Sandra Bland

Friends and supporters of the 28-year-old Chicago woman who committed suicide in a Waller County (Texas) jail cell now claim raw video footage of her traffic stop was edited.

Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia stopped Sandra Bland near Prairie View, Texas, for changing lanes without signaling.

Dash cam footage shows Encinia approaching Bland's car and asking to see her driver's license and insurance.

Bland had an attitude and was noncompliant when the officer asked her to extinguish her cigarette.

Bland refused to put out the cigarette and she subsequently refused to follow Encinia's order to get out of her vehicle.

The trooper opened the car door and Bland became combative. Encinia drew his stun gun and Bland calmly exited the vehicle with her hands in the air.

At some point during the ensuing scuffle, Bland kicked the officer. She was then arrested for assaulting the officer.

The Texas Department of Public Safety posted the raw dash cam video footage from the trooper's patrol car on its YouTube channel on Tuesday.

A YouTube user noticed scenes that appeared to have been edited. Bland's family and friends seized upon that as evidence of some sort of conspiracy.

The footage from the dash cam video which shows the initial traffic stop was not altered. Also, the sound of the confrontation between Bland and the trooper was not edited.

The video does appear to jump around long after Bland was secured in the back seat of the patrol unit.

What the family can't dispute is video from outside Bland's Waller County jail cell that shows no one entered her cell before she hung herself with a garbage can liner on Monday morning.

Bland was taken to the Waller County jail and booked by jail staff on Friday evening. The jail staff observed that Bland had no injuries.

She was allowed one phone call on Monday, which she placed to a bail bondsman who offered to call her mother for her.

Bland's family was reportedly securing 10% of Bland's $5,000 bond.

An hour after she spoke with the bondsman she was found dead in her cell.

Some law enforcement experts say Bland should not have been arrested in the first place.

Vernon Herron, a senior policy analyst, said Bland's attitude was not good cause to arrest her.

"A person's attitude or their demeanor is not probable cause to make an arrest," said Herron.

"Regardless of the situation — it doesn't matter where it happens — a DPS state trooper has got an obligation to exhibit professionalism and be courteous ... and that wasn't the case in this situation," said Steven McCraw, the department director.

Bland's family can't believe she would kill herself. But, by her own admission, Bland suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In stressful situations, healthy people with good coping skills can see a light at the end of a tunnel.

But depressed people in stressful situations can only see darkness and no hope.

The typical thought process of a depressed person is, "I would be better off dead."

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    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Let me read ... I have truly been ignoring this story ...and stories like this all together for many personal reasons ... But I guess I will pull up a chair .....

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      You can't trust footage from authorities. True "raw" footage will come from camera phones. Again, cops can't be trusted. If everything you're telling is true, you can release the dash cam to back up your version of the story.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Welp I should have left well enough alone .... Jesus ... very suspicious story

    • Chitsngiggles

      Fug the Police

    • iWasteTime

      What the family can’t dispute is video from outside Bland’s Waller County jail cell that shows no one entered her cell before she hung herself with a garbage can liner on Monday morning.
      -----------------------------
      I respectfully disagree, the cops said they went to her cell at 7 and at 8 and found her dead at 9.
      The footage they released shows no one going to the cell at 8. Why say you went a third time and you did not?
      If the dash cam footage can be edited, can't the jail footage?

    • Chitsngiggles

      Just because she suffered from PTSD doesn't make her suicidal. Stop it Sandra.

    • iWasteTime

      “A person’s attitude or their demeanor is not probable cause to make an arrest,

      ----------------------------
      This ^^^^
      She didn't have to extinguish her cigarette, be "polite" or just sit there.
      As a officer you are trained to deal with people at their best and at their worst and to not take that in to consideration or let it fog your judgement.
      She was held for 2 days with no phone call for a reason. Bails Bonds men are 24-7

    • Chitsngiggles

      Even IF (which is a lie) she did kill herself, its still the police's fault, because she was illegally arrested. That police had no business pulling her out of her car. She didn't have to put her cigarette out either. Billy Bob was on a power trip. He didn't like the way she spoke to him. Getting mouthy with a cop is not illegal.

    • aRoth

      I'm mad he never told her why she was under arrest.

    • JazzyPudding

      First "NOT ALL DEPRESSED/PTSD" PEOPLE ARE SUICIDAL.
      2ndly Until they prove suicide "Aint Nobody Trying to Hear That. I'm not saying she didn't kill her self but there is enough suspicion to THOROUGHLY investigate. AND EVEN THEN HMPH...Well you know the rest.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I wish this would hurry up find the resolution this 50/50 is for the bird, I'm really tired of WHALE..she could have or NOT she didn't...She needs some rest.

    • SummerBaby

      It was hard for me to watch this. I can't begin to understand how her family feels. My heart goes out to them & I hope the truth is revealed. ??

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Bland suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

      ^^^^^
      Terrible combo by the way... it usually fester other mental conditions too .... #Fact .... But with a story so weird .... sounds like there are plenty of missing things that aren't being reported ... just from reading about it for the first time IMO on here today.... something dirty in this here glass of milk

    • Chitsngiggles

      For being mouthy with authority. Then the bastard lied in his police report talking about she kicked him in the shin. Bish Where? The video shows no such thing. What is illegal is falsifying a police report though.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Put up the wrong damn tea gif

    • lenny

      Sandra was 6ft tall. that might come into play later

    • iWasteTime

      when you can watch the video.
      she should have never been in the cell for failure to use a turn signal and put her cigarette out in her own car.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      No doubt about that either ... haven't seen the video ... and probably want .....

    • SummerBaby

      But she looked very slim compared to that cop.

    • Chitsngiggles

      They from the Chi. They gonna fight these rednecks down in Prarie View. Every time my friends and I would go to PV, we was always very cautious. The college is the town. HBCU in a hick ass town. Them rednecks hate all those educated black kids being there.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yes...she should have never been in that cell regardless if killed yourself or not. Watching a love ones finally moment can haunt you.

    • Its Me

      You say footage was edited....
      Yet you still on that "well she WAS PTSD you know".

    • lenny

      i mean in regards to this supposed hanging.

    • That’s Interesting

      Right. She did not have to put her cigarette out. I know her family wants their daughter, and not money, but they are going to get paid. That was an unlawful arrest, so she should have never been in that jail cell in the first place. Unfortunately, I don't think anybody will ever be prosecuted, and they never will be able to prove murder. I also don't think she killed herself. Why is is that all these Black men and women, according to the police, decide to hang themselves in holding cells for minor offenses. Bull s hit. Sandra Bland is not the first, and she won't be the last. I wish she would have put that cigarette out. We are not safe with police and we are not safe in this country. I don't think she's going to get any justice. This is sad.

    • Chitsngiggles

      It wasn't anywhere in the cell where she could hang herself. They showed footage. And from a cheap ass trash bag. They need more people.

    • LabellaMior

      This is such a sad situation. I swear I hate watching the news if its not a cop killing innocent folks or folks killing other folks. Seems like we are in our last days.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Ride it til the wheel fall off.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I didn't know she was that tall.

    • Its Me

      Sandra pisses me off sometimes man.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Yeah I just can't anymore ....

    • lenny

      someone strangled or smothered her than hung her. she was probably threatening to sue since she was in jail for 3 days. unacceptable

    • SummerBaby

      Girl that's why I think it hits so close to home for me.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      she'll induce a stroke man..the last couple of weeks have been...so MURCH

    • Chitsngiggles

      Exactly what happened. They googled her. Found out she was an activist.. They didn't want her stirring up students on the campus and in the town so they killed her.

    • SummerBaby

      Oh! ?? Thanks for clarifying

    • LabellaMior

      Funny thing is I work overseas and my co wokers were all talking about how we feel safer over here than in the US... To much dam killing.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Police are not the LAW. They are supposed to ENFORCE the law. ACTUAL laws. Not made up on the spot to fit my needs and wants and stroke my ego for this moment type "laws". Prayers to all those affected. I'm still reading more on the man who was shot in the head during his stop.

    • That’s Interesting

      I don't even want to think about how she was treated those THREE days and what was going through her head. Arrested for NOTHING, sitting in a jail cell for three days, and then more than likely being treated like s hit.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yea it seems that way but social media has shoved it in our faces. same amount of folks are killing each but WE just didn't know it, now we know about every dang thing...NOT a good thing.

    • Chitsngiggles

      Girl I went to TSU in Houston which is about 45 minutes away from PV. We traveled to PV a lot cause that's so our closes rival. I know all about that hick ass town. They hated us down there. You have to be very care down there. They messd with you for any little thing.

    • Its Me

      We have ALOT of those. One that comes to my mind is Winston-Salem State University. The city that tobacco built and named after cigarettes....racist as hell. You would think yt Wake Forest University is the only institution there the way WSSU gets treated.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      a bit MURCH!!! Sometimes I skip the stories and head straight to fuckery in comment section.

    • aRoth

      I just watched 12 mins of this video. When he was on the phn with whomever, he said "I told her she was under arrest when I took her to the side". No bitch, you told her she was under arrest when she was SITTING in her car smoking her cigarette. Lyin ass cops! I SWEAR!

    • Its Me

      Yall old timers now then lmaoooo.

    • aRoth

      ....and had NO weapon. Just a bottle of alcohol. #blameit

    • Chitsngiggles

      Same shyt. University of Houston and Rice get all the publicity. TSU and PV are just nigga schools to them white folk

    • That’s Interesting

      I am so sick of hearing about this alleged depression and PTSD. Was she ever formally diagnosed? She is being put on trial just like Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin. I believe she was murdered, and I HATE they have this depression thing to hang over her head. If anything, she seems like she would have been eager to get out to tell her side of the story and show exactly how these crooked cops operate.

    • Queen Negus

      Afternoon Sandra and Roses!!?

      This is so sad to read and watch. Sandra B probably was targeted for her online videos about the police. She should not have been arrested for an traffic violation. This is not the first person who died in police custody and won't be the last. Only video I would like to see is the one in her jail cell ?

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Hey y'all. *goes to read*

    • Its Me

      Durham is the same way with Duke vs. NC Central. The HBCU's be an absolute after thought.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Having to take a break from the blog before I could even get settled good and I came before the change

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      See what I mean... I think SR been kidnapped by Chits and she's writing these stories....kidding

    • Its Me

      Put your cigarette out to me means...put your cigarette out bc you about to get your azz kicked. And I don't wanna get burned.

    • Traci404

      This video is real suspect. its obviously edited.
      Cars dont disappear into thin air like that.
      and the officer was wa;king and the video skipped like a jacked up album on a stereo.

      SO.. something is WRONG...
      when does an officer open your car door and make you get out.?

      All of this cause she was mad about getting a ticket? for not using your turn signal. DAMN

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Kidding...kind of? Lol

    • Its Me

      SR cussed me smoove out when I said is that you posting these stories Sandra? Told me where yo blog at then bih?

    • Hair Lova ???

      Yeah, rightttt.she saw no way out from this dark tunnel, for failure to use her turn signal, and not putting out her cigarette out. haven't watched the video, don't wanna watch it. BUT they using hefty cinch sacks in the big house? They got those extra strong trash bags, huh?

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Bill Cosby lawyer done told Andrea Constand since she want to keep running her mouth defying the sealed agreement "Bytch better have my money"

    • iWasteTime

      She was the third since 2012. There is no way !
      I like what you said and I'm sad with you. She is dead because she knew her rights and knew they were wrong.

    • Chitsngiggles

      Basically...I have fired up a square a many of times when the police has pulled my and friends over to cover the weed smell. Lol. No police has ever told me to put it out. Ever

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Personal experience: At the carwash about a month ago shooting the shyt with a homeboy I hadn't seen in a minute. It was about 7pm, but we were the only 2 black people there. About 4 spots down, there was a crew of white kids, blasting the hell out of Lil Boosie. As we are laughing and talking (actually about the white kids), a white cop pulls in all fast, then comes to an abrupt stop right beside us. We looked at him, he looked at us. We continued to talk for about another minute. Cop still sitting there staring. I had my phone in my hand, so I pointed in his direction like I was recording (wish I had actually recorded). This bastard left skid marks pulling off. To this day, I have no idea why he did it. Were we too happy? Gesturing too much? Or were we just two black men who shouldn't have been outside? Either way, I see shyt like this and realize that day could have been the last time I saw my family.
      And yeah, I'm now jaded as fukk about all cops.

    • SummerBaby

      In the video she kept saying she can't wait to face him in court.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Oh shyt for real??? Well hell that sounds like Opinated talking!!

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Well....lol. it's not funny but if you gonna to take the funds then shut up. Now she gonna have to pay it back and bet money she ain't got it.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I didn't even read the Plannned Parenthood one.

    • MissHarlem

      Hey boo ???

    • iWasteTime

      He thought Boosie came from y'all and he rode by them white kids huh? smh!

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      And why the fukk he had to take her out of view of the camera? Cause he was mad as fukk and wanted to get in some sneak shots.

    • Hair Lova ???

      He was pissed of yawl nucca's weren't blasting Boosie arse. And wtf yawl got to be so happy about???

    • That’s Interesting

      It's so messed up, and we already know NOTHING is going to happen to that cop who arrested her and whoever killed her in that jail cell.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      That's honestly what I thought at first. But his window was down, so he had to have known where the music was coming from. Even still, he shot right on past them.

    • SummerBaby

      He was pissed about that Boosie Boo. ?

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Hey sistah wife!!

    • Hair Lova ???

      Of course he did. What u didn't think he was gonna roll up on them, right?

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Me either! Didn't even read comments.

    • Its Me

      Yes. Popped up on my azz here in the comments section

    • Chitsngiggles

      He was gonna arrest them for listening to Boosie! Lmao.

    • Chitsngiggles

      Karma is a bish!

    • Chitsngiggles

      I wish. That's an extra check I need. Lol #sidehustle

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      I don't think it had anything to do with the music. We were just 2 black men in the "wrong neighborhood". And I live 3 stop lights from the damn car wash.
      Made for a long ass conversation with my son that night.

    • iWasteTime

      Me in planned parent hood.
      I skipped everything

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Right. She did not have to put her cigarette out. I know her family wants their daughter, and not money, but they are going to get paid.

      ___________________________

      And this is the chit right there that pisses me off. They kill a Black person over some bullchit, the city or state pays the family, and the cops can still roam free. No justice served, and they prolly figure the family will end up broke in a few years anyway (they're bullchit thinking, not mine). The city and state prolly got accounts specifically for chit like this.

    • aRoth

      Me either. Just dommented like I do most everything else. LOL

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I remember that..I was like " WELL I NEVER!""

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      lol...I didnt even click..NOT ON TODAY LAWD.

    • Its Me

      I too love me some Mr. BadAzz. But not enough for police to roll up on me over him lmaoooo. I would have been pissed! It aint eem MY damn Boosie playing right now SIR.

    • TheRealLee

      She is a murder victim who died from non accidental head trauma. Her assailant will not be prosecuted.

    • Hair Lova ???

      yeah you know we don't belong anywhere they are.
      "Why she her Ike? Why she here!!!"
      All jokes aside it's sad. Gotta joke to keep from being pissed off

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Girl...GET OUT OF MY HEAD...This flicka da wrist remix he me so hurt with him on it.

    • Its Me

      Nah. Somebody called about that Boosie. Two brothas in the car, upon police arrival was a bonus

    • RoniV

      Why not release video from 24 hours prior to her death versus 3 hours?

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Fukked up part is, I got 4 close relatives that are cops. Now I side eye the hell out of them too.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      The black cops are just as bad though. Protect and service should be changed to Harass and Look the other way...cuz we all know about or experienced first hand the harassing part. But also, I've been stranded downtown Atlanta and seen cops drive right by. I've seen other people thru the years stranded or in need of assistance and the cops keep it moving. Those bums do nothing all damn day. Everybody get your own guns and protect yourselves.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      No making light of what happened...bc it was wrong BUT as a PSA, being anywhere near a Lil Boosie rapping is not good for your health..it induces headaches and the runs.

    • Hair Lova ???

      Man once they take that oath, they are not who they used to be. it's like they become brain washed. And crazy, don't forget crazy.

    • iWasteTime

      Lurk I get this where I work.
      I'm not the only black but my car (at the time) wasn't the newest either. First time the cop thought I was ducking to be out of his line of sight. I said I work here, he told me to prove it, I showed him my ID and then he asked why I worked here and didn't drive one... huh! I said is that why you pulled me over? he gave me back my stuff and let me go. I've been pulled over a few other times and so have none white co workers, on the damn property. Spanish manager was pulled over, I pulled up and was like " EYE guess you are going to be late and I'll tell them" cop still made him "prove" he worked here. That manager is the reason it stopped though. He pitched a FIT, to HR, town cops were up here and everything. He was not having it. I think he was more mad he was treated like a niggah though ..

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Hahahaha! True. But that "Have Mercy On Me" is my shyt.
      *shamed*

    • Its Me

      Hey suga!!!

    • Str8tUpMenace

      And let's not forget there was a claim that her arm was broken. How the fugg she hang herself with a broken arm???

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Ding Ding!!! Got eem!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Ok I'll give you that...I'm just too hurt over the Flicka da Wrist verse...I CAINT be ratchet with Unca Boosie prison's rhymes.

    • SummerBaby

      I like Boosie. I'm like the only one of my friends & they hate when I get the aux cord. ?

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      This mufukkin Mean Green Smoovy posta give me energy n shyt...Im sleep like a mofo

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Pre prison LIL Boosie was getting it...post prison Unca Boosie ... gives me the ***sads**

    • MissHarlem

      ??

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      TRUE SHYT! I got a cousin who is a detective and wants to leave the police department in our home town because he says they're corrupt. But this nigga is applying to the LAPD. The LA fukking PD.
      Frying pan.....fire.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      you saying they took the blue pill.

    • RoniV

      Don't plan on lunch afterward cuz that's some sick shiz..

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      maybe he wants to provoke Change...*shugs*

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I'm not reading that...I refuse.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      HEYYYY Queen.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      See this is the shyt I'm talking about. I've been pulled for the exact opposite reason. Why the fukk you need to know where I work at after you ask me is this my car and I provide you with proper docs. And the only reason you pulling me was I had an extension cord hanging out my trunk and it was dragging the ground.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      So sad

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      That's the equivalent of a chick walking up on you clapping her hands. After that 2nd clap, it's already a fight.

    • Hair Lova ???

      Hmmmm and you know they don't like to be grouped in with us. Man I can't stand these freakin cops, I had a run in too. They thought I was a nucca cutting thru the pj's. I had on timbs, and a northface on (so you already know) it was brick out so I had the hood on. Going to the pharmacy to get my medicine, I was sick. They just hopped out on me. It was night time. Told me to take my hands out my pocket. I'm like for what???? Do you know these bishes forced my hands out my pocket, and placed them behind my back, and cuffed me? White bish was talking mad shyt. Looking thru my pockets, being so thirsty. Came across a pocket full of booger tissue like "Oh got it, I got something!" Cut her finger on the Velcro of my coat and everything. looked thru the tissue and it was.... Just tissue. Mind you they called the sergant and everything. Like they taking me. For what??? Cuz you don't have no id. Did yawl ask for one? Told them where it was, they ran my name and of course it was clean. I'm pissed bitching like I'm going to the fawking pharmacy.I could hardly speak, my throat was so sore. They finally like "We're gonna let you go, we believe your are really sick" Had my coat all opened and shyt. Iwas so pissed, I just went back in the house. They was gonna book me for nothing, well to fill their quota, it was around Christmas time.

    • Hair Lova ???

      They probably thought you had a body attached to the other end.

    • Its Me

      I'm in the same racist azz state as you are. I KNOW the game. My old boss HERE. ...her husband is high ranking RPD who works at the Academy. AND he Asian. From Cali. He is NOT playing about profiling. I went to a party of theirs. All the black officers love him to death. We have a black woman chief of police recently elected. Put him on a task force towards ending it.

    • OvertheMississippi

      But support a serial rapist huh?

    • Hair Lova ???

      See! This is what I'm saying!!! They corrupted but you going to the worst part! What do you think they are?

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

      That's that ish I don't like. What right does he have to tell her to put out her cigarette or get out of the car over a routine traffic violation? I thought they only did that to black men. He escallated the situation. So what she had an attitude. So does everyone else when they are pulled over for dumb ish. Write the ticket and gone bout your business.

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

      Me too girl.

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      Yup, all those "blink and you miss em" towns in TX are known for being racist. Vider, Huntsville, Waco, etc.. I drive speed limit when I'm travelling through those smaller towns in the state.

    • LabellaMior

      Agree!

    • Its Me

      Damn lady dead over a traffic citation

    • Seavoo Play

      Prayers for this family...it's a crying shame the cops took away this woman's life way too early advocating for the very same reason her life was taken away from her...?
      I hope justice will prevail and this dirty cop gets what's coming to him...
      You reap what you sow
      Karma knows NO color

    • iWasteTime

      Such a shame.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      He was mad before the cig. He got pissed to the highest levels of pisstivity with the cig and when she told him her rights; you're suppose to write me a ticket for a traffic violation, I'm in my car smoking, I didn't have a chance to signal because you were flying like a bat outta hayle and I was trying to get out of your way, I only need to identify myself to you, and I'm not under arrest. Unfortunately, having and knowing your rights can and will still get you killed. There have been some people who have been able to state their rights, film, be left alone, and live to fight another day (in a court of law). Others...well, you know the rest.

      Regarding her admissions on FB, her pastor has stated she had never been diagnosed, but was something she stated. This case is sad all around.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Now I need a damn smoke.....

    • VDot

      Dude, I was down in Alabama last week. Family pull into a gas station - 18 of us, but only two vehicles. Black folks, not even Messican. But it's fake sadditity side of my mama's family, so we chill with it. Just in there getting snick snacks and lottery tickets. Pig azz cop stood in the middle of the store and stared us down the moment we entered the store. Damn near beside himself that it was so many of us and he only have two eyes. Crakka got in his car when we moved outside to pump gas/change the baby and watched us from his car. Sh.T was unsettling. All these hillbillies around, but you wanna watch us. Sir we just about to load up in our chuch van and keep it moving.

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Wow that's crazy! Didn't do ish to the kids with the noise ordinance issue but two black men chillin gets a "look" smh..

    • MisTaken

      Trying to catch up. My day been foolish. I just now got up to speed on the Meek stuff .. I know I'm slacking .. Shameful

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      He said because she wouldn't get out the car.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      ??

    • MisTaken

      Yea I was praying for you the whole time like .. PWEASE LET MY FREN COME BYKE SAFE AND NOT WITH A HILLBILLY BABY IN HER

    • MisTaken

      Again I pray they actually do the right thing and find justice for this lady and her family. They will never get her back but they people that caused her death and are participating in this cover up must be punished

    • MisTaken

      Why in the HAIL did you add that hashtag? I was all mad about to go do the education and then saw the hashtag and gigged. :spank: don't do that again!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Okaaaaay. I was wondering.

    • Ruby shine

      Exactly. They are a modern day Blue Klux Klan. ?

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      Must be a nice jail seeing as how they have trash cans in the cells lined WITH heavy duty trash bags, strong enough for a 6ft tall woman to hang herself with. Sounds like some Hefty or Glad type of bags, the good expensive kind, not the cheap dollar store kind that as soon as you have a couple lbs of trash in em they rip. Never been to jail but I've been told jail cells don't have trash cans because the officers bring/remove the food to them and of course they remove all your personal items prior to getting to your cell. So why would there be a need for a trash can anyway? Just something I been pondering...

    • BrownskinQT (Carrington’s e-bo

      If the gov't would stop treating mental illness as is if it's a joke and paid more attention to it....you know what nevermind... Mental illness is a subject that's dear to my heart

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      There was like a wall divider that was from the ceiling to the floor. Had a few inches gapped at the top and bottom. Watched this on CNN last night. Of course, there was a cop there stating if woukd have complied all of this would have been avoided. Another young lady said, but she committed no crime and he was the professional who lost control.

    • SummerBaby

      New post

    • The alternator terminator

      Thank you for saying this. I was feeling depress after having a baby...no way in hell was I thinking about killing myself. The Texas cop and precinct are covering up murder.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I saw that...then went to sit down and be quiet somewhere like big momma taught me when stuff about to go there.

    • That’s Interesting

      They are not going to do the right thing. I saw that first hand with Trayvon Martin. They rarely get it right. God is going to have to deliver his wrath. They are going to get away with this and they already are.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Chile

    • VDot

      Bwhahahaha she is a FOOL for that hashtag. :love:

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Lord, help us.

    • MisTaken

      So you not even going to let me a wittle bit hopeful? No? Ok then *walks off shoulders slumped*

    • VDot

      I can't stand you! NO PINK TOES ALLOWED!!!! ESPECIALLY not a hillbilly

    • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

      told yall yesterday I didnt understand why they got the ability to run around yapping when they have been PAID.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Her pastor said no last night on CNN.

    • That’s Interesting

      Sorry but I have given up on being hopeful. This country is ugly. I really thought Zimmerman was going to jail, but that and all these police killings and hangings let me know exactly what kind of country we live in. *hugs*

    • My Thoughts

      I don't understand why there was a trash can liner in the first place. Why would there be any objects for a person to potentially endanger themselves or others in a cell period?

    • ABbaby

      That's the police biggest problem. They feel like they can tell you want to do but that's not the case. He should have done his job and kept it moving but because she was black he wanted to degrade her and treat her with disrespect so why should she respect him.

    • MisTaken

      Yea that cut me REAL DEEP too. I have to be hopeful for my kids. I am more realistic and militant now but I try not have them live a life of fear but awareness. I have a small son so ? I pray for him ..

    • ABbaby

      He wanted you guys to get ignorant so he can say you reached for his gun and I am glad you didn't take the bait. They are mad that they can't harass us anymore.

    • Estine

      The video in the jail was turned on by motion sensors. Someone who works there could have easily covered the sensors (and logically wouldn't they, if they were going to murder Sandra) and not trigger the cameras.

    • ABbaby

      That's why I don't feel sorry for the black cops that harmed Freddie Gray. How could they do that to him? They sit there and let the I white cops treat us like crap and turn their head. I must say not all white cops are bad but a lot are. I saw this white cop at QT and he looked so sad I asked him what was wrong . He told me that he was not a bad cop and he was feeling down because people think they are all bad. I told him to keep doing good and to keep his head up. He thanked me and we both went in our way.

    • Estine

      He also conveniently left out to his supervisors that he asked her to put her cig out and she said no; or that he thretened to "light her up." Punk-Ass

    • Molly

      Another Sad, Senseless scenario. However I can't understand why she was so turnt up on 100 when she was stopped.?.

      It' s just as easy 2 comply & b on your way rather that risking your life. & even with that these power happy cops they may still pop off.?

      Cops really "Grind my Gears"?
      Never give them "Extra cause 2 act a fool

    • 88

      As a TX resident I can tell you our jails don't allow inmates to have shoestrings or belts for fear of them hanging themselves, They also don't give inmates trashbags. So how the f did she get a trash bag to hang herself? LIES

      I don't know if she was on the terrorist watch list or what but it appears they knew exactly who she was before they approached her vehicle. As in the case of the Jasper, TX man Alfred Wright it wouldn't be unusual for the FBI and TX DPS to falsify evidence.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Look. A whole lotta go on in there and it seems like it has been for some time. Covering up sensors, digging tunnels, impregnating inmates,...

    • 50 Shades of White

      But it doesn't rule out the possibility that she didn't have thoughts of suicide with intent. I don't think that Sandra is trying to imply that everyone with a mood disorder such as MDD has frequent thoughts of suicide.

    • Karen Brady

      LMAO.

    • ABbaby

      Here is my cop story, I went to the grocery store after church one Sunday to get dinner. I went to the self serve checkout line. I paid for a mop with cash separately from my groceries . I paid for the mop first and put it in my cart. Before I could finish ringing up my other items this lady came from behind me and accused me of stealing the mop. I thought she was a customer and I was like I did pay for this mop so we went back and forth after she called me a thief I realized she worked in the store (store mang) she told the girl that watches the self serve checkout to cal the cops. I knew I didn't steal it and had a pocket full of money . She asked for my receipt and I said since you called the cops I'm not showing you nothing. While waiting on cops she telling me I probably did steal It I said lady you sound like a damn fool. She says ima have you banned I told her you don't have that kind of power ohhh she was hot that I was telling her that. Police came and I guess I didn't get the recept fast enough he had the nerve to scream at me. I said hey don't scream at me. The lady looked at the cop he said nothing. Showed my recept cop said she paid for this mop I left but not before letting the store mang that she had not heard the last of this. Went to my car cop pulled up and apologized said he had a bad day.

    • Rdub

      This story just does not make any sense to me. The officer wanted to detain her for refusing to put out a cigarette in her own car. All he needed to do was get a signature for the stupid ticket he wrote and they both could have gone on their merry way.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Yep. I bet she got a mint too. Her people were saying The Cos violated first by denying, calling her a liar, somthing like that and that's why they wanted everything out. She may get more the other way around. Didn't one of the boys from that pastor with the cut off sleeves rescind on his agreement? I thought he got more from a book, interviews.

    • LilBit

      I was asking that last night... Do they even have trash cans and trash bags in cells?

    • BlackGlamour

      right; they have edited it to serve their agenda. So fvcked up (the entire situation) . . .

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      That's some story. You helped out that day.

    • aRoth

      EYE sowwy! *sulks off*

    • Felicia Smith

      they killed her Justice for Sandra Bland

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Lies!!!! They killed that lady just like they killing everybody else. Wasn't any reason for her to be asked to get out the car!!

    • CookieMobster

      I personally think people should respect police way more and obey them when you are asked to do something. They are the damn law if they say sit down freaking sit down, if they ask you to put your cigarette out just freaking do it. A LOT of **** could have been avoided in recent memory if folks would just show some respect. You have to realize this is there job and especially now days, they never know what the hell they are walking into.

    • BLACK *I*C*E*

      I love this blog. But this issue is too close to home for me to be impartial.
      As an Alumni of PVAMU I just can't.....
      #HeartBroken

    • Starsky Willows

      I just saw the video... I do think someone Might have hurt her in jail, because her attitude was on 1000! I truly think if she had of cooperated with that silly a$$ traffic stop she would be at work today...

    • That’s Interesting

      They have paid billions of dollars out to people if you combine every city in the US. It's a huge problem and nothing happens to the cop. So it's basically our money from taxes protecting these cops.

    • That’s Interesting

      I can't think of a single person I know who hasn't said they felt depressed at least once. That's a human emotion and most people say it about themselves at least once. Now they're trying to throw the DSM V at her. Smdh.

    • Starsky Willows

      Why escalate a situation you have no control of??? Put the cigarette out, say yes sir, sign the dang on ticket And Live... Why do we need to keep dying for stupid s***?

    • 1/8

      Prove it.

    • ABbaby

      There job is to issue you a ticket and move on. That's why he in trouble now because he wanted to prove a point that he is in charge .he violated procedure something they always do but now they are in video.

    • 1shy112

      My comment is Waiting for approval really sandra. Your to full of you. You have something with your name on it and think peoples free opinions has to wait for approval. You need people for your sucess...always remember

    • 1/8

      Sandra Bland, by her own admission, was self-destructive. After all, depression is anger turned inward.

      Sandra was running from herself... moved to a new city... and discovered she couldn't escape her poor choices.

      At some point, while in lockup, she decided to stop running and kill herself.

      Instead of chasing conspiracy theories, Sandra's family should spend their time promoting awareness of depression in the black community.

    • 1/8

      Here's my prediction: The family will win a lawsuit based on the fact that placing trash bag in a prisoner's cell was negligible.

    • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

      Even if she knew her rights she is still just as dead. We have to learn to de-escalate situations until we are out of danger, then take it to the streets. Like my MIL used to tell me -- you have to be careful when someone has the knife and you have the blade.

    • ABbaby

      How do you know? We can only speculate and that's not fair to Sandra.

    • whitty hutton

      A ticket is in lieu of a summons. The officer has the legal right to arrest and take you to jail for ANY traffic offense. If you read the fine print on a traffic ticket it is clearly stated. The reason it is not a standard practice is because jails would be even more overcrowded and the system wouldn't be able to handle the overload of processing paperwork, so the ticket is given instead. Knowledge is power.

      What I saw is two people with nasty attitudes...one in a uniform with a gun, taser, baton and handcuffs, and Sandra Bland. No, she was not legally bound to put out the cigarette but he asked her nicely and she could have put it in the ashtray and let that shit ride. I detest cigarette smoke and would have asked tje same if she was holding it in a way where the smoke was blowing directly in my face. BOTH of them were rude to each other and she should've just STFU and took that damn ticket. It wasn't worth all the arguing back and forth, and eventual arrest for disorderly conduct...or whatever the charge was. She was not arrested for the illegal lane change.

      People keep saying she was happy about her new job but she certainly didn't seem happy in the video. My happy ass woulda took the ticket and kept it moving. Then took my recording of the situation and put his ass on the news, filed a complaint, contacted Al Sharpton, etc.

      I know folks will disagree and that's fine with me. I just didn't see where him being an asshole warranted her being one too, especially when he was going to give her a warning. Damn...it's a police officer. I've seen and heard worse treatment from Black officers towards Black people.

      It's just sad all around and I hope her family gets the justice they're seeking. And in seeking that justice, my prayer is that they find some small amount of peace.

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

      So you are a Psychiatrist too? Well I work for Northwestern University Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department and NO you are so wrong. Shamefully wrong. The video footage from outside her cell could have been edited too! Depressed people don't fluctuate from feeling to feeling like that...Bipolar do, people with borderline personality disorders...maybe....she was an activist against police brutality and she was outspoken, she kept repeating over and over how she couldn't wait to take their azzes to court, she wouldn't have given them the satisfaction. If she was as depressed as you and the racist pigs want us to believe, she would have never fought back in the first place. Depressed people usually conform. Stop perpetuating BS.

    • whitty hutton

      I agree with you but the officer did have the legal right to arrest her for the traffic violation. The traffic ticket is in lieu of bail. It's in all that small fine print on a ticket.

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

      and you are a Psychiatrist and Pyschic Medium? GTFOH...running from herself? FOH...how is a single woman with no kids, pursuing her dreams running? Who the f"ck do you people work for?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Guess it's different down there. He is suspended for violation of code. When they get a traffic violation they get a ticket and sent on their merry way. That's why this is such a big stink.

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

      if a police officer ask you to jump off a bridge.....just do that too? FOH...It was ILLEGAL TO ASK HER to put out her cigarette....she didn't have to...MLK, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, etc...thank GOD they didn't conform....we would be still in the cotton fields if no one ever stood up for our rights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      YOU PROVE THEY DIDN'T!

    • whitty hutton

      Her pastor was embarrassing to watch. The only helpful fact he provided is that she was never clinically diagnosed as having PTSD. Or maybe she was and she didn't tell her family. Sad thing is we'll never know. Damn man, this caused me to shed hot, angry tears. ??

    • whitty hutton

      Violation of the courtesy policy is what he's suspended for. Everything he did/said after she refused to put out the cigarette was in violation of the courtesy policy.

    • 1/8

      You made the assertion that she was murdered. The burden of proof rests squarely on your shoulders.

      However, thus far, there is evidence Sandra was self-destructive and prone to making horrible decisions.

      You've got your work cut out for you!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Thanks Whitty. Heard differently last night. I stand corrected.

    • whitty hutton

      Girrrl...this shyt has hurt me deeply and I don't even know her. But all the shoulda/coulda/woulda I get from watching the video is downright heartbreaking. I had written a long post but it got put in moderation and disappeared.

    • 1/8

      The proof is in the pudding. The dashcam video clearly shows a woman who was irrational and out of control.

      Sandra Bland turned a simple traffic stop into her own death sentence. She finally got what she wanted.

    • 1/8

      That fact that she was battling mental issues isn't speculation. That revelation came from Sandra Bland's mouth.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Really?

    • Stephanie

      Lemme tell yall something.
      Please, tell your children this too.

      When a cop tells you to do something or even when you know you are being approached by a cop, set your phone on record and then set it down so the cop doesn't know.

      Be respectful at all times no matter how rude the cop may be.
      If the cop tells you to get out of your car- do it OR they will force you.

      Then go to an attorney or even the news with your recording.

    • Megan L

      Lies on lies... How come they claim she only made one call to a bails man but today we hear another phone call she made to the person she was staying with explaining how she is locked up.. One lie on top of another...

    • whitty hutton

      I don't get why she was so argumentative even if he was an asshole. She had so much to look forward to that IMO it just wasn't worth all that rowdy ass behavior. Just take the damn ticket, record that shyt and then take action (file a complaint, contact the news, blogs, post online, etc.).

      He was rude but she was too. Difference is he has a gun, taser, baton, handcuffs, etc...shyt she couldn't "win" against in that moment. I've seen and heard Black cops treat Black folks much worse. Talk about picking your battles...

    • Queen Negus

      She didn't have to die in police custody regardless if she was running from her self. The Trooper took it to another level bc he could.
      On a positive note I ran into our State Trooper the other night(wasn't me I was helping a friend) he was the nicest polite police officer ever. He went beyond his duty to help the person. ?

    • Queen Negus

      And again she didn't have to die. I am waiting on jail cell video which could led to Police Brutality.
      I hope no one in your family will have to bury a love one from stupid shyt ? Then you would know how her family feels!!

    • Queen Negus

      Prove he didn't!!
      We need to make Don't Feed Trolls sign!!
      Off to make one.

    • Li

      Iwaste time is correct. There was an hour gap before someone checked on her. She had an hour's time to commit suicide. But what's troubling is why no one heard her moves.

    • Li

      Changing lanes without signalling is the law. It's stupid law, and I think the officer was probably trying to meet his quota.

    • Li

      I saw the video and Ms. Bland had an attitude. Tell me as a parent, if you tell your child to do something -- "go empty the garbage" -- and they say - "why", you won't go upside their head. Bland ran into Office crazy who was trying to make quota. I do believe after seeing the jail video that she committed suicide, but don't know why no one heard her moves.
      Plus she signed a statement to the police that she was suicidal in 2014 for losing a baby. That should have put her on high alert.

    • Li

      Nothing is going to happen because he did nothing illegal....except if you call yelling at someone and physically taking them out the car illegal?

    • Li

      Who killed her?

    • Li

      She signed a statement to the police that she was suicidal in 2014.

    • Li

      Ask any teacher. If a teacher (or a parent, someone in authority) tells a student to do something -- "pick up the paper" - and student asks "why" they'll be marched to the principal. When I saw/heard the video, she had an attitude. Like you say, just put the damn cigarette out, make Officer crazy happy.

    • Li

      She signed a statement saying she was suicidal in 2014 because she lost a baby.

    • That’s Interesting

      Losing a baby and getting arrested for a misdemeanor are two totally different things, and he wasn't her daddy. She could have an attitude if she wanted to have one. That's her right as an American citizen.

    • missaah

      Because she was not clairvoyant and didn't know she'd DIE for not putting her cigarette out. Police Officers should NOT control what you are doing in your property AFTER they give you a ticket. He should've went on his way if the smoke bothered him.

    • That’s Interesting

      It is illegal to ask someone to get out their vehicle because their attitude isn't to your liking and they are smoking a cigarette. It's illegal to proceed to arrest them because of that and because they won't kiss your a ss when they're waiting for you to hand them a citation that they're willing to accept. He was wrong. Period. People have driven off and dragged them, truly assaulted them, spit in their faces, pulled weapons on them, etc. He just wanted her to bow down.

    • 1/8

      Here's another online scholar who doesn't understand how the judicial system works. When one is accused of a crime, it is up to the accuser to prove the alleged offender's guilt.

    • 1/8

      If she had followed the officer's orders, she never would have been arrested.

    • 1/8

      The trooper took it to another level, because Sandra assaulted him.

    • Li

      Look up your law.

    • Queen Negus

      Where? It wasn't on dash can but in his report only. Show me the evidence. The dashcam video was edited. Where is his proof. As I tell all my peeps turn ?that phone in and keep it recording.

      Where is my Don't Feed Trolls Sign. ????

    • Queen Negus

      Thank you for the compliment and Btw I am an Attorney! ???
      I have seen so many cases which police brutality. It would make you cry just hearing it.
      Bye Troll!!

    • 1/8

      Ok, if you're a lawyer, you should know the burden of proof is on the accuser, not the accused. Courts don't prove innocence, they prove guilt.

    • 1/8

      If you're a lawyer, you should know that a police report is an official document and admissible evidence in court.

      If the dash cam video was edited, the unedited version will soon come to light, but I doubt it will change the nature of the investigation.

    • whitty hutton

      What he did is not illegal. He is suspended for violation of the courtesy policies for police officers in his jurisdiction. Like Li said, research and understand the LAW.

    • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

      Exactly, Good old fashioned common sense. Sadly missing from a lot of today's generation.

    • whitty hutton

      The cigarette issue occurred after the situation was already escalated. No, there's no law against smoking in your car but did she have to respond like she did? I saw TWO people with fukked up attitudes, and Sandra shoulda/coulda/woulda did what millions of us (of ALL races) do when confronted with an asshole cop do...STFU and take the damn ticket. Get an attorney and take the recording to court with you. Post the video online, to news outlets, etc and resolve the issue in a way that doesn't jeopardize your life. It's not kowtowing...it's called de-escalation.

    • whitty hutton

      Being from Chicago don't have shyt to do with it. PEOPLE fight injustice whether they're from the North, South, East or West.

    • That’s Interesting

      I don't need you to repeat what Li said to me.

    • whitty hutton

      Sis, Sandra have my presha and my sugah up sometimes. Have to unplug from any internet access...watch cartoons n shyt to calm myself down.

    • whitty hutton

      Lolol...I hope you're joking cuz I certainly find your comment funny. ?

    • Queen Negus

      SOO, you are a white Gay male living in Chicago and probably never experienced racism by the police. Enough said!! good night

    • 1/8

      I am black! Why do people always assume I am white? LMAO!

    • Queen Negus

      Sorry. A BLACK GAY MALE. Nothing is wrong with that. ?

    • Queen Negus

      Wow the first Black Male living in Chicago that never experienced racism. Even First Lady Michelle Obama spoke of racism they felt before living in the White House. You are a rare gem. Everyone I know including myself had some type or another racism.

    • 1/8

      Yes, I have experienced bad cops, black and white, but mostly black.

    • naughtycorner

      Did you even watch the tape ? Couple a things

      1)"Bland had an attitude and was noncompliant when the officer asked her to extinguish her cigarette.' Smoking in you car is not a crime and therefore nothing for her to be complaint with

      2)"Encinia drew his stun gun " AND threatened to light her up

      3) 'At some point during the ensuing scuffle, Bland kicked the officer. She was then arrested for assaulting the officer"
      There is NO video evidence of her kicking the cop in fact from opening her car door / threatening to drag her out Bland asked the cop several times why she was being arrested which is her right and he refused to answer in fact the first time he responded was that she was non compliant/ resisting arrest , yes one can be charged with resisting arrest but what was I being arrested for in the first place / The charge of assault came way after when phoning in the arrest

      We get it you think Bland killed herself and maybe she did , but the whole tone of this sites reporting and (I use the term loosely) is really offputting and unnecessary, at the end of the day the cops is supposed to the professional trained to deescalate not escalate simple situations , You would be surprised how many people would go over the edge after such a horrible ordeal

    • naughtycorner

      "If the dash cam footage can be edited, can't the jail footage?
      EXACTLY

      Also the fact that the parts of the video that were clearly tampered with were after Bland left the scene doesn't mean anything

      With the dash cam The audio and the video are recorded together/ from the same source so where there is a "glitch" in the visuals there be a "glitch" in the audio as well.
      The audio is uninterrupted in that doesn't loop when the video loops or drop when parts of the video seem to be cut out is a probably a sign that some audio was added /voiced over after. especially where the cop is trying to justify his arrest rather calmly for someone we just saw act in high state of agitation and rage
      There is also no time stamp

    • naughtycorner

      Except she is not a child and Billy Bob was neither her Dad or her principal

    • Li

      On a message board, I read that she was in more trouble in the past than just this. The media is busy digging up her past.
      I suspect she was unemployed before this Prairie job came along. If she experienced long-term unemployment, she would be depressed.

    • Smartypants

      So sad. Praying for her family. If she was troubled in life, I pray she is at peace now.

    • Smartypants

      This. It's triggering and distressing.

    • Sainthella

      no offense but you sound cowardly

    • WiserWords2

      She also signed the statement saying she wasn't feeling suicidal on the day she was arrested.

    • WiserWords2

      Sometimes I get confused and wonder how the heck did I end up on the Fox News website.

    • WiserWords2

      It wasn't a new city. She went to school there and was about to start a job at her Alma mater. Where did she admit she was self-destructive? There goes your theory.

    • 1/8

      "Why is is that all these Black men and women, according to the police, decide to hang themselves in holding cells for minor offenses."

      According to a recent article by the Washington Post, more whites "commit suicide" while in lockup than any other race.

      It appears the media likes to draw attention to cases where the inmates are black.

    • 1/8

      People who try to kill themselves, as Sandra did in 2014, are self-destructive.

    • Felicia Smith

      fuuk I need to prove to u

    • Felicia Smith

      @100

    • Datsmdubya2u2

      Sandra Bland did not have to comply with a non order to put out her cigarette. Her cigarette posed no threat to him nor did it prevent him from doing his job. He didn't even know what he was arresting her for..she asked several times what are you arresting me for only to get no answer. Encinia didn't even phrase his initial request as an order. His exact words were, "You mind putting out your cigarette, please, if you don't mind?" It was Bland's refusal to comply with this non-order that incited Encinia's indignation and subsequent order to exit her car. Bland was not a murder suspect. As she quite rationally protested, she was ordered out of her car over a "failure to signal." She had complied with the traffic stop. I seriously doubt there is a law or ordinance requiring her to stop smoking while being issued a citation for a traffic violation.

      Encinia may have treated Bland differently because she was black. We can't read his mind. But it's much more likely he treated her the way he did because she didn't exhibit blind obedience to his every whim, something he was trained not to tolerate and Americans of all types and races seem to have acquiesced to without question.

    • http://shopjealousy.com Milliona Ire

      Some people just read headlines, I see... ( -_-)

      It's clear even from Sandra's write ups, that this woman was arrested legally. She kicked the police officer - that is assault. She wasn't arrested for having an attitude.

      This is exactly why I didn't immediately read these reports. I hate how people pull the race card for everything. It takes away from the black lives truly lost due to racism... like Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray and the victims in Charleston. Smh...

    • Sincerity7

      In my heart, I don't believe she committed suicide. I've seen videos where she been positive and proactive. We all go through times where we aren't our happiest. I don't think that should be held against her.

    • Prettyreddbone?

      Sorry but reading your comments regarding this case is upsetting to say the least. I will not go into my detailed pedigree but I have a law degree aka JD. All of the facts you speak of from the media have not been verified and is only hearsay at this point. Releasing someone's medical information is in violation of Hipaa. Have you or the media questioned the arresting officers mental health? The media is putting the victim on trial and ppl like you are drinking the punch. The facts at this point are Ms. Bland was arrested and several days later was found dead. Until a full investigation is completed its unwise to state hearsay as fact.

    • D. Burke

      Whether or not they doctored the tape, she ate pot, she was or was not suffering from depression, she did or did not commit suicide, the sad fact remains that she was killed because she was a Black woman. She should have not been pulled over for the infraction (millions of people do that every day--no harm, no foul). She should never have been made to put out her cigarette. Give her license back and tell her to signal from now on. She should have never been made to get out of the car. She should have never been threatened with a taser. She should have never been handcuffed. She should have never been arrested on a Friday when nothing could happen until Monday. Murdered or pushed to the edge, the end result is the same; she is gone. It is the police officer's fault for having such an ego that only complete submission from this strong willed woman would be enough. It is American society's fault for the toleration of prejudiced treatment of people who happen to fall outside the dominant culture's situation and experience. It is all of our fault for accepting the status quo until the next headline finds another Black life gone, as if this is just the way the world works. Blacks will be targeted and treated badly. Gun violence will continue to kill people. The Earth will continue to heat up. The rich will continue to get richer. Children will continue to be unprotected and exploited. Slavery will always exist. People will continue to hate in the name of service to God. Lobbyists will continue to buy influence. Politicians will continue to spin information. The prisons will continue to be filled with the poor. Women will continue to be killed by their lovers. People will continue to idolize celebrities, eat too much, and sit too much. We are pathetic people. Shame on all of us!

    • Starsky Willows

      Cowardly... No I love my life... Go ahead and fight with someone who has a license to kill you. Where is Mike Brown...