The state Senate in Texas unanimously passed the Sandra Bland Act last week. The gesture was meant to show that the state was unofficially claiming responsibility in her death in a Texas county jail in 2015. However, Bland’s family has come out to criticize the bill for being a stripped version of what it once was.
To help remedy the circumstances that led to Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas jail, the state Senate unanimously passed a bill commonly referred to as the Sandra Bland Act.
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A 22-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter died in police custody on Tuesday, May 10, and the world is silent is about it. The police, the jails, the medical examiners, and the local press have not reported on it.
She is essentially invisible from the Internet, which, in today’s society, means that she almost did not exist.
Three black congresswomen announced the formation of a functioning political body that will work to diminish and the socioeconomic hardships that disproportionately affect black women and girls. The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls is the first caucus of its kind and was recently confirmed by U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) in a press release, according to the Root.
A further investigation into the Sandra Bland case raises new questions. For those who do not remember, Sandra Bland was the Chicago woman who died last year in a Texas jail cell. The officer who arrested Bland is now charged with a misdemeanor.
The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland this summer is finally, in some measure, being held accountable for his actions.
After five months of asking questions about the circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, a jury decided it will not help provide answers.