Sandra Bland mural

A "Black Lives Matter" mural featuring Sandra Bland in Ottawa, Canada, was defaced overnight by agitators with the "All Lives Matter" splinter group.

Bland is the 28-year-old black woman who killed herself in a Texas jail 3 days after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a Texas state trooper.

Bland reportedly used a trash bag to hang herself in her Waller County jail cell on July 20.

Kalkidan Assefa and Allan Andre, the 2 artists who painted the mural, told the Ottawa Morning News that Bland inspired them to create the mural.

"I really wanted it to be a celebration of her life and her spirit," Andre said.

Early Monday, the mural was defaced with white paint. Someone painted a white mustache over Band's face along with the words "All Lives Matter" and other offensive language.

Carling Miller discovered the defaced mural late Monday. She and a friend stood guard over the painting until someone from "Black Lives Matter" arrived to fix it.

The mural was fixed by early Tuesday.

"It's something bigger than I am and it's also something that directly affects me as a black woman, and I just feel protective over it and the people who did it, and her spirit, said Miller. "So it was incredibly painful to see that that is the response that the mural got, that it wasn't just covered over, that someone intentionally was trying to destroy [the mural] and hurt the people who created the mural. And I think it was a blatant attack on black folks just in general."

  • luVn_liFe…

    Folks are so disrespectful. It fills me w/joy to see SandraBland Memorialized in Canada

  • Sexy CJ

    ............................................

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Me too LuvBug :) I really enjoyed her pro-black videos. She was the truth!!!

  • barbeez

    I think we degrade ourselves by lifting everyone up as a hero.Sandra Bland acted a fool and found herself in a bad situation. She chose to kill herself. End of story.

  • Canary Red™

    Hey SCJ!?
    ??????????????

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Trolls...They don't get tired!

  • DDNY

    oh, i didnt know that the investigation was closed....thats my cue. nite ladies

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    .....

  • mzwhang90210

    *yawn*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Like fuggin Gremlins ?
    The ones that got Wet! ?

  • luVn_liFe…

    TUH!
    I honestly do NOT believe this young lady killed her self. I do believe that her head being slammed on the ground during the brutal take down and unnecessary use of force lead to her death.
    As well as the countless other woman that are being killed from the hands of police.
    They're man handling these woman... HELL and men, it is so damn unnecessary,shameful and disgusting that this is allowed.

    Even more so that others feel Sandra Bland,Ralkina Jones, Kindra Chapman, Sarah Lee Circle Bear and countless other womenmen Deserve to be killed because they acted out.

    #SAYHERNAME!

  • Its Me

    Who the hell up voted this fugg chit? On my cell

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Can't see. I'm not on a pc. They probably upvoted themselves

  • Its Me

    First damn time responding on my phone and I can't see either

  • harley_quinn2.0

    These trolls yo...

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    You not even worth a reply to the contrary. Shufflinazzkneegrow.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hey hun :-)

  • luVn_liFe…

    Shame.
    SHAME.
    SHAME!

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    You not even worth a reply shufflinazzkneegrow

  • mzwhang90210

    LMAO.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    In GA a child's party was interrupted by cars and trucks with people waving the Confederate flag and weapons

  • That’s Interesting

    Agitators? Interesting word choice.

  • mzwhang90210

    ...

  • mzwhang90210

    !*!

  • luVn_liFe…

    People dying at the hands of police,Especially women scares me and saddens me to the core.

    It could BE ME, I tend to get jiggy and go 0 to 100 quick sometimes.
    Because Im PMSing,having a bad day, OR FORGET TO BE PERFECT in my instance oF having an off day...
    It.Could.Be.ME! SMH

  • mzwhang90210

    >>>

  • luVn_liFe…

    LOL

    I Needed this chuckle.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Well since my other comment is in moderation I'll say this, everyone has a bad day that doesn't mean you should die at the hands of an over zealous cop

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! I'm gonna be driving to Virginia on Thursday with my Chicago tags & I'm little nervous.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Im nervous for you SummerBaby. Im going to send one up for you and know you will be fine.
    xoxo

  • luVn_liFe…

    AbSOfcukinglutely !

  • SummerBaby

    Thank you!

  • my view

    shameful

  • luVn_liFe…

    What's even more worrisome is folks who think it was deserved Because u didnt act right.
    scary man

  • PettyEyezPrime

    As will I Summer

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly! The things ppl have said has been the most absurd and upsetting to me

  • Queen Negus

    I saw an commercial for a car ad STATING "DRIVING MATTERS". WHITE FOLKS STEALING BLACK LIVES MATTER SLOGAN!!!

    PS I FORGOT THE MAKE OF CAR BUT I WONT BUY IT BASED ON THEIR ADS!!

  • the guest

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm praying for you, I pray for ALL of us.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    So now she's a hero? Get out of town... Oh and it's spelled "Ottawa"..

  • mzwhang90210

    Folks are finding all kinds of ways to blame the victim.
    You mean all that it took to set this cop off was a woman asking "Why do I have to put my cigarette out in my own car?"
    If a question can make a cop threaten to "light" me up...Lord help us all.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Who said she was a hero? She was a human being and did NOT deserve to die.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Right!

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    ...

  • luVn_liFe…

    Yeah that is disgraceful!

  • mzwhang90210

    Folks are just ignorant...

    A Kansas City, Missouri hotel could face a protest after a local attorney published a picture of a “slave doll” hung from a doorway by a white supervisor in an attempt to mock Sandra Bland. The doll was set up in a break area with a "noose" made from a plastic trash bag.

    The hotel’s general manager, John Parker, confirmed in a statement that the incident occurred on July 21, while describing it as “completely inconsistent” with the hotel’s culture. He also said management investigated the doll the following day.

    “Immediately following the investigation, the employee was terminated, Friday, July 24th, prior to the start of their next shift,” Parker’s statement read. “The Adam’s Mark Kansas City is committed to maintaining a positive working environment free of unlawful harassment.”

  • 1/8

    '“I really wanted it to be a celebration of her life and her spirit,” Andre said.'

    What are they celebrating? The fact that Sandra had a long list of traffic violations and a history of mental illness?

  • luVn_liFe…

    It's a COLD WORL Craig!
    :peace: Im out!

  • 1/8

    In Chicago, more black people were killed by other black people with guns.

  • 1/8

    Some people never learn. The workplace isn't the proper forum for social, political or racial commentary.

  • mzwhang90210

    Not only that..but not everybody that chuckles at your bullch*t thinks its funny.

    I'm quite sure this "white supervisor" didn't report himself for hanging that doll up. That means somebody who was "kee kee keeing" with him, turned his arse in. As they should have.

  • mzwhang90210

    Yeah she is. *sucks teeth*

    In the sense that her death did serve to shed an even brighter light on the fact that some cops act more erratically than the people they are charged to serve and protect.

    Could Sandra Bland have acted differently? Of course. But wearing that badge means that you should be able to diffuse such situations without losing YOUR cool in the process.

    Folks are so quick to victim blame without realizing that the "victim" could very well be them one day.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I don't have the time to dedicate to you for the evening attention you crave.

  • 1/8

    Who's seeking attention? I simply responded to your post.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    But why? As many whites out here killing themselves, each other and blacks, your comment was not only asinine it was irrelevant. White font me please. TIA

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Can you just rent a car? They tend not to bother people in rentals as much.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    And children

  • PettyEyezPrime

    New post

  • 1/8

    You informed us that a party was ALLEGEDLY interrupted by whites waving weapons and confederate flags.

    I responded by sharing the FACT that this weekend, more black Chicagoabs were murdered by other black people.

    We're sharing information, swapping stories. What's wrong with that?

  • AriesSun

    Ah...Once again Neanderthals are feeling left out.The jealousy whites have for Blacks is unnatural but then again they are not natural. I don't even believe white people have "souls"....

  • 1/8

    In the 90s, while I was on vacation, a white supervisor spat in a black employee's food and watched her eat it.

    When I returned to work, the supervisor actually came into my office and bragged about what he had done!

    Apparently, he didn't realize that I am black! He later told someone that he thought I was Greek or Italian.

    To make a long story short, I called the woman who OWNED the company, who happened to be married to a black man, and reported his @$$.

    He was fired on the spot.

  • SummerBaby

    I'm still considering getting a rental car so I don't have to put all those miles on my car.

  • Ruby shine

    Wow, imagine the true sickos that work amongst us everyday. Every so often their true hate pops out.

  • VDot

    TALK ABOUT IT LUVN!!! The victim blaming is out of control. I just had to log off one day when I saw people on here really questioning why she didn't just put the cigarette out. I was looking at my phone like ?. Talmabout what they would have done *eyeroll*

  • sheloves2play

    No the person with "authority" acted a fool

  • sheloves2play

    We know about black on black crime, we also know that when caught, they will spend life in prison, what's NOT right is that white can kill black and get away with it, the kkk HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THEY PROTECT EACH OTHER ANY FOOL THAT CAN TRY TO JUSTIFY THIS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM... she didn't kill herself

  • 1/8

    Ok. Sandra Bland was killed by a racist ghost who materialized in her cell, strangled her death, and then vanished into thin air!

  • Sexy CJ

    Good Point.......................

  • Sexy CJ

    On A Positive Note.......................

  • angela middleton

    Stfu. How do you know. No one knows what happened. If it happened the way the Texas police say it did there wouldn't be so many inconsistencies. The dash cam says it all. What routine traffic stop takes that long. And why are there so many. Too much cover up is going on.@ barbeez

  • layah2sexc

    You cooning a lil hard aint you bruh

  • jetsetter01

    Let's see how calm, cool & collected you are when you are harassed , unnecessarily & improperly treated all because someone has a chip on their shoulder . What an abuse of power! This cop didn't even attempt to deescalate the situation

  • jetsetter01

    Thank you!

  • WiserWords2

    And those black people when caught, will have to go through the justice system.

    What's your point?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Prayers and favor.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I know some too damn ugly.

  • SPECTATORSPORT2015

    #ALLLIVESMATTER don't apply when blacks are being lynched, killed by cops, discriminated against for housing jobs etc. White privilege is what it is about. When there is an injustice against a black man and other lives stay silent,, then clearly alllivesdontmatter

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful art. Sandra is gone but not forgotten. Sandra is one of Gods precious angel a.

  • sheloves2play

    Since only non-colored people see ghost, you have proven my point!!!!

  • mzwhang90210
  • sheloves2play

    They don't, Jesus is talking to them in the bible

  • Sincerity7

    Instead of creating their own mural.... Ugh so disrespectful.

  • AriesSun

    They are just so very jealous of a people who they have dehumanized.Many whites with that mindset also think "blacks are similar to them in spirit" but no we are not...

  • toni walker

    Black women have horrible attitudes period! That is why you guys are at the bottom of the food chain. Nappy losers!

  • chappedlippz

    Ignorance

  • ????Angela White ????

    take your racist and prejudiced hateful self back to CUBA. That is our heritage, our HAIR. What if people called you a drug lord bean eater.

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    You are getting fried. ????? you skank