Thursday, July 23, 2015

#WhatHappenedToSandraBland Masterpost

[TRIGGER WARNING: DEATH, DISCUSSION OF HANGING/SUICIDE, POLICE BRUTALITY, RACISM, MISOGYNOIR]

As more and more disturbing details emerge, I'm just going to dump them here in the worst info collection ever.

Here's what I've seen so far:

The dashcam video of the arrest of Bland appears to have been edited in several places.

The claim that Bland hung herself with a trash bag makes no sense. Summary: She was too tall to hang herself from the thing they said she hung herself from. Inmates don't get trash cans or any loose items in their cell. Why has the trash bag been replaced in the photo.

Arrest dashcam video transcript. Notice how she repeatedly says she's going to take the cop to court.

Speculation that Bland is dead in her mugshot.

Bland only changed lanes to get out of the speeding cop's way. What was he even doing making a speeding U-turn when she didn't do anything wrong until she failed to signal in her rush to get out of the way?

The many ways in which the cop violated protocol when arresting Bland.

Officials apparently botched the first autopsy and now want to do another one?

More to come, I'm sure.

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