Sandra Bland

According to reports, Sandra Bland had high levels of THC (marijuana) in her system when she committed suicide in a Texas jail cell on July 20.

Bland, 28, died of asphyxiation 3 days after she was pulled over for a minor traffic offense. The state trooper had planned to give Bland a warning for changing lanes without signaling, but the traffic stop escalated and she was arrested for assaulting the police officer.

An autopsy confirmed the presence of high levels of marijuana in Bland's system that indicates she smoked or ingested (ate) a large amount of THC, the mood altering ingredient in weed.

Autopsy results show Bland used a twisted trash can liner to hang herself. The coroner's report stated there were no signs of trauma on her body and no evidence that would indicate a violent struggle or homicide.

Sandra Bland

Waller County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam observed ligature marks around Bland's neck which he said was “uniform and consistent,” with hanging. He added he would not expect uniform marks on her neck “had this been a murder or violent struggle."

Diepraam also observed 30 healed or healing cut marks on Bland's forearms that suggest self-harming behavior (she may have been a cutter). The cuts were up to 3 weeks old.

A male friend of Bland's stated he did not see any cuts on her arms when she dropped off a bag of clothes the day before her arrest.

An inmate in the cell next to Bland's told investigators she heard Bland "crying" in her cell the morning she died.

Bland had a history of depression for which she apparently did not seek treatment.

In March, she recorded a video in which she stated she suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jail staffers who interviewed Bland on Friday said she told them of a previous suicide attempt.

There are unconfirmed reports that Bland's mother could not or would not pay $500 to bond her out of jail.

Bland's body was flown to Chicago for burial.

Her family and friends maintain Bland was killed.

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    • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

      I don't know about that particular jail but in this city of texas where I live, they don't put trash cans or anything in a cell in the processing area. And if she was being watched because of being able to harm herself, she would have been in a padded room with nothing to be able to hang herself. I am a former correctional officer and something here is not setting right with me

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Her death is sad.
      Do they state the hgc levels? A lot of folks have high levels because it's more potent now, well certain kinds. I've never seen anyone get depressed like that though.

      I saw her mom on TV this morning ??

    • my view

      im not here for this today

    • Noirluv45

      As well as it shouldn't set right with you, Taylor. This whole story doesn't set right with me either. If they knew she was suicidal, then they should've taken every precaution to prevent it. This jail has been in trouble in the past because of their lack of supervision of those they lock up.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Hey Hit It Baby D! ? :hug:

    • DaRon Rice

      How the frazz she get weed in her cell?

    • Guess Who

      I don't give a rat's arse if she had the entire Walgreens formulary list of drugs in her stomach and bootyhole or about them releasing a pic of the trash bag! MAKES ZERO difference. What I am wondering is what is the purpose of this? She smoked a lot of weed. OK AND? What bearing does that have on how she was TREATED when arrested and how they manipulated the video footage, her mugshot of her in full rigor and all types of other things WRONG and suspect during her jail stint? WTF...What is telling us that she smoked bud supposed to do? Justify it?

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      last night I damn near blacked out and for got I was at work from a talk that stemmed from this story..... I can't do it today.

    • Miany

      hey DTTS :hug:
      I pray her family finds peace. Cut the story however they please, the justice system is FUGGED up when folk get booked over shii like this...CAN you IMAGINE how much tax dollars are spent processing bullshit like "illegal lane change that resulted in verbal assault of an officer" that is bullshii cops need to calm thee fugg down and go catch criminals.

    • Noirluv45

      The weed excuse is yet another reason to demonize the victim.

    • BihBettaHaveMyMoola

      Nerp.. Not today... ??

    • Noirluv45

      Wait! I thought weed was the "safe drug." I mean, it's safer than cigarettes, right?

      Also, another thing the coroner's report stated was that she had a leaf on her back. I'm like, WTH? A leaf? What was a leaf doing on her back three days after the arrest.

    • Maya

      How is the weed relevant? Sad situation whether she killed herself or they did. Either way, officer went overboard.

    • Doll Privato

      The more I look into this story the more im starting question.
      Like how does one hang them self with a plastic trash bag?

      And for some reason she is from Chicago and was possibly murdered in Texas. ...I wont even go there. This is all starting to seem like another false flag created by the Zionist media to cause cognitive stress and mass separation.

      They will stop at nothing to get their race war.

    • Doll Privato

      A plastic bag can hang a whole entire human being?

    • Tiffany Miller

      Well... How crazy is it that her neither her mother or sister would get her out or answer her calls? That is why she possibly killed herself! Now they want to get on television and make time for her. Traveled to Texas and back to Chicago but wouldn't get her out of that place.

    • YouIsPettyYouIsMessyYouIsExtra

      In general, I can see how a plastic bag could be used. Just thinking of all the times I never wanted to make two trips to my car to carry groceries in and have made marks on my wrist or stopped circulation til I made it inside.
      But for a can liner, I'm trying to figure out how she would have enough length to go around her neck, and still have enough left to affix to the other side of the partition. And they said they found her with her feet on the ground.

    • Atlanta’s finest!

      Yeah of course we must question anything related to the government, we all watch scandal and we know how very well Olivia Pope will make the lie a truth, and make your arse disappear for the sake of the "republic", none the less, R.I.P. Sandra.

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

      An inmate in the cell next to Bland’s told investigators she heard Bland “crying” in her cell the morning she died.
      ----
      Seems consistent with being in jail when you're falsely arrested.

    • Doll Privato

      Can plastic hold that much wieght long enough for a full grown person to hang herself to death?

    • SouljaSociety

      What does having marijuana in your system have to do with anything?

      I have marijuana in my system right now as I'm typing this....in about an hour I'mma roll up another one then go to Burger King....

      I have no plans to kill myself.

    • Hmmm~?

      It wasn't a PLASTIC BAG, it was a drawstring from a trash bag. I wish people would clarify this when they're reporting it, because everyone thinks she hung herself with a god damn bag.

    • Karla Smith

      What does her having weed in her system have to do with her "killing herself"? - So she was high 3 days later?

    • side_i

      So because she had weed in her system she deserved to die under questionable circumstances ?? I like you Sandy but sometimes I'm just at a lost of words

    • Sexy CJ

      Really...........

    • That’s Interesting

      She's a strange one isn't she. I'm reserving judgment because everybody grieves differently. RIP Sandra.

    • The alternator terminator

      So one of those cops laced her up with drugs and weed. That made her mentality go nuts and she killed herself. Now I've heard the family is doing an independent autopsy. The FBI is in bed with the state of Texas. Sandra you forgot to mention that the state is requesting for the return of he body for further testing because they messed up on the first sample.

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      THIS IS WHAT I POSTED YESTERDAY NOT KNOWING ABOUT THE HIGH LEVEL OF WEED FOUND IN HER SYSTEM:...I don't know if Sandra Bland committed suicide but I do suspect everyone is in Cover Your A$$ mode trying to make the pieces fit. The bottom line is another person died in police custody and it shouldn't have happened.
      TODAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED: SHE WAS IN POLICE CUSTODY AND NOW SHE IS DEAD.

    • nekkkyj

      I have family members that stays in and out of jail and some family members won't give money to help bail them out

    • Its Me

      I got a high level of it in my system too.

      Guess it's an issue if I get illegally arrested, end up in gel, and then end up dead.

      Bye

    • Its Me

      Both of yall better preach

    • Its Me

      That's the last thing anyone says on that track....that I can understand...until they get to: yeah, that's IT, that was it

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      This is what I was trying to say. The fact that she had a
      high level of weed in her system is not the issue, the blatant cover up of the facts, the stupid statements to dismiss the fact that she is dead is the problem. They were quick to put out there that she claimed to be suicidal, but no one is explaining why they did not check on a person who by their own admission was suicidal. With the latest revelation about the weed, everyone is now supposed to say, "Oh, okay that explains it, case closed.

    • Mzneesh Neesh

      Sandra bland did not kill herself ... Them old ass Texas jail sometimes be having other access to get in the jail cell ... They need to go back and check that jail cell and see if it was any secret door way or any access to her cell.. Or they edited that damn tape period point blank .. She was a strong powerful black woman and she knew her rights .. She was a educated black woman and they knew she was going to drown they ass with lawsuits and racial profile and they didn't want the world to know .. But the apple don't fall to far from the tree..that's why her family seen between the lies and they are fighting for her like she wanted to do ..period point blank...

    • Everclear1972

      Oh so now we have Refer Madness again which only seems to impact blacks (e.g.Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and now Sandra Bland) everyone else gets stoned from weed.

    • Its Me

      Same plan of action. Only difference is me and my family about to do family turn up at the tequila bar. To celebrate National Tequila Day. But waiting right now for my nephew to get here so we can pre game. Nobody is offing themselves tonight.

      I hate the legal system and biased media man

    • Its Me

      Say it

    • mzwhang90210

      An autopsy confirmed the presence of high levels of marijuana in Bland’s system that indicates she smoked or ingested (ate) a large amount of THC, the mood altering ingredient in weed.

      What does that have to do with anything?

      Marijuana itself does not "stay" in your system, but the main chemical in marijuana, THC, does. In fact, it may stay in your system forever because it is stored in fatty tissues of various organs.

      And from what I've read THC can stay in a persons system from 2 to up to 90 days depending on several variables such as height, weight, physical fitness and substance usage.
      Occasional users would be clean within one week, a daily user can take up to one month, and a constant user can take up to almost 3 months.

      So it seems like the constant mentioning of the weed in her system is just a red herring.

    • imright

      weed makes u calm so...

    • Everclear1972

      And you think that drawstrings from a plastic bag were strong enough to be used to hang a 120lb person?

    • Canary Red™

      ???

    • Felicia

      You never know their situation. Maybe they didn't have the money or know the seriousness of the situation. It's always easy to reflect back on what you would have done but no one else was in that situation but them.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      What kind of leaf?

    • 1/8

      Sandra was in police custody for three days. While marijuana was still in her system, I doubt she was high when she killed herself.

      By the time Sandra decided to hang herself with a trash bag, the calming effects of the marijuana were long gone and reality had begun to set in.

    • mzwhang90210

      According to reports, Sandra Bland had high levels of THC (marijuana) in her system when she committed suicide in a Texas jail cell on July 20.

      How is the above information relevant?

      From what I've read, THC can stay in a persons system from 2 to up to 90 days depending on several variables such as height, weight, physical fitness and substance usage. Occasional users would be clean within one week, a daily user can take up to one month, and a constant user can take up to almost 3 months.

      I've also read that it may stay in your system forever because it is stored in fatty tissues of various organs.

      Sooo..what's the point of mentioning her levels of THC again?

    • SummerBaby

      My brother stay w/large amounts of weed in his system folks act like it was pcp or something ?

    • mzwhang90210

      !!!

    • scentsychick30

      Sandra bland had weed in her system got lippy and dead,the Dylan roof murdered folks and ended up with Burger King in his system the injustice is unreal ??

    • mzwhang90210

      ...

    • scentsychick30

      If it was suicide why victimize the family further with all the negativity about her.

    • 1/8

      Bland tried to kill herself in 2014, after she "lost a baby." This woman was severely troubled and I have no idea why people are ignoring her blatant mental issues and trying to pin her death on racism.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Back on this shyt ..... nah .... headed to Netflix to watch Dexter .... bye !!!

    • Doll Privato

      Racial programming for the masses to eat up until the Banksters that run this corporation called America get their race war ...and whatever else comes after that.

    • mzwhang90210

      Aww bye JenEEEE

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      When you unfollow folks on social media ..... bow bow bow bow

    • jeniefrumdabloc™
    • SecretVoice

      There are many people that go to jail who are high on all types of drugs but they leave the prison cell alive.The more than common denominator is that most people killed by the police are black people..There is no excuse whatsoever that can ever excused what happened to Sandra Bland in the first place.

      I don't believe a word the medical examiners say because they cover up for cops.The video showed the thuggish police slamming Sandra Bland to the ground which was wrong,so I can only imagine what was done to her that wasn't on video.

      Bottom line is that black people are expected to be d@mn near be comatose when dealing with the police.You can be the most polite black person but you can still end up dead when you shouldn't have been stopped in the first place....You see no one can make me believe it isn't about race because there are videos of whites cursing out cops,spitting on them and all of them no matter the race of the cop,do nothing.They seem to use blacks as the scapegoat aka punching bag or target practice except the practice is real for black people.

      It is long long past time that blacks wtf up about the American system and boycott it.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      That's probably because most reporting agencies have stated she twisted a trashcan liner when asked what was the manner of death. Personally, I have not heard nor read about the drawstring of the bag being used, but thank you for sharing that information. I'll have to review this story again.

    • JerseyMom

      I am still stuck that no one had $500 to bail her out. Her Moma looks like she is a piece of work.

    • JerseyMom

      Now as to the story about her committing suicide... *side-eye*

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      You don't think this mightve been sum TOUGH LOVE!I can't see how everyone can get money to come check on her now she's DEAD.when it wood have been easier to help her bail out.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I said this. If El Chipewa and Bevis and Butthead can dig tunnels, you can't tell me there can't be another access into these cells. It may be grasping, but at this point, under these circumstances nothing should be left uncovered. That's why things are being chopped and screwed now to make it "right".

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Again

    • SummerBaby

      It's sad no one came up with the bail money. I don't know if her being in another state made the bail out process more difficult or if they just didn't have it. Sometimes folks are just broke & don't have it don't make them bad or uncaring people. #shrug ?

    • 1/8

      Chicago sources indicate Bland had a long history of breaking the law: driving under the influence, making improper lane changes (like she did in Texas), driving uninsured vehicles, driving without a license, at least one outstanding warrant, and failure to pay traffic fines.

      And let's not forget the fact that Sandra's family was obviously sick of dealing with her erratic behavior; which explains why no one would cough up a measly $500 to pay her bail.

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      How many people have died or committed suicide over weed. If anything it would've mellowed her out until she got out.

    • 7ate9

      I miss Dexter.

    • Michelle Simmons

      I'm sorry but this tickled the hell outta me.

    • JerseyMom

      The dude who released the message Sandra left in his voice mail lived in TX tho. Her family asked CNN to stop playing the message.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Last season sucked azzz ... I miss it too

    • 1/8

      This wasn't Bland's first run-in with the law. Her time in the Chicago area is peppered with speeding violations, driving uninsured and under the influence, and at least one outstanding warrant. Sandra was a mess and her family was tired of cleaning up after her.

    • 1/8

      Who said marijuana contributed to Sandra Bland's death? The article merely states high levels of the drug were in her system when she died.

      Furthermore, people react differently to THC. Weed doesn't make everyone mellow.

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      My mother used to tell me “A hard head makes a soft a$$ (Or something like that) My mother believed in tough love for all of an hour or so and then she would break down and help. It might very well have been “tough love”. Maybe her family didn’t want her relocating or maybe her mother didn’t approve of her causes,who knows.
      I didn’t see how her mother acted on television but I want
      to believe she had no malice intent towards her daughter and she certainly didn’t know she would die in a jail cell as a result of a traffic violation.
      Lastly, it is hard for some people to come up with $50 let
      alone $500, but Once Sandra Bland died, the same people who didn't take it seriously probably came forward to help her mother get to Texas.

    • 1/8

      If the family doesn't want to hear about Sandra's mental health issues and her checkered past, they should stop falsely accusing law enforcement of murder.

    • 1/8

      What injustice? Bland killed herself and I'm sure the jailers fed her while she was in custody.

    • Sexy CJ

      THIS............

    • 50 Shades of White

      As long as the person doesn't express intent they usually don't consider you to be an imminent threat to your safety.

    • the guest

      Ms. Bland was unjustly arrested and died because of police misconduct. Period. Everything else is a cover up to protect the jobs of racist police officers. Forgive me, but I don't care for her family who did not love her enough to bond her out of jail in a lily white town. Yes, I said did not love her enough because love is verb and they should've been down at the jail with the rent and utilities money the minute they knew she was there. I feel as long as we keep speaking the truth on Ms. Bland's behalf, she is getting the justice of keeping her name clear.

    • Mrs Mary

      that's what I don't understand, why didn't no one bail her out, but now the are so in love with Sandra.....where were all her "followers" then? then her sister said "i told her I would work on the money to get her out"? what you mean work on it? no, why didn't no one have the $500 to bail her out right away?! this makes no sense,and yes her mother looks like a mess. Sandra even look like a mess and talk a lot of mumbo jumbo, but didn't have all her t's crossed and i's dotted=full of $hit!

    • the guest

      The leaf from her being pinned on a ground at some point. I feel like they did something non evasive to restrict her breathing like pinning her down and shoving something down her throat. Maybe oral s-xual assault with restricted breathing until she died. I think I just broke this case. There is a whole movement of sick perverted savage white men who are aroused by s-xually dominating and assaulting black women. These sociopathic racist redneck white police officers were threatened by her and killed her. This woman was abused and murdered to silence her. Lord have mercy.

    • the guest

      The weed is not relevant. This is an elaborate cover up and everyone must keep speaking truth on her behalf.

    • the guest

      They didn't care to bail her out but they file wrongful death and live off her murder.

    • the guest

      If they had next months rent and utilities, they had the money.

    • the guest

      Speak.

    • the guest

      They want to discolor opinion of her.

    • the guest

      AMEN!!!!

    • Sexy CJ

      YES..........

    • SecretVoice

      Thank you...I'm extremely sick of this ish.

    • SecretVoice

      She may have been a mess but that does not justify her being murdered by thug cops.White people have been killing blacks for centuries and getting away with it.....

      Personally I don't believe a word they say.I don't believe Sandra said anything about no suicide attempts before. i don't believe the medical examiners.The "good ole boy and girl " thing is real.

      It's time for black people to practice an "eye for eye". When one kill our people,one must give that "street justice" because the slow singing and protesting isn't working....It is way past time for black people to fight for our lives even if it mean death because living in this system is not living.

    • shell

      yesterday they said she was smoking or eating high quantities of weed in the jail....and i cant believe how other black people are over here helping to make this woman into a monster...

    • whitty hutton

      Shut up. You're making too much sense USArmyPFC. Any current or former correctional officer would know that.

    • Mrs Mary

      nope weed makes some delirious and seriously doubtful as well as always looking over their shoulder and paranoid, I believe the officer saw her paranoia and saw how dilated her pupils were and that's why he was so on ten, doesn't make it right though.

    • shell

      yet the trash bag that she "killed" herself with is still in tact and still in the noose form...

    • Mrs Mary

      I believe she didn't think her family would come up with the money to bail her out and again, judging from the video and her responses she wasn't very happy or an elated person, she seen to be high as hell

    • Sexy CJ

      I feel you ..........100%

    • whitty hutton

      You don't know the history of her relationship with her family or their financial situation. She didn't tell them she was suffering from depression or had been suicidal in the past.

      Maybe it took them 3 days to come up with the $500 and the additional money it would take to travel to Texas. I'm assuming your family don't give a shyt about you since you so easily assume hers didn't care about her.

      I'm sure her family feels guilt along with the grief of losing her. You sound stupid. Yeah I said it. You keep repeating that dumb shyt like you know the family situation personally.

    • whitty hutton

      Sandra Rose, come get this sick ass individual outta here. It's one thing to disagree but to pervert her death with this bs and put the Lord's name in it is disgusting.

    • SecretVoice

      Exactly especially since she also had epilepsy, which may mean it was medical marijuana which many epileptic patients use...

    • shell

      its not that easy to bail people out from out of state. and how do you know they had the collateral or the $5000 to just bond her out? i was in jail for traffic tickets, my parents posted the bond from nyc and the phoenix pd still didn't release me. i literally stayed in jail for 9 days for a old traffic ticket, while they lost track of the bond, lost track of who i was, anytime someone came to visit me they couldn't "find" me...etc.... the bonds men said they never had a bond paid and it ends up just floating in outer space...its a system and a process, its not perfect and its ran by 75% idiots who are just doing a job because they cant do anything else. and at times i felt crazy and alone. but the ladies in the jail were a great support. i dont believe any of these reports coming from the police department.

    • whitty hutton

      You don't have to be literally hanging...just relax your lower body/bend knees enough to cause asphyxiation.

      I don't believe she hung herself either, but I am sorrowful that she didn't ignore Officer Dumbass, take the ticket without taking the bait, and fight this injustice in a different way. Not justifying the officer's actions in any way but now we're talking about an intelligent, strong sista in the past tense.

    • whitty hutton

      Shell girl, stop tryna make sense with that ignorant bullshyt. It keeps posting that same comment in every post about this situation. Them folks could be a day from having their shyt set outside, eating cat food and showering at the Y and she talmbout they are guilty.

    • whitty hutton

      Chile, I was in a holding cell and cried til I was bailed out. Jail is a scary place if you ain't bout that life, whether its 3 hours or 3 days.

    • Supanova777

      LMAO u betta preach

    • 50 Shades of White

      It's a known fact that being incarcerated can break even some of the strongest people in the world down in little or no time. And it is quite possible that she unfortunately ended her own life.

      I don't understand why anyone would come to the conclusion that she was murdered without knowing all of the facts of the case or even considering the possibility that she committed suicide. Confirmation bias at it's best.

      We should all know better than to fall victim to the biased media that is more than willing to go as far as to insinuate that racism is always the cause of the death of an unarmed black man/woman at the hands of a white police officer. If you leave it up to them, they'll have you convinced that cops only get away with murder/assault if the victim is/was black.

      Why is it seemingly so hard to believe that the fact being a cop is the reason why they get away with something that they should be held criminally responsible for to the fullest extent of the law?

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      I'm so over these lies...weed OK...

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      ..that's how I know she didn't commit oh phuck it nebba mind...

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Right...wtf

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Right

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Tell that fool dang troll

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Yes stopping fooling with that troll...its on every post the damn devil

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      He she it needs a life fr fr every post they display self hate...they probably supa ugly and lonely and lives for SR next post

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Chile Chile me too lmbo I was about to start writing letters...in there about 25 mins

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Chile tell em...there is not scale to measure my THC level...bout to phuck the ish out this fish plate tho...suicide nannn no thanks that's for the weak #onewayticket to u know where...but RIP Sandra we know u didn't do it

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      True ish

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      they just think we supa slow chile THC and suicide doesn't even go in the same sentence #byetexas #byeAlamo

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      U better tell these dumb phuckas

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Weed stays in a person system over 45 days read ol girl post down stairs

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      The officer most likely kilt her high on contact so once again what's the point of bringing up THC

    • Sexy CJ

      Guest,
      I respectively agree with the whole movement of sick perverted savage white men that secretly obsess over black women; but this whole theory of "oral sexual assault & bananas down the throat" is a bit of a perverted stretch......... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de451a5ed46bf19da3f691f899ab5a90b17de225d20578d50ef1245210ed41f2.gif

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      #byeAshy

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      U watch too many stoner movies

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Right

    • scentsychick30

      Uh Dylan roof murdered church goers,was his arrest violent?no?the guy from Colorado?the guy who walked up to the cop and said shoot me,white guy murdered people,guess what the cop stumbled away to avoid him rather or not she killed herself was not my point the treatment she received has me outraged?

    • 1/8

      White people get brutalized by cops, too. You should be outraged any time an officer abuses their authority, regardless of the race of the victim.

      Furthermore, what is your definition of a violent arrest and how do you know how much force was used to takedown the church shooter? Is there dash cam footage?

    • 1/8

      Excellent commentary! I agree with you 100%!

    • 1/8

      I believe you're right. I think Sandra, stuck in jail for three days, had plenty of time to think about all the mistakes she had made, and decided to kill herself.

      Now, her family, riddled with guilt, is looking for a scapegoat to take the blame for their apathy.

    • 1/8

      Prove she was murdered.

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      #dead

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      And they listened girl bye

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      Chile u wrote all of that and I still didn't see any real crime...

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      All DRIVING violations and what's ur point...where r the violent charges? He!! she didn't even have a dang weed charge plz

    • http://KissmyAss.edu Becky B. White

      U would look a mess to if got cuffs on for a phucking driving violation by a a hole cop

    • Becky

      It was an expressed intent by virtue of the fact she mentioned it.

    • the guest

      In a crisis a family helps their loved one and does not make them wait. On other blogs people have addressed the, as you so eloquently put the "dumb shyt", real possibility this family ignored Ms. Bland in her darkest hour. This was an emergency situation where a family would make necessary sacrifices for their loved one. Nothing dumb about this woman being dead because of police misconduct and family negligence.

    • the guest

      Thank you!

    • the guest

      This not perverting her death. There is a major cover up. Read about the Robert Chambers case. White men have killed through s-xual asphyxiation. It is a known fact. Something very tragic happened to Ms. Bland and they are covering their tracks. It's not unheard of for jail personnel to s-xually assault female inmates. Every possible angle should be considered in how they choked this black woman to death without leaving much physical evidence. Read the papers. People are capable of the vilest things in the name of violating the rights of others. One thing for sure. These officers were annoyed, threatened, and angry with Ms. Bland's intelligence and strength and s-xual assault since slavery has historically been used against black women to degrade and diminish their power.

    • the guest

      Thank you for this clarity. I just feel terrible this happened to Ms. Bland and wish by any means someone could gotten to her. This was a preventable tragedy on many levels. I'm so sorry for your unjust and painful experience. These officers of the court and public servants must be held accountable for their negligence. These are people's lives they are messing with and in some cases ending. I believe Ms. Bland's bail was $5000 and 10% at $500 was acceptable. I understand that $500 may be a hardship for some, but too often even broke brothers and sisters will spend $500 on unnecessary things. A church could've helped too.

    • just being me

      Most people that have large amounts of weed in there system are way too high to think about killing themselves .. Blame the victim is not going to work this time .. IF she was in jail for 3 days when the weed would have at least been over 3 days old in here system and wouldnt have been that high or are they saying she got access to weed while she was in jail ?? If thats the case then they really are in trouble for having weed in the jail system .. This brings more questions on the jail then it does to her ..

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Doesn't make everyone sucicdal.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Well let's stay focused. I don't want to make any victim 'deserving of their demise' because of their brushes with the law. I think it's important to stick to 'have any human, civil, or constitutional rights been violated?' I don't deserve to be shot, dragged, or choked to death all cuz your system shows I have an outstanding warrant for unpaid tickets.

      The media does a great job of making victims villains by dredging up their pasts. If either of us played devils advocate and agree that she committed suicide, that's makes for a schitty day for the police force. To think you now have the daunting task of explaining how a simple traffic violation led to someone dying. And if only you had let her go.

    • Chellie141508

      So tell me have you ever seen a "happy or elated" person in handcuffs for some dumb ish..do tell..the dumbest thing I've ever read

    • Chellie141508

      Why wasn't her pupils dilated in her booking photo then..huummmm

    • Chellie141508

      There might not be dash cam footage but there is damn sure footage of him walking un handcuffed with bulletproof vest on....what say you

    • 50 Shades of White

      There is a difference between having thoughts and having intent. Any clinical therapist, clinical psychologist or psychiatrist will tell you that. As a matter of fact, that's the next question that you WILL be asked if you express thoughts of suicide.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Lol

    • 1/8

      How about assaulting a police officer? Is that a real crime?

    • the guest

      I think every single possibility should be looked at. In the autopsy, I wonder if they checked for any s-xual assault. It's ironic they want the body back. I think to cover up something overlooked to cover up the first time. The officers had animosity toward Ms. Bland which is motive to harm her. I have a feeling there is much much more to the case than we will ever know. I don't believe she killed herself.

      I don't know what is considered a perverted reach when twenty years ago a black man was pinned down and s-domized with a broom stick by white police officers in police station bathroom. And other police officers first tried to cover up and defend the r-pist police officer. Now if that victim had been found dead in his cell who would ever believe such a thing could happen because the officers would have lied and said they found him like that and it must have been consensual. Cover ups are evil. We must consider all possibilities and hold these racist thug police officers accountable.

      What are other ways to asphyxiate someone without leaving visible marks?

    • 1/8

      I don't know what you do for a living, but you clearly don't work in the medical field.

      Everyone knows THC has been linked to suicide and psychotic breaks.

    • 1/8

      What's your point? Are angry because Sandra Bland killed herself and the church-shooter did not?

    • 1/8

      What's your point? Are you angry because Sandra Bland killed herself and the church- shooter didn't commit suicide?

    • Sexy CJ

      Guest.
      I do remember the broomstick incident twenty years ago with the young man in New York (I believe his name was Oscar) and I know that hidden police brutality currently exists. I will just say this, I respect your opinion.

    • kgirl33

      ??

    • HisLovelyOne

      Because the black community is in denial in relation to mental health issues.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I think so also.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I was thinking the same thing, now they have money?

    • 50 Shades of White

      Don't I know it! I've been told to pray more times than I care to remember. Some black people actually believe that not one black person on this earth engages in self-harming behavior, e.g., cutting. They're quick to label it "white people problems". Too worried about being labeled weak or crazy.

    • Trey

      I have been in a holding cell 3 times..the only thing there was benches....a toilet...no tissue..and a phone

    • Sexy CJ
    • Sexy CJ
    • HisLovelyOne

      Yes they definitely think you can pray it away.

    • the guest

      Thank you for respectful post. The young man's name in New York who was brutally sodomized with a broom stick by the racist police officer was Abner Louima. If Mr. Louima didn't survive they would've tarnished his name covered up what that evil cop did. You know that rapist cop Justin Volpe got married recently in prisons. A woman married that man!

    • carol4

      Actually tasers should be out lawed. A tasers is what is used to keep live stock in order. The tasers should be out lawed. People or not Live Stock.

    • carol4

      It shouldn't matter what she had in her. She did nothing wrong. This is sick to try to discredited someone killed. People should wake up, Read this is happening everywhere and it just isn't black people. This is terrible everything that is now being put out there is to try and discredit her. It could happen to you or your love one's any body. Stop this trying to dig up some dirt on her. SHE DID NOTHING

    • Everclear1972

      That may be one way to commit suicide but she was just starting a new job and I doubt she wanted invest the time and money to fight the ticket.

      I would have 'taken the bait' too because she tried to avoid him by switching lanes, but she was damned if she did and damned if she didn't because he had profiled her as a drug mule due to her driving a vehicle with an out-of-state tag, a black female and driving near the Mexican border , and that little dog and pony show he put on was to get her to snap so he could search her vehicle.

    • nucynu25

      Sorry to respond to u days later, but I really DON'T think this lady was mudered. She was in & out of lanes, high as fuk . When the officer approached her she was hostile. HONESTLY, ALL SHE TO DO WAS PUT OUT THE DANN CIGARETTE, TAKE HER TICKET AND GO HOME. It could hve been that simple. I don't blame her but her bad attitude landed her in that cell & her mental wasn't strong. Now she's dead. It's a senseless horror but the reality is WE must stop making excuses for what we do & stop jumping to conclusions. Rip Sandra Bland

    • nucynu25

      Truth

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      What is the statistics on that?

    • ABbaby

      That's a lie doctors prescribe it for anxiety.

    • 1/8

      That is not a lie. Some people have an adverse reaction to THC. Google is your friend, Ron.

    • 1/8

      Some people are afraid to hold Sandra Bland accountable for her role in her demise. I think it's because they see themselves in her and they don't want to admit to their own foolish behavior.

    • Everclear1972

      Yeah he knew she was high on weed when he tailgated her and forced her to change lanes.

      He profiled her as a drug mule and decided to find an excuse to get into her car to search it.

    • Everclear1972

      You're a bootlicker.

      There is no objective proof that she assaulted the officer just his word and his word isn't worth crap because he lied in his report.

      I don't have a problem admitting that Bland may have committed suicide but it's funny that you believe everything that the authorities say and then you insult blacks who don't agree with you as being of inferior intelligence or believing in some conspiracy even though blacks have been murdered while in police custody before.

    • Everclear1972

      So what was the point of releasing the fact that it was one of the first thing the authorities released from her autopsy?

      It's the same smear that was used against Trayvon and Mike Brown.

      If you don't see the pattern you're trying to avoid the truth.

    • Everclear1972

      It just sounds like a lot of trouble to go through.

      Why not just put the bag over your head and suffocate yourself?

    • 1/8

      She performed an improper/illegal lane change, she refused to follow police orders (which can be construed as obstruction), and she kicked a cop (assault and battery). That's hardly nothing.

    • 1/8

      Ok. Outlaw the tasers and let the cops go back to using their guns on combative and noncompliant suspects. Sounds good to me. ?

    • 1/8

      The fact that Bland was high on drugs explains her illegal lane change, her refusal to obey police orders, and combative behavior.

    • 1/8

      Sycophant? Me? Never!

      Full disclosure: my father is a retired detective, my cousin is a state trooper, my sister is a police lieutenant, and my ex is a homicide detective.

      However, just because I have family members on the force, it does not mean I am unable to think objectively.

      In fact, being surrounded by cops has sharpened my investigative skills and my ability to look at the evidence versuses relying on my emotions.

      The dash cam may or may not have been edited, but one thing is crystal clear... Sandra Bland was out of control on the day she was arrested. Instead of following simple police orders, she escalated the situation by being stubborn and disrespectful.

      So, let's review the facts:

      1. Sandra Bland confessed to having mental health issues.

      2. Sandra Bland stated she tried to kill herself in 2014.

      3. Sandra Bland was under the influence of a mind-altering drug when she was arrested.

      4. Sandra Bland is dead.

    • 1/8

      I'm not ignoring your question. I've been trying to find a credible source with stats, but it's easier said than done.

      While the numbers are hard to find, the news articles documenting suicides where the victims had high levels of THC in their system are everywhere.

      I can't speak to a medical certainty, but I'm guessing that people with a history of mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are at a greater risk for an adverse reaction to THC.

      I smoked my first and last joint on my 21st birthday. I had a terrible reaction to it. I became extremely paranoid and irrational. I also have a history of depression and schizophrenia in my family.

    • Genia W-m

      Even if she did hang herself the jail is still responsible. They don't know the mental status of people they're arresting. Also, I believe there were some serious psyche issues with Ms. Bland. Someone knows something. A best friend. A confidante. Someone knows her state of mind. She was so belligerent, hyper and hostile in the car. An inmate said she cried so much and refused to eat.

      Marijuana today is not the same from decades ago. Don't know what's on it or in it. Don't know where its coming from either.

      If her family wants some answers they should hire their own PI and trace her steps all the way to her death. Hopefully they got their own autopsy too.

    • Clapback central

      Look i usually stir away from race issues and avoid it like a plague,but this man dropped her on her head and i believe she died of internal bleeding but the gall they have to cove this up like folks are stupid not this time,it's murder or at the very least manslaughter.

    • Becky

      Your line of thinking is the reason the poor woman is dead and couldn't be saved. Listen up. If anyone mentions they tried to commit suicide, take it as intent to do so!

    • blaq

      sandra you are pure evil, you use this site to degrade black women and our struggle at every turn

    • 50 Shades of White

      Seriously? I have MDD (major depressive disorder) and I study clinical psychology. I know how things go, darling. I know that it's better to be safe than sorry, but the only time that mental health professionals have legal authorization to have a patient/client involuntarily committed is if that person expresses intent.

      It takes two to tango, bluntt. You can't place the blame on the system if she didn't tell a single jail employee that her thoughts of suicide eventually turned into a plan to commit suicide.

      She's dead because she committed suicide and possibly didn't tell not one jail employee or another inmate that she intended to do so. Not because I also know the difference between thought and intent.

      What you should do is take that attitude to the people that are ignoring the facts because they're convinced that she was murdered even though they don't much of anything about mental health issues, especially depression and ptsd. Or this woman for that matter. Or simply because they don't trust white law enforcement officers due to the foolish belief that they're all white supremacists.

    • 50 Shades of White

      If you don't know, you should learn about what medical doctors, clinical therapists, psychiatrists and MH nurses are and aren't legally allowed to do without your consent in a situation as such.

      In-depth MDD assessments have saved countless lives because the question of intent has to be asked if someone expresses thoughts of suicide/homicide. And unless someone says yes to that question, they don't have the legal right to break confidentiality by reporting it so that something can immediately be done to save someone and/or someone else from being harmed or killed. And even when it isn't asked, we have to express thoughts of intent if we pose an imminent threat to our safety or someone else's. We can easily go to the emergency room, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline.

    • 1/8

      Sandra Bland's family couldn't pay $500 to get her out of jail, but her dead body was chauffeured in a Cadillac hearse. Maybe you should direct some of your anger at Bland's family members.

    • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

      weed doesnt make you want to kill yourself soo....

    • Judi Lauren

      Me too.. I wish she would've stared him dead in the eyes with that "wtf kinda dumb azz question is that...I'm getting a ticket, of course I'm irritated" face and just said "Nope, where do I sign?", then lit the cigarette after she pulled off. Just don't give them the damn ammo to act an azz really.... I smoke so I know that need for one when you're irritated as hell, but I also know there's 19 more cigs in the box... you cuss them out to high hell AFTER you're let go and in the car by yourself smoking 2 nigarettes back to back....

    • the guest

      Thank you, you have a great weekend too! I'm sorry I don't know how to put pictures in the comments to send one in return.

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Thanks for sharing and good for you

    • Everclear1972

      Thanks for helping me understanding why you're biased toward law enforcement.

      3) Nice job with the generalization as if we don't know she don't know that she had weed in her system and weed doesn't make you violent it calms you down and slows down your reflexes-that why the term 'stoned' is used to describe weed smokers.

      4) Nice to be flippant about someone's death, but remember karma is a b#tch.

    • Everclear1972

      Bland had weed in her system which means she was stoned not 'high'.

      The illegal lane change was precipitated by the cop aggressively driving up behind Bland and forcing her to move over and I doubt l would have been nervous too and probably missed using my signal, but since you're perfect you'll never have any trouble in life.

      She was not combative.

      She was quiet while he was writing the warning. She responded to him in a calm voice without profanity after he asked her the stupid question about her being irritated-he could have just handed her the warning and walked away but even after she answered him he continued to engage her unnecessarily and then when she made him look like a fool he took it to another level by asking her to put out her cigarette which was another dumb order because the stop was over-he could have given her the ticket and walked away then he went totally apesh%t by ordering her out of the car when his safety was neither in danger nor was she a flight risk because the ignition was off.

      But go ahead and leave out parts of the story that you find inconvenient to your opinion.

    • Becky

      That's crap you're selling like a snake oil salesman. This is the real world and you live in it! When Sandra Bland spoke on her attempt to commit suicide, it was a clear cry for help and indicator that she was ready to try again. GTFOHWTBS

    • Becky

      They clearly ignored her cry for help and strong indicator that when she stated in plain language that she had attempted suicide, she was informing them that she was ready to do it again. They didn't care and deliberately failed to act on her attempted suicide statement. I know something isn't right either. Some nut on this site, army-somebody, is so misguided trying dismiss her suicide attempt statement with bullshit about psychiatrists and medical doctors. That cell should have been cleared of any and all things she could have used to kill herself after she told them she tried to commit suicide.

    • prc

      Not one fact or detail to prove anything other than suicide. A bad arrest by a Hispanic trooper does not equal murder. Don't fault the family because they are grieving but the scavenger media and lawyers have pushed the murder story while ignoring the fact that there is no proof.

    • prc

      What about the fact that she answered no on another form?

    • prc

      No they are releasing the results of the autopsy . High level of THC combined with the fact that she was in jail for BScharges, missing first day of new job and family unable to post a 500 dollars bail after three days would lead to her being in a depressed state of mind. In her own words , she suffered from depression. Now people that she doesn't know are dismissing the victims words as if they knew better than her.

    • prc

      Family negligence?!!!!!! Pathetic !! Provide your number to every immediate and extended family member. Then tell them no what you will post bail at the expense of your household and livelihood . Sometimes I wonder if my people have gone insane or are we just exceedlingly ignorant.

    • Colt66

      Well, if you're high on weed, doesn't it tend to make you drive a bit erratically?

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    • 1/8

      Semantics "smantics"... high or stoned... she was under the influence of a mind-altering drug - period.

      Maybe if she wasn't "stoned," she would have obeyed the law, followed simple police orders, and she'd still be alive... until her next suicide attempt.

    • 1/8

      THC doesn't have the same effect on everyone; especially, people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Since we don't know Bland's medical history, we can't assume high levels of THC made her react like the average "stoner."

      Furthermore, I wasn't being flippant. I merely stated the truth. Bland is dead. She committed suicide. Rational, sober-minded people don't off themselves in holding cells, but a mentally ill drug addict who self-medicates, might.

    • Becky

      Duh, she was a functional mentally ill woman.

    • Everclear1972

      Wow you're showing your bias again.

      THC stays in your system for up to 30 days which means that she may not have been stoned at the time.

      It's funny because she had the reflexes and depth perception to change lanes because he was approaching her from behind quickly,but you'll continue to make your assumptions based on your own biases.

    • Everclear1972

      Now you're diagnosing someone's mental condition without any basis, but good for you.

      Now tell us what effect does weed have on people who are bipolar or schizophrenic, Dr. 100?

      Again you ignore the history of black people being murdered in jail/prisons.

    • 1/8

      I didn't diagnose anyone. I spoke in general terms.

      High levels of THC in people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia cause symptoms that mimic psychosis (the inability to distinguish between what's real and what's not). It can also cause extreme paranoia and anxiety in some cases.

      If you don't believe me, Google "THC effects mental disorders." After that, Google "THC depression suicide."

      There are tons of articles documenting suicides where the victims had high levels of THC in their systems.

    • Everclear1972

      Where is the evidence was there that she was unable to distinguish between what's real and what's not?

      She sounded quiet lucid when she responded to his idiotic question about her being irritable.

      And if she did have high THC levels in her blood then she must have gotten the drug while she was in jail.

      Even the authorities were spreading the rumor that she may have swallowed some weed and that's why they wanted Bland's body back for a second autopsy.

      Here's what I found: A number of recent studies have set out to determine the effects of marijuana use on patients with bipolar disorder and have provided some thought-provoking findings.

      In 2010, researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway published the results of a studyconducted on 133 bipolar patients. What they found was that patients who used cannabis regularly actually performed better than non-users on tests of verbal fluency and learning, although improvements in learning were not statistically significant.

      In another study, published in 2012 by researchers at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York, regular marijuana use was linked to higher levels of attention, processing speed and memory among the 200 bipolar patients that the researchers followed over a 9 year span.

      Despite the overall lack of clinical research available on cannabis use and bipolar outcomes, case reports provide an abundance of evidence that seem to support its usefulness.

      A study published in 1998 by Harvard professors Dr. Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar documented 5 cases in which patients obtained significant relief from their bipolar-related symptoms through the use of medical marijuana.

      One of these patients, a 47-year-old woman, found cannabis to be more effective than other drugs in controlling her manic episodes.

      http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/05/16/medical-marijuana-for-bipolar-disorder/

      Read some of the comments too.

      You failed!!

    • 1/8

      No. I didn't fail. You cherry-picked the articles that supported your agenda and ignored the ones that didn't support your position.

    • Danyelle P

      I would be crying too if I ended up in jail while on my way to start a new job and life... I mean really what civilized woman wouldn't break down with some tears. Never heard of weed causing suicidal thoughts/feelings

    • WiserWords2

      According to what was written on the form, her suicide attempt was situational. She wrote she took some pills after losing her baby (I believe it was over a year ago). On another form, she stated she was not currently feeling suicidal.

      But you do make a good point. The staffers are supposed to have some mental health screening training every 2 years I think. They were not following this procedure. Had they had proper training, they may have done things differently.

    • WiserWords2

      Her family was over 1000 miles away. That's a pretty insensitive thing to say. From what I understand, someone was coming to bail her out on the day she died.

    • WiserWords2

      "in and out of lanes" Which tape did you see? If she was a high as you claim, why didn't the cop notice? He was all set to give her a warning and let her go until she questioned him about why she should put out her cigarette.

    • 50 Shades of White

      Are you that really that go-damn hardheaded? I'm beyond tired of trying to explain this to someone that chooses to remain willfully ignorant.

    • DaWhitehowardondapostdawg

      Sandra not to state the obvious, but you're extremely ugly. Moving right along, what does this have to do with anything?

    • Zizzle

      So the hell what?

    • Guess Who

      So what are you saying...that the suicide reason given is probably the truth? Sorry, but in this day and age and how vile cops have behaved, I am questioning everything!

    • MrCeora .

      What is the purpose of asking about suicide if they are not going to take precautions? I don't even want to entertain the suicide angle anyway. Now they are floating the marijuana idea around. Did they test the state trooper?

    • MrCeora .

      Why was she stopped in the first place, told to get out of her car because she refused to put out her cigarette by a state trooper who should have been doing his job (State trooper job duties include enforcing laws with the goal of
      promoting safety, responding to civil disorders, preventing disturbances
      and riots, relaying evidence to detectives and preparing testimony for
      court appearances). Not writing a ticket for not putting on your turn signal before you get out of his way. give me a break!

    • 50 Shades of White

      To determine if the person poses an imminent threat to their safety. If she reported that she had attempted suicide not long before she was arrested, she would've been placed on suicide watch. They aren't mind readers. You have to tell them if you plan to commit suicide/murder so that precautions can be taken.

      You probably already know that you can be severely depressed without the thought of suicide crossing your mind. You can also have thoughts of suicide and have absolutely no plan/intent to end your life.

      I have severe MDD and the thought of suicide rarely crosses my mind. But it does happen from time to time. I'm always asked if there is any intent/plan to commit suicide when I express thoughts of suicide. And when I'm not, I make sure that I do. It doesn't make the least bit of sense to blame them for something that she probably didn't admit to when asked. It's also quite possible that she became suicidal after the intake process was completed.

    • 50 Shades of White

      I think that that is just an attempt to demonize Sandra Bland.

    • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

      The truth will come out!

    • Noirluv45

      It will indeed.

    • angela middleton

      How in the hell can a trash bag hold her weight.. This doesn't make sense the bag isn't strong enough to hold what 5ft 8in of body. The minute she so called tried to hang her self that bag should popped. Her cell mate is full of ****. If she committed suicide why didn't pyler called for help? Let's be real Texas is trying to cover their asses. And why was there a trash can in the cell? If it can't be bolted down it should not be there. How they didn't hear any signs of struggle. Things just don't add up.

    • Becky

      Check your mirror for IGNORANCE.

    • lovelydestruction

      And so it goes..."But when the county finally released the toxicology report, several days after the autopsy, it revealed that Bland had 18 ¬± 4 nanograms per milliliter of blood of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in her body. These THC levels are comparable to baseline (or sober) levels of about 10-20 nanograms per milliliter of many of my research participants, who are regular users. Importantly, Bland’s levels were well below the THC levels that I have found necessary, in my experimental research on dozens of subjects, to induce intoxication: between 40 and 400 nanograms per milliliter. Furthermore, the levels are far below the 150 nanograms per milliliter limit set by the World Anti-Doping Agency to indicate marijuana-induced performance alterations."

      Geez, the way they were hyping it, I thought they honestly had a high level, and I couldn't blame her for eating her stash which wouldn't induce a suicidal impulse anyway. But now we have a horse of a different color.

    • angela middleton

      What a horrible thing to say. You don't have any proof of the details on the bail. For God's sake her family is in Chicago and this happened in Texas that's not a skip jump from were they at. You acting like they can just take a road trip, not that simple. You can't speculate on anything about this family. God have mercy on your insensitive soul. What's it to you anyway how her body got home.

    • angela middleton

      Okay so the Waller county let out video surveillance of Sandra bland in their custody for the three days she was there to quiet the rumors of her being dead on her mugshot okay but it still doesn't account for what happens when they moved her to the only cell that doesn't a have camera. Okay so they can account that she was alive and well up until that point of the video where she is taken to the cell in the back corner.... What happened? There's no video of her at all for we don't know how long of a period. But the 3 days of them showing her getting finger printing and moving her from this cell to that cell walking, talking on the phone, and going back in the holding cell. It get fuzzy when she was taken to that last cell in the corner where there is no camera, what happens then? There is no video surveillance of her last moments in that jail. On the video the officers are running frantically to that back cell where nothing can be seen. Let's play devils advocate, say she did commit suicide, why are there so many inconsistencies in their reports. What are they trying to cover up...the fact Sandra shouldn't have been arrested. Are they using this suicide to throw her family and everyone off the fact that she would have under cover what they been covering up for years. Sandra had alot of things against the state trooper,for an illegal arrest. She kept saying I can't wait to take this to court, I can't wait. The Waller county didn't want it to make it to court. So they found a way to do just that... Ijs

    • Lambily01

      Ignorance is something that I deplore, darling.

    • 1/8

      If you think my comments are terrible, too bad you aren't able to ask Sandra Bland how she felt when she realized her family had turned their backs on her.

      Furthermore, stop using distance as an excuse not to pay someone's bail. Plenty of states allow you to pay by credit or debit card, and in cases where someone has to physically show up, you can use a bail bondsman, which probably explains why Sandra's last phone call was to bondsman.

    • angela middleton

      Yea your comments and are terrible and I'll keep saying it. Okay so now you know that for certain that her family turn their back on her. You talking like you know the history of their relationship. But okay you be in your soap box of feelings. So I guess you know how Sandra felt. You right I can't ask her,noone can. How you think her family must feel. The older sister talked to her about getting the bond according to news reports. They were due to get her on Monday. But that's neither here nor there.

    • Everclear1972

      Cherry-picked?

      Did you read the comments?

      All of them had positive results from utilizing medical weed so again you've provided nothing.

    • PorqupineParty

      She probably swallowed a bag of weed when the cop lit her up,
      and it opened inside her while she was in jail.

    • Everclear1972

      Ha,ha,ha!!!

      I thought she died from killing herself now she died from swallowing a bag of weed?

      Pick your lie.

    • PorqupineParty

      I was addressing the high levels of THC in her system,
      not the cause of death. The COD was suicide by asphyxiation.

    • Thomas korsgen

      The truth is already out, she committed suicide, she was a stoner pothead yeah but I don't think that was a contributing factor, the woman was obviously struggling and getting arrested and maybe costing her her dream job was the straw that broke the camels back, I'm so sick of every single person of color dieing is somehow race related, black people kill more black people in a single hour in this country then have been killed by white police officers, people should focus on cutting down the hundreds of murders every month on the streets at the hands of other black people, SANDRA BLAND committed suicide period, bad arrest? Maybe, although if the woman put her cigarette out, she may be alive today, I know she thought she was a badass and entitled to the cop kissing her ass because she's black, but you should respect an officer when he tells you to simply put out a cigarette, he wasn't even giving her a ticket he was letting her off with a warning, she should've been grateful instead of defiant, and her defiance escalated BECAUSE OF HER, but kee making excuses for her cuz the momentum of this age unfortunately blames everything on racism as a convenient excuse for breaking the law

    • Thomas korsgen

      The woman was a drug using suicidal emotional woman, all evidence proves it, she admitted to suicide and depression and her drug tests come back positive, she was clearly at fault in her death and that's all the evidence suggests, she killed herself, no one else has, if they released her she probably would have done it at home, since she killed herself in jail, that clearly means she was unstable, and the trouble she gave a police officer for issuing a simple warning points to her instability as well, where in this story does race come into play, how come when black police officers get killed no one cries black lives matter but we all get in a huge fuss when career criminals get killed, while bland is not a career criminal like Michael brown or Freddie grey, there is absolutely no evidence of racism to point to in Sandra bland killing herself, no one made her hang herself, she did it all on her own period

    • Thomas korsgen

      She was arrested for struggling with a police officer and throwing a fit on an officer doing his job, period. An officer is allowed to ask someone to exit their vehicle, the second she refused and threw her arms around struggling with the officer, she broke the law! And then in jail, the already, by her own admission, depressed woman killed herself in jail, where is ANY evidence to point to the contrary, the jail has provided every piece of video possible, no one entered her cell, she killed herself!! Where does race ever into this? If any person of any color was as defiant as she was during a traffic stop, she would have been pulled out of her car and if anyone struggled like she did they would have been arrested, regardless of race, she was a drug using depressed woman who got pushed over the edge with her arrest, if she put her cigarette out, none of this happens, and while she's not legally required to do so, how hard is it to show respect for authority figures, she showed NONE even after the officer was giving her a warning and not a ticket, if he was so racist, wouldn't he have given her a ticket instead of just a warning, this is all stuff everyone loves to ignore because it doesn't fit their "poor me" narrative