Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, USA after their deaths

This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

Preacher: Sandra Bland Did Not Attack Trooper

20 July 2015

One week following the death of Sandra Bland, who died while in the custody of the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, members of local and national churches held a news conference to discuss the case.

USA: The St. Louis County police are investigating one of its officers after he bragged about spending the “bonus” he received for working during the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Guardian reported Friday. The officer, Todd J. Bakula, reportedly made the comments on his Facebook page. Bakula apparently received extra money for policing protests — marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death — that began in the St. Louis suburb Aug. 9: here.

A year after Michael Brown’s death brought attention to the dangers faced by African-Americans, including the perils of “driving while black,” in Ferguson, Missouri, and other St. Louis County cities, a new report claims that racially motivated traffic enforcement is endemic to many of the area’s small municipalities: here.

Black Persecution: Should African-Americans Qualify For Refugee Status In Other Countries? An Immigration Lawyer Says They Do By US Law: here.

Jacksonville, Florida – On August 8, activists in Jacksonville staged two demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement. In the morning, community organizers rallied for a press conference outside of the Duval Regional Juvenile Detention Center against the mass incarceration of Black youth. Later that day, young activists led a Black Lives Matter march through downtown Jacksonville against racist police crimes: here.

An Argument For A Sandra Bland Wrongful Death Case: here.

Lena Dunham: Sandra Bland had big plans to help women before she died: here.

White police officer caught on camera telling black men unarmed teen Mike Brown ‘deserved it’: here.

20 thoughts on “Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, USA after their deaths

  1. This week in Houston, we announced that our fight to save HERO has begun. But to win, we’re going to need your help – now more than ever.

    On Wednesday, we joined with friends and allies from across Houston to declare that we will do whatever it takes to defend the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). We couldn’t be more proud to be a leading and founding member of Houston Unites—the broad and diverse coalition of local organizations, civil rights leaders and businesses that will defend HERO at the ballot box this November. It was a thrill to be among such distinguished community members, fighting for such an important cause.

    When the Houston City Council passed HERO last year, it had the support of 80 current and former elected officials, community and nonprofit organizations, major corporations, and more than 70 local faith leaders. HERO ensures that all Houstonians are protected—prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, age, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity. And local business leaders, like the Greater Houston Partnership, have joined us in recognizing that non-discrimination protections are good for Houston’s economy.

    Sadly, our opponents don’t see it that way. That’s why they’re hosting events in Dallas to discuss the so-called “homosexual agenda” and saying that non-discrimination policies that protect LGBT people are akin to “calling God a liar.” They even invited disgraced former Congressman Tom Delay to speak at an event opposing HERO and non-discrimination legislation overall.

    This will be a tough fight, and we’re going to need your support over the next 12 weeks to make sure that all Houstonians are protected from discrimination. We’ll be sending you regular updates to keep you informed, and we ask that you join us in pledging to defend HERO this November.

    We worked alongside Houston leaders last year to help get HERO passed, and we’re proud to keep up the fight for protections that will benefit this diverse and welcoming city.

    With pride and respect,

    Marty Rouse
    National Field Director
    Human Rights Campaign


  2. 17 August 2015 11:06 PM

    AUSTIN — Shortly after the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, the president of Prairie View A&M University called the former student’s arrest and death a “wake-up call” about police interaction with the campus.

    “The tragic incident is most definitely a wake-up call for all of us to look closer (and again) at how police patrol and interact with our students, faculty, and staff in a way that I suspect is different than at predominantly white schools,” George Wright wrote in a July 28 email.


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