- "I can't keep up with the number of people whose existence is being reduced to a hashtag, at the rate cops are realizing their GI Joe fantasies." --Anon
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- A sign for Sandra Bland: 'Signal lane change or sheriff may kill you'
- Sandra Bland Was Murdered
- Sandra Bland's death brings attention to suicides in jail
- #SayHerName: Protests Demand Justice for Sandra Bland & Black Teen Found Dead in Jail 1 Day Later
- Dispute Over Sandra Bland’s Mental State Follows Death in a Texas Jail
- CNN panel explodes after ex-cop says Sandra Bland died because she was ‘arrogant from the beginning’
- “If I die in police custody”: Why Sandra Bland’s death is just the latest evidence that Black America is under attack.
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
A few days after Sandra Bland’s July 13 death in jail, this sign was put up near the spot where she was pulled over and arrested by a Texas state trooper. Prairie View residents don’t know who posted the sign.
A sign for Sandra Bland: 'Signal lane change or sheriff may kill you', Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles (CA) Times
July 24, 2015, 8:30 p.m. The sign was homemade, all but two words written in black on white strips of paper attached to a wrought iron fence facing University Drive, the gateway to Prairie View A&M University.
Sandra Bland Was Murdered, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
July 24, 2015 | Suicide or not, police are responsible for Sandra Bland's death.
Sandra Bland's death brings attention to suicides in jail, Chicago (IL) Tribune
July 24, 2015 | The death of Naperville native Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell – ruled a suicide by authorities – has sparked widespread outrage over the way police allowed a seemingly innocuous traffic stop to spiral out of control and lead to her arrest on assault charges.
SayHerName: Protests Demand Justice for Sandra Bland & Black Teen Found Dead in Jail 1 Day Later, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | In Texas, new information has emerged about the arrest of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old African-American woman found dead in a jail cell in what authorities claim was a suicide by hanging. Bland was stopped for not signaling a lane change. Dash cam video shows Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia forced her from her car, threatening to "light [her] up," after she failed to put out her cigarette. Now, Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith says Bland told jailers she had previously attempted suicide. But an attorney for Bland’s family said relatives have no evidence of a prior suicide attempt. A local ABC station meanwhile obtained a voicemail Bland left for a friend while in jail. Video of Bland’s arrest shows her accusing police of slamming her head into the ground and saying, "I can’t even hear." Texas authorities have denied claims the 52-minute police dash cam video they released was edited, telling Mother Jones the apparent glitches in the video resulted from a YouTube upload error. Meanwhile, hundreds gathered in New York to honor Sandra Bland and highlight the case of Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old African-American woman found dead in an Alabama jail cell one day after Sandra Bland was found dead. Protesters also honored India Clarke, the 10th transgender woman murdered so far this year. Tune in Friday when we will speak with Bland’s family and their attorney.
5- Dispute Over Sandra Bland’s Mental State Follows Death in a Texas Jail, David Montgomery and Michael WinesI, Guardian
July 22, 2015 | A 28-year-old woman whose arrest this month during a traffic stop ended with her hanging death in a county jail cell told officials that she tried last year to kill herself, the Texas sheriff who oversees the jail said on Wednesday. But the jailers did not put her on suicide watch, and her family’s lawyer said that relatives had no evidence that she had ever tried to commit suicide or struggled with depression.
CNN panel explodes after ex-cop says Sandra Bland died because she was ‘arrogant from the beginning’, David Edwards, Raw Story
22 Jul 2015 | CNN contributor and former NYPD detective Harry Houck argued on Tuesday that a Texas woman would not have died in police custody if she had not been “arrogant from the very beginning.
“If I die in police custody”: Why Sandra Bland’s death is just the latest evidence that Black America is under attack, Brittney Cooper, Salon
Wednesday Jul 22, 2015 | No one should end up dead after a routine police stop, but Sandra Bland did. This country has much to answer for.