The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.
Bland was found dead in her jail cell after being pulled over by State Trooper Brian Encinia for a routine traffic stop last July.
Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
According to a lawyer for Bland's mother, Rafael Zuniga admitted under oath that while he wrote that he checked in on Bland before she died, he actually never did.
The inexperienced jailer confessed to Bland's lawyers that he forged jail records -- confirming he'd checked on Bland an hour before her death, when he really had not.
Cleveland’s police union asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily ban open-carry gun laws in the state, while the Republican National Convention is taking place this week.
In the wake of intense violence nationwide, we must decide now if we are going to allow systemic violence against marginalized communities to become part of the status quo, or are we going to make a change.