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New Footage of Sandra Bland

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posted on May, 8 2019 @ 04:40 PM
Back in 2015, a story broke about a woman who allegedly hung herself in jail. Her name was Sandra Bland. She was arrested and put in jail for resisting arrest after a failure to signal traffic stop. She allegedly hung herself in jail, and her death was ruled a suicide.

Her family sued for 1.9 million dollars and won, but new footage came out of the arrest. Her family said that this new footage was never given to them as required during trials or court cases.

It appears that Sandra was an activist and filmed traffic stops herself. The footage basically shows an extremely aggressive cop who forced Sandra out of the car under threat of being tazed. "I will light you up" he says. The cop's statement was that he was afraid for his saftey and that's why he did those actions. The footage clearly contradicts his statement. Luckily the cop was fired and agreed to never work as a cop again.

She talked about taking him to court during her confrontation. What i believe may have happened is that the cop (and maybe others) framed her suicide because they were tired of hearing her threaten to sue and not submitting to their power. I wouldn't doubt if race played a role as well. Just look at how aggressive the cop acts in public for a simple turn signal stop.

I can't be sure her suicide was murder, but this certainly adds to the growing trend of cops having a "get out of jail free" card. This also doesn't help the notion of racist cops across the country.

Article link Contains more video and information.

Unable to link videos using ATS, but here are the links :
Sandra's cell phone footage (new):
Police Arrest Footage (old) :

There are more videos on YouTube, including jail footage. I am also now seeing that some people think jail footage and original arrest footage was edited. .

edit on 8-5-2019 by blueman12 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:18 PM

June 28, 2017

The perjury charge against Mr. Encinia stemmed from a one-page affidavit that he filed with jail officials justifying Ms. Bland’s arrest. Mr. Encinia wrote in the affidavit that he removed her from her car to more safely conduct a traffic investigation, but the grand jury found that statement to be false, according to special prosecutors who handled the case.

The dismissal of the perjury charge was tied to an agreement prosecutors had with Mr. Encinia. In the agreement — which was signed by prosecutors, the judge, Mr. Encinia and his lawyers — Mr. Encinia agreed to end his career as a law enforcement officer in exchange for the dismissal of the charge


posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:31 PM

Brian Encinia was 30 years old at the time of the incident... He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a degree in agricultural leadership and development.

From 2008 to 2014, he held a position with Blue Bell Creameries as an ingredient-processing supervisor. Prior to his employment as a state trooper in 2014, he served as a volunteer firefighter

His work experience was as an ice cream man. How could we expect him to handle this any better.
edit on 5/8/2019 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:31 PM
a reply to: blueman12

I agree that this cop was an #hole and did deserve to get charged with perjury, which was dropped in exchange for his promise never to be a cop again.

Yes, there are racist cops, because there are unfortunately racist people in this world. However, most cops are not racist and I don't think it's right to assume that Sandra was murdered.

The video clip below shows Sandra being treated respectfully when she was booked.

She had also attempted suicide in the past, because she suffered from bouts of depression. The Waller County Jail did not treat her past mental health issues seriously, which resulted in her suicide. Their neglect resulted in her death and a $1.9 million judgement for her family. How exactly would this recently discovered clip have changed things?

posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:52 PM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Well, it wasn't given to the family during court and I believe other things are coming to light. Basically indicating that there was suppression of evidence.

I don't know if the cops killed her or not. I don't think a history of depression ends the story and solves the case. However, I do agree that this footage is not going to change things.

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posted on May, 8 2019 @ 06:11 PM
a reply to: blueman12

This is the first I’ve heard of this. I must admit I’m ignorant with the details of this case.
But from the 2 videos I’ve just watched - police dash cam, and then cell phone, it appears the officer was intentionally trying to escalate the situation.

I’m all for police being recorded when things like this take place.
What I don’t like is the fear of being recorded impeding an officers actions.
It’s a real careful balancing act the boys in blue must adhere to.

Some people are cut out for the position and make the areas they patrol a safer stronger community.
others like this ex ice cream man, playing tough guy with a badge make me sick.

I’m really happy that hear in Canada not just anyone can become an officer.
There’s mandatory police foundations schooling, tedious background checks, ethics exams going as far as asking if you’ve ever reported on a person you’ve witnessed using narcotics.
How you would react if you had a family member confide they are users... some pretty deep stuff.
Like I said, some can do the job.
Others, horribly fail at it like this clown.
edit on 8-5-2019 by Macenroe82 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 10 2019 @ 07:43 AM
I've seen enough of these types of "activist" videos to know that these activists often instigate confrontations with cops and antagonize them until things get out of control. That's probably not a good way to confront something you have an issue with.

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