Sandra Bland is Everyman

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By Adam Dick | Ron Paul Institute | July 23, 2015

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis is characterizing Sandra Bland — who died last week in a jail in the Texas county — as being “very combative” and “not a model person” during the traffic stop that led to her arrest and incarceration. His disparaging assessment appears to be far from the truth.

Recently released dashboard camera video of Bland’s arrest shows that throughout her ordeal on a Texas roadway Bland behaved appropriately and much as would many other ordinary people in a similar situation. Bland’s response may even have been more muted than average considering the infuriating nonsense she had to deal with — an out-of-control cop pulling her over for changing lanes without using a turn signal and then proceeding, for no good reason, to force her out of her car, throw her to the ground, handcuff…

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2 Responses to “Sandra Bland is Everyman”

  1. stuartbramhall Says:

    It’s clear from one of the video tapes I saw that she changed lanes to accommodate an emergency vehicle with its siren on. Surely in that situation, changing lanes takes precedence over signaling.


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