Sandra Bland

The influential online collective known as Black Twitter has found a new cause célèbre to rally around.

Every other week the hashtag activists sounds the call to battle for what they believe is an injustice perpetrated against people of color by cops or the system. Usually the victims are minorities who wind up dead while in police custody.

In a few cases the protests are justified, such as in the case of Walter Scott who was shot in the back while fleeing from a North Charleston police officer.

In most cases, Black Twitter acts out of emotion rather than facts or reason.

As a result, some cities never recover from the economical impact of civil unrest and violence spurred on by their hashtag activism.

Take Black Twitter's latest cause célèbre. Her name is Sandra Bland, and she committed suicide in a Texas jail cell after speaking with a bondsman hoping to post bail on Monday.

Bondsman Joe Booker told the Daily Beast blog he spoke with Bland on Thursday. He even offered to call her mother for her.

It would cost Bland's family $500 to bail her out of jail, Captain Brian Cantrell of the Waller County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily Beast blog.

According to the Beast, Bland was pulled over by highway patrol for changing lanes without signaling on Thursday. for whatever reason, she began struggling with the officers and resisting arrest.

A bystander recorded video of her saying, “I can’t even fucking feel my arms,” and calling the officers "motherf*uckers" several times.

“You just slammed my head into the ground, do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear!” she said. One of the 2 officers told the witness, “You need to leave.”

Bland addressed the witness who was recording, “Thank you for recording! Thank you! For a traffic signal, slammed me into the ground and everything!”

Now celebrities have taken up the cause, retweeting the #SandraBland hashtags to their millions of followers.

In none of their tweets do they mention that Bland suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“I gotta be honest with you guys,” Bland told her friends in a Facebook video in March, “I’ve been dealing with something that some of you all may be dealing with now. It’s a little bit of depression as well as PTSD.”

Bland said she asked God to block "that depressing moment in my mind.”

And she shared these facts: “Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are things that affect everyone—black, white, it does not matter.”

At 7 a.m. Monday, Bland asked to make a phone call from her jail cell. Two hours later, a jail worker discovered her dead in her cell.

The coroner ruled her cause of death as suicide by asphyxiation.

Her family insists she would never kill herself.

But suicide is a symptom of depression. 400,000 people attempt suicide in the U.S. annually. Suicide is more prevalent than HIV, diabetes, and cancer combined.

But why bother with facts when they are inconvenient to Black Tiwtter's causes?

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    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Wow..just sad..but Ill wait on the official OFFICIAL before commenting..still looks fishy..

    • Regina Kennedy

      This is truly tragic!! I am curious about her last phone call, and what she said.

    • Yardgirl

      I drinks nobody's Kool-Aid, however it is all way too convenient that she "killed" herself. RIP.

    • Bootcampgirl

      I will also wait for the official report but I do know that there is a high suicide rate in the system with white collar criminals, first time offenders, and people who have just returned from court for their sentencing. Where I work all these reasons warrant a visit from MH immediately...

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Poor thing RIP

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      ...and that automatically makes her suicidal AND PROVES that she killed herself? :waits: :tea:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :kiss: yardi!

    • luVn_liFe…

      :facepalm: here We go

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      The undertone is horrible in this post but it can be expected. I'll wait for the full report....IDK why ya'll ask Sandra to make these posts...all she does it make you mad.

    • Yardgirl

      RIght back at ya Luvie! **muuuaaahh**

    • Bootcampgirl

      I thought this would be fun, flirty, Friday...

    • Letmecommentbeforeicant

      I'm waiting for an official report because it's hard to believe that she'd kill herself knowing that her situation could be a part of what she was fighting for. They will use anything to make the police department seem less guilty…that's all I have…for now.

    • luVn_liFe…

      How's everything going? Are you getting better babe?

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      I can't with this. I just got here and now I gotta go.
      But.....

    • Yardgirl

      I am trying!! Thank you so much for caring and always asking. You are the best!! <3

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Chile....Where are we Boots?...***looks around*** Still in Kansas Dorothy.

    • luVn_liFe…

      xoxox
      I know that struggle babes. ;-)

    • luVn_liFe…

      B.T.W. lemme go see what's good w/blk twit TUHday <_<

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      I heard that they have video showing no one go into her cell.

      Depression etc is real.

      But regardless RIP

    • iWasteTime

      Right behind you.

    • Its Me

      #SayHerName gathers stories of women...mostly black, who have been killed by police brutality.

      It's eye opening.

    • Tysion

      The Cops killed her, and now there trying to cover there own asses. She died while in police custody so they ARE responsible for her death.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Let me go look.

    • Dollface

      I'm not going to even bother reading this post. Who's heading to Texas his weekend? Show of hands please. This could've been any of us yall and we all know it.

    • luVn_liFe…

      I've read/seen it.
      :heartbroken:

    • Its Me

      Me too

    • Its Me

      It's beyond sad

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      I was reading about this on my local news website this morning (KHOU) and (I c&p what they stated -->) "Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said video shows Bland was alone in her cell before she died." Now, with that being said, my question is if they have video showing she was alive, then that means they were recording her while she was in her cell, right? That should mean the video should also show her committing suicide "IF" she actually did take her own life (which I don't believe she did). She had so much to look forward to. IMO, I wouldn't be surprised if while she was sitting in that cell, they pulled up her FB page and saw all the posts she had been making prior to her arrest and it pissed some of those folks off. So much so, they "might have" killed her and tried to make it look like a suicide. Just my own opinions, of course..

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      I think it was just a video of the hallway not the actual inside of her cell but I'm not sure

    • Tysion

      They claimed some of the footage is missing. I wonder where it went.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      When someone is pulled over for a minor traffic stop, pulled out of their car, roughed-up and arrested, and ends up dead while in police custody, it is always suspicious. Regardless of race or gender. Especially with the reputations of these azzhole police, and when an officer or chief or whatever he was that was involved was fired due to his racist bullchit.

    • Its Me

      Said it Mirs!

    • Yardgirl

      Word!!!

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      WHAT?! Went missing?? They are so full of ish, smdh.. I wanna know where it went, too.

    • SummerBaby

      i just got back from lunch & see this ? I know the trolls will be out in rare form baby.

    • iWasteTime

      Did you know that they are saying she hung herself with garbage bags? Did you know she told her momma that her arm was broke? How you hang yourself with a broken arm? Did you know failing to signal is not a arrest-able offense, so why was she being arrested? Did you know that she is the third person to commit suicide in that same jail since 2012? Did you know that the Sherif was fired for being a racist from another department before he got the job there?

      But she was depressed on her way to her new job at her Alma mater, super woman because she managed to hang herself with a trash bag one armed and invisible because she did it all with out the camera catching it.

    • Yardgirl

      Talk di truth!!

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      Exactly! He had been fired from the Hempstead police dept that same yr they hired him. So I guess when they checked into why he got fired, they didn't care that it was behind brutality and racism.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      LAWD Shelly Frey stole some shirts and a pack of meat? She was hungry...That bought tear to my eyes.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Child HATE that we talked about it in the comments, i KNEW this would happen.

    • Its Me

      You and @Mirs/Str8 better say all of it!

    • Its Me

      What...SR posting negative on it? It's the norm. Sadly.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      But I mean..DAMN...no chill.

    • Its Me

      Yes!!!! That story got me TOO. Man listen. Smdh.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Did you read the post? She called a bail bondsman.

    • Trey

      She was on her way to a job interview.....you didn't mention that

    • Its Me

      Oh its been worse. The Obama elections. Smdh.

    • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

      I know this is off topic but it sounds like Lil Wayne bout to find out what a goon to a goblin :kona:

    • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

      that should have said off topic

    • iWasteTime

      bwhahahahahahah
      Mad me holla!

    • iWasteTime

      A job! Was supposed to start on the 15th

    • iWasteTime

      Bwhahahahahaahha
      Made me holla

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I wouldn't put it past none of them. A lot of cops today are fuggin criminals that know the law and feel that uniform is way above the law.

    • Its Me

      Girl. They coming. Get yall troll spray out

    • Cricket404

      I agree Sandra. I've suffered from depression and first thing I thought after hearing about her was that she let go. The police disrupted her happiness and she flipped. I've been there, but I had kids and changed my mind.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Her family is supposed to be rallying at that jail today.

    • Its Me

      Cosign. And that was a depressed person? Ummm ok.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Here's an extra can....

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Where? I'm sneak reading and don't see...

    • That’s Interesting

      Wow, I didn't know you were in the jail cell with her. I don't believe she killed herself over a $500 dollar bond and a minor offense. Police do this all the time. They hang Black people in holding cells, and then they call it suicide. I pray they get to the bottom of this. Nobody, besides Sandra and her possible murderers, know what happened.

    • KK

      I am sure she is wondering about that conversation. Did she seem agitated? Did she balk at his offer to call her mother? That kind of thing... I wonder about that too.

    • Its Me

      No they not here yet. They come for the racial posts tho

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      WHALE Imma let SR sit and play with them since this ish her fault anyways *quick shrug*

      Anywhhoooo Shoop is on Backspin.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Maybe these rapper will stop repping ish...CHRIS BROWN.

    • iWasteTime

      I knew this was going to happen when the news reported that Ms. Bland said she was a little depressed.

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      normally I'd hoot & holler 'cause you know I get crunk when you come through, but this is so tragic, I'm just gonna give you this tight hug :hug: and say 'olivejuice' because my heart is even heavier now. :kiss:

    • Its Me

      And he's coming this WAY!

      I loved them that last album.

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      I reserved judgement on this situation because the available facts were so sketchy. I was really shocked when it started turning into "a thing" when we didn't have much information. They damage their influence by latching on to every single thing without knowing the facts first.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Hey boo!!!!

    • Tiffany Miller

      Most suicides are planned which is why it's hard for me to believe. Could there have been a struggle in her cell with an officer? Unless she felt she wouldn't make it to her new job and felt that was the only way. That's why you keep your personal business off Social Media. It could be used to close a case without a proper investigation. There are tons living with mental illness.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Landed safely

    • 1/8

      We need to stop giving these cops a reason to work out their aggression on us.

      If stopped by police: always remain respectful, follow police orders, never resist or struggle, and other than answering the officer's questions, keep your mouth shut.

      If you think you are going to win a street-fight against an officer, you are sadly mistaken.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      The big question is what took place before the video started? She was about 15 feet from the car. Did she try to run? Did she have an outstanding warrant in another city? Most law abiding citizens don't resist arrest or try to flee from an officer.

    • Trey

      My post was deleted highlighting the fact that there is no mention in this that she was on her way to a job interview.

    • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

      But why bother with facts when they are inconvenient to Black Tiwtter’s causes?

      -----------
      As you know @realsandrarose:disqus, I agree 100% with this story. "We" (black people) tend to look for someone or something to blame vs holding individuals accountable. This write up is exactly how I have felt from day one. Police brutality also seemed to be her cause of choice thus not making it shocking that she played it all the way through. PTSD is very real and sometimes you can snap out of it and sometimes you cannot. She challenged authority which we all know good cop or bad- just comply and live. (sad yet true) She probably had been down on her luck and her new job was a chance for a new beginning but, her borderline personality disorder kicked in and she realized she'd eff'd up- new job, family disappointment etc. Her story reminds me of that lady who froze to death a few years ago because her crazy kicked in too' nobody believed she's run away etc or that girl from clark who lied about school and ran off before graduation. People do weird chit. I don't co-sign or bandwagon for anybody becuse you simply never know people. I've had PTSD, separation anxiety and bordeline personality disorder for a LONG time- sometimes I get help, most times I don't. Most times me and my voices just party in my head. :)

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      yep

    • Trey

      Why commit suicide when you were recently offered a job?

    • JerseyMom

      But why did a minor traffic stop lead to her arrest in the 1st place.

      Write the ticket and them move on.

      Americans have a 4th Amendment Right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures of our person and property without out a search warrant based on probable cause.

      Just saying.

      Sidebar: Bishes stop mouthing off at these white racist cops who are waiting for an excuse to assault and kill you.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      great!

    • SummerBaby

      ??

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      praise Him (now focus on driving safely 'cause... *trails off*) :hug:

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I respect you candid comment more then the post. That was honesty and truth without goading intentions. Blessings.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Child, I guess...

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Girl I'm in the passenger seat and we at Zaxby's. Luxury of small airports

    • jusstlooking

      I do agree with you, that suicides are planned, however arrest are not planned.

      Yes, unfortunately in the society that we live in and the pressures to be accepted by family, peers, mates the stress of work. Sometimes it's unfortunate one one wrong turn could push one over the edge. Jesus Lord, Prays for family.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Thanks boo.

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      He wouldn't be the first bad cop who got fired from one spot, but was able to get hired in a neighboring jurisdiction :tea:
      not much different from those predatory priests who get shipped from one parish to another (and everybody pretends to have no idea about their past/background) :tea:

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Ummm Shoop by Salt n Pepa??
      Not Snoop DO double G ???

    • jusstlooking

      We you keep it real, you keep it real. Yes, Depression and PTSD is nothing to play with. This is why I choose to laugh and joke, a bad day, can make you go south real quick.

      Come give me a hug.

    • 1/8

      Maybe she was already on the edge and the stress of being arrested pushed her over the cliff.

      There is a reason the police confiscate your belt, shoelaces, and anything else that can be used to harm yourself, while in police custody.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      And Idk if Ms. Bland killed herself or not but I DO know is their needs to be a jail/prison reform to handle mental health.

    • Doll Privato

      Preach, Sandra! #Facts

    • That’s Interesting

      You are SO right. Like seriously, they are not worth it, and you will LOSE. I try to tell people this, especially the ones who pride themselves on being mouthy. I'm like, you gone learn one day. It's not right, but it's reality.

    • jusstlooking

      I respectfully disagree with you, no body but Jesus knows for certain what happened. We know she was arrested and had a bond, but does anybody know all the in and outs of her life and why she would argue with a policeman. I hate getting getting pulled over, I simply call a few select people, typically my mother and pray until the officer drives away. I'm not going to argue with nobody with endless amount of weapons. Tasers, cuffs, guns and back up....Prayer that what we need to do for her family.

      @That's Interesting - "They hang Black people in holding cells, and then they call it suicide. I pray they get to the bottom of this. Nobody, besides Sandra and her possible murderers, know what happened"


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    • SummerBaby

      I've been a driver & a passenger in a car that was pulled over. My guy was driving & all he did was question why he was pulled over, he wasn't being rude or mouthing off. The officer asked him why was he hostile ? I honestly can see how an officer can arrest a person for no real reason just because they don't want to be questioned.

    • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

      My question is can she still ban folks. My other question is how do you know you being trolled. Cause I think I got me one and its got me all kinds of confused. I aint nobody to have a troll.

    • jusstlooking

      Think sometimes we ask the wrong questions. Its's reasonable to ask why, but there are so many other questions.

      A new job "offer" doesn't solve issues that people have going on. What was the offer for?
      Had she accepted it?
      Did the company confirm?
      What is her occupation.

    • Dollface

      She did not kill herself. END OF STORY. You guys can take snippets of her life and bend them to support this story all you won't. She didn't do it.

    • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

      *hugs*

    • jusstlooking

      Agree with you; however; reform only is only helpful when a person seeks help. Police will not not know your state of mind.

      People do unreasonable things and they family be like not XYZ they would never. Example not saying the Police are not at fault, but the gunman yesterday. His neighbors was like what? Not him, he a great guy; meanwhile he round town shooting folks.

    • jusstlooking

      Yeah, why and how she get hold of a super heavy duty trash bag. That type of thing should not be in anyone cell.

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

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      A taste of what Ive been working on...teehee

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    • SummerBaby

      New post

    • That’s Interesting

      But nobody does know but Jesus, Sandra, or her possible murderers. Are you saying Sandra wouldn't know if she killed herself, or her murderers wouldn't know if they hanged her?

    • Trey

      This just in: The senior police officer at the center of the controversial death of Sandra Bland in police custody, was reportedly fired from his last job amid racism allegations.

    • jusstlooking

      Not sure well Zoe is, but she posted a letter, with the family saying don't talk about it on any forum? Not sure why they would issue such a demand. I can't understand, but I don't think it was reasonable.

    • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

      I just want to say you're awesome for this post

    • jusstlooking

      HUGS. Jesus Fixed it.

    • jusstlooking

      BBL when I post is about complete nonsense. I hear about unrest, all day everyday at home.....

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      There is trend of the police mistreating and killing the mental ill even when they KNOW was is going on. It took them 2 hours to find Ms. Bland according to them..why did it take them so long especially with cameras in the cell? Reform is needed regardless, when you hold them more accountable then there will be less incidents.

    • Nick the FilmChick

      She was lucid enough to get to Texas, mildly depressed with PTSD. Was she on med? I work in medicine too and there are several levels of depression: depression major, recurrent- depression major recurrent in complete remission- depression major single episode - depression major single episode, mild - and so far and so on... This really needs to be looked at something is not right here.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Chile....I can't tell you how many times friends, family members, and myself have been pulled over simply for driving through a predominantly white town, or driving a car "they" feel as though you can't afford, or because there are more than two people in a car, etc. Sometimes they even sit at the fuggin border between the Black neighborhoods and white neighbor hoods, waiting for some of "us" to cross over. You can "cooperate" with a cop, but he or she will still be an azz if they want to be.

    • Datsmdubya2u2

      It was Prarie View A&M yes she had already accepted which is why she was in Waller county thasts where PV is...She was suppose to start this past monday

    • GossipKiller

      The question of the day is, how does a traffic infraction lead to her getting out of the car? Why would a police officer tell a witness to stop recording when a. Its legal to do so and b. They aren't doing anything wrong.

      Whether the conversation is about police brutality or the procedures in place to manage the mentally ill... it deserves our attention as Black people. Because when we die, we should care.

    • 1/8

      I agree. I have never seen or heard of trash cans or garbage bags in a jail cell.

    • jusstlooking

      This is true in many cases. I've worked in healthcare and mental health for years.

      The last hospital I worked in..A patient was brought in from a arrest; a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold . The nurse had noted she checked on patient every 30 minutes for 8 hours. Next shift the patient was found dead...

      Camera rewind, she had checked once. Patient had killed herself, I'm not saying that this is the case. But it happens....The family sued...Won...The nurse lost her job.

      Various positions require you to check on inmates and patients, people go to work to get paid, not actually do their job.

    • GossipKiller

      For real. Sandy outdid herself with this one.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I don't know how other states may handle attempted suicides, however, in Jersey, if someone even attempts suicide, they are to be removed immediately and taken to the nearest hospital or taken to county jail to the medical unit to be placed on suicide watch.

    • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

      SR you are worse than any white racist will ever be. You know darn well the media will take anything from your background to make you look guilty. We are all too familiar with this with all the other murders by police officer. For you to perpetuate this BS is so disrespectful, especially after her family asked us not to do it. I work with Vets who suffer from PTSD, there is no Fing way that you can talk about it in a video to bring awareness then kill yourself, just from the footage of the arrest, you know damn well she would not have given those evil pigs the satisfaction of killing herself. I can't believe you would stoop this low just for comments and a story. SMDH

    • Hmmm~?

      Oh my lord this video. "You just slammed my head into the ground" she pulled her head up slowly and gently placed it back down. Wasn't no foul play anywhere in this video. And is the family really trying to imply that she was killed? I'm honestly so sick of black folks constantly trying to find injustice in shyt where there is none. This girl got arrested over a minor offense, she decided to act a fool for no reason, the cops weren't rough or anything with her, she went to jail and committed suicide. That's it. There was no injustice or anything that's even worth getting upset about. She was mentally unstable.

    • Canary Red™

      SPEAK!

      PERIOD! POINT BLANK!

      #thiscouldbeyou

    • Datsmdubya2u2

      You got all the facts huh?

    • 1/8

      Even if you're being respectful, there's no guarantee the cops won't pick a fight with you, but if you're combative, you are definitely asking for trouble.

      A few years ago, I was leaving the beach when a fat, red-faced cop rolled up and started yelling at me to leave the area, because the beach was closed.

      I responded to his belligerence by saying, "Thank you officer. I'm not wearing a watch and I lost track of time. Enjoy the rest of your night, sir."

      His whole demeanor changed. My civiled response to his abrasive behavior seem to embarrass him, because he told me to have a good night and be careful walking home.

    • Torae

      What happens when you eat your words Sandra?do you apologize or are you one of those people that act like it never happened? People cry racism because it's usually is...she's conveniently dead in a jail cell....hmmmm OK...I don't know if you make these post to get a rise out of people or if you are insensitive. Idk but I kind of feel sorry for you.....

    • kgirl33

      Tired of being the working poor, while looking for a new job last year myself I was depressed also. Finally a job came through and had to move to Texas. My depression went away REAL quick due to being excited for the next chapter in my life. This woman had everything to live for. I believe she ended up getting the job and was excited. I don't know about the PTSD, but I do know a lot of people go through bouts of depression when things aren't going well at a particular time in their life whether they call it depression or not. With this case as well as all the other cases of police brutality, they dig up EVERYTHING in your past whether it's relative to the present or not.

    • kgirl33

      ?????

    • Gemini12

      I've seen some of Ms. Bland's videos about police brutality. This woman was mad as he// & rightfully so! How does failing to signal escalate to this?! I'm interested in what the FBI investigation will produce, but this leaves a bad taste, just like this write up smh.

    • kgirl33

      Already here. Ready and able if anyone plan's anything!

    • Michelle

      If I call a bailbondsman doesnt that mean Im trying to get out? If she commited suicide what does she need to call him for? Her release is free...

    • Michelle

      Exactly. If she was going there for a jovlb interview than why would she kill herself. She could have done that at home

    • Mister Fantastic

      Um, question... IF the cell is being monitored (video and patrol), HOW can TWO HOURS past, and NO ONE sees this lady HANGING in her cell? #Really #StopIT #BlackTwitterUNITE

    • fcksimplemindedppl

      i dont see what her being depressed or suffereing from ptsd have to do with this situation..... disorders does not justify being treated differently. It's like you never have anything good to say. hell idk what to say about you

    • Dollface

      Hey ladybug - so we meet again! I definitely want to come and show my support. I know with my jazzy and diva like personality, this could've been me. This girl is dead, because she was insubordinate to the police. She was probably talking cash money **** and they murdered her. The thing is, I've never partook in anything like this. I don't want to come not armed without a plan.

      I'm a graphic artist/web designer. I would like to build a hub so that we can all start rallying together. We need to figure out a way for all of us that want to support this attack on black America by the police to come together.

      We're ALL SPACED OUT AROUND THE US. We need a central place to ban together, plan, and execute it safely and professionally.

    • Doll Privato

      We should also unite against Chicago black violence killing black 1 year olds and shooting a 22 year old kid through his chest.

    • Doll Privato

      All Sandra was saying is that we didn't see what happened before the video was taken.

    • Nik

      **Disclaimer-I'm not saying this woman did this to herself as I suspect foul play as well. I just want to say that I love my people with all my heart, but we tend to use skin color as the only basis for siding on an issue. It's like what we used to say in schoolyard chants when I was growing up, "It's a fight, it's a fight, it's a n*gga and a white. If the n*gga don't win, we all jump in!" This is why people always think we are crying wolf when things like this go down. Racism and police brutality are real, but every case cannot be judged on what we are conditioned to believe happens in every case between black and white.

    • Mister Fantastic

      Yes Doll, I am originally from the midwest, and witnessed first hand the violence in that community. I will say that gangs run that city (state), with OGs high in politics and law enforcement. Trickle down effect. Been that way since the 70's, and unfortunately it has gotten worse.

    • That’s Interesting

      Right, some are just a ssholes. But, most of the time, it takes escalation from BOTH parties. I have a life to live, and I'm not trying to get caught up with a cop. They're not about to body slam me and kick my a ss, or kill me, especially when I already know how they do. I have had them come out the car mad as hail, ready to start something. I mean, I had one bust a U-Turn and drive me down from the opposite side of the street. I don't know how he clocked me from over there. I say yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am. I apologize, I understand, yada yada yada. They will leave with a completely different attitude, and even say stuff like, I'm just looking out for YOUR safety, be careful out of here. I'm all about control, and they're not going to make me lose mine. We have to STOP being combative with these cops.

    • Ruby shine

      I wonder if she had a head injury & maybe some internal hemmorraging. Probably didn't get any medical attention after being slammed into the ground, so noone checked it out. Maybe that caused her death and they are covering up the fact that they were not only pretty rough, but negligent as well. Just another possibility.

    • Ruby shine

      Come thru!

    • sunni_daze

      This story makes no sense to me. How did a traffic violation that is only a ticket lead to her being pulled out the car and arrested, yet alone dead in a jail cell.

    • 1/8

      Yes! Yes! Yes!

      It's all about maintaining control of your emotions. A lot of cops are psychopaths and they are looking for a reason to hurt someone... don't give them an opportunity to abuse or kill you.

    • fRAktal Reality

      Police would have a field day on Lake Shore Drive, Dan Ryan, Kennedy and Eisenhower Expressways arresting drivers for switching lanes WITHOUT using their signals. This is a common occurrence.

      Why wasn't she given a citation and kept it moving?

      In my neck of the woods, that woman wouldn't have been arrested.

      It would appear that non-violent offenders fill up more spaces in jail than violent offenders on b.s.

    • Noirluv45

      But it doesn't matter what she did because police are supposed to be trained to handle unruly people. If they don't have anything to hide, the dashcam video should be made available.

    • Noirluv45

      I'm not buying the "She was depressed; therefore, she committed suicide" diatribe. Many Black people, at one time or another, suffer from depression, PTSD, and every other disorder, but the end result is not suicide. She moved to Texas and was looking forward to starting her new job. According to her family, whom I believe know her best, she was excited and full of life. We shall see when more facts come out, and hopefully, there won't be any cover ups.

    • Noirluv45

      We are united and have been for decades.

    • Noirluv45

      What might be happening is that these racist cops provoke a person to "mouth off," just so they have a reason to kill the person.

    • Noirluv45

      We also need to keep in mind that she was a part to of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and she had videos speaking out against violence against Blacks. She was probably a target.

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      And though you have no idea who I am.I am more than touched by your struggle...shhhhyt, as a BLACK WOMAN I'm straight up PROUD OF YOU!DONT GIVE UP AND DONT GIVE IN!!!<3

    • Stav

      You should not imply things without knowing all the facts, only foolish ones does such things, be more responsible as a "blogger/media outlet"

    • Guess Who

      What's your point, Sandra? Whatever she suffered from COPS being sadistic and blood thirsty towards blacks is always been the norm.

    • rapconsigliere

      Sandra Rose is still coon #1. I cannot believe people actually still come to this site.

    • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

      I wanna say so much about your post, then I thought....nah, I can't even dignify this nonsense with a reply. I guess I know now what they mean by "Ignorance is Bliss".

    • Michelle

      They hate for people to use common sense. And i hate when Black people try to downplay reality. Its obvious something tragic happend to that girl and this post is focused on bashing Black Twitter and sweeping it under the rug by saying the girl was depressed. She brought her friend with her to Texas so if she was so on the edge of suicide why tf would she bring him???? Why would she call the bondsman? Who calls a bondsman? A person trying to get home.

    • 1shy112

      This story sounds off....What did she possibly have to hang herself with in a jail cell, that will hold 100 something pounds of her body (they still to this day have not said what it was). If her depresdion was that bad she would have done it (killed herself) before getting arrested. This woman was starting a new job (suppose to be her dream job actually) on July 15 in that city, that was exciting alone why kill yourself. She just chose to kill herself the day she was getting bonded out.Something is not right. She just spoke her mind and that alone is frowned apon. I pray the truth comes out and peace is given to her family and friends.

    • JennyJazzhands

      Sandy did not commit suicide. Period.

    • Hmmm~?

      Enlighten me with factual evidence instead of automatically labeling me as ignorant.

    • the guest

      Thank you. She was murdered by the results of a beating. Just like Freddie Gray. She shouldn't have been beaten or jailed in the first place. She reacted emotionally to being arrested for a traffic violation. The police in this matter were wrong, period. Her illnesses do not absolve the police in this matter for their sick behavior.

    • mscocopuff

      Sandra, Sandra, Sandra. You used to be a nurse, so you know that suicide is not a "symptom". It's usually the progression of a disease like depression. By the way, I have PTSD and depression from an attack that happened to me, but would never think of taking my life. I love my life!! The two do not equate, so don't make it seem like depression means you're likely to kill yourself. Otherwise, most Blacks in America would be committing suicide!. By the way, did you hear about Kindra Chapman. The 18 year old also an Alabama who was found hung in a jail cell after a traffic stop?

    • kgirl33

      HELLO DOLL. I totally agree with you! Like you I also never did anything like this. Definitely not trying to just go without a plan as well. That's one of our problems(not thinking things through). I'm not social media savvy at all, but have been wanting to start a FaceBook page for us like minded awaken people to not only come up with ideas, but to also execute those ideas. I would love to talk to you so we can start bouncing ideas on how to get things started. A Hub would be great. Let's talk. I don't know how to give my info without everybody else seeing smh. I need to take a computer class lol. Aslo LOL @ talking that cash money S***. So true though, cause that certainly could have been me!

    • mscocopuff

      Please enlighten me, what makes her mentally unstable? Slight depression and PTSD? That's what's so wrong with the stigma of mental health. That doesn't mean that she was unstable or suicidal, not even close.

    • 1shy112

      Why delete my comment anyway....your a trip.

    • mscocopuff

      Thank you, your comments are spot on. I have PTSD and slight depression myself, and would never take myself out. Under any conditions. The two do not equate.

    • mscocopuff

      A young black teen who was recently arrested is dead of an apparent suicide, according to Alabama authorities.

      Officials say Kindra Chapman died Tuesday night while in a Homewood City jail cell. The 18-year-old was found unresponsive with a bed sheet tied around her neck, according to police officials.

      Chapman had been arrested and booked on a first-degree robbery charge. AL.com’s Carol Robinson reports police said Chapman robbed another person of a cell phone, which led to her arrest. The AL.com report states that Chapman was booked at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday night and was last seen alive at 6:30.

      She was found at 7:50 p.m.

      Authorities tell theGrio.com investigators are currently gathering statements and other information related to Chapman’s arrest and death.

    • Everclear1972

      There have been several deaths in that jail in the recent past.

      Why would she kill herself if she already had a job?

      It makes no sense.

    • Everclear1972

      They said she used a garbage bag?

      How did she get a garbage bag if they claim they take away shoe laces and bed sheets so they won't be used to commit suicide?

      Someone put that garbage bag over her head and suffocated her while someone else held her down.

    • Everclear1972

      They said that she used a garbage bag to hang herself.

      How do you keep a garbage bag rolled up so that you can use it as a rope and that would be a very short rope unless she had multiple garbage bags.

      The cops said that they make sure that prisoners don't have shoe laces or bed sheets but somehow she got at least one garbage bag?

    • lovelygamour

      ive been wondering that ban question for a few days.
      -its different types of trolls. if they are just stating an opinion then its nothing. if they are trying to engage over nothing then its probably a troll. some people get trolled for years, across different sites.

    • Mrs Mary

      don't feel bad she has deleted every single one of my comments and I don't know why, I never said or did anything to her in a disrespectful manner and I just starting posting when she changed her registry...smh...i'm sure this will get deleted too, I guess im too pretty..smh

    • TheRealLee

      Non accidental blunt head trauma as cause of death. That should be the medical examiner's only diagnosis.

    • http://toshiashaw.com Toshia Shaw

      RIP Sandra Bland. I call fowl play on this. If she suffered from PTS and Depression why would she contact a bondsman. Also how long did it take them to find her body? How did she suffocate herself? I'll wait...

    • HisLovelyOne

      I agree it was suicide, was just speaking to a friend about this.

    • HisLovelyOne

      My thought was that she felt this arrest would affect the new job.

    • Regina Kennedy

      Yes, but it doesn't clarify if she was going to be able to make bail. Did she not want her mother called?

    • Lulu

      And some folks rally around washed up rappers and their wives and fifty eleven children

    • blazewon22

      Uhh Walter Scott ran from the cop, fought him and reached for his weapon all before he got shot.

    • Doll Privato

      OK. I don't have an opinion on the matter. God knows what happened and he's the best Judge. Me personally wouldn't drive all the way to Texas through Kkk valley. I know we have rights but that doesn't mean our rights will keep us alive when we are alone with possibly rasict red necks in the middle of nowhere. Gotta use your survival smarts and stay alive. Stay away from KKK areas and get out of TEXAS.

    • Doll Privato

      We are united? Are you sure?

    • Doll Privato

      I believe you. I've seen it myself.

    • Doll Privato

      I just can't believe she drove through racist KKK Texas. I'm not surprised this happened.

      That's like driving through a area full of Cannibals. Prepare to be eaten.

      It's good to know your rights but its better to stay alive . Avoid KKK counties and states. Also avoid areas filled with Gang activities. Either way you're screwed so pick your places carefully and your battles.

    • Nia

      She didn't kill herself. Everyone who has ever been depressed don't kill themselves. Cut the sh*t

    • WiserWords2

      What exactly would we unite against? The gang members committing the violence are tried and if convicted, punished for their crimes.

    • WiserWords2

      Many of us are. We had to have been united to get to where we are today. We certainly aren't where we used to be. That, however, doesn't mean we're where we should be.

    • WiserWords2

      I have to agree with you. We have no idea if she was actually diagnosed with depression and PTSD. According to Sandra, they young woman stated "It’s a little bit of depression as well as PTSD.” I think the title of this blog post is irresponsible. Sandra, as a former nurse, should know better.

      We ALL need to wait for the facts.

    • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

      this is just all the way wrong.

    • the guest

      Honestly, if her family did not take urgent, concerted, immediate action to pay her little $500 bond with 10% being just $50 then they too bear accountability for her death. Bet they can't run fast enough to the lawyers office to file a wrongful death suit. Her family did not love her or she didn't matter all too much to them. She was driving to a new state away from her family for a new job, new life. She was met with an unjust arrest and police beating in lily white odonk Texas and her family did nothing to help her. But they will have no problem living large off her death.

    • Netta Anderson

      Sandy self diagnosed herself. She wasn't evaluated by a doctor for this. I see what you doing but she didn't kill herself.

    • Meme81

      How does one end up on the outside of the car for an improper lane change? Either give the woman a warning, a ticket or let her drive on. IDK why she was asked to step out the car in the first place.

    • Everclear1972

      Wrong it was $5000 and the bail was $500.

      I am curious as to why they didn't pay it quicker too.

      She had a job lined up. Maybe she had a bad habit of not paying her debts?

    • Everclear1972

      Actually she was moving back to start her job at
      Prairie View.

    • Everclear1972

      I don't see how that would work.

      If she explained it to her employers l am sure they would have understood.

      From what I have read about that county even white posters its rife with racism.

    • Doll Privato

      Why was she in Texas anyway? We know that's a racist state garuanteed to Lynch anybody who's not white in some backwoods area.

    • TL Mitch

      Waller county, Hempstead, Prairie primarily black areas however the sheriff in that area are extremely racist... and the black police just as crooked . she obviously suffered from getting slammed into the ground

    • HisLovelyOne

      If this was a felony charge, which it probably was. Then it could've affected her employment, as with most employers.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I don't think her family knew where she was.

    • the guest

      This just angers me. I don't care if she's a one legged three eyed six armed schizophrenic these police officers were wrong to arrest her in the first place. Then beating on a woman! They gave her a concussion and she died. That's why they tell head injury victims not to go to sleep until they seek medical treatment. She was with a friend in the car. The friend didn't get help?? No one jumped in their car or on the next plane and went to see about her.

    • the guest

      She was with a friend in the car. The friend was videoing the brutality. The friend didn't call her family? The whole thing is wrong.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Oh thought that was a bystander recording the incident.

    • ImAudrey

      You've made some interesting assumptions.

    • blackalaureate

      they claim all the cells have trash bags.

    • blackalaureate

      you have a source for that, tyson? i'm very curious.

    • blackalaureate

      i don't know if they have her on video. they have video of the corridor which is is supposed to prove no one entered her cell and no one left it.

      i'm wondering how she got her breakfast then.

    • blackalaureate

      yep, that's what i read.

    • blackalaureate

      they say that the cells each have a garbage bag.

    • blackalaureate

      the cops didn't say she tried to run. she had no warrants....just fines.

    • blackalaureate

      she already secured the job. she was to start work this week.

    • http://helpstopthe911coverup.blogspot.com VanceGreen1016

      Unlike most of you, most black people do 'not' have $500 just sitting around waiting to be used! While it may seem like a small sum to many of you, $500 is a lot of money. Hell, I'm a truck driver starting a new job on Monday & I didn't even have $20 for gas to initially interview & take road test and subsequent pre-employment drug screening. Sounds you're clueless about poverty!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I read she was driving without a license.

    • blackalaureate

      in the past she drove under a suspended license. in this instance, that wasn't what she was arrested for. believe me, if it were the case, it would've been splashed all over the news.

    • Meme81

      I honestly don't know if it was racism, but the family needs to be asking a lot of questions. The thing is, black ppl are battered or killed, heck ppl in general are mistreated by police so often that we assume the police are guilty. It's the opposite of the boy who cried wolf syndrome. *smh*

    • Meme81

      I heard on the news that the only official charge was 'improper lane change' which is odd, I would think it would include resisting arrest and other things since they say she was trying to kick an officer. I can't be upset anymore at these posts or I would stay angry.

    • Ming

      When was she diagnosed and by whom? Show me the diagnosis in her medical records. You cannot diagnose any disorder from video of her being held down, knees in her back by a man twice her size. Mainstream media suddenly has it's MD license. FOH they killed that girl plain and simple/

    • Nia

      So she killed herself? You haven't looked into this story at all. The video where she is saying she's depressed ends with her turning it around to encourage others to talk about it and look to God for strength because that's what she did. Sandra was not suicidal. She was a smart young woman who knew that she could fight those bogus charges and they would have more than likely been dropped. This was not a suicide. It was murder. Plain and simple. Get off folks nuts and think for yourself.

    • Nia

      Depression does NOT equal suicide.

    • Nia

      It was the weekend!!!!! That's why they didn't pay it sooner.

    • Nia

      Have yall looked into this story at all. They knew exactly where she was and we're ready to post bail and Monday. They couldn't before because it was the weekend.

    • Nia

      A bystander recorded. No on else was in the car. Yall don't know nothing

    • HisLovelyOne

      Have you ever been suicidal or even severely depressed? If not back your ass up!!!!! Anyone that has been severely depressed can easily switch into suicidal mode. Depressed even sucicidal people put on a facade for the world, only free to be themselves behind closed doors. Just because she talked about it on video does not mean that she was cured and just because everything seemed to be going okay doesn't mean she couldn't commit suicide. How immature of you to verbally attack me, because we have a difference in opinion. I speak from experience, the black community needs to educate themselves when it comes to mental health. ???

    • HisLovelyOne

      Girl go get your life. Your anger is misplaced.

    • Nia

      Yes actually, yes I have. Don't ask questions when you aren't ready for the answer. Depression and suicide are real things. Yes, as black people we need to acknowledge and talk about it way more.

      My point is, SHE was not suicidal

    • HisLovelyOne

      Were you her therapist? If not then you should know how depressed/ suucidal people hide this from family and friends. A relative of mine just killed himself. The family never knew he was depressed, let alone suicidal. They keep saying: oh he was so strong, the backbone, the one always bubbly and happy.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I'm sorry for your loss, not willing to continue to debate or justify my opinion to you. If you're right, may The Lord bring justice for her. ?????

    • Nia

      Go watch her videos and get a small look into who Sandra was and how she thought. Watch the video of her arrest and listen to her. You want to be right but you're wrong! Peace.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I don't want to be right I don't know her. Sorry your anger is misplaced.

    • Doll Privato

      Face it, Mama. We don't have a real home in this world. And considering our history we can't only blame racist whites. Our African forefathers made money from these whites enslaving us
      They sold us like we were prostitutes. We are like Orphans who's family didn't want us and who was misguided and decieved about what really went on.
      Our best bet is to behave humblely and see stuff for what it is. There are racist who will kill us no matter their positions. All we can do is try to avoid it by staying away from them. Let's start policing our own community and create industries of our own so that sisters like Sandra Bland don't have to drive all the way to KKK Island for a job only to find herself suffocating from a plastic bag.

    • HeyLuv

      Same story, different day....ME findings will be...Cause of death: Homicide....Police involved will be acquitted.

    • Everclear1972

      But it takes a lot of work to roll up a garbage bag and keep it rolled up to use it as a ligature/rope.

      Also garbage aren't long enough to use as a rope--maybe you can do it with two bags attached to each other.

    • CaribbeanGlow

      She didn't have borderline. She had PTSD. Symptoms can be anxiety, sleep problems, flashbacks. I don't see how that or mild depression would make her decide to go through with kiIIing herself, and such a short time after speaking with her family.

    • blackalaureate

      yep, i'm with you.

    • Everclear1972

      It happened on a Thursday and she called the bailsbondsman and she told him to contact her mother.

      All I am trying to determine is if Bland had a reason to commit suicide.

      If no one was going to send her money for bail then I could understand how someone who was about to start a job in a few days and stuck in jail and had a history of depression could have killed herself.

      That's all.

    • Everclear1972

      I have seen her sister and mother on tv and they looked solidly middle class.

      I can't believe none of them could have charged the $500 to a credit card.

    • Everclear1972

      I don't think it was a felony charge.

    • Ronnie Sartors

      People I've known who committed suicide had a lot to live for and it made no sense. But a some of them suffered from depression. Wait for facts to come out and don't go on 'feelings'.

    • ThisJelloTasteFunny?

      She sounded like a hostile, radical person to me. She was talking a lot of ****.

    • Everclear1972

      I am not going on feelings.
      I am trying to find out more information about Bland's state of mine immediately before she supposedly committed suicide.

    • Eileen Farner Beyer

      Nia...Parents and friends dont always know if a child/young adult is suicidal so how is it that you would know?

    • Eileen Farner Beyer

      Hist.... I totally agree with you. Nia sounds as if an injustice was done to her personally.

    • Eileen Farner Beyer

      Everclear you are making an assumption. I f that were true there would be proof, namely bruising.

    • http://helpstopthe911coverup.blogspot.com VanceGreen1016

      Brilliant. "Solidly middle class". Don't know where they shop, Goodwill or Walmart but you assume they have credit cards & $500 on said cards. Newsflash genius you cannot use a credit card to bail yourself out of jail credit cards are not accepted!

    • Everclear1972

      We are all making assumptions since I don't believe the conclusions of the first autopsy.

      Hopefully the family has enough money to pay for an independent autopsy.

    • Everclear1972

      Don't tell me what I should and should not do.

      Do not respond to my posts.

    • Chakara Smith

      did u see the dashcam? do u still feel as though it was her fault even tho she was pulled over for improper lane change, but ended up getting arrested solely because the officer didnt like her attitude. Thats not how the law works. It was unlawful for her to be put under arrest in the first place, he had no suspicion she did anything wrong

    • sandra rose sucks

      Honestly, whoever wrote this article is a failure to journalism/ writing period. For you to write as if you have definite facts, or like you were there when the incident occurred is disgusting. Assuming that "black twitter" just wants something to talk about and then saying a statement like " she committed suicide" when honestly, no one knows exactly what happened. You fail as a writer. Speak facts, not your asinine assumptions. Regardless of what unfolds, speak the facts; because God forbid someone comes looking at your site for facts and all they get are your lousy closed minded opinions

    • sandra rose sucks

      Did you go through any other sources, because ACTUAL news sources said she told her family how much her bond would be, as reported by her sisters... so how could that be her last phone call if she previously had that information

    • Nadia Cinque

      I believe policemen risk their lives everyday to

      protect us from criminals, crazy or drunk people

      or people on drug driving or assaulting us and

      they should have the right to stop anyone for any

      offense or simply for cheking because so many

      people use weapons/drugs and they should do more

      random checkings and if you not have anything to

      hide or you did not commict any crime/offense, there

      is no reason why you should not stop, call officer

      with offensive names or resist arrest and doing other

      things against the law because they are doing their

      job and are not respected but challenged by many ignorants

      who see them like enemies..I think police should also

      have the right to shoot and kill whoever runs away

      from an arrest or try to fight off and resist an arrest.

      Better have less criminals/crazy/drugged people

      around than having less honest/innocent ones

      because officers let them run away giving the the

      opportunity to continue to commict crimes...

      People need to respect officers doing their jobs

      and not calling them mother fuckers or do offensive

      acts because they did what they are supposed to do.

      If you are sick, you should stay home or in the

      hospital and not drive around in a crazy or dangerous way making other have accident because of your erratic driving and policeman are not nurses or doctors, they have to do their job.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Maybe she called him to see if her bond was posted by her family. The bondsman told her he would call her mother. It sounds like he was calling her mother to see if she came up with the $500.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She ended up getting arrested for KICKING the officer. You can't kick any officer in any jurisdiction.

    • http://helpstopthe911coverup.blogspot.com VanceGreen1016

      What part of DPS saying the cop violated procedure are you having trouble processing? We are no longer under British where people 'must' be subservient and submissive when feeling harassed. She broke no law refusing to extinguish her cigarette. He ordered her out the car because he didn't like the way she answered him when he, and here's the crux of the matter, inquired about her being irritated.

      No law or statute or even Supreme Ct. ruling stating you can't be irritated when pulled over by cop. He's not a psychologist or psychotherapist so why ask about her 'mood?' That is not part of motor vehicle/traffic code enforcement. He asked she answered so then he tries to intimidate her telling her to put out her cigarette. In her car! Why did you celebrate July 4th if you have zero respect for "Independence?". Do you think the founders would have stood for this crap? Put out your cigarette when I'm speaking to you?! WTH? That is not a lawful order.

    • Jana

      I just heard at a police news conference that Sandra had 30 cut marks on left wrist that had been placed there two to four weeks before she was jailed and they said they would be releasing the photo. She was really struggling, but no one saw that she needed serious help. Tragic.

    • sophia

      Okay lets forget that she was agitated about getting a ticket for moving out of the way of a police car that was tailgating her, lets forget the officer asked her to explain her agitation but did not like the response, lets forget that he had already filled out the paperwork in the car and just needed to shove it through the window and send her on her way with a warning, lets forget she was never told why she was being arrested in the car, Overlook the threats to light her up with the taser which results in her immediately leaving the vehicle without any struggle (no elbowing or kicking) as the officer described, ignore the doctored video footage with the missing timeline, ignore the lies the officer tells about her getting violent and then needing to be arrested as a result. There is video of him kneeling on her back with the other officer and she did not look particularly threatening. How do we justify keeping someone who according to them has a history of mental instability and has supposedly attempted suicide in the past, in jail for three days on a trumped up charge, and then leave them unsupervised for 90 minutes when mentally stable people should be checked at least every hour. And just to make it easier to kill themselves leave large bits of plastic lying around which can be fashioned into a noose.

    • Nadia Cinque

      I am agaist people on drugs and criminals resisting arrests and ignorats challenging police and abusing every system to get free rides and forgivness with all their nonsenses and abuses..why the family does not say the truth that she was using drugs and already attempted suicide and tries to make the police look bad for doing their job or finding ways to blame others and not blaming the aggressive and disrispectful acting and road infraction of that sick and doped aggressive woman????? We always see all kinds of angel faces abused by police and not the truth those angel innocent faces hides..people using drugs are dangerous for themselves and for others and we cannot have them driving around causing mortal accident because they are depressed and high on drugs...the driving licence of drink people or people on drugs should be suspended and they should be charged and made responsible for their illegal actions geopardising the life of others....and not calling mother fucker a policemen doing his job and probabling preventing mortal accidents by taking the offenders off the road....

    • Nadia Cinque

      I do not believe one thing of those scammers making police look like they are the bad people...the bad people are the crazy ones on drugs resisting arrest, driving around while taking drugs, insulting policemen doing their job and calling them names..maybe she got hurt to her arm while she assaulted the officer probably grabbing her because of her bad temper and drug usage and infractions, i often see those terrible violent, aggressive people on drugs and crazy you can not tell them anything because they assault you or offend you and I believe she was one of them the way she reacted to the police probably trying to stop her from her garbage acting because mentally rotten by drugs probably and people on drugs or mentally disturbed, should not drive around but go to be cleaned up from drugs, clean up their act and be respectful of others, she new she could have her job compromised by the garbage she had done to that officer, and she wanted to punish him probably because sick inside to the end, I do not know...I do not feel pity for people like her and for those making her look like a poor angel and maybe even making a case to take money from it pretending other have been negligent with her...some people are really sick and really nasty when they use drugs...I hope that is not the case, but it could also be..it is full of crazy people who have studied and do crazy things...I do not trust any things written to make her look like an innocent poor angel like often scammer do telling lies for political predators looking for this sort of garbage to make fuss about nothing or a simple accident..You have no idea how nasty a sick mind or a mind on drugs can be when the mentally disturbed person fells hurt/damaged and has to make you pay bitterly for what she thing was an injustice done to her making possibly loosing her dear job...I do not know all details and I am not sure about anything, I only do not believe lies so many predators, criminals of all kinds, today say about police to try to scam the system and make money or fame out of tragedies...I give up and leave the question to those who can better understand the truth and not the garbage told about police by all idiots who thinks they are the enemies, and not those criminals braking the laws and making our cities like garbage with drungs/crimes/violence where we cannot live anymore...

    • Von

      I still don't understand why her mother was not contacted first since she was in jail.

    • Everclear1972

      I read that Bland told the bailsbondsman to contact her mom.

      I have no idea what that was about.

    • kantil

      What PTSD? From what trauma? TMD? (Too Many Drugs) Pretty soon they'll be calling for an investigation every time a 97 year old black alcohol and drug abuser dies of liver failure.

    • ELL

      Once bond is set it can be done immediately, any time any day of the week. The Bondsman called her mother to convince her. That's one of the services they provide. Convincing the judge to give low bond and acting as go between for alienated family. She said no and hung up. Next, at the officers desk, Sandra personally called her four older sisters to beg them. Same answer. Then she called a friend who lied to her. telling her he'd be there within the hour. For days she called and called getting his voice mail. Inmates say she became incredibly angry at her family and friend, was quite upset. She was never injured during the arrest and refused a medical check in the ambulance. The officer she attacked did have some injuries, nothing broken, so he was released to continue the shift. She never attacked the two black officers, just the hispanic. Texas was lenient with her crimes before. Much more than illinois where she owes close to $8000 for her more numerous crimes. That's the reason she was going to lose her license on July 31.

    • Yea

      Let them do an investigation, no one knows what the real cause of death...

    • Ray Thomas

      I know people who were depressed and committed suicide. Maybe, her not getting help from family who may have helped her in the past...you never know what goes through someone's mind. Only God knows.

    • Ray Thomas

      People who have given up hope. You are not God.

    • Ray Thomas

      There are court records in Chicago.