Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another Cover Up....(What Really Happened To Sandy Bland?)

I figured they were going to try to cover this up...but not so soon....So here is a "Keith's Space "first...First time I've blogged three times in one day...So sorry this milestone has to be because of something like this...

They are saying that Sandra Bland's death was a suicide....

I say- "Bullshit"

Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13.

The autopsy showed that Sandra Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle, the prosecutor said. Some lacerations or abrasions were found on her wrists. Those injuries were consistent with a struggle while being handcuffed.

The marks around Sandra Bland's neck were consistent with a suicide, he said.

Sandra Bland was arrested three days before she was found dead. Her family and friends dispute the official finding. Texas Rangers and the FBI are still investigating.
I don't expect their findings to be any different.

Sandra Bland's death comes after nearly a year of heightened national scrutiny of police and their dealings with black suspects, especially those who have been killed by officers or die in police custody.

It has resonated on social media, with posts questioning the official account and featuring the hashtags #JusticeForSandy and #WhatHappenedToSandyBland?

The sheriff said Wednesday that no one gained access to the cell and contributed to Sandra Bland's death.

Sandra Bland's family has said she was not despondent and was looking forward to starting a new job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University.

However, Sandra Bland posted a video to her Facebook page in March, saying she was suffering from "a little bit of depression as well as PTSD," or post-traumatic stress disorder. At least one friend has said she was just venting after a bad day.

I've done this on Facebook and Twitter several times myself.

A video of her arrest taken from the officer's dashcam shows state trooper Brian Encinia drawing a stun gun and threatening Bland when she refuses to follow his orders.

The roadside encounter swiftly escalated into a shouting confrontation, with the officer holding the weapon and warning Ms. Bland, "I will light you up," for not getting out of her vehicle.

The video shows the trooper stopping Sandra Bland for failing to signal a lane change. The conversation turns hostile when the officer asks Sandra Bland to put out her cigarette and she asks why she can't smoke in her own car. The trooper then orders Ms. Bland to get out of the vehicle. She refuses, and he tells her she is under arrest.

Further refusals to get out led the trooper to threaten to drag her out. He then pulls out a stun gun and makes the threat about lighting Ms. Bland up.

When she finally steps out of the vehicle, the trooper orders her to the side of the road. There, the confrontation continues off-camera, but it is still audible.

Sandra Bland can be heard protesting her arrest, repeatedly using expletives and insulting the officer. She screams that he's about to break her wrists and complains that he knocked her head into the ground.

Houston television station KTRK-TV released a voicemail that Sandra Bland left a friend, LaVaughn Mosley, while in jail in which she expressed disbelief at her circumstances. (I wrote about this earlier today...See Story below..)

In the message, Sandra Bland calmly said she's "still just at a loss for words honestly at this whole process." She wondered, "How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?"

Yes how did a simple traffic infraction that everybody I know who drives has committed lead to an arrest and three day detainment??

The Department of Public Safety trooper, who has been on the force for just over a year, has been placed on administrative leave for violating unspecified police procedures and the department's courtesy policy.

A vacation for him...Death for Sandy Bland...

The question remains...What really happened to Sandra Bland?   I don't think we'll ever know...Just another dead Black person who died under mysterious circumstances..
This racism...this goddamned racist mindset in this country makes me sick..Makes me sick on my stomach!

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