Police brutality, Prejudice, Racial Profiling, Racial tension, racial unrest, Racially motivated, Racist

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Indicted For Lying In Police Report


A woman holds a poster bearing the portrait of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who killed herself in a Texas jail cell on July 13th, during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

If he lied in the report, he’s lied about everything else!

A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia today on perjury for the conduct related to the contentious traffic stop of Sandra Bland. The black woman who was eventually arrested for assault and then died three days later in jail, allegedly of suicide.

Dashcam video shows the traffic stop quickly became confrontational, with Encinia holding a stun gun and yelling, “I will light you up!” after Bland refused to get out of her car.

Encinia is accused of lying about how he removed Bland from her vehicle.

The same grand jury declined last month to indict sheriff’s officials or jailers. This is the only charge Encinia will face. The grand jury failed to charge him with anything in addition.

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So….Not ‘One’ was Indicted For Sandra Bland’s Jailhouse Death?


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Sandra Bland was pulled over on July 10 by a Texas state trooper for making an improper lane change. Dashcam video showed their interaction which quickly became confrontational and she was arrested for assault. Y’all know the story!

Bland was taken in handcuffs to the county jail in nearby Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston, and remained there when she couldn’t raise $500 for bail.

She was discovered dead in her jail cell three days later, hanging from a cell partition with a plastic garbage bag used as a ligature around her neck.

Like the family’s attorney Cannon Lambert said on Monday, “the grand jury’s decision is consistent with what the family believes has so far been an attempt by authorities to cover up the events which took place after Bland’s arrest”.

The consistency of their decision is also unwavering with the open murders of black men and women at the hands of authorities during slavery and the civil rights era, only then they hung us from trees.

In today’s systematic society of justification for killing men and women of color, they’re hanging us from jail cells and killing us in the street behind a badge, their authority and the guise of self-defense and fear. 

Until there is Justice, there will never be any peace!

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Suicide or Murder? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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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.

sandrablandbooking-550At some point a scuffle ensued, Bland kicked the officer and he arrested her for assault. Three days later Bland was found dead in her jail cell of an apparent suicide.

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.

I will be taking your calls on this subject at 1-917-889-7872, please press “1” to speak with the host.

AllConversation linksin this post will access the show!

See you on the air!