Sandra Bland Death Mystery In Texas Jail
Sandra Bland Death A Mystery In Texas Jail – Sandra Bland was found deceased in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on Monday at 9 a.m. shortly after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer during a routine traffic stop. Authorities claim her death appears to be suicide.
Bland was pulled over Friday for improper signaling a lane change, according to Waller County Sheriff’s Department officials. They say she was charged with “Assault on a Public Servant” and taken into custody by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.
“After he pulled her out of the car, forced her and tossed her to the ground, knee to the neck, and arrested her,” says her friend Malcom Jackson.
Bland’s friends say she had been with her family in suburban Chicago over the July 4th holiday, and drove to Texas for a job interview at her alma mater, Texas Prairie View A & M. Family members point out that she was and obtained the position to begin working in student outreach today.
What happened to Sandra Bland?
In the video footage of the arrest, a police officer is picked up telling the spectator taking the video to leave.
Quotes taken from the video footage indicated that Bland disapproved to the rough handling by the officer or officers who arrested her, and she’s quoted saying:
“You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear! … You slammed me into the ground and everything”.
As has been the issue in countless other African-American deaths in police custody, the Twitter community has charged the conversation about events involving Bland’s death. #SandraBland has roughly 200,000 mentions on Twitter. The hashtags #JusticeforSandy and #SandySpeaks are in addition being extensively used to share experiences concerning a death that most say “doesn’t add up”.
Another Twitter user talking about Bland’s death is her friend Bianca Davis. “My sorority sister Sandy Bland died in police custody!