Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Grand Jury WILL NOT Indict anyone in the Death of Sandra Bland

I'm not surprised, but here's the news. A Texas grand jury decided to not indict anyone in connection with Sandra Bland's murder.

Quick recap: Sandra was moving to a new town, starting a new job. As she was driving, Sandra was racially profiled by a cop. She was arrested for no reason and during her stay, Sandra died in police custody. The cops claimed she committed suicide, but it was odd that she would just kill herself.

For months, family and protesters have been looking for answers. We all hoped the system would give us some type of hope, but no, they didn't.

USA Today reports:
"After presenting all the evidence as it relates to the death of Sandra Bland, the grand jury did not return an indictment," Jordan, one of the five special prosecutors, said after the grand jury met Monday for about 11 hours. "The grand jury also considered things that occurred at the jail and did not return an indictment."

Bland was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail on July 13. A medical examiner determined that she hanged herself and ruled her death a suicide. Her relatives and supporters dispute that finding.

During a news conference in Chicago on Monday, Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said, "Now we're going to go through Christmas now and Sandy's not here. And more than that, we still have no answers as far as I'm concerned."

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