Posts Tagged: Sandra-bland

What Really Happened to Sandra Bland

When Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas, I said, “This is it. This is the case that’s going blow the lid off of police brutality against black people.” Bland was killed on July 13, 2015. I was wrong. The official report says that Bland had killed herself. That she hanged herself in her… Read more »

Sandra Bland Stop and Arrest Transcript

The Huffington Post now has what appears to be the complete transcript of Sandra Bland’s illegal arrest. At no point during the arrest did State Trooper Brian Encinia do the right thing. Encinia clearly violated Bland’s rights repeatedly and provided a perfect example of how to be a really shitty cop. Bland repeatedly asked why… Read more »

Sandra Bland’s Rights Violated Before She Died

When Sandra Bland was pulled over, harassed by Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia, and subsequently arrested before winding up dead in a Texas jail cell, her rights had been violated repeatedly. The Texas Standard has a question and answer story detailing the numerous times Encinia violated Bland’s rights and should have deescalated the situation rather… Read more »

Sandra Bland’s Mother: “This Means War”

Sandra Bland’s mother had to say good-bye to her daughter Tuesday. As a parent, the utter pain and destruction losing a child is unimaginable, and despite that, Bland’s mother vowed to fight for justice. “This means war,” Geneva Reed-Veal said memorializing her daughter at Johnson Phillip All Faiths Church on Prairie View A&M’s campus in… Read more »