Sandra Bland

The Chicago woman who committed suicide in a Waller County jail cell told a jail guard of a previous suicide attempt, Mashsable.com reports.

Sandra Bland, 28, was stopped by a Texas state trooper on Friday, July 20, for changing lanes without signaling.

Dash cam video of the traffic stop shows Bland was combative and noncompliant with the officer's orders.

After the trooper ordered her out of the car, Bland kicked the officer in the shin.

Bland was arrested for assault on an officer and she was transported to the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas Friday evening.

During the booking process, Bland told a jailer of her previous suicide attempt.

She told another jail staffer she was not suicidal but she was upset about being arrested.

In a Facebook video in March, Bland said she suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Her booking mugshot photo is a picture of an emotionally disturbed woman.

Bland was found dead in her cell Monday morning, about an hour after she spoke with a bail bondsman.

Her body was hanging from a partition that separates the toilet from the rest of the cell. She used a garbage can liner to hang herself.

Video taken outside her cell showed no one entering her cell in the hour before she was found dead.

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

Mashable.com reports her body was flown back to Chicago for burial.

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    • Malificent

      Plz stop with these BS suicide campaign! Who tf u tryna convince bihhh?! Witcho ugliass!

    • 1/8

      She killed herself and calling people names, isn't going to change that.

    • 1/8

      My only issue is with that garbage bag.

    • Malificent

      And u know this how? Bc the same folks that doctored the dash cam told u so? Dumbass! Yea, I'm still calling u mfs names....

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      When you are suicidal anything can be fashioned into a weapon to harm yourself.

    • howard_student

      But there are no trash cans in jail cells period.

    • mzwhang90210

      Exactly!
      Hefty bags aren't THAT dayum strong. Not even.

      And I doubt the county is even using name brand Hefty garbage bags.

      So we're supposed to believe that she hung herself with a Great Value (generic) garbage bag???
      Ummmmm

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      There was one in hers.

    • Noirluv45

      How do you know this, Sandra?

    • Noirluv45

      Sandra, she had contacted a bails bondsman. That doesn't sound like someone set on ending his/her life.

    • webbj

      I am callin BS on this one

    • mzwhang90210

      She used a garbage can liner to hang herself.

      Exactly how big was this garbage can? Because I can't imagine them having a size 13+ gallon garbage cans inside jail cells.
      So ummm..she hung herself with a 4 gallon trash can liner??
      Mmmmk.

    • Noirluv45

      She should've never been pulled over to begin with. She had every right not to talk to him or put out her cigarette. There's something called the "Miranda Rights," that says a person has the "right to remain SILENT." He escalated the situation when he should've de-escalated it.

      As far as people saying she should've "complied." I say, Oscar Grant "complied" and he was still shot and killed. I'm not ever trying to hear that.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Her family let her sit in jail the entire weekend. He probably told her they didn't have the $500 for her bond. Suicidal people have very poor coping skills and poor judgment.

    • mzwhang90210

      Right!
      And she was slated to start a new job soon.
      I wish she hadn't threatened to take them to court.
      RIP.

    • Noirluv45

      What he probably told her and how she coped with it is speculation. She was looking forward to beginning a new life. I'm not buying what you are selling, Sandra.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She tied the trash bag around her neck and the other end to the partition and then she crouched down. The bag did not have to hold her full weight. There was enough compression of her neck to cause asphyxiation.

    • mzwhang90210

      So if she indeed told a warden she'd attempted suicide before...it stands to reason they should've been EXTRA diligent in watching her.
      Them trying to add this red herring is extremely transparent.

    • Noirluv45

      According to a CNN report, "Trash bags have been removed from all cells at the jail, and inmates are being checked on hourly, according to the Sheriff's Office."

    • AmericanMade

      Race bait...... They laughing at us black folks, while we get worked up about every issue out there pertaining to our race, we mad tearing up our own cities and so on, while the puppet master laugh uncontrollably! I'm not saying we shouldn't be mad, I'm saying there's an agenda to divide and conquer... Until someone purchases me to be their slave, I'm gonna keep it movin and pray Jesus come soon! I'm out..

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Waller County had waste baskets in all of their jail cells. On Monday, they ordered all the waste baskets removed.

    • mzwhang90210

      I see.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She made an illegal lane change right in front of him. What was he supposed to do? Illegal lane changes are the cause of many accidents. It's too bad she didn't remain silent. She escalated the situation when all he was going to do was give her a warning. That's why broads can't keep a man. They run their mouths too much.

    • Enoughsaid2020

      Something is not right about this. My prayers to her family, and may she rest in peace.

    • 1/8

      Your inability to express yourself without the use of profanity is indicative of your inability to use logic and common sense.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Whenever I change lanes I turn on my signal. Why? Because that's the law. If you don't want to comply with traffic laws, don't drive.

    • 1/8

      Good. Her suicide wasn't in vain.

    • Li

      I just read that she was in jail for 3 days and her bail was $500. Do we know that she called her family for the money or a bails bondsman? $500 just seems so little for bail.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      The video that was shown last night on CNN of her cell had a tall trashcan with a transparent liner. It was stated she twisted the liner when asked how could it accommodate her weight.

    • Li

      Do we know if she was unemployed before the job offer? That's what I pick up from the story.

    • mzwhang90210

      That would mean it was $5,000 right? And that she only had to post 10%.
      I think.

    • luVn_liFe…

      I get it, it still doesn't make sense. That's brutal

    • Li

      If you watch the video he was very polite with her, very respectful, and then she got "attitude"....and that's when Officer Crazy went crazy.

    • mzwhang90210

      That's why broads can't keep a man. They run their mouths too much.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      After watching that video, I can see why she was unemployed.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      The one shown was big and round, like you use outside. It would have been easier to slip the bag over her head if she was going to commit suicide. I don't get it.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      You're right. I used to work in a juvenile jail. The first question you ask is if they ever attempted suicide. The next question is do they want to harm themselves now. She answered yes to the 1st question and no to the 2nd. In that case, they followed proper procedure by not putting her on suicide watch.

    • 1/8

      I wasn't implying the bag wasn't strong enough to choke the life out of Sandra Bland.

      The bag shouldn't have been there for the same reasons jailers are instructed to confiscate your shoelaces, belts or anything else one can use to harm themselves while in police custody.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She was supposed to start the new job that same day.

    • Canary Red™

      "That's why broads can't keep a man. They run their mouths too much"

      Oh no u didn't!?

      You sound like a man, that beats on his woman because he can't handle a little "pressure".

      And that's what he did - he roughed her up 'cause she talked back.

      I need all the evidence in the world on this one cause black females ain't just killing themselves especially not in no jail cell.

      Stastics.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      They removed all the waste baskets from every cell on Monday.

    • luVn_liFe…

      "Her booking mugshot photo is a picture of an emotionally disturbed woman."
      I would be highly upset and kimmode ugly face crying If i were in jail too.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She attempted suicide once before. She said she was depressed in March. I don't know why people have a hard time understanding she killed herself.

    • mzwhang90210

      Gotcha.

    • 1/8

      Did it ever occur to any of you that this arrest, along with the accusation of assaulting a police officer, was going to cost Sandra Bland her job?

      If she was already suffering from depression, that would have been enough to send her over the edge.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Exactly. Everybody knows how cops are. Why argue with them? She obviously had issues with authority. She should've said "yes, sir" and "no, sir" and took her warning and gone on about her business.

    • shell

      The lies they tell....where do you get a garbage bag in jail???

    • mzwhang90210

      Yeah but Sandra I'm sure you commit (unwittingly of course) minor traffic violations too. We all do.
      Be it not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, or failing to signal a turn..etc.

    • SummerBaby

      I heard that her out of state plates made him get behind her in the first place. Unfortunately a lot of Chicago drivers don't use turn signals when switching lanes. I see it all the time. ?

    • 1/8

      She was stopped for failing to signal before changing lanes and the officer had every right to pull Bland over.

      SHE escalated the situation by refusing to follow simple commands.

    • SummerBaby

      Me too! I think folks smiling/smirking in mugshots look crazy. #shrug

    • mzwhang90210

      Oh okay gotcha. (Takes my ^5 back..lol)

      Well in that case I wonder if her family is going to try and sue?

    • luVn_liFe…

      I was pulled over a few months back from driving in the HOV lane, i cried my eyes out after I pulled away from the trooper.
      in JAIL! Shiver me timber I would be a disaster. Which is why I try to walk a straight line!
      NO
      Thank You
      Been there done that. NO

    • mzwhang90210

      I was just sitting here thinking about that.
      But why is he telling her to get out of the car in the first place? For a minor traffic infraction yet.
      For each 3 things that do make sense in this case..there are 1.5 things that do not.

    • Li

      I think we should all revisit Chris Rock's advice:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR465HoCWFQ

    • Li

      Was she unemployed before the job offer?

    • mzwhang90210

      Exactly. Chile I'd be looking some kinda way if I were to ever get arrested.

    • mzwhang90210

      ...

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Yes. She probably had a difficult time holding down jobs due to her mental instability.

    • 1/8

      I had a feeling they would... mitigating the damages. If Bland's lawyer is looking for a payday, he should focus on the fact that the jailers knew Bland had a previous suicide attempt and should have removed the trash bag from her cell.

    • mzwhang90210

      Unita okay. I was thinking it was like a little waste basket or something. Thanks.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Jails do the best they can, but it's nearly impossible to stop a suicidal person with a plan.

    • T3

      ?????

    • shell

      and if you break the traffic laws then your life is up for taking by law enforcement...

    • prc

      The traffic stop and the suicide are two separate issues. Why is the media and family deliberately race baiting the situation? The cop was unprofessional and as an officer crossed the line of professional conduct. He obviously does not need to have any position of authority . However despite what the family is saying she obviously had previous mental health issues(posted on her social media pages). From her behavior in this circumstance it is a valid probability that she may have committed suicide for whatever reason.

    • Ruby shine

      I want to know if any of ya'll think that if she were white would the situation have ended so tragically?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      They might have a case if she told them she attempted suicide previously and they didn't watch her. Then again, she told them she wasn't currently suicidal. So she wash't on suicide watch. But the jail physician or nurse should have called her family to see if she was on any antidepressants. The jail's psych doctor could have prescribed medicine for her. Jails do the best they can under very trying circumstances.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Please prove they took her life.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Nene is a damn fool for this!! ???

    • Noirluv45

      If indeed she was suicidal, and if indeed they had trash bags in their cells before she committed suicide, it's even more damning that they didn't monitor her. To me, it still goes back to the fact that she should not have been stopped in the first place.

    • That’s Interesting

      That's still not a felony and how would they know? She could have waited to see what happened, then she could have gotten it expunged.

    • mzwhang90210

      Now this I do agree on.

      An ex of mine was a Sheriff's deputy. He once told my brother:

      "Look man, if you are ever pulled over, even if the cop is an a-hole...remain respectful, address the cop as either sir/m'aam or officer, and remain compliant. If you want to object to any part of the encounter, get the officers name,(which should be on the ticket) & badge number, and report the incident to Internal Affairs later. Even if your complaint is dismissed, that report will remain in his/her jacket through-out their career.

      That advice has always stuck in my head.

    • JennyJazzhands

      Sandra bland did not commit suicide.

    • Canary Red™

      NO MAM! ??

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      "Yeah but Sandra I'm sure you commit (unwittingly of course) minor traffic violations too."

      ^^^^^

      I can't think of any minor traffic violations I commit. I never speed and I always use my turn signals. That's automatic. Even on a dark street with no other cars around. I haven't been pulled over in years.

    • Noirluv45

      I'm not sure. That's a interesting question though.

    • mzwhang90210

      ...

    • Noirluv45

      In light of what we've seen in past and current times, I don't think so.

    • Canary Red™

      Stop! I can't...???

    • Ruby shine

      I'm leaning towards the suicide as well, but I do believe that somebody did something to her during those three days to cause her to lose her faith in humanity.

    • the guest

      They know they were wrong and they are trying to protect their jobs. The way I see it, if they killed her they should held responsible or if she did kill herself they should be held accountable for their false arrest, brutality, and negligence. And if she did confide she made a previous suicide attempt they did not seek medical help for her which is still negligence. This woman is dead because of police misconduct and failure to do their jobs. They signed up for the badge they are responsible for their duties as public servants. RIP Sandra Bland.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Yes. Her bail was $5,000 with 10% to post bond. Apparently her family couldn't come up with the money. Or they didn't want to...

    • Canary Red™

      She needs to stop...omg!!! ?

    • Noirluv45

      If he had every right to pull her over, then police officers around the country would be pulling people over every single day. She did an "illegal" lane change because she was trying get out of his way when he was coming up behind her. Get your story right before you comment. Apparently, you don't know your rights. A citizen does not have to talk police officers. Didn't know that, did you? He escalated it by not de-escalating it. They are taught how to handle these types of situations. Try again.

    • mzwhang90210

      I don't know. I DO know that I've seen videos where yt women curse, yell and spit at police officers..and nothing is done. The officers in those videos certainly don't threaten to "light" them up.
      I can't call it tho.

    • shell

      Jail does not work like that. she would literally have to be in jail for months before shes getting any kind of medication for anything. its a process with her doctors and the jail doctors. also it takes days or even weeks for approval if they are willing to pay for it. if they knew she was suicidal they would of just locked her in a isolated cell.

    • monique west

      But what they don't have in a jail cell is access to a bag.

    • Noirluv45

      Sandra, it is the law, but she was trying to get out of his way. If anything, he could've given her a ticket and kept it moving, but HE escalated the situation. Millions of people don't use their turn signals, law or not. What's more, mouthing off at a cop does not equal jail time. In fact, it is my right to not even talk to one of them.

      Let me also remind people of a young man named Oscar Grant. He did all the right things. He complied, and yet, Oscar is no longer among the living.

    • Noirluv45

      I see a lot of drivers all over the place who don't use their turn signal. In fact, I live down South, and I'll be shocked if these people even know what their turn signals are. It's as common as going faster than the posted speed limit. Most people do that as well.

    • mzwhang90210

      Huh? What'd I do?

    • monique west

      Mentally ill people do work and have careers. I have clients with degrees, careers and full lives. Don't feed into that stigma; that's problem in our community that really needs to stop

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She was supposed to start her job that day at her alma mater. The bail bondsman probably told her her mother couldn't come up with the bond money. Think of all the people in the news recently who commit suicide. The thing that pushed them over the edge probably wouldn't stress you out.

    • Noirluv45

      ...and being the professional he's supposed to be, and being that they learn how to de-escalate situations, he further added fuel to the fire. Please tell me where a citizen isn't allowed to back talk an officer.

    • mzwhang90210

      Ok okay Imma stop.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She escalated the situation. She kicked the officer. Whether she was white or black, she would have been arrested for assault.

    • mzwhang90210

      Sandra $500 is alot of money to some folks. Heck $50 is alot to some.
      I think her family just didn't have it.
      Poor thing.

    • monique west

      They don't contact families. The person tells them if they're medicated or not. I've have clients incarcerated for weeks because the doctors never "got around" to giving them medication; they only see them once every 2 months.

    • Canary Red™

      Honey them gifs...??

    • monique west

      There it is.

    • mzwhang90210

      I see it alot here in Cali. You'll be behind somebody and they'll suddenly brake..and then turn. No signal or anything.
      I honk..then I cuss them out in my head. LOL.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      And I doubt the people you know would behave the way she did in that video. She was off the chain. The situation got out of hand because of her attitude. Anyone who kicks a cop will be arrested.

    • monique west

      He was supposed to NOT yank her out of the car over a damn cigarette and slam her head into the ground. Are you for real???

    • Canary Red™

      Awwww ? how cute is that! ??

    • shell

      Maybe they were tired of bailing her out and paying her fines. She had a hhistory of this. It's been reported she owed thousands in fines in Chicago. I suspecting that being in jail again and losing a job was a lot of pressure.

    • monique west

      They should change or find new careers. It's our right as Americans to ask why we're being detained...and to smoke, sneeze, fart, pick our nose..whatever the hell we want to do in a car we pay for.

    • Canary Red™

      NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

      ????????

    • 1/8

      An officer may ask you to exit your vehicle for several reasons:

      1. To keep you from fleeing the scene.

      2. To prevent you from using your vehicle as a weapon.

      3. To Gage if you appear to be under the influence.

      4. To see if you appear to be carrying a weapon.

    • Noirluv45

      ...she also should've called him "massa" too. Regardless of how she acted, HE is the professional and should've handled it better. In fact, he's in trouble for not following protocol. No one's talking about that, I see.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Try doing that in a small town in Texas where the police have quotas for writing tickets. lol

    • Nataliegaye

      Just feeding into the narrative I see...Let help them spread this suicide story

    • the guest

      They arrested her and killed her for the offense of being uppity while black. It's dangerous to let whites know you know your rights and how to go about standing up for them.

    • Jasper jackwhole

      Lies

    • 1/8

      I had a friend who was fired several days after he was arrested for assaulting his boyfriend. Unfortunately for him, he lived in a small town where even small-time criminals get their names in the paper.

      We live in the information age, getting dirt on someone is easy as pie!

    • shell

      the police proved it themselves by editing the video of the arrest. their are obviously hiding something.

    • Fierce rain

      LMAO! I..simply..can't! ??

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      IM THU!!!!:'))))))

    • AnonymousRose

      5.To bother u just because he can

      6.To call u a nigger and be justified

      7.To say u tried to take his weapon

      8.Because u owe child support

      9.Because u look like u sell cigarettes and pay no taxes

      10.Just because his confederate azz feels like it.

      11. Tag your it, lol

    • Noirluv45

      How much you wanna bet internal affairs will ignore said complaint or if they acknowledge it, the officer will either get a slap on the wrist or suffer no consequences at all. The fraternal order of police protects them. Even cops who we know are negligent end up walking.

    • Noirluv45

      Was she doing any of the above?

    • lil goodie

      But wouldn't the natural reaction be to stand up for grab to release it from its suffocating you

    • the guest

      Her family bears responsibility for her death leaving her in there. They couldn't come up with $500 to get their loved one out of a lily white racist jail.

    • 1/8

      Watch the jailhouse video. There was a huge garbage can with a trashliner in her cell.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I think her family told her they didn't have the money. She knew she would sit in jail until her hearing. She had serious emotional and mental issues. It all culminated in her taking her life.

    • Noirluv45

      Yeah, Cali is good for that too! LOL @ cussing them out in your head.

    • the guest

      They didn't want to and they should be ashamed of themselves. But they'll happily file a wrongful death suit and live off her tragic death.

    • 1/8

      Assaulting a police officer is a felony in most cases.

    • lil goodie

      Exactly

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I'm convinced some people like jail. Lol. If I get pulled over I'm following orders and showing the cop all my teeth until I drive away.

    • mzwhang90210

      Yeah Noir but...the complaint WILL remain in the officer's jacket. Even if it was determined to be unfounded, NO officer wants that on his record. That complaint will follow him/her around for their whole career.
      And if a promotion came down to Officer "A" who had 1 unfounded complaint in his/her jacket from 10 yrs ago...
      And Officer "B" who'd NEVER been reported to IA..who do you think will get promoted?
      That's what I was saying.

    • That’s Interesting

      That's unfortunate but still not the end of the world. There are more jobs. It just doesn't make sense. I'm sure your friend found another job too. I just don't understand why she would kill herself over anything that small especially after surviving losing a baby and who knows what else. It's just sad.

    • Canary Red™

      Lol had my side hurting from laughing so hard...?

    • Noirluv45

      Did she really kick the officer? Was it on the video? I have to go back and look?

    • lil goodie

      the video has been edited

    • That’s Interesting

      Even for a kick on the shin. She really lost her life over nothing.

    • Noirluv45

      Sorry, but there's no guarantee that the cop who pulls you over is doing so because he finds fault, but because he's a racist. Please. Let's face it, White supremacists are lining up to be police officers because they know their badge and blue uniform gives them license to kill whomever they want without repercussions. Black people get pulled over all the time regardless of socioeconomic status or regardless of how the person is dressed. There are racist cops out there who seek to kill us. That's a fact. They don't need a reason.

    • mzwhang90210

      Hey..can I help it if I was scared out of my wits when I got arrested?

    • the guest

      How could anyone like jail? Is that possible to like jail?

    • whitty hutton

      Heh whang. She was in the cell by herself because when she arrived at the jail, she was combative so they separated her from the other female inmates after she was in-processed.

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      None of that happens on camera. You believe these results though. But then again you are stirring the pot. Kudos

    • the guest

      Exactly.

    • mzwhang90210

      Hey Whitty.
      Oh okay thanks. But I still thing that (given that she'd admitted to being suicide prone), that some extra caution should've been used with her.

    • the guest

      These are evil times.

    • SummerBaby

      Absolutely! Their are some very institutionalized individuals that don't fare well on the outside. ?

    • the guest

      The family didn't want to pay her bail but they're pushing race to get paid off her death. The officer should be tired for misconduct period.

    • whitty hutton

      For someone who was supposedly so happy about the new job, she certainly acted a damn fool with that officer. This is so tragically sad to me because I've been just that fukkin mad with an asshole cop but I gritted my teeth, stared straight ahead and took the damn ticket. Cried those white hot raging mad tears all the way home and followed the process for reporting the officer.

      She shoulda just took the damn ticket. Further, a ticket is in lieu of bail. An officer can legally arrest you for ANY violation of the law, even minor traffic violations.

    • mzwhang90210

      The kick was off camera. At least it was from the video's that I've seen.
      She was trying to record the incident on her cell phone, but the officer made her put it down.

    • mzwhang90210

      Some folks just do not have $500 to give. Especially when they're not going to get it back.
      I'm sure they could've come up with some of the money..but unfortunately it wouldn't have been enough.

    • Canary Red™
    • whitty hutton

      An illegal lane change did give the officer the legal right to stop her. Smoking in her car is not illegal but what was the big deal about putting the cigarette in the ashtray when he ASKED her to put it out. Clearly, BOTH of them were highly agitated and neither of them took steps to de-escalate the situation. Starting my brand new job would have been reason enough for me to de-escalate real quick and take the ticket.

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      That sounds too much like real freedom that these `muricans fight wars for but quickly forget about on their own soil.

      Cop sympathisers say "she should have gone into step and fetch mode"

      Cops saying "ve vas just following orders"

    • 1/8

      Have you ever been suicidal? People in the throes of depression are extremely irrational.

    • whitty hutton

      Not tryna be a smart ass, but I've never heard of self-suffocation.

    • 1/8

      Read my comment again and get back to me.

    • whitty hutton

      And that's all I'm saying. She could've recorded the encounter and posted it online, used it to support a complaint filing, etc. but she was over the top ranting and raving. It was totally unnecessary IMO.

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      You're making too much sense for this post. The writer is lol'ing at this tragedy and the posters believe what she writes is absolute truth. Smh. Black people killing each other in more ways than that pig could ever do.

    • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

      DAMN ITCH DO YOU WORK FOR THE POLICE?

    • shell

      especially in Texas, they automatically think your running drugs when you have out of state plates. so they are quick to pull you over.

    • That’s Interesting

      I understand that but I wasn't thinking she was in the throes of depression when she went and got herself a new job. Just because you're depressed, even a depressive, doesn't mean you always feel like that.

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      Jesus...they laughing at us about that too but keep your awareness and inaction because clearly you missed the part that this starts with race and ends in total police state for all races

    • whitty hutton

      I don't believe anyone's saying she should've been submissive to the officer but she was damn near out of control going word for word with him. In the end, was it worth it? No.

      Was there a different, more effective way to handle the situation that wouldn't have resulted in her being arrested? Yes.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      It's all the circumstances collectively. Her FB posts, activism, the haphazardly sliced video dashcam, shady background of employees charged with her care, and the overall attitude of arresting officer, let alone the arrest itself, makes everyone question how she became deceased 3 days later.

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      How easy do you think it is to pay a bail bondsman in Texas when you are in Chicago? Most only take cash. Either way not everyone has $500 to spare and she should've NEVER been asked to leave her vehicle.

    • whitty hutton

      And that logic is what got her arrested. It was a simple traffic stop and both of them acted like assholes.

    • Canary Red™

      I replied...my gif is pending ?

    • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

      I'm annoyed at your belief that she assaulted the officer when he purposely conducted the arrest off camera.Cop sympathisers everywhere

    • howard_student

      That's weird bc most jail cells, don't have anything that can be used as a weapon or contraband. A trash can can along with the bag. I don't believe anything about this tragedy.

    • 1/8

      So, if you're changing lanes "to get out of an officer's way," you're not required to use your turn signal?

      And when you're done embarrassing yourself with that question, please point out the passage where I said you have to engage an officer in conversation while being detained.

      You have every right to keep your mouth shut, but don't be surprised when you are handcuffed and thrown in a jail cell until the cops are satisfied you aren't a wanted criminal.

      Reading comprehension isn't your forte, is it?

    • 1/8

      Yes, if she was a suicidal white girl. Stop playing the race card, Nicki.

    • 1/8

      LMAO! Naw, you can't take it back, now!

    • whitty hutton

      Cuz he was being an asshole (like most cops) and she was too. Like I said in the other post...difference is he has a gun, tazer, handcuffs, baton, mace, etc. and all she had was an attitude. Was it worth it?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Yep. It's possible. I hate to say it but, even hanging yourself off a doorknob is possible. I know, the first inclination is to fight upon a struggle.

    • Queen B

      This very sad and disheartening ? i understand that ppl r having difficulties believing this was suicide but as a therapist I understand that most suicidal ppl with an active plan rarely presents with obvious symptoms. Some clients will appear to b happy and continue life day-by-day but its mainly bc they know their pain will be ending soon and they want to mk sure their plan is going to follow through without anyone intervening.

    • whitty hutton

      I guess I'm thinking hanging/snapping my neck would a be quicker than suffocating in a bag...if I had a "choice". Lol...but not really lolol more like morbid lol.

    • Canary Red™

      He asked her to put the cigarette out and she said 'why it's my car why I have to put it out' ... he IMMEDIATELY said GET OUT OF THE CAR- agitated! That's when she begin to question him why she has to get out of the car, he said this is a lawful order and she asked Am I under arrest and from there all hell broke loose.

      I'm still trying to find the footage of where she kicked him??

      Someone please advise?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      There's a lot of things being offered to be sold. That's for sure.

    • mzwhang90210

      Red..from what I can gather..the kick/altercation occurred out of range of the dash-cam.
      But a by-stander was recording from afar. I wonder if they caught the incident?

    • 1/8

      True. Depression may come and go, but I'm willing to bet the farm that Sandra Bland's life was extremely unstable, and her instability contributed to her depression.

      After she was arrested, she probably felt like a failure. There she was trying to start over and failing once again.

    • Sexy CJ

      Lawd have mercy.......

    • Canary Red™

      I watched the bystanders video and it shows the cop on top of her and her screaming you banged my head into the concrete - he gets off her and walks towards his patrol car n tells the guy filming to leave - the guy ask if this is public property - the cop walks back to her and ask her something as she's laying on the ground handcuffed and she says I can't hear - you slammed my head into the ground - he then picks her up and walks her to the patrol car and she sees the guy filming and says thank you thank you for getting this on video

    • whitty hutton

      She ain't even have to put "sir" on the end...just take the damn ticket. When a cop asks me do I know why he stopped me, I say "no". He tells me why he's stopping me and I say nothing in response. He asks for license and insurance, I give it to him. He comes back with the ticket, explains the ticket, returns my documents and that's it. I have the right to fight it in court or pay it and keep it moving. It's just that damn simple. I don't give two shyts about an asshole cop...the goal is for me to make it home to my husband not get dragged outta my car over a cigarette and an illegal lane change.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Which would be a far cry from murder. I suppose. I guess one would rather have negligence over murder.

    • mzwhang90210

      Exactly. Like that woman from Indiana (Google Paula Cooper) who'd once been on Death Row. Her death sentence had been commuted to a 60-year prison term due to a Supreme Court ruling and she was released about 2 yrs ago, after spending 28 yrs behind bars.
      In her suicide note, she stated it was too much trouble adjusting to the outside.
      Sad.

    • BadGalKarter

      "Dash cam video of the traffic stop shows Bland was combative and noncompliant with the officer’s orders." How is declining a request to put out a cig combative and noncompliant? Please explain?

    • SummerBaby

      ??

    • mzwhang90210

      Oh it happens Whitty.

      Folks use those dry cleaner bags to suffocate themselves.

      Then you have the folks who practice auto-erotic asphyxiation, and take it too far then accidentally kill themselves.

    • mzwhang90210

      Think Robin Williams.
      But yeah..I was thinking too that the body would automatically go into "survival" mode..and you'd start to thrash about.
      Weird.

    • BadGalKarter

      It wouldn't have for many reason, he wouldn't have gotten irritated with a ww for answering his question, nor would he have escalated the situation after the ww decline his request to put out a cig. Also, I doubt the ww family would have left her there for 3 days.

    • mzwhang90210

      LOL. Dang!!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      See, this is how sensible people deal with traffic stops. This is called a mature response. There is no need to argue with cops or escalate the situation.

    • BadGalKarter

      The situation was escalated by the officer, unless she was able to magically kick him from within her car with the door close I don't see what ur talking about. There was no reason for her to exit the car or be detained by that trooper. He escalated it because according to him "she looked straight ahead and wouldn't look at me."

    • BadGalKarter

      No he made sure to move her away from the dash cam.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I used to work in a juvenile jail. I can't tell you how many times they sent kids home and they would come right back in for committing another offense. I would clock in for my shift and all I hear are boys in the holding cell laughing, "HEY, NURSE!! "They thought it was funny! I always said the juvenile justice system makes jail too nice for these kids.

    • mzwhang90210

      ...

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She was trying to kill herself. Why would she stand up?

    • mzwhang90210

      I agree.
      She was probably FINALLY starting to feel good..new job and all..and then THIS happens.
      Then the charges started racking up against her, nobody could raise her bail fast enough.. and she probably felt like it took forever to get the job she DID land..and now it was gone.
      I can see her being despondent over that, sure.

    • Supanova777

      They a Da#n lie!

    • mzwhang90210

      Gotcha Red.
      I'm also starting to wonder if the alleged "kick" was deliberate, or was it part of the struggle as he tried to take her down. It's my understanding that irate cops will pile charge on top of charge if you piss them off.
      QTNA

    • mzwhang90210

      I just heard on the news that they were trying to get the money together. Then she was dead.

    • whitty hutton

      Like David Carradine...OK, I get it.

    • Everclear1972

      Uh oh the family attorney was on tv and stated that he got a text from Waller County officials and they want Sandra's body back so they can perform another autopsy because the first one was 'faulty'.

      But there was some official on another channel reading selective portions from the first autopsy.

      What a mess.

      But it shouldn't be a surprise because they are all crooked.

    • mzwhang90210

      Combative--going back & forth (arguing) with the officer.
      Non compliant--not putting out the ciggy after being asked by the officer.
      And I'm not saying..well..it did seem that the officer asked her politely to put the ciggy out. He said please.
      After she snapped "Why, I'm in my own car..." that things went left.
      I'm only supposing just like everybody else.

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Here they go they about to say anything to take the blame off the real killers(the police)

    • Everclear1972

      No she's just a self-hating black lesbian who hates blacks and gays.

    • mzwhang90210

      I remember a video I saw awhile back...a cop gave a yt man in a truck a ticket for speeding (I think it was speeding)...anyway.

      Not only did the yt man curse at the cop, and call him all kinda names...but he actually tore up the ticket and threw it out of the truck window.

      What did the cop do? He told the man that if he didn't get out and pick that ticket up, that he'd give him another ticket for littering.

      The yt guy got out, picked up the lil pieces of the ticket, still cursing..then got in his truck and sped off.
      No arrest made, and the yt guy lived.
      IJS

    • AmericanMade

      The last thing I was trying to do was piss people off, this Is my observation, and yes, I'm aware of the police state agenda as well, not here for drama just wanted to bring awareness to those who are asleep. Be Blessed..

    • BLOODBLOOD

      So if she was separated from everybody how she tell another person she attempted suicide before

    • Everclear1972

      You do know that the cop set her up, right?

      After he made that U-turn he followed her and almost ran over her and that's why she changed lanes and was probably nervous which is the reason she didn't use her turn signal.

      The real reason he was after her was because he thought she was a drug mule--out of state plates, black and near the border.

      He was just looking for a pretext to search her car for drugs.

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Exactly when did they start having trash cans with trash bags in a jail cell?

    • SummerBaby

      I'm seeing all over IG that she was deceased in that mugshot photo. Have y'all heard that too??

    • BLOODBLOOD

      How you going to say what she should of did? Just because you was punk b#$%& don't mean she had to be it wasn't even a reason for her to exit the car. The police killed that lady and it's f%&*$# up no matter her attitude she didn't deserve it!

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Oh God no but with these crooked cops I don't doubt it.

    • Everclear1972

      He caused the situation by after making the U-turn and following her.

      He had an open lane.

      She only changed lanes when she saw that he was going to run her over.

      But his main goal was to search her vehicle because he thought she was trafficking drugs.

    • SnootyPooty

      With everything going on in the world we all need to be more cognizant of our actions...

    • whitty hutton

      She told a jailer...an officer or staff person working at the jail. My comment said she was separated from the other female inmates. RIF

    • whitty hutton

      Lolol...when all else fails and you don't have any facts or intellectual opinion to add to the conversation, resort to name-calling. #fail

    • 1/8

      I have battled depression my entire life. It's easy for me to slip into Sandra's shoes and imagine what she was thinking in those final moments.

      I believe Sandra looked at her life and said, "F@$k this! I'm done!"

    • Canary Red™

      Your understanding would be correct! ?

    • 1/8

      Per Chicago news: Bland had marijuana in her system and she tried to kill herself in 2014 after she lost a baby.

    • whitty hutton

      What are you basing this "set up" theory on? If he wanted to search her car, that would have been part of the traffic stop from the beginning or he would have alluded to it at some point. This was a simple traffic stop that got out of hand...asshole cop and asshole citizen.

    • mzwhang90210

      Yeah..cuz now that I think about it..in the video you can hear the officer say (off camera) "I got kicked but I'm okay."
      Now...he did NOT say "She kicked me..but I'm okay."
      All he said was "I got kicked."
      That's why I asked if it was deliberate.

    • scentsychick30

      Sad if this happen anywhere else it might be true but Texas nah to many kkk card carrying members,with all the police killings I'd have to see a video on world star to believe what they are putting out?

    • Canary Red™

      I didn't hear that...?...I did hear inaudible murmuring off camera.

    • Noirluv45

      That's what I thought.

    • BLOODBLOOD

      So she told a dude jailer? & if she told a officer or staff person working at the jail why wouldn't they not take the proper steps they suppose to take for suicidal prisoners?

    • BLOODBLOOD

      & you had facts? Do you work there? Where you in on her murder? Are you a office or jail staffer? Like what facts do you have?

    • 1/8

      The mugshot was taken when she was booked into the system. She spoke with a bail bondsman an hour before her body was discovered. Tell the loons on Instagram to go to bed!

    • whitty hutton

      You're so quick to start shyt that your comment isn't even relevant to what I said. My comments were about the traffic stop, not what happened inside the jail cell where she was found dead. And my opinion is based on the video. You see it and have a different opinion. Chile bye.

      Better yet, you win. You're right and nobody else should have a different opinion from yours. **sarcasm**

    • Michelle

      She shouldnt have been asked to get out of the car in the first place. He could have wrote her a ticket and kept it moving.

    • scentsychick30

      ?man was killed in Cincinnati during a traffic stop,ending up dead during events that should be routine,psa take the ticket and go dwb(drivingwhileblack)has become a death sentence

    • whitty hutton

      Are you that dense? A jailer can be male or female. She didn't tell another inmate, she told a person who works at the jail during the intake process that she had previously attempted suicide in 2014. When asked if she felt suicidal when she arrived to the jail (also as part of the intake process), she answered "no". That is why she wasn't put under special monitoring. Had she indicated she felt suicidal at that time then protocol for suicidal inmates would have been followed.

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Okay good night

    • BLOODBLOOD

      Okay good night sheesh

    • bmoesart

      I didn't see her kick him.

    • WiserWords2

      Her family didn't leave her there for 3 days. The courts aren't open on weekends.

    • WiserWords2

      Sandra, they couldn't bail her out. They were in Chicago. And even if they were in Texas, the courts aren't open on the weekends.

    • WiserWords2

      I don't know if that was a set up. But I agree that she was annoyed because of what the officer did. She stated that at the beginning of the video.

    • WiserWords2

      True, true.

    • WiserWords2

      Now, that sounds like a mental illness. If it isn't, it should be.

    • Alexis Moore

      On her mugshot she is already dead
      You can tell by here nostrils, they look more open as if she is laying down and the back ground is the same color as the floor. How are you going to get a mugshot taken when you are already in an orange suit.

      Who knows the real truth, the with the botched dash camera vdeo something is fishy

    • Renee Lovelace

      she did NOT kick the officer. You are a DISGRACE to black people, Sandra. No amount of "clickbait" can make up for your total lack of shame , you soulless bitch.

    • Jozie723

      Exactly.... he should not have been bullying her for failure to use a signal.

    • HisLovelyOne

      They are saying that , she admitted that she attempted suicide by swallowing pills, and had cuts on her wrist. Even though she has a video saying she's depressed, the family and pastor are denying her depression. Her mugshot photo, shows a look of hopelessness, IMO. I keep saying the black community is in denial about mental health disorders.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I agree, put the cigarette out, follow orders. You have the right to make a complaint afterwards. "Live to report the officer", stop this resistance.

    • Yardgirl

      Exactly!! Thank you!!

    • HisLovelyOne

      Sandra I think people are thrown of by the hanging because, they think it's from the ceiling, when it also can be done by short suspension as well.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I agree.

    • Jozie723

      I mean when does it stop?..... Once again we blame the victim. This woman was arrested from an illegal lane change. Just because he "could" arrest her doesn't mean that he should have. Police officers shouldn't be able to arrest people because they don't like their attitude. They are police officers.. not GOD!

    • Cricket404

      Poor thing. This event needs to bring attention to undiagnosed mental illness. She was sad, she hid it from her family and friends.

    • Jozie723

      How do you know that??? If he wanted to arrest her he would arrest her. He showed that.. he didn't have to go word for word with her either. He is not her father... he is not a God....he is a public EMPLOYEE......Why does she have to Sir him..... oh because her life is in his hands... Ok... this is the problem with cops.. they have a since of entitlement. Do your job writet the ticket and move on.

    • Li

      I read on ABC that she called her friend and left a message, but nowhere does she ask for bail money. Did her family know she was in Jail? Did she call her family for bail money? Whenever my relative(s) are jailed the first thing they do is call family for money.

    • Crazy tee

      Wow....that autopsy came back quick...people usually have to wait for months....

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      She is not standing in that mug shot :-(

    • HisLovelyOne

      By short suspension hanging.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Yes that's what I believe she did, short suspension.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      "Bland was found dead in her cell Monday morning, about an hour after she spoke with a bail bondsman."

    • HisLovelyOne

      So true.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I saw that too, he was going off.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I could be wrong, but I THOUGHT I heard her recording and he told her to stop or put that down. Don't quote me and I don't want to watch that video again just yet.

    • EScrazy

      I'm from the south side of Chicago a black female and I've been pulled over so many times since 15 years old for failing to signal or failing to stop at a stop sign,I've blown past red lights with police in full view and have NEVER been detained or arrested. Police have smelled weed in my car and NEVER arrested me...right is right wrong is wrong..I've smoked my cigarettes in the officers face and NEVER got arrested..THIS **** IS WRONG!

    • ABbaby

      Hello just because you are depressed it does not mean you want to kill yourself. This still sounds fishy to me.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I would say the majority of people do not signal to get out of the way. What most people are concerned about are the flashing lights, sirens, where they can move so they won't get ran over by the emergency vehicle or other drivers. Most drivers just veer to the right or stand still even if it's in the middle of the lane because they're unsure where to go.

    • ABbaby

      They put it there after killing her.

    • ABbaby

      She was never charged with assault. That is one of the issues. None of her charges were felonies.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Yep, for some reason white people never pose a threat. I saw the same clip you're referring to and just watched in awe because the cop was so nonchalant as the driver rant, raved, kicked and screamed. White folks can do this but sm1 black asks why are they being stopped and it's "get out of the damn car." Huh? Dude was yelling, ripped the ticket and threw it back at the officer and nothing was done.

      Tired of these mfs, I swear. I was pulling my sexy self into a krispy kreme to get donuts. They have the side entrance that I was coming through. there was a car half way around the way, so I waited for her to pass and I was going in next. White bitch in her white car starts speeding up (in the drive thru). So I just stopped and threw my hands up like WTF. Her passenger side son looked at me then to her and she said nothing. The car I let passed moved up so at the same time, white car and I move up. Oh really? Yeah, bitch, today's ur lucky mf day. Call the cops if you phuckin want to. The car moved and I drove all the way up waiting for her silly ass to run into me all over a damn donut.

      All the times I just let stuff go. I think I was more shocked that this lady sped up to try to keep me from going next. It wasn't like I jumped the curb and cut the line. I came from a side entrance that's there for a reason. She held her horn when I got behind the car I let pass. I'm sure folks were just thinking why this crazy bitch blowing her horn in the drive thru. I can't stand their phuckin asses.

      They truly act like the streets belong to them. And don't be in their areas. OMG, they really be actin' a fool. But all this to say the rules apply to blacks only. Whities can do whatever they want.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I can't believe it is being reported she had a history of not paying traffic fines or whatever. Then again, no, I'm not surprised at the reporting.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Whoot.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Screaming with her

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      I don't understand. Why she would kill herself? She wasn't going to be in jail long. I'm trying to understand, but, I'm not going to follow this story much longer. No one is going to wind up paying for this.

      I don't think she killed herself.

    • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

      uppity?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Is. That. A. Sundress...from Catherine's or Newport News?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Exactly!

    • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

      around here, i think they check every 15 minutes.

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      No. She would have been out soon. Anyone can sit out 500 dollars. Unless you're tying in the fact that she would have lost her new job and apartment. Lost everything. But still... I don't think she hanged herself. She had family..

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Pile up charges. Lessers stick. Plead out to lesser charge/s.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      U don't understand it cuz she didn't kill herself. The power trippin' cop was so pissed that she didn't follow his commands that he was gone teach her a lesson. He hung her outright or other jailers went in to to the deed, after they whooped her ass, no less. My uncle died in jail the same way. He went in for something minor but "fell on a bar of soap." I spoke of this on SR blog before how they beat him so bad that fluids still seeped(sp) from his head as he lie in the casket.

      IDK what we as black folks gone do. White folks don't have to die to get justice. Why do we have to die to get justice?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Assault on an officer? Unless they downgrade it and she pleads to a lesser charge, assault can put you out of many jobs.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I saw that. Each officer is different on different days as we all can see. He may have caught a rational, professional officer on a morning the officer got bomb head. Who knows? But, mama, he made it didn't he?

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      I'm so sorry about your dear uncle. So very sorry, brother.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Your gif

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Thank you. It happened 27 years ago, Jan 18, 1988.

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      Oh yeah! Not saying the lady did this. But yeah. People put bags over there heads, tie string around the neck, and lay down on the couch or bed. Chile...

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      I guess it depends on the pressure. How quickly you're getting knocked out?

    • Let’s be fair

      You are a mental joke!

    • The alternator terminator

      Not true because my significant other followed the procedure and they were harassed and arrested on their way to the precinct to make a complaint by the officer that pulled them over initially. Internal Affair complaint was dismissed. Raked on 90k in attorney fees and the judge and jury found him guilty for fleeing the scene. No evidence of fleeing was presented...all was based on verbal. Jury was all white jury and my significant other explained to their lawyer they wanted the case transferred to another county. Again his request was denied. What I've found out is the jury, judge, internal affairs and police are all in the same bed with each other. Another lawyer in NYC wants to pick up the case because the evidence show discrimination practice. Guess what he wants as a retainer? 20k. We are working on getting this together but I wanted to share with every on what they are expecting to deal with when the entire system is rigged and does not work for those that are oppressed.

    • Noirluv45

      That sounds like the smart thing to do especially if one has threatened suicide.

    • eamarhh

      I still don't see where she kicked the officer

    • Nicky Elite

      Sandra Rose you seem like a woman who believes in standing firm to your rights and being treated fairly. It's also obvious that you are a black woman. If you were in the same situation how do your think you would have reacted. Do you think you think your treatment would have been that of the same as a Caucasian woman. Please do not act like a blind sheep, use your intelligence and open your eyes my sister

    • jor

      There comes a time when you just flat out upset.

      Sincerely the queen of logic on a 15 break

    • Nicky Elite

      A white officer with a racist past says he was kicked off camera and you believe every word that man says as if he could not be lying to make himself look better... smh, you are apart of the problem. After this thorough investigation, you owe the Bland family a apology for your ignorance. You won't even show a full picture of your self, are you ashamed of the way you look?

    • jor

      Why do we live in a country where not only they hate us but the only sources of black media we do have goes along with these white ones who won't turn better yet spit if your black @55 was on fire!

    • jor

      Thank u.

    • jor

      Smoking a cigarette is legal in Texas during a traffic stop

    • Tiffany Miller

      They had footage of removing her body from the jail cell... but no footage of her being brought in and out of the jail cell... where is that footage? Can we get footage of her alive being brought in and out of the jail cell?

    • Mikele Ervin

      If this is true then why leave her in a jail cell by herself, I mean really.... The lies they tell

    • jor

      I've been reading her blog for years. I even sited her as a credible source on others. Unfortunately we've gotta drop all the coons and coonettes who tryna please all the white folk who wouldn't spit on your if you're on fire but tell you how to put yourself out! These coons just don't get it!! They killing us out here and they're believing and repeating all their talking points like they have no brain of their own. I do not tolerate coons because they are traitors that no other community goes through this but us. We do it to ourselves everytime! Ugh these same ones will say they forgive Dylann roof but never question Bill Cosby allegations knowing the history of white women and black men in this country. By a lot of folk logic Emmett Til did it too right? Smfh I'm out!

    • HisLovelyOne

      I'm sorry did I say it was illegal? In the end was it worth it for her to results that order? Would've been smarter to report his ass to internal affairs. But that's just me.

    • jor

      What will internal affairs do again while they covering up her death in this parallel universe?

    • jor

      And a holding cell at that...

    • tikib1973

      Where are you getting your information from? It seems as if you are just talking to be talking. Sandra Bland was supposed to start her new job on August 3rd and not that day. All of this speculation you are making is ridiculous.

    • jor

      She shouldn't have been arrested in the first place Sandra.

    • HisLovelyOne

      So the entire police department is covering up this death? The entire police department is crooked? I swear you all miss the entire freaking point. She could've complied and then reported this officer. She would still be alive and working at her new job.

    • Queen B

      I didnt say EVER depressed person wanted to kill themselves. I had a client that was very satisfied with life and felt that he had accomplished everything therefore there was no purpose of him living anymore....he WASNT depressed but was suicidal

    • Sleepy One

      When did she kick the officer? That wasn't on the video or did it sound like there was a fight between the two. It sounded as if he was just too aggressive with a woman who wouldn't do exactly what he asked of her.

    • the guest

      Yes. Racist white people hate smart talking black folks who they still in secret regard as uppity. That racist cop hated her for being well spoken and on her way to a new job.

    • Canary Red™

      Hey Lucy! I'm just now looking on / long day at work ?
      How r u ya??

    • the guest

      But isn't it natural to save oneself when can't breath. Hanging from high up there's no option. But if you can stand up, I think you'd stand up.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Suicidal people aren't logical. If I want to kill myself why would I stand up? Robin Williams killed himself this very way.

    • YeahRight

      Exactly. It won't happen however.

    • Sleepy One

      You got that right, getting bailed out on a weekend isn't happening in Texas.

    • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

      well spoken?

    • Sincerity7

      The whole middle section of this post is SHADY....
      During the booking process, Bland told a jailer of her previous suicide attempt.

      She told another jail staffer she was not suicidal but she was upset about being arrested.

      In a Facebook video in March, Bland said she suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

      Her booking mugshot photo is a picture of an emotionally disturbed woman.

    • stanley

      When racist cops are involved, I'm not going say it's "suicide" instill there's proof. They need to show me all the video footage and prove nobody entered her cell.

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

      LIES ALL LIES...now she confessing to these pigs she didn't like in the first place?. GTFOH!

    • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

      I feel sad for this situation but at what point is it ever ok to kick a cop? Her arrest could've easily been avoided.

    • Candace

      She should have never been removed from the car....he was clearly picking from asking what's wrong to making her put the cig out he was clearly upset that she was not scared of him or kissing his ass

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    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      People get arrested for kicking officers, hun. That's reality.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      People see and hear what they want to believe. They think the wall in her booking photo is the floor.

    • Sayitaintso

      I am so disappointed in you Sandra! Wow, I have never felt this way about you. Smh you have completely turned me off to your site, and this will be my last time visiting. This is the first comment I EVER wrote on your page and it will be my last!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Hey Red! I actually feel pretty good today. I won't complain.

    • Mzkp

      Yes because we all know how reliable and non biased INTERNAL affairs is right? The same people who investigate their own? LOL. wow.

    • Mzkp

      Do you know how many complaints against officers go unnoticed? As a matter of fact do you know the fear that officers have for filing a complaint against their own fellow officers?

    • HisLovelyOne

      Yes because everyone in law enforcement is either corrupt or racist right?

    • HisLovelyOne

      How many? I'd like to know the statistics since you brought it up. Can you direct me where to locate this?

    • Canary Red™

      I know that's right Lucy - me either! ?????

    • Mzkp

      That obviously flew right over your head. It is no secret that Internal Affairs is NOT a reliable source for the public in cases where they want to seek justice and pursue investigations. This is not about everyone in law enforcement, this is about the culture which exist in police department. I can dance in circles all day around you regarding this issue.

    • HisLovelyOne

      It didn't fly over my head, I'm just not biased against all of law enforcement, just because you have some bad apples involved. Yes I know about the blue line culture they have, but all that I'm saying is; stop bunching them all as one.

    • Mzkp

      Why don't you go search for whistle blowers and "the code of silence" that exists within police departments.You'll find plenty of cases of officers expressing their experiences and how retaliation, intimidation and improper treatment is the verdict for people who have the balls to come forth.

      Just recently the Los Angeles Sheriffs have been exposed for having actual gangs within the force called the "3000 boys","Jump Out boys", "The Vikings", "the grim reapers" which both are neo-nazis white supremacists gangs that are deeply embedded within law enforcement. Come one now, no what you are dealing with. NOTHING has ever changed with this movement is deeply rooted into all aspects of American policing.

    • HisLovelyOne

      You're missing the point I know about the "Thin Blue Line" which is the culture of law enforcement covering for each other. All that I'm saying is that all aren't willing to cover up corruption.

    • Mzkp

      "Some" what is some? These "some" have a heavy influence in the environments of law enforcement. I'm not bunching anyone together, I specifically said that we cannot rely on internal affairs alone to seek justice. I would assume that is why it has been emphasized to have a non biased party actually further investigate outside of internal affairs for the publics best interest

      In Maryland the first black police chief was just fired and there are allegations that this is due to racial tension in the department

    • Mzkp

      Oh really? So why haven't we heard a damn thing about Christopher Dorner's case? This man pretty much died in vain and took all measures to make a public cry out to investigate the outlandish behavior of the LAPD and we all see how that ended. No one even talks about it, the media completely shifted the direction once he was murdered however everything in his manifesto exposes the very well live dynamic of what still occurs within the department and the intimidation that officers receive if they call out other officers for misconduct.

    • HisLovelyOne

      I said nothing about internal affairs only for justice. What I said is if you feel mistreated by an officer, don't resist at the scene because you will lose. Once you leave alive, you have the power to go after that officer. If internal affairs doesn't work, there's your local council, mayors, even the media.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Yes definitely know about him.

    • Mzkp

      So pretty much we must continue to hand over our God given rights to police officers with the hopes of seeking an investigation that pretty much results in their word against a civilian while they may perhaps get put on administrative leave with pay while we continue to suffer and are left to feel completely and utterly violated?

      Or better yet when we do comply we STILL are at risk for excessive force? What world are you living in? I know of several cases where people have complied and have still gotten their ass beat or have been killed. Tamir Rice, a 12 year old baby who did nothing wrong. Our babies are not even safe and you want to sit here and act as if we have any control of our fate in the hands of these people. Our lives are in the hands of these people no matter what methods are taken and THAT'S where the real issue relies. They make the decisions on whether we live or die when we are in contact with them.

    • mzwhang90210

      Sorry about your S.O.
      Let me reienterate my original point tho. What he said was that even though NOTHING may happen to the officer being complained about...the report of the officer to Internal Affairs will remain a part of the officers record for the duration of his employment with that force.
      Even though the case may get dismissed, the deputy said that NO officer wants an IA investigation on their law enforcement employment record.
      Again, sorry about your situation and God bless you!

    • mzwhang90210

      I guess. I read that it takes from 45 seconds to 1 minute for one to black out. That's really not that long.
      Who knows?

    • mzwhang90210

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOO Lucy. Maybe.
      But um yeah...he did make it. For doing far more than Sandra Bland did.
      I mean that yt dude straight tore that ticket up...right in front of the officer all whilst cussing, etc. Now if THAT wasn't an example of "combative & confrontational behavior" (that should've warranted him being asked to exit his vehicle), I dunno what was!

    • mzwhang90210

      see..YOU be makin me act up!

    • mzwhang90210
    • HisLovelyOne

      You're preaching to the choir. I would hope that your voice to reach out to your senator, governor, your local council men and women, the president. When my son was harrassed I reached out to the officer's supervisor, the police of Cheif and the finally my local council woman and I received results.

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

      WTF does her mugshot supposed to look like poshe williams mugshot

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

      Good one

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      LOL I'm glad you feel me.

    • Sacco&Vanzetti

      In Italy when you get a fine the police ask you : Have you somethig to declare?you write down
      anything you feel(fine etc,etc)then you and the 2 policemen sign the fine ............that is the first

    • Charleigh

      It states nobody was seen was TO her cell before she supposedly commited suicide... that does that explain how it was caught on video of the person who found her body walking away from the cell but not initially to it. It doesnt add up. Her cell image is not done in the correct manner in the correct proceedings either. A mug shot is to be taken prior to the accused being placed in prison, the back drop is wrong and she is not holding a plaque with her details on it either. Let that sink in and see if you think it still makes sense. Poor women should have not been requested to leave her vehical for not putting out her cigarette either. You would not see something like this happen in the UK. This is an utter disgrace.

    • Charleigh

      Also just to put it out there, he did not quote her rights beforehand therefore it was unlawful for him to go ahead with an arrest. I also believe he purposely moved her away from the dash camera when restraining her. Whether it was a racial move aside, the officer did not carry out his job in the correct manner.

    • HisLovelyOne

      WOW that's great!! America sucks.

    • Sacco&Vanzetti

      You are right!!!dealing with them is a psychological war...... he was very nice at the first but then all the cigarette tantrum :she didn't understand the provocation and from that point on
      she just lost to him.In her place I would answear:
      Yes sir.....or yes boss !!!.........because fhe order was coming from someone who fell that way. ...
      ....from a man with no balls.!!!!!!! ciao

    • jor

      Comply and tap dance for white cop if black. If white then speak on rights, spit on cop, snatch items, shoot up church walk away without a scratch. Ok I got you good luck with that movement coward.

    • HisLovelyOne

      But it's my right to be a so called "coward" so why are you mad? You're on an old post stalking old comments. How about you go out and enjoy your Sunday instead of verbally attacking someone over their opinion. ???? try having a Blessed Sunday, I am.

    • Adelta

      She was in the custody of Hispanics and blacks. Even the officer that arrested her was Hispanic. I am white and blonde...and to answer your question, the situation could have ended if she were any color. I have been treated rudely by the police myself at times and sometimes they are nice but it just depends who you get. Some can be real butts for no reason. One would get loud and tell me to be quiet when I was just asking a question, it was like I was 10 years old again being scolded by my father. I just bit my lip and held my fury within and just endured the moment because I could see he was one of those types. I sure didn't want to make it worse even though I know he was in the wrong. It just pays to keep your mouth shut and complain later.

    • Adelta

      Did he really slam her head on the ground? Was it on the video?

    • Adelta

      You have to respect authority, she did not. I've been treated bad by some policemen but I just bite my lip and hold my anger and thoughts inside. It's better to stay quiet and complain later, not get in their face yelling and cussing. When she starts acting crazy like that they have to suspect drug use because if she were on meth or something, she would be a danger to the public. He asked her to put her cigarette out and she got loud and refused. Druggies get irritated like this and he had to check her out further based on her attitude and behavior.

    • Noirluv45

      I don't know. She said he did, so I assume he did. It was supposedly on video, but not seen.

    • Ruby shine

      Thank you for your input!

    • Adelta

      Your welcome Ruby!