Controversy and speculation surround the events of Sandra Bland’s death. The 28 year old Chicago woman who committed suicide in a Waller County (Texas) jail was stopped by state trooper, Brian Encinia for failure to signal before changing lanes.
The dashcam video shows, Encinia approaching Bland’s car and asking to see her driver’s license and insurance. Bland not only had an attitude with the officer but she was noncompliant when the officer asked her to extinguish her cigarette.
Bland refused to put her cigarette out and subsequently refused to follow the officer’s order to get out of her vehicle. She calmly obliged and exited her vehicle with her hands in the air when the officer pulled out his stun gun.
While there are many theories behind Bland’s mysterious death, her being dead in her booking photo is just one of them.
So in a racist county such as Waller County (Texas), was it suicide or murder?
Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. on “Conversations Of A Sistah” as I address this question and talk about the comparison between Bland’s suicide and that of another black woman in the same cell the day before.
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