Sadly, that never happened, because she died while in police custody, in Hempstead,Texas. We are being asked to believe that a woman who was looking forward to a new job and a bright future, all of a sudden became so overwhelmed and depressed, that she took her own life, over being incarcerated for a traffic violation? At 28 yrs old? Oh. Okay. Are we to also believe that she hung herself with a plastic trash bag, with a dislocated and/or fractured shoulder. The information about her shoulder, was conveyed to the public, by her family, after speaking with her on the phone. She said she was in pain, and believed that her shoulder may have been fractured. We can also hear her saying she couldn't feel her arm in the video. Do you know how hard you have to be slammed to the ground for your hearing to go out and to not be able to feel your arm? Minor traffic violations do not usually require you to even step out of the car, unless you have a warrant, and she did not. There is so much to this story that does not add up.
The Senior officer at the center of this investigation is Sheriff Glenn Smith, who was hired by the Waller Police department, shortly after he was fired, from the Hempstead Police Department, over allegations of racism and brutality charges, against young black males. Small towns like Hempstead, have long had a reputation for being "good ole boy" counties. Most of us have experienced the bias and prejudice of "driving while black", first hand.
I will no longer sit idly by, feeling helpless and being silent. Tomorrow I, too, will be at the Waller County jail asking #WhatREALLYHappenedToSandraBland?
Monday and Tuesday, it was someone else's child, tomorrow, it could be mine or yours.