Monday, July 20, 2015

The Mysterious Death Of Sandra Bland

You would think that you would be safe in police custody....You would think.....But for Sigma Gamma Rho soror , Sandra Bland..that is just not so....

I swear...Why do I have to keep writing these kind of stories...What is going on in this land?

Questions surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead on last Monday morning in a Texas jail cell, are mounting. Police officers are calling her death a suicide, but Ms. Bland’s family and friends are skeptical.

Sandra Bland, 28, was arrested last Friday near Houston after she was pulled over for an improper signal and lane change. You get arrested for that?

According to officers, Sandra Bland was combative and assaulted a police officer during the stop. Police officers say they attempted to restrain her. Witness video shows Sandra Bland on the ground with multiple officers surrounding her, and one is kneeling on her back. Bland can be heard saying, “You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can't even hear,” and before she is placed in the squad car and taken to a local jail, she thanks a man for recording the arrest.

That was Sunday Night...
The next day ,Monday morning, another woman who was also in police custody found Sandra Bland unresponsive in her cell. Authorities say that they performed CPR and called for medical assistance, but Sandra Bland was pronounced dead at the scene. Guards say that Sandra Bland was last seen earlier that morning at breakfast.

According to the autopsy report released on Tuesday, Sandra Bland died from “self-inflicted asphyxiation.” The death was ruled a suicide, but the friends and family members of Sandra Bland do not believe it.I don't believe it....Because of this country and the south in particular's racial climate and past history ,I am very skeptical of any reports of a black person committing suicide while in custody... She wasn't there for murder...just a traffic violation....She'd of been released by the end of the day at best....No...I don't buy it..

“The Waller County Jail is trying to rule her death a suicide, and Sandy would not have taken her own life,” said LaNitra Dean, a long-time friend of Sandra Bland’s, to ABC News. “Sandy was strong mentally and spiritually.”

Ms. Bland had recently moved to the Houston area after she got a job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. In recent months, she had been active in the Black Lives Matter movement, posting videos on social media where she voiced her opinion on racial injustices.

An online petition has launched calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the case. A rally is planned tomorrow afternoon at the Waller County Sheriff’s Office. Texas Rangers and the FBI are currently investigating the case.

Family members and friends insist that Sandra Bland was looking forward to a new job at her former school and that she gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill herself. Lambert, the attorney hired by Ms. Bland's family, says some relatives believe she was killed and the family wants more information from an investigation.

However, Sandra Bland had 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.

Friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley of Prairie View believes Bland was just venting after a bad day.

Hundreds of worshippers, many wearing white ribbons with a photo of Bland, held a silent prayer walk yesterday at the church she attended in Lisle, Illinois.

I could normally give the police the benefit of the doubt....but had Sandra Bland been white and it been the same offense...Would she be in jail...Whether she was verbally combative or not? I'm asking...and if that alone causes you to scratch your head....So should her "suicide"

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