Sandra Bland funeral

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Sandra Bland in a Chicago suburb on Saturday. Bland, 28, committed suicide in her jail cell 3 days after she was arrested for assaulting an officer during a traffic stop.

Bland's family and the hundreds of mourners who never Bland were unified in the belief that she was murdered.

But an inmate in a cell across from Bland at the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas, said she was "positive" Bland committed suicide.

Alexandria Pyle, who was in jail for unpaid parking tickets, told CNN Bland "wasn't eating, and was emotional, and often crying during her three days in the jail."

“She was crying, and I could barely understand her,” Pyle told ABC 13 News.

Pyle said Bland's $5,000 bail was set Saturday morning.

"She found out her bond was $5,000, and no one -- she was calling and calling -- and no one was answering, and then after that she just broke down. She was crying and crying," Pyle said.

Bland told Pyle that her roommate LaVaughn Mosley refused to answer her calls for 3 days.

“She said, ‘He’s not answering, it’s going straight to voicemail. I don’t know why, I don’t know why. He said he’s going to be here in an hour, and it’s days later,'” Pyle said.

A bail bondsman was among the last people to speak with Bland before she tied a trash bag into a slipknot around her neck and hung herself from a metal barrier in her cell.

The bondsman said he offered to call Bland's mother for her because her mother was not answering any of Bland's calls.

Bland's emotional condition in the days before her death is consistent with someone who suffered from clinical depression.

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    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Whew chile this is truly a heavy Monday

    • Doll Privato

      That's family for ya

    • SummerBaby

      I thought it you fonted it.

    • baby.lotion.soft

      everytime i look at her mugshot, i get this weird vibe. aint no life in them eyes, and i dont believe that she is alive in the picture. they eyes dont lie

    • FlyMiss

      Didn't the sister say she spoke to her???

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Sandra, when we get a new post, can it be about life. All this death and bad stuff...smh

    • Tiffany Miller

      Now her family will sue for money... and they should because of her treatment...but as a working, law abiding citizen.. I would LOSE IT if nobody answered the phone. And these days with cell phones, we have lost the responsibility of remembering phone numbers.

    • Seavoo Play

      Sandra what's with all the sad post?

      http://media.giphy.com/media/WZyhp7krw7W4U/giphy.gif

    • PettyEyezPrime

      My thoughts, your keyboard

    • Petty Rubble

      This case just breaks my heart. RIP Ms. Bland

    • Smartypants

      It gives me the creeps, too. I hope if there was foul play some justice gets served. If not, I'm praying for the family

    • BrownskinQT (Carrington’s e-bo

      I'm not going to lie....I still haven't fully read what's going on with this particular story. I didn't know this young lady but this story just hits a little too close to home for me and it scares me.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      It's a shame that my mind is asking questions like: Did they pay that person to say she killed herself? WHere was this roomate with the bail? WHy is the ME a wife of someone involved with the case....too many things dont add up to me. It's so sad.

    • iWasteTime

      No one in Chicago was answering a unidentified Texas number. I don't answer unidentified numbers from the state I LIVE IN! I believe it. If you can put money on their books with a app, they should be able to text or something.
      I'm not putting in stock in what Ms. Pyle has to say either .. no sir...

    • Seavoo Play

      It's definitely a sad Monday...I can't take much more of these sad post ?

    • ABbaby

      How the hell this person know what's in the mind of others. Sandra stop reporting bull sh$$t

    • iWasteTime

      Sandra said phuck that.
      I gave you Meek and Drake; all I can do for you on today!

    • OpinionHated

      the question I have that hasn't been addressed (that I know of) is why was she thrown in jail and why was her bail so high all for a traffic stop... I don't get it....

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      I won't answer and hope they leave a VM.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      RIP

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Because the cop say she assaulted him.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Plus she's got a typo. :coffee:

    • 1/8

      She assaulted a police officer.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Peeped it. Hey boo.

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

      There are so many elements of this case that are suspect and apparently taboo to talk about so I've kinda been staying away from it. I already said the visit that turned into a full blown job in another state that started almost immediately was super weird. And then there's the fact that her friends and family let her stew in jail for 3 days over a minor traffic ticket. I'm afraid if people keep pusing the issue with this case we are going to get some facts we don't want to hear. Personally I'm leaving it at the cop overstepped and was a major idiot for allowing a minor traffic ticket to lead to an arrest and her incarceration led to her suicide. I don't want to know anything else about it. I wish the family luck with whatever they want to come from this.

    • Its Me

      Some happy/celeb news to choose from since its so ugly here.

      * Ice T and Coco T are having a baby. Babies are a topic that is happy.

      * Khloe Simpson is in Complex telling all her bidness.

      * BBWLA was on last night. I aint watch it. But I would take a post on that vs this here.

    • chevjuls

      If the cellmate is correct and her family and friends weren't taking her phone calls, why are they going on television saying how much they love her and how close they were to her, something don't sound right.

    • Bootcampgirl

      Bland’s family and the hundreds of mourners who never Bland were unified in the belief that she was murdered.<----@sandrarose, what is that sentence supposed to mean...TIA

    • SummerBaby

      Thank you!!?? Last summer my daughter had an issue w/her phone & called me from an unknown number. I didn't answer ? she had to dm me on Twitter.

    • http://instagram.com/toyanherdamnego ToyaNHerDamnEgo

      I dont believe that ****

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I thought that was not proven seeing how it was not on the camera? no?

    • BrownskinQT (Carrington’s e-bo

      Not Khloe Simpson!!! ????

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      Hi Dubb!! :hugs: Now, I usually don't care for bbw but I tuned into Jackie Christie's illiterate arse ?

    • 1/8

      Some family members ain't sh(t. They ignored her calls from jail, but now that she's dead, they're going to ride the gravy train to the last stop!

    • Its Me

      This! My mother has had the SAME phone number for 20 years+. I made my kids memorize it. If nobody else answers...your grandma WILL answer (she the last person I KNOW who actually answers for eem 800/telemarketers)... so at LEAST know HER number.

    • Smartypants

      Agreed. Maybe she was the black sheep?Heartbreaking if they shunned her and then this happened.

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      Said it before and I'm going to keep saying it. They keep throwing stuff out there to cover their A$$. There is more to this story than meets the eye.

    • Smartypants

      Yup

    • iWasteTime

      I want to see a pregnant CoCo
      Khloe Simpson :rofl:

    • Its Me

      I aint eem watch it. I keep tryin to catch up on it...but I cant. Its 3 epi's in. I havent even gotten past HALF of the first one. But hell. I will take a post on it!

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      ....but not to many people answer calls from out of town numbers or even in town numbers that they don't know. I know I don't. Maybe she should of left a message so they would of know it was her. (if she did not leave one. I dont know that she did not)

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      So what was Ms. Simpson-Odem talking bout? (is she still married)

    • Bootcampgirl

      :hugs:

    • LordeAmbler

      I think she killed herself. Granted she should have never been in their. I think her relationship with her family is the reason behind her killing herself. She sound like she could have been the black sheep.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      Exactly! I didn't see anywhere in the video where she assaulted him.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      PETTY

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      welp, I guess I won't be ke-ke'ing on the blog tuhday, smh. this story just gets sadder and sadder. I hope she's found peace now.
      yall have a good one! :waves:
      (but why didn't I know upaid tickets could land you in lock-up???) :kona:

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      See...Likes petty and funny...

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      *hug* Hey boo. lol lol

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      And they probably call themselves "Christians" , too. I always set it off on those fake Christians. It's what I do.

    • 1/8

      It's in the police report and it's listed among the charges against her. Of course, being charged with a crime doesn't mean one is necessarily guilty. Guilt is determined by the courts.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Hey...its death Monday and I dont like it Queen...its giving me the sads...

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Was she still in the municipal jail or was she moved to county jail??? I understand that states are different, but if she was still in the municipal jail, where are her clothes??? In Jersey, you keep the clothes that you came in with, until you are transferred to a county jail. Plus, in other "inmates''" mugshots, you see the "cinder block wall", but hers is different????

    • Bootcampgirl

      They can...or handcuffed to a chair in the courthouse...don't ask how I know that tidbit of info...:kona:

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      Personally I'm leaving it at the cop overstepped and was a major idiot for allowing a minor traffic ticket to lead to an arrest and her incarceration led to her suicide.
      ----------
      Cosign

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Girl yes!! Get your car snatched up adn have you locked up!! They don't play. Well at least not here. People be ready to try to race the cops and get away, because they take your car on the damn spot. smdh.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Me too. I can't take all that. I need the laughs.

    • Its Me

      I can see it too. But they knew SHE was in Texas tho. I dont answer unidentified numbers either. But let area code 843 pop up. Charleston, SC. ONLY person I KNOW that actually LIVES in SC is my younger brother. I am answering. I have gotten burned with that mentality, b/c it has MOSTLY been folks calling in re to timeshares in Myrtle Beach which also is in 843. But if I eem THINK it is him, I am answering.

    • Bootcampgirl

      what @disqus_AAKd87fAcm:disqus they usually enter a capias for you for non-payment...or not showing up for your court date..

    • baby.lotion.soft

      when you the black sheep, you gotta accept it, and adjust your life accordingly. gotta create various line of support, in the event that immediate family doesn't come through. that or have enough money saved to bail yourself out of sticky situations.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      :hug:

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Shoot, honestly, not even then. The court has told lots of people they were guilty then had to let them out, because they were not. its a shame.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      :kiss:

    • Bootcampgirl

      In DE, you definitely hopping in that prison issue..

    • Phillybruh

      I Guess this explains why the officer is now on administrative leave for not following procedure, he had no business asking her to put out her cigarette, I think she may have killed herself, however she should have never been in jail to begin with.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      *nods head yes* They sure will. They have a thing called "live stop" here. Traffic court is no joke.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Who's wife?
      And hey :hug:

    • Its Me

      AND...why didnt they CALL the number BACK? I have done that too. Number is something I dont recognize...I call it back.

      I am not blaming these folks. I can totally see their POV too though. TOTALLY

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      SO that's it? Administrative leave?! smdh.

    • chevjuls

      You are so right some family do like to shun their loved ones, in the end look what happen to her, can you imagine what they are saying right now, "we should have accept her call and she would be here with us right now".

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Truth be told, I would of assumed it was Sallie Mae, and sent it straight to voice mail.

    • Bootcampgirl

      Agreed, they knew she was going there so it seems like they would make it their business to answer. She could have been in a hospital, anything...

    • Phillybruh

      For right now, until he's transferred and he oversteps again.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Hey girl. Let me find where I read that. I'm not sure if its true or not.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      who never knew Bland

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      a damn shame. He should be on trial.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      OFFFF TOPIC: Anybody tried "slimming" (lose wt) teas? I want to try some but I don't want to be on the toilet crying speaking in tongue wondering where the FATHER is...

    • Its Me

      YEP. They still married.

      She said if French Montana has seen her hot pocket and they done fugged (She used the word fugg too. So crass)...she doesnt see why she cant hug him when they see each other.

      She said Kylie notcho normal 17 year old.

      Talked about Slow-Mar too I think.

      I saw the summary on the Kardashian News Channel/EOnline!

    • Bootcampgirl

      Sad but true, same thing they do to those pedophile priests...move them right on along...

    • harley_quinn2.0

      That damn ballerina tea is the DEVIL

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      True. I know I don't answer ppl I don't feel like being bothered with, so to hell with a strange number. And who's to say that she called someone, they waited to listen to the message, and then tried to call back :shrugs: we don't know.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Wait so he HAS seen her hot pocket? Right?

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I read some IG posts a while back and folks were going in on her azz!!! She took a pic of her cursive "L" tat on her hand, and somebody said, "That looks like OJ to me" *dead and gone*

    • Smartypants

      Ugh. Teaching citations today. *cringe*

    • Bootcampgirl

      And she says we never read her posts...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      WELP when you go back , yuend gotta worry about those calls.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Not your normal 17 year old meaning what?

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

      Not mine, but apparently some folk. Although I admit that I do have people who's phone calls I avoid due to "personality" issues. That's what had me knowing I didn't want to know anymore about this case. Those folks were ignoring that young lady for a reason.

    • Doll Privato

      An opportunist never misses an opportunity

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Off topic kinda...
      I saw something on tv saying the today's "trees" contain more htc than decades ago (due to demand), and how these trees have less healing powers than in the past.
      Anybody seen/heard of that?
      ------------------------
      Out of curiosity, regarding Ms. Bland, I'd like to know what her levels were, and especially if they are claiming that she ingested it, wouldn't it be in her stomach still?! I find it really odd how they are trying to say she was high after being in jail 3 days...

    • GTFOHWTBS

      It's a shame some blacks are so broke they can't put their hands on an easy $500. #smdh

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      That she got her HS diploma from Everest and dating a 26 year old and playing step momma.

    • Meme81

      R.I.P. sista. That's all I can say.

    • Blaque Mahogany

      Why do people think that her family didn't love her because they didn't answer her calls. I'm just trying to follow along.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      See, My sister has that and wants to give me some...she's never used it..she got it from them at their store.

    • Doll Privato

      Well when they die don't say you loved them because you didn't love them.

    • Smartypants

      Yes. Super sad

    • Bootcampgirl

      GTFOHWTBS....again...

    • Its Me

      On old format I posted about Ballerina Tea. And @Fay was the original poster about the Ballerina Tea. Said a piece of lettuce she was chewing on... made an appearance not eem 5 minutes later.

      @Wut went and FOUND a testimony on Amazon that its like a stampede in your bawdee and stomach and then your shat your life out afterwards.

      Stay away from it. The end.

    • Bootcampgirl

      Why she never used it, she want to be the guinea pig...LMAO #dontdoit

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Ohhh so she is a grown, fast ass 17 year old. thats all Khole had to say.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Thank God. lol

    • harley_quinn2.0

      I've bought it and I was too scared to use it so I gave some of it away. I've had ppl calling me cursing me to hell ???.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      *blank stare*

    • SummerBaby

      Unfortunately a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck not just blacks. ?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Well DAYMN.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Set....UP.

    • Doll Privato

      Because love is actions, not just a word

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Well. I guess that's why folks losing weight.

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

      Her and the cop caused/allowed the incident to escalate. Her by talking smack to the cop because she was mad for the blinker ticket. And him for getting mad because she was talking smack and starting to order her to do things like get out of the car and put out your cigarette. Shat he ain't need to do. My hubby talked crap to an Atlanta cop over me gettting a speeding ticket and the cop acted like his arse wasn't even there. Totally ignored him and wouldn't even look at him. Gave me my ticket and went on bout his bidniss. This cop should have done the same instead of engaging with the irate driver.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      I hollered!

    • SummerBaby

      New post

    • jusstlooking

      Many of natural holistic friends and my "doctor" that I see says this. The willow has many healing properties.

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      This tickles me every time I read it. Hahaha ????

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      ROLL CALL
      :waves:
      Jenny
      COOKING
      SummerBaby
      Nakeya
      :shakebutt:
      Bird
      WastingTime
      ButterCup
      QT
      Zoe
      KDub
      And if that's you "Hit It Baby D" (Taylor)
      Eyez

    • Its Me

      Girl that ish was one of the funniest posts ever.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Why doesn't Daquan have the block button?!

    • lenny

      this is actually very plausible. when you calling and no one is answering you feel that despair and hopelessness. she may not have been thinking suicide as she was driving down that road but her already fragile mentality was losing it. she made a semingly split second choice to end her life(alledgedy) at end of day, she shouldve have never been arrested

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I want to lose my stomach not my LIFE in re to the tea

      Prayers for Sandra Bland ?

    • Milani

      New Post

    • Its Me

      I am still mad @ Wut for that there ish. I had hot tears.

    • SummerBaby

      *waves*

    • jusstlooking

      You mean ballerina loose stool tea? Yeah, it good temporary, start on a Friday night and stay home.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Thats why I stopped talking about the details. Everyone has an assumption that is based on bs. Based on Sandra video's (she was all about being pro-black), I seriously doubt that she was having in depth conversations with Pyle because she didn't trust alabasters. The officer pulled her out of the car but she assaulted him. He pointed a taser in her face and said "I will light you up," but she assaulted him. He tackled and slammed her away from the dash cam, but she assaulted him. She knew her rights and it pissed him off. Even the locals and officials in Texas said his actions were illegal. He didn't even read her her Miranda Rights. Chile please....

      I'm more interested in the connection between the medical examiner and the DA. They're saying she is his wife. If so, thats another can of worms

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      AAAANND THIS IS WHY I HATE MONDAYZ... Imma stay on lurk mode cuz err time I come back we talking bout death and shyt... I aint wit it tuday. I had a wonder weekend to come back to this? ...nah

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      HE asked her was she irritated! She said yeah. Won't you irritated when you got that ticket. Would I have said something? Probably not, but his attitude was entirely different than the first person he stopped. Asking why she in TX, when she got there, what she eat for breakfast. He was picking. Give me my ticket. This ain't 20 questions.

    • kgirl33

      I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know. I don't even check voice mail because usually it's from solicitors. The best way to reach me is through text. If this woman was able to text she probably would have spoken to someone sooner. The state I'm from, if you get arrested on a Friday afternoon or weekend you HAVE to wait until Monday to see a judge for release. I also recently drove two days from a major N.E city to a small town in Texas for a job and that could have very well been me! This story doesn't add up and hopefully the truth will be revealed soon. Also, stop trying to dig up dirt in her past. It has NOTHING to do with her unlawful arrest of the present.

    • Its Me

      And close to your bathroom. Real close. Closer than close. Move into your bathtub perhaps.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      HHHeeeyyy

    • Torae

      Where is her side mugshot?! Not a blurry one but a clear one. If they can provide a clear side mugshot I may believe she killed herself. The fact is she is on the floor taking a mugshot and people can't see that...are we really that dumb? Why is she on the floor??

    • OpinionHated

      It sad deadly Monday - Joe Jackson done caught the big one while screwing his Brazilian thot..... he still alive though....

    • 1/8

      Bland was desperate to get out of jail. How much you wanna bet she left multiple, detailed messages, explaining her situation?

    • Noirluv45

      I'm not even sure where people are getting this information from regarding her family not answering her calls.

    • jusstlooking

      LMBO....

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      and surely if he wrote it in the report its true damn whats on the video ;)

    • 1/8

      Bingo! We have a winner!

    • lenny

      if it sienna in it, its gonna give you cramps and diarrhea. i steep it lightly tho, 60 sec tops and drink it when im bloated and it gently relieves me

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      :happy: hiiiiiiii ?

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Just stupid. Just because I dont answer the phone does NOT mean I don't love the person calling. People just say any damn thing. Foolishness

    • Noirluv45

      So, this Pyle lady makes a claim that she heard Sandra and that she repeatedly made calls to people, blah, blah, blah and people believe it? The media has us exactly where they want us. People read, never question. I want proof that her family ignored her calls, not just hearsay. If someone has that information, please let me know.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Exactly... where is the original unedited mugshot

    • Its Me

      Yes.

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

      Exactly. I ain't never said old boy wasn't at fault. This a 50/50 deal far as I'm concerned. Personally I can't relate because I ain't NEVA engaged a cop in an argument. I've had a healthy fear of people carrying guns for as long as I can remember. I be kissing they arse trying not to get the ticket. Even tried to make some tears come one time to get out of it.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      SO what ya'll saying is get up and go walk?...Ok I mean I am doing crossfit...I just wanted a kick start.

    • Noirluv45

      Why is the focus on her "alleged" (because I don't believe it) suicide and not that cockroach who started this whole mess AND on the jail that allowed her to die in their custody? That, to me, should be the only topic. Not all this other nonsense, hearsay and speculations.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      He caught what?!

    • Joe Who

      BECAUSE ALLEGEDLY AND REPORTEDLY SHE ASSAULTED THE OFFICER ( OFF CAMERA OF COURSE).
      SHE ASKED THE OFFICER 14 TIMES WHY IS SHE BEING ARRESTED BEFORE HE YANKED HER OUT OF HER CAR.
      SANDRA ROSE YOU ARE PATHETIC AND YOUR WRITING PROVES YOU ARE JUST A GOSSIPER AND NOT A CERTIFIED JOURNALIST. YOUR INTEGRITY IS BELOW ZERO.
      YOU RATHER ARGUE WITH YOUR COMMENTATORS, GET ADGITATED BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THIS GIRL WAS MURDERED. SO YOU TAKE YOUR TACKY SELF AND REPORT THE NEWS AND INTERWINE IT WITH YOU BIAS COON OPINIONS ABOUT THIS WOMAN ALL JUST TO PROVE YOUR POINT. THIS WRITE UP WAS HORRIBLE, OFFENSIVE AND CHILDISH.
      DO BETTER SANDRA ROSE, DO BETTER.
      SINCERYLY DISGUSTED!

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      ALL OF THIS!!!!

    • jusstlooking

      Try earl grey black tea with lemon, it's not as harsh and also try meticulous. I've been drinking that for a week, let me say this....it's like a dish detergent for your insides. You want have to move into the bathroom.

      If you hard core and don't mind possibly destroying your clothes and or sheets take a table spoon of caster oil. It works 10 times quicker than ballerina.

      First tried the tea in Japan decades ago, they drink it everyday. All day with every meal...

    • Noirluv45

      From my understanding, people are basing "fact" on hearsay. I have yet to find where the family simply ignored her calls. If I'm missing it, then someone direct me to the facts.

    • Its Me

      It was so crazy cause I had a BAD experience the first time I used that tea. I tried for a week and I almost literally died.

      Second time it almost had NO impact on me. I mean it did. But not like the first time.

      My homegirl said she TOTALLY thinks the recipe/ efficacy be off depending on which place you get it from!

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      No facts. Just what the sprite gal said.

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

      Hmmm. What would you do if you knew a person who every time they called you they cussed you out because of how you said hello? You love the person and you understand they got "personality" issues, but you don't be feeling like getting cussed out for nothing everytime you talk to em. How would you handle that? Would you stop loving the person? I still love mines. Just gotta catch em at the right time.

    • aRoth

      Agreed! Most ppl DON'T answer unidentified numbers. I DO! I have a child who resides out of town. I ANSWER EVERYTIME! Now #currently my BFF is in jel! I done told her DON'T CALL ME! I will come see you! But whenever SHE gets locked up, the police always call me and ask for me by name. Sometimes at 3 and 4 IN THE MORNING because all she could remember was MY NAME and NUMBER before she passed out. Said all that to say......I ANSWER UNKNOWN, UNFAMILIAR AND RESTRICTED CALLS AND NUMBERS! If I don't want to talk.....I hang up and block. SIMPLE! But for the most part, for my daughter AND elderly mother, I answer. You never know WHO and why people are calling. And not only that, before my brother COMMITTED SUICIDE, he called ppl. They didn't answer......and THAT is what made me start answering any and every phn call at ANYTIME of the day or night!

    • jusstlooking

      Don't know why other people would say that, but is it possible that Sandra thought the same thing briefly? A bails bondsman would have taken a 3rd of that. Not for any of us to speculate, what Sandra Bland though. God Rest her sould

    • Its Me

      Smoochez

    • Its Me

      Thanks for that.

    • whitty hutton

      Chile, who pissed in your coffee? Just cuz you don't wanna deal with somebody's bullshyt for the umpteenth time doesn't mean you don't love them.

      Now I do believe that if they were sick and tired of being sick and tired of her antics that they shouldn't capitalize financially from her death.

    • Noirluv45

      Exactly! It's scary how people go along with everything and anything they hear without investigating. I just read where Sandra made three calls: One to her friend (she left a voicemail), one to her sister, with whom she spoke to, and the other to the bail bondsman. That's the information I found.

    • whitty hutton

      BOL!!!

    • Its Me

      I am DEAD you gave that to folks. Lord have MERCY girl. *wall slides*

    • jusstlooking

      I think it's brew time....step, how how, hot the water is.

    • OpinionHated

      still seems off to me - no prior record yet her bail is set very high and no personal recog offered and she's kept in jail - doesn't add up - as for her fam not answering - I don't get unknown numbers I always figured if its somebody who I need to talk to they'll call my cell but don't jail calls start with you're receiving a call from inmate (insert name her) an inmate at the Broward County correctional facility call waiting will not be allowed.... blah blah blah...

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Hey Baby D! :kiss:
      You being good over there? I bean traveling and hanging OUT :eek:
      I'll be BACH later on ;)

    • Its Me

      I am even deader at the thought of those phone calls. "FUGG YEW Harley. You tried to KILL me"

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      *cackles*
      lawd, I'm sorry hon' :hug:
      *still tickled* :kona:

    • 1/8

      Yes, but that's the way the judicial system works.

      The cops charge you with a crime or infraction. You go to jail or get a ticket. A judge or jury determines the final verdict.

    • OpinionHated

      I must have missed something cause what I saw was a cop become unprofessional when his orders were not followed - his orders which were out of line... if i'm in my car for a traffic stop and smoking you can't make me put my cigarette out - you can ask but you have no legal authority to make me put it out - he got mad cause she questioned his authority... that's not illegal that's her right

    • aRoth

      I still answer! It doesn't matter to me. Could be the LifeAlert ppl for my mama.......and they HAVE called me before looking FOR HER!

    • harley_quinn2.0

      My friend drank it on Friday NITE and had to call in sick Monday ???

    • aRoth

      #pettywop

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

      A stroke. Which gives me an idea for a more uplifting post. Raise your hand if you noticed that Joe didn't have bushy eyebrows anymore. I didn't notice until last night. And when I went searching to see when he got his brows tatted on I couldn't even find any bushy eyebrow pics that weren't extremely old. His mustache tattooed too. Joe cray.

    • aRoth

      She wasn't dead ON THERE......but there is another one going around where it looks as if her eyes are rolled in her head.....yeah she looks dead THERE! But in the days of photoshop and alterations and such, I don't know WHICH photo serves to be true.

    • whitty hutton

      Nan, you can actually be arrested for even minor traffic violations. The paper ticket is in lieu of bail. It's in the fine print.

    • Buttercup

      You did not have to put Dubb on blast like that. LOL

      Before the lurkers run with it, I was making a jokey jokey. Dubb does not drink and drive.

    • aRoth

      I want to see/know if ALL mugshots from that jail have the same background such as this.

    • whitty hutton

      So he picked but she didn't have to take the bait. It wasn't worth it. Just tragic ...

    • aRoth

      LMAOOOO I would NEVER do my sis like that! LOL

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Ok I will look for that ingredient

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Nope the wall has tile

    • jusstlooking

      Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the family changed there wording from her being murdered to wrongful death. (example if inmate, should be checked on more often than not....if they have complained of suicide, but in this case she said she was NOT suicidal.

      She had marking on her harms that were believed to be were self mutilation.

      The autopsy was done by outside independent corner, not that county cornener.

    • aRoth

      *clears thoak all emphysemic and HEAVY like* mmmmhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm :waiting:

    • aRoth

      *weak*

    • free

      i actually saw them play this out piece by piece on CNN. she was calm until he dragged her out of the car. he baited her with a loaded question and she answered truthfully and appropriately; no foul language or smack. when she refused to take the bait, i believe he asked her to put out her cigarette while she was smoking inside her car. she asked why and he refused to answer instead of giving her the reason why. i would also have to question him about this. no foul language. then he tells her to step out of the car and she asks if she's arrested? he STILL refuses to answer any questions and gets irate. at this point, she doesn't know where to go because she doesn't really understand what is happening and why. he pulls her out and then she starts going in. the bottom line is she knew exactly what questions to ask and what her rights are. he escalated every step and then he LIED to his superior officer about it, showing that he knew he was wrong.

    • Blaque Mahogany

      The fact that her sister actually answered the phone AND spoke to her notwithstanding, failure to answer a call is not a reflection of someone's indifference. That is completely absurd. There are several circumstances that can prevent you from answering a call or that can lead you to intentionally not answering calls. Smh. Some of yall...

    • free

      yes, see my response above. when you take apart the tape, he was baiting and baiting (loaded question, the cigarette, get out of the car). even if she hadn't answered the question, he would have moved on to the cigarette. he wasn't interested in moving on at all. for some reason, he wanted to antagonize her and it really shows.

    • free

      in what way?

    • Michelle

      I'm sure when book and movie deals are made about her life, her family will be the first ones with their hands out. Typical.

    • free

      he even LIED about the details!

    • free

      he lied to his superior about the details. you have to listen to his videotape of the details.

    • aRoth

      OOOOHHHH I forgot to THIS......
      AS OF TWO DAYS AGO, 7.25.15, YOU HAVE EXACTLY 5 MONTHS UNTIL CHRISTMAS PPL! THAT IS 5 MONTHS! THAT IS 152 DAYS (give or take a day or two) TO GET YOUR CHIT IN ORDER. GET THAT MONEY SAVED FOR THOSE GIFTS AND BILLS! THERE IS NO REASON FOR PPL TO HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER.......THIS DAY COMES EVERY YEAR, SAME DAY, SAME TIME. GET THEM COINS UP! #carry on #yall thought I forgot LMAOOO

    • free

      they don't believe their lying eyes!

    • opinionchat

      Looka at her cheek as well. It's starting to cave in, that happens when there is no oxygen going to the brain.

    • 1/8

      According to news reports, the cop said Bland kicked him while he was trying to subdue her.

    • OpinionHated

      Ice T and coco having a piece of industrial grade plastic cause her eggs are all dried up and his sperm don't have a wiggle left in them...
      Khloe is in Complex telling her made up business with her add on derrier
      I don't like reality tv like I used (well unless you count Dog the Bounty Hunter - hangs head in shame) - I can't stomach another season of Jackie Christie acting like a 20 year old...

    • free

      hindsight is 20/20. i don't answer shyt if my hubby is home or not. he would probably call his nephew or i'd look for his azz the next morning. the poor family just probably would have never thought she'd be stuck in jail--and she had no reason to be. people generally miss talking to someone in a few days and check the jail, hospital, and morgue.

    • free

      you would think the ME would recuse herself but....

    • free

      see that's me. i'mma have to ask them for my cell so i can get the numbers off, smh.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Gospel

    • R in NYC

      And how do we know the other inmate wasn't paid or coerced to say this? And why were trash bags left in the jail cell? They know they can be used for dubious purposes.

    • free

      and WTF was a big industrial size trash can doing in there anyway? when i saw the cell though, i said yeah, i'd be crying too. so that doesn't mean shyt.

    • free

      they have a better chance to win with wrongful death than murder. they probably didn't know she was a cutter.

    • OpinionHated

      you know the Fred Sanford "Elizabeth i'm coming to join you honey" big one - the stroke not the heart attack but close enough....

    • R in NYC

      That's too much like right. That azzhole cop is on desk duty still getting paid. I truly believe she was profiled when she was driving through that racist, redneck county. Who hasn't changed lanes without a signal first? I lived in Texas for 6 years. I know all about those Good ole boys in the Lonestar state. That man got his KKK hood all in a bunch because a black woman had the nerve to stand up to him.

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Looks like she had been crying for a long time.

    • R in NYC

      Exactly. The only thing in the cell should be the inmates and a roll of toilet paper.

    • R in NYC

      I don't know about that jail but doesn't an inmate have to make a collect call? Perhaps that's why no one was answering. When I got arrested in Georgia for traffic offenses, I could only make a collect call.

    • R in NYC

      And why is she already dressed out in an orange jail jumpsuit? They take your mugshot before they dress you down. Something isn't right.

    • R in NYC

      Yeah. No $500 for bail but have money for a funeral? How does that work?

    • R in NYC

      If that person is rolling like that you should suggest they get some professional help.

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      Some people actually have life insurance.

    • R in NYC

      Where can I go to see that other mugshot?

    • suganspice68

      Yes,it sure is.

    • suganspice68

      I wonder if Sandra Bland's mom may feel guilt soon for not answering her daughter's call,her depression and her mom's refusal to answer her calls may had pushed her over the edge completely.

    • suganspice68

      Those young broads may be the death of Joe,remember how Ron Isley's brother,O'Kelly died years ago?

    • R in NYC

      Lawd.......bwahahahaha...that man chasing tail at his age and trying to look sexy for them young gals......I just can't.....and I won't.

    • 88

      Still waiting on the video footage to confirm this.

    • OpinionHated

      Honestly if I could choose how I go out choice 1 in my sleep at a ripe old age - choice 2 in the middle of the best phuck of my life also at a ripe old age...lol.... ever see Leaving Las Vegas - dude drank himself to death and died in the puss.... he came and went at the same time...

    • nekkkyj

      They probably didn't have the money

    • jusstlooking

      chase, you right. Our kids to old, the gift will be lights, food and socks and new tooth brush.

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      whet?!!! lawd :facepalm:

    • Bootcampgirl

      Girl, you read my ENTIRE mind...

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Why wouldn't the mom take her calls though? I want to believe she didn't commit suicide. I also want to believe that her friends and family didn't leave her to sit in a jail either. I just can't see a mom doing this though. Moms will go through hell and back for their children. It's the dads who are prone to not take calls. Mothers just dont do that normally. I guess we'll never really know their true relationships. We all have a family member who cries wolf or simply are beyond their last leg with us. No shade. But family please, if y'all know she was suicidal, lets be honest about it.

      As of today, no one's going to admit to not taking her calls or expound on why they ignored her. I don't want to make any angle of this story more than what it is. If she committed suicide, let's deal with that. If she was truly murdered in jail, lets deal with that.

    • aRoth

      Somebody posted it right above my comment. One with her eyes rolled back. The other with her looking into the camera, irritated. Looked like she had been crying. But not dead. Hit "refresh" or F5 on your computer.

    • Felicia Smith

      so no one answered her calls from the mother to the room mate I hope she hunts there azz

    • Felicia Smith

      family fuuks u good my mom living with me 5years up and go back to a women beater and moves out on my azz left me with me high bills and all but look im a survivor to bad Sandra couldnt

    • Queen Negus

      That is so sad no one returned or answered her calls. I will take your calls from jail but that doesn't mean I am helping you get out!! Certain family members know NOT to call me and they don't!!..lmao

    • Queen Negus

      DONT FEED THE TROLLS!! HAHAHA

    • Lakeshia Lewis

      THAT'S A WHOLE LIE HER FAMILY WAS ON THEIR WAY THERE PEOPLE NEED TO STOP LISTENING TO NONSENSE

    • E Love

      Even when calling from jail with an unidentified number a voice mail can be left. It will state than inmate "X" is attempting to reach you from "X" jail. So at that point the number or the person calling is no longer in question.

    • Nix

      answer a question for me, since you're so well versed in this case *sarcasm*
      why did the officer LIE with his account of what occurred?

    • Nix

      where the hell are people getting their information that she was the black sheep of the family and that no one wanted to take her calls or bail her out?? the media is truly a beast at brainwashing

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

      Well Sandra is the one posting and advocating the lies and nonsense that everyone is complaining about.........especially after her very own sister went on live TV and said she talked to Sandra and promised her she would get her out....

    • Noirluv45

      I think so, Raquel. I'm not sure if it's true about no one answering because she spoke to her sister.

    • 88

      The government is putting out all of this to distract the public from the manner of her death. That is psychological warfare 101 like in the case of Trayvon, Mike Brown and others. Assassinate the victims character with leaking damaging information through the mass media and the public at large will no longer have sympathy or care for the victim.

    • 88

      This so call witness is a liar, if all of this was true they would have released the unedited footage from the jail.

    • Noirluv45

      Yes, to everything you said! It makes me so angry. He's on easy duty when he should've not only been suspended but without pay. I'm sick of these cops thinking Black lives are dispensible. Raquel, we've all changed lanes without signaling especially when no one is on the street. The cop was coming up behind her and logically, she moved out that cockroaches way. I live in Eastern Carolina and those same Good Ole Boys slither in droves her too.

    • DopeRhymesYo

      How she get a trash bag in her cell? I just left Rice Street...DEY ain't have none. ..

    • Chocolate diva

      I honestly think this is a bias post! You always seem turn on your black community, Sandra! I love you site and always will but smh

    • barbeez

      Finally someone speaks the truth. She only had to post ten percent of the bail. The whole family could not scrape together 500 bucks? Now...all of a sudden they have a family lawyer and are giving press conferences. That girl was left by her family in that jail for three days. Her family not the cop-that somehow everyone is trying to blame. I have been a victim of police brutality but Sandra lost control of herself. All she had to do was put that cigarette out and she would have gotten a warning. I feel bad for her. We all lose control...only this time she landed in jail and could not make it to work for her new job and that lead to her suicidal state. SMH.

    • 1/8

      What did the officer lie about?

    • barbeez

      If you knew your daughter had just moved to Texas you would answer.

    • barbeez

      I agree that cop was unprofessional but her mouth...My gosh. She called the p-word and a mf.

    • barbeez

      There's a reason why people avoided her call. Look at how she acted with the cop. Imagine how she treated her family and friends. I never heard one person describe her as nice and giving.

    • barbeez

      really?

    • barbeez

      that sienna almost sent me to the hospital

    • Li

      Well there you have it. On another site I read that the attorney for the family said they were scrambling to get the $500 bond. I don't understand this. According to the report, no one was answering their phone -- how did they know she was in jail? And why did it take so long to get $500 or even $5000 together?
      It's heartbreaking but the witness seems to be credible.

    • barbeez

      Her sister said she attempted suicide last year after a miscarriage.

    • barbeez

      A normal mother would have driven all night to get to their child, especially since she had a history of suicide. I wonder if Sandra's mouth had gotten her in trouble before and her family was just tired of it.

    • stanley

      Most people wouldn't answer a call from an "Unknown" number. But it has already been established that she did speak to her Mother and a Friend while she was in jail. So Sandra Rose is only publishing half-truths here.

    • Traci404

      Damn! Now all these people should feel guilty, as job

    • Hmmm~?

      The cop was driving behind her, there wasn't anyway for him to know she was black before he pulled her over.

    • Sofiyah Balthazar

      Sad

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      It wasn't unidentified. The caller ID displays the name of the jail.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      And let's not forget she spoke to LaVAughn who told her he would get her out in an hour. The sorry bastid probably ran off with her money.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Thank you. Every time I get a random call from the jail, the jail is identified on caller ID.

    • Ahkeyah Israel

      Damn Liars!!!!

    • sunni_daze

      i don't believe this woman, isn't she the same person who got a get out jail free card after Sandra was murdered.

    • SpeshalGift

      I cant say for sure what happened to her.. but 10% of $5,000 is $500 and that is not a lot for family who says they were so close to Bland to come up with... My ass not rich but have pawned a ring or something to help get a distant cousin out of jail so for my child I would of pawned my car anything.

    • layah2sexc

      she was dead. Forget what everybody says. You have to see dead bodies to know how some of them look when they die

    • aRoth

      I work in Anatomic Pathology, I know a dead body when I see one.

    • Thurayya Hatun Irby

      The problem is not that, no one took her phone call, the problem is that she should not have needed the call. She was wrongly arrested and it led to them killing her. We must stay focused, they want to bring up every type of point except the point that an injustice thing has taken place. Forget the call, weed and her mouth....stay on the fact that all involved with her murder need to be brought to justice.

    • Mrs Mary

      The fact that no one answered their phones for this girl not even her own mother tells me a lot about her so called family! if her family was real family she would be alive today period point blank. she killed herself because she felt hopeless and all alone and felt like no one cared and that no one was going to bail her out. she knew how her family was, let's face it, black families aint what they use to be , and the first person you call is your PARENTS....she couldn't even depend on her own mother, mark my words, her mother going to pay dearly for not helping her baby!!! Sandra felt no one cared, no one was going to bail her out and being already PTSD, she lost it and took her own life!!! she didn't feel like no one had her back, especially after already being in a position where her own roommate didn't pick up...oh he going to lose a lot of sleep I bet.

    • Mrs Mary

      exactly, and the roommate admitted not answering or listening to the voicemail that she left. this how I see it, they know Sandra had mental problems they knew she was always in some type of trouble, they knew she smoked pot. now, to me, they looked her as "crazy" and we all know how we look at "crazy" family members. we don't pay them no mind and when they call us we decline the call, it's true and let's be real about the situation, except in this case they had no idea how much trouble she was in neither did they realize she would take her own life, all of them so called family members will remain restless and the blood is on their hands, not the cop, not no one but her family members who wouldn't answer her calls or post bail of a measley $500, hell I can spend that one day in Gap and the grocery store!

    • Mrs Mary

      exactly, I have known folks to put their house up for collateral for much more money than that, I blame the family, and how in the hell they didn't know she had mental problems? but her mother dancing around the church at her daughter's funeral a daughter she wouldn't answer the phone for....chile please!!! the whole damn family full of ****!

    • Mrs Mary

      exactly, so true, I feel the same way, she acted like she had something to hide by not putting out the cigarette or be willing to get out of the car. I want to know what was in the car, also, her family is going to have many sleepless nights, why no one answered the phone or came up with a measley $500, a darn shame!!! I blame the family which to me was Sandra's biggest stressor!!! she lost control from the moment she was stopped, also an article said she was going to a job interview, but who goes to a job interview with cigarette on their breathe and hands, she didn't even have the job "yet"...smh

    • Mrs Mary

      you need to watch the video again, her sister said "working on it", she didn't say she would have it or when, so Sandra could have sat there, which appears she would for a month until her court date..smh...and someone like Sandra with all that pot in her system and PTSD couldn't handle being locked up like that, pot heads need their pot or else they have hissy fits....Sandra had a lot going on in her brain that wasn't good!

    • Mrs Mary

      oh yeah there is more to this story with Sandra and her family, your mother is the first one that you know will bail you out...something real fishy about this family, the cop was wrong but the family was worse because they didn't bail her out and her roommate wouldn't answer his phone or listen to her voicemails...wow so sad....

    • Mrs Mary

      I totally agree, I mean who calls their roommate before they call their parents? Sandra mom seems shady to me anyway...they need to just tell the truth, they didn't pay Sandra no mind because she was the "crazy" big mouth family member that no one paid any attention to based on her prior crazy ways and antics....just tell the darn truth, now they entire family expects to get paid from her death....I pray to God they don't!

    • Mrs Mary

      not true, they are behind you for a reason, they are running your plates while behind you and your driver's license says if you are black white Hispanic or indian...LOL I have seen many police pull people over because they were behind them running their plates and hers said Illinois so she was a target right there

    • Mrs Mary

      its true, her roommate even admitted not taking the calls or listening to the voicemail she left until after she died and how horrible he feels, go to msn news it's there.. the blood is on his hands and the family members that ignored her..aint no way in hell imam let one of mines sit in a jail cell!

    • Mrs Mary

      true, she felt all alone and hopeless and felt ignored by her family yet again. think about it, she didn't have the job "yet", she was going on a job interview for the job, she felt like after they found out she was arrested and put in jail, that would be the end of her career or lack thereof, she was thinking about a lot of the pitfalls to being in jail and she was already poor, living with someone in a new town, she was already suffering from PTSD and depression (admittedly) and she didn't have not one soul that she could for surely depend on to bail her out, now you add all that up and all you get is a Debbie downer spirit and end it all unfortunately she didn't have the belief that life would change.....so sad...again, her family has her blood on their hands.

    • Mrs Mary

      the friend didn't answer or listen to the voicemails until after she was dead. the sister said she would "work on getting her out", not "i'm coming to get you out", the bail bondsmen said he would call her mother to see if her mother had the 10%...now you tell me, where is the hope for Sandra from her family and friends after 3 days sitting in a jail cell striking out, high off pot and depressed and indigent. the real question is , why was Sandra poor??? she had no kids no bills living with someone....we got to do better!!!

    • John

      Correct, many factors is all over her face, pale color, rounded chin instead of pointy like in live photos of her, suggesting a lying down position. Nice blur spot on left part of her lips suggest photo shop on the pic the jail claim is the real one the one with eyes rolled back is pretty clear in that same spot. The mugshot pic is not consistent with the other ones either, like the distance, the only one that looks like the camera is further away. Does one think another inmate or a coroner or any local is gonna tell on the cops, they gotta live there and Sandra was an outsider, there's all the proof.