#SandraSpeaks: 5 Woke Videos Of Sandra Bland Before Her Death
#SandraSpeaks: 5 Woke Videos Of Sandra Bland Before Her Death

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Today would have been Sandra Bland‘s 32nd birthday, and it appears like simply yesterday that her mysterious death was the primary information story all around the world. On July 23, 2015, the then 28-year previous was discovered hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas three days after being arrested throughout a visitors cease. Her dying was dominated a suicide, however some issues didn’t add up.

According to studies, “Texas authorities and the FBI carried out an investigation into Bland’s dying and decided the Waller County jail didn't observe required insurance policies, together with time checks on inmates and guaranteeing that staff had accomplished required psychological well being coaching.” State Trooper Brian Encinia who pulled Bland over and was seen on the dashcam footage being aggressive her was positioned on administrative depart for failing to observe correct visitors cease procedures.

In 2016, he was indicted for perjury for making false statements concerning the circumstances surrounding Bland’s arrest after which fired by the Texas Department Public Safety. However, in 2017 the perjury cost towards Encinia was dropped in return for his settlement to completely finish his regulation enforcement profession. But that also doesn’t give the Bland household their beloved Sandra again.

Sandra was a really woke, younger particular person. In January 2015, simply months earlier than her dying, she began posting movies on Facebook about numerous Black points, together with police brutality and their mistreatment Black folks. Sources say that Bland had no less than ten earlier encounters with police in Illinois and Texas round time her dying, and owed $7,579 in fines. Ironically, earlier than her dying, she posted, “In the information that we’ve seen as late, you might stand there, give up to the cops, and nonetheless be killed.”

Sandra Bland’s dying set f a wave protests and petitions, and the local weather America on the time didn’t assist. Tensions towards Black people and the police have been at an all time excessive as we have been had simply completed protesting and marching for Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown. Those murders unarmed Black males by the hands regulation enforcement additionally impressed Sandra to do her blunt, informative, Facebook movies entitled #SandraSpeaks.

In one video, she acknowledged,

“If we will get sufficient White folks to indicate that All Lives Matter, possibly they will cease killing our Black brothers. Black individuals are out right here doing all that they will, and we will’t assist however get pissed f once we see conditions the place it’s clear Black life didn’t matter.”


In honor a younger queen gone too quickly, hit the flip for extra inspiring movies by Sandra Bland.