Mourners Gather to Celebrate Sandra Bland, Her Life Does Matter

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July 20, 2015 by socialaction2014

The Chicago Defender

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 Mourners Gather to Celebrate Sandra Bland, Her Life Does Matter

Mourners for Sandra Bland will gather at  alma mater Sunday evening to celebrate “the life and legacy” of a woman who regularly spoke out on racism and police brutality before her death in a Texas jail cell last week.  The idea is to make certain that  Sandra Bland is remembered. Yes “Black lives matter.”

As far as Texas law enforcement officials are concerned, 28-year-old Sandra Bland died in a jail cell Monday after hanging herself with a plastic bag.

But her family says the idea that Bland would kill herself is “unfathomable,” prompting questions about the circumstances of her death. There are too many questions that need to be addressed. There’s the conversation she had  with a friend while awaiting  bail. There’s the question of possible brain injury caused by the slamming of her head to…

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