Bernie Sanders Believes Sandra Bland Would Not Have Died If She Were White
Presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders, may have said what a lot of people were thinking in regards to Sandra Bland and a Grand Jury’s refusal to indict.
Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead in a Waller County jail cell, three days after being arrested following a traffic stop. Her July 13th death was ruled a suicide, but many suspected foul play following her treatment by a Texas State Trooper. On Monday, December 21, a grand jury concluded that it would issue no indictments in Bland’s death.
In a statement issued late Monday, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says “Sandra Bland should not have died in police custody. There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman.”
Sanders went on to offer his condolences to Bland’s loved ones. “My thoughts are with her family and loved ones tonight. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system.”
Bernie Sanders has spoken out on this subject before. Back in July he took to his Twitter account to speak out on the many senseless killings of African Americans at the hands of police. “When we look at …read more
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