the police. It is about law enforcement behaving like they have no sense.

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