Sandra Bland Deserves Justice, petition in the USA

Sandra Bland, Photo Courtesy of Ashley Anderson

From the Popular Resistance site in the USA:

August 1st, 2015

Last Friday, 28 year-old Sandra Bland was driving to her new job in Waller County, TX when she was pulled over for switching lanes without a signal–a routine violation that usually ends with a ticket. But instead, officers slammed her head into the ground and arrested her.

Three days later, she died in police custody.

This is one of the most outrageous cases of police abuse we’ve seen yet. There is video showing the officer slamming Sandra to the ground as she pleads for them to stop. And the local sheriff, who claimed Sandra killed herself, was fired in a different city for multiple counts of racist and violent conduct. That’s why we can’t leave an investigation into Sandra’s suspicious death in the hands of local officials. Together with our friends at ColorofChange, we’re demanding the Department of Justice step in and investigate just what happened. Will you stand up for Sandra and sign our petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch?

Tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

Waller County Police must be held accountable. Launch a federal investigation into the death of Sandra Bland.


Aug 28, 2015. Petition Update · The #SandraBland petition was formally delivered to the DOJ today. 260,000 people said her name! · here.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 11:24PM. DURHAM (WTVD) — Protesters gathered in downtown Durham on Saturday afternoon for Sandra Bland, the woman found hanged last month in a Texas jail. Demonstrators walked from the bull statue to the Durham County Jail as part of a “Black Lives Matter” rally.

Police Killed 118 People Last Month, Good For Deadliest Month This Year: here.

From NBC in the USA:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted, Sources Say

Collin County grand jury secretly charged him in securities case on Tuesday

By Scott Gordon

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

A grand jury in Colin County has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on two charges of first-degree securities fraud and one count of third-degree failure to register, two people close to the case told NBC 5 on Saturday.

The indictments were issued on Tuesday and immediately sealed, the sources said, adding they are set to be unsealed on Monday in Collin County.

One wonders whether Mr Paxton will now also be thrown to the ground and handcuffed, like happened to fellow Texan Sandra Bland (not accused of financial fraud).

Texas sheriff refuses to turn over jailhouse video after 32-year-old gay man dies of ‘natural causes’: here.

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