Bernie Sanders Reacts to News of No Indictment in Bland Case

Bernie Sanders Reacts to News of No Indictment in Bland Case

Presidential candidate releases statement in response to grand jury's decision.

by #teamEBONY, December 22, 2015

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Bernie Sanders Reacts to News of No Indictment in Bland Case

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement late Monday in response to a grand jury’s decision not to issue an indictment in connection to the death of a 28-year-old Black woman who died while in police custody.

Sandra Bland died shortly after being detained by a Waller County, Texas police officer in July. Her death sparked national protests against what many feel is the unfair treatment of Blacks and the hands of police.



On Monday, a grand jury decided that jailers and sheriff’s officials would not be indicted for their treatment of Bland. In a statement published on Twitter, Sanders expressed certainty that Bland’s race played a role in her death.

Read more at Talking Points Memo.





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