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Despite 100+ degree heat, hundreds convened outside Waller County Jail on August 9th for a Day of Remembrance and Response; demanding justice for Sandra Bland!
According to a report by Ebony S. Muhammad in The Final Call Newspaper:
What police are calling a suicide by hanging in a jail cell, is being loudly disputed and refuted by her family members, friends and activists who want a detailed investigation into what they allege could be foul play.Â An outspoken voice against police brutality and abuses with a bright future ahead of her, Sandra Bland would not have killed herself argued those who knew her best.
Ms. Bland, 28, was in the middle of relocating from her hometown of Naperville, a Chicago suburb, to Prairie View, Texas to begin her dream job at her alma mater Prairie View A&M University. She was set to start July 15. However, according to reports, on Monday, July 13, she was found hanging with a plastic bag around her neck in a Waller County jail, located approximately 50 miles outside of Houston after her arrest 3 days earlier for a minor traffic violation.Â Family members and friends are refusing to believe that she would take her own life and are demanding answers. [Read full report]