On July 13, 2015, in a Waller County jail in Prairie View, Texas Miss Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell. Her death was ruled as a suicide, supposedly she was depressed after being arrested for only 3 days. Shown by videos online, Miss Sandra Bland was arrested on July 10th after supposedly not using her signal when changing lanes. Online videos show the arresting officer forcefully apprehending Sandra Bland, after she repeatedly asked the officer why she is being arrested. She was both verbally and physically threatened
before she was pulled out of her car and was taken to Waller County jail.
Almost a month later since Sandra Bland was arrested and found dead in her cell, there have been many accusations about her death. Accusations ranging from the jail not providing a side-view mugshot, which is considered routine; the actual mugshot provided that looks like Bland is lying on the ground instead of up against the wall; Bland’s social media videos that were made before she died shows her positive activism, which doesn’t imply that she would take her own life; and first and foremost the actual arrest itself. The question that Sandra Bland’s family and the rest of the #BlackLivesMatter family wants to know is the ‘real’ reason why she was arrested. Speculations that have been circulating the airwaves is that she didn’t use her signal to change lanes, that she was being verbally combative with the officer, and that she had Marijuana present in her system when she was arrested. In actuality, none of those speculations or reasons are plausible for the way Sandra Bland was mistreated and handled in the custody of the county jail.
It’s crazy how we are living in the year 2015, yet it looks and feels like the fight for civil rights from the 1960s. Before we can even post a tweet or #RIP to a victim of police brutality there is another case occurring. It not only hurts to see our brown brothers and sisters being victimized by the unjustified system of hate and brutality, but it puts a lot of us in rage. We are a strong and caring people, yet we are constantly tested by hateful people. It’s been centuries and centuries of mistreatment and cruelty, and it’s been time for a change.
We want Justice for all the victims of police brutality,that includes Miss Sandra Bland. To Miss Sandra Bland I want to say “Rest In Peace once again my Beautiful Nubian Goddess. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being strong. Thank you for being awoke. Thank you for being what our people have been for centuries, a reason why a lot of white people hate themselves and steal our wealth. I’m so sorry you had to die for their ignorance, their self-hate, and your consciousness. I’m sorry you had to die for a cause bigger than their ignorance.” Peace, love, and let your third eye perceive the oblivion.
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