The Limits of the Sandra Bland Act

Syndicated from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Read entire article here.

Rebekah Barber

Two years ago this week, Sandra Bland was found hanged in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after State Trooper Brian Encinia stopped her for failing to signal a lane change and threatened her with tasering, pushed her to the ground, and arrested her for refusing to put out her cigarette. She had been on her way to start a new job at Prairie View A&M, her alma mater.

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