It is amazing how little there is about Sandra Bland in the major media outlets. What is there that I have heard talks about her committing suicide and whatever else negative could be found.
I am sending this list, which I got from the FMF (Feminist Movement Foundation) newsletter. I think Sandra Bland needs to be put into context. She is not alone there are others. That gives a very different picture.
“Less than 24 hours after Bland’s death, 18-year old Kindra Chapman was found dead in a Homewood City, Alabama jail cell one hour after being arrested for allegedly stealing a cell phone. Chapman’s death, also called a suicide by authorities, has spurred the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody. Two months ago, activists gathered in California to demand justice for Tanisha Anderson, Rekia Boyd, Miriam Carey, Michelle Cusseux, Shelly Frey, Kayla Moore, and Alberta Spruill, all Black women killed at the hands of police violence. Just weeks after this protest, 15-year-old Dajerria Becton was violently attacked by a police officer in McKinney, Texas at a neighborhood pool party.”
Now what do you think of this Sandra Bland incident. Can you really go back to business as usual with all of this going on?
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