Another day, another Black person dead following an encounter with police. Another hashtag, another family desperately asking, “WHY?”
Twenty eight-year-old Sandra Bland was a 2008 graduate of the Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Last week, she returned to her alma mater to interview for a job in student outreach and, according to Heavy, she was scheduled to start on July 15.
But on Friday, she was stopped by Waller Country police for a minor traffic violation. She was arrested and booked for “assault on a public officer.” The video of her arrest, however, seems to tell a different story. You can hear Bland asking officers why she’s being handled so roughly. What isn’t seen here, however, is an assault on any officer.