Monday, April 11, 2016

Another Black Woman Dies in Police Custody

This is another Sandra Bland. But her name was Wakiesha Wilson. Another black woman unnecessarily arrested, then found dead in her cell supposedly from hanging herself after showing no indication of emotional distress 90 minutes before her death and with no history of suicidal ideation.

To add to this horrible tragedy, it took the police days to notify the family that Wilson was dead. They only figured it out after she didn't appear in court on her court date. The LAPD's excuse for this is their "caseload." Apparently they're too busy to make one fucking phone call to let the family know that their loved one died in their custody. Fucking hell.

As always, the police are being cagey about the details.

This is completely unacceptable. How are these women managing to hang themselves? Jail cells are supposed to be set up so that shit like this can't happen, yet another black woman is dead when she didn't seem the least bit suicidal?

I call bullshit. You call bullshit. We all call bullshit.

Justice for Wakiesha Wilson. Justice for black woman. Make this explode. Don't let them get away with it!

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