Tag Archives: police brutality

Al Jazeera America: Michael Brown’s mom responds to New Yorker article

Al Jazeera America’s Tony Harris went to St. Louis and sat down with Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown. The interview airs on Al Jazeera America tomorrow night at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Find Al Jazeera America in your area on … Continue reading

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#SandraBland’s Family sues DPS trooper who arrested her

The mother of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and several others she deems responsible for the death of her 28-year-old daughter at the Waller County Jail in mid-July. Geneva Reed-Veal … Continue reading

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Justice for Sandra Bland | Open Thread

Texas police have released video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell. The footage shows her arriving at the jail, filling out forms and making a phone call. The BBC’s … Continue reading

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Sandra Bland Funeral

The funeral for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail cell almost two weeks ago, is being held in Lisle Saturday morning. Friends and family gathered for a wake at 9 a.m. and a funeral … Continue reading

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Breaking: Sandra Bland Police Report Released

State Trooper: She kicked me and left me in pain. Hat tip: Isiah Factor

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Police release jail footage in death of #SandraBland

Texas police have released video taken from inside the county jail during the last minutes of Sandra Bland’s life as activists claimed that the traffic stop that led to her imprisonment escalated into a confrontation because a trooper was angry … Continue reading

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BLACK LIVES MATTER is not just something on a T-Shirt…and, if you want Black Votes – Come Correct With A REAL Answer

ICYMI…. Black Lives Matter Protestors came to NetRoots Nation…and here’s a response from someone running for the Democratic Party nomination Black people are the base of the Democratic Party. If you can’t answer questions that are of interest to us, … Continue reading

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