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Thursday, July 13, 2017

SANDRA BLAND DIED TWO YEARS AGO TODAY




It has been two years since Sandra Bland died. 
The Prairie View A&M graduate was due to start a temporary job as a summer program associate at the school when she was pulled over for failing to signal a lane change. 
Days later, the 28-year-old was dead, setting into motion a long and emotionally charged journey for answers for Bland's family and the Prairie View community.

Here is a timeline of events leading to this somber anniversary:

July 10, 2015DPS Trooper Brian Encinia pulled Bland over, and took her into custody on accusations she assaulted him. During her intake interview, Bland told officers she attempted suicide after the loss of a baby the year before. (There were questions as to whether this really happened at the time. There were two different records of her intake interview.)
July 13, 2015After refusing breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Bland requested to make a phone call from her cell, but no call was made. Around 9 a.m., Bland was found hanging in her cell, allegedly after she fashioned a noose with a plastic bag liner.... 
Read More Timeline Here: 
http://abc13.com/news/two-years-later-a-look-back-at-the-sandra-bland-case/2211158/