What happened to Sandra Bland?

That’s the question that’s floating around Waller County this week.

This is after Bland was arrested Friday and placed in the Waller County jail.

Monday she was found hanging in her jail cell according to friends.

Sources in the community say they spoke with Bland Saturday and she had a $5,000 bond for assaulting a police officer.  We’re told she was originally pulled over for failing to signal by a State Trooper.


Some in the racially charged community say they now suspect foul play. One friend tells the Factor the 28 year old just got a new job and had everything to live for.

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis confirms the Texas Rangers have been brought in to conduct the investigation. 

A representative at the Sheriff’s office says they will soon release a press release on the issue.

In the meantime, some family and friends in the community say they plan to protest to the sheriff’s office until they get answers and justice!

Update Press Release from Sheriff:



  1. Anonymous July 14, 2015 5:59 pm 

    Those folks in that jail killed her

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:37 pm 

      Let’s be intelligent people it’s not always race, that isn’t the answer, but people trying to get attention and crying racism is the reason for our national division . And why this news story even exist. Believe it or not we black people are the racist ones with all of the nationally publicized false accusations we place against white people. White people should be mad at us.

      • MRGII July 15, 2015 11:40 pm 

        You’re obviously white… Or insane.

        • buck naked August 12, 2015 5:25 pm 


          • Ace August 12, 2015 5:39 pm 

            Ass u should be shot you white crackers are the reason the world is this way. Killing slavery war crime. Hell y’all rich off stolen land y’all robbed natives slaved Africans killing everyone y’all brought this upon this country. You think blacks are a problem take you white ads back to Columbia

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 9:14 am 

        Stop pretending like you are a black person. No one buys that with this ridiculous post.

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 10:09 am 

        Stop writing statements pretending you are Black!!
        Noone of color would never ever agree with u!!!

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 2:22 pm 

        Glenn Smith was fired from Hempstead for racism.

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 3:07 pm 

        you are crazy to think black people are racist you all have a problem get right with GOD

        • buck naked August 12, 2015 5:27 pm 


      • Anonymous July 22, 2015 8:21 am 

        Thank you for such a well thought out response. It is statements like yours that will help the racial division in this country. As a white person in America I can tell you that you are correct in that we do feel constantly attacked for nothing more than being white. Thank you very much for your statement that acknowledges that we really don’t have it in for the black community, because although there are race baiters in every race, including mine, the majority of whites do just want to get along.

      • Anonymous July 22, 2015 11:12 pm 

        You fucking white trying to pretend to be black get the fuck off the Internet

      • Eric July 23, 2015 11:23 pm 

        I have to concur with your comments. Unfortunately, we unfortunately as black people invest far too much time “always” claiming racism! And, also have no trouble always pointing the finger at any other race claiming the usual claims of racism. In truth is mostly not about racism at all, but far more about us as blacks simply claiming racism, when we don’t get our way! I can’t tell you how many times as a retail manager that I’m confronted by…in particular “Black Women” claiming that they’re not being treated fairly, because they’re Black! Then, we have to bear witness to the all too typical display of the loud ranting, combative and negative attitudes, coupled with black women always wanting to play the usual victims! I don’t know why this woman took her own life, but at the end of the day that’s exactly what she did! And, the facts will bear that out, but that’s all I continue to see re black people running around, all upset with the usual “false narrative…yet again! Try, waiting until all the facts are presented! But, we don’t want to do that! We continue to proclaim that ‘Black Lives Matter”, but it’s clear that we don’t …where are we when our own people continue to kill each other in mass? Not, a peep is heard! But, let a non-black person kills a black person then the world explodes…yet again! Why won’t we accept our responsibility for our actions as black people, but only want to play the blame game? We are the real problem, but don’t, and won’t want to step up, but we want everybody else to do that. The question that I have is if this woman’s family cared so much about her welfare…..then why didn’t they simply “bail” her out of jail? She made calls, but no one apparently was all that concerned about her…again “WHY”? Lastly, if this woman would have just followed the directions given her by the police officer, instead of going into the usual black woman’s “negative attitude mode! Black women know all too well that they do this, and act out in this all too familiar, and known matter. Try, listening for a change, and again simply do what you’re told to do!

        • Hunter July 26, 2015 4:42 pm 

          Well dumb ass had you watched the video the rest of the Nation watch you would have seen she was in total compliance. The officer was the aggressor which is why he lied on the phone call he made to start covering his ass. There is no law saying I have to smile while receiving a ticket. She explained why she was irritated after he asked and it wasn’t his business and I’m sure he knew, since not too many people are happy when getting pulled over justly or not. As far as Black Women sounds like the only one you have ever been around is your MOTHER. That explains your comment.

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        • Joyce Gourdine July 24, 2015 10:24 am 

          Cancel reply

      • Hunter July 26, 2015 4:34 pm 

        You’re a complete idiot.

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 5:53 am 

      God sees all

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  2. Anonymous July 14, 2015 6:00 pm 

    Wallller Is a Racist town I lived there went to PV AND ITWas horrible out there

    • Brandy July 15, 2015 1:27 pm 

      I have lived in Waller County all me life! How is it racist? I am so sick of people always saying something is racist when things go bad. I bet if she was a while lady no one would of said one word of racism.

      • Brandy July 15, 2015 1:29 pm 

        Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that there wasn’t foul play. I honestly did not know this poor women. And I pray for her and her family and friends for answers and comfort.

      • Nichole July 15, 2015 2:39 pm 

        I have family that work there and others I know. This is not a racist issue and shouldn’t be made to be one. I am from Hempstead and honestly don’t have an issue with anyone.

        • Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:59 pm 

          Shut up

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 5:12 am 

        I bet if she was white she wouldn’t have been faced down with a size 10 to the back of her head .. sad all for a traffic stop no signal on a lane change wow

        • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:08 pm 

          The officer did not put his foot on her head.

  3. Anonymous July 14, 2015 6:01 pm 

    I’m sooooo ANGRY ABOUT THIS

  4. Anonymous July 14, 2015 6:19 pm 

    No way she killed herself… I smell a rat

    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:09 pm 

      It’s your breath

      • Anonymous July 26, 2015 10:01 pm 

        She was rape of her rights and her body beating and abuse by the cops on film watch it her face on the ground her body being twisted arms they feel her ass and private Rape

  5. Anonymous July 14, 2015 6:31 pm 

    Yea they did that to her bless her soul

  6. anonymous July 14, 2015 6:49 pm 

    That jail is terrible they killed her

  7. truth July 14, 2015 7:04 pm 

    They murdered her.

  8. Alana July 14, 2015 8:07 pm 

    I can tell you right now- she DID NOT kill herself. Sandy was an outgoing outspoken woman. She loved life.

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 5:17 am 

      Wow..surprisingly another person was also found dead hung in that same jail back in 2012. Link posted above. Yep either that jail is haunted with a killer ghost. Ha or those Jerks killed her along with other person. So sad.

  9. Shawn Dowdy July 14, 2015 8:12 pm 

    3011 country boy ct

  10. Awarren July 14, 2015 8:30 pm 

    This is bs no way in hell would she kill her self I know hell I marched with her in the band at PV. Yes she was outspoken but she was a fun person to be around with a huge smile. I’m pissed about this…….

    • Anonymous July 22, 2015 9:28 am 

      Why do people think they can ignore the police officers request. Then start creaming and kicking and saying its race. It’s just ignorant, plain ignorance.

  11. Kenneth Payton July 14, 2015 8:37 pm 

    My guess is that an attempt rape led to this murder

    • king July 15, 2015 5:17 pm 

      U smart..i agree

    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:11 pm 

      So now she was going to be raped and that is why the boogey man killed her. You people are so ignorant you couldn’t tell the truth from fantasy if the truth hit you in the mouth

    • Anonymous August 2, 2015 4:41 am 

      Shut the fuck up to you know the facts. .

  12. JusticeforSandy July 14, 2015 8:40 pm 

    I grew up with Sandy. She was a God fearing and loving person. There is NO WAY she killed herself. This hick town of racist cops killed her and covered it up!!!!

  13. Anonymous July 14, 2015 8:46 pm 

    This crazy I know sandy and she would have never done thid to herself, to many of our people are being taken away without any explanation something must be done, this is a flat out lie she could never have done this to herself.

  14. Anonymous July 14, 2015 9:11 pm 

    I’m not here to point fingers on who did it or what. But I’m here to take up for our town. Hempstead is NOT a racist town. People say at least one or two of our police officers are racist but I don’t know from what I;ve experienced with them. I just don’t want people to look at our town as racist an to look for a bad outcome if they were to come here. I pray that justice is served for Mrs. Sandra whether it was the inmates or the police. May God be with her family.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 8:47 pm 

      This is why racism continues to exist becasue some people, mostly white people are SO BLIND – willingly blind – as long as your children and brothers and sisters are not being victimized you do not have a clue and refuse to see what is really happening. Just because it is not happening to you does not mean that your town is not racist – look up the history of Waller County and voter suppression- get a clue!

      • Anonymous July 15, 2015 10:55 pm 

        Key words “from what I’ve experienced”. That’s the depth of your comments and judgement – only what you know. I’ve never eaten lamb before so i really can’t speak on whether it’s good or not. And I’d be given a false judgement just to pick a side. I can’t say first hand. Racism is the same way. If you’re white then you’re not the target so of course you’ve never been called a N! That word isn’t for you! Of course no one has told you No or disapproved something you wanted for some bogus reason that clearly doesn’t make sense because they don’t have a problem with you. You get calls back for job interviews because your name is Becky, not Shameka. Shameka still wants a job too! But instantly that means you’re some tired ignorant lazy Black person that probably won’t stay anyway so I’m not even calling you, or I can’t have Shameka’s ethnic tail on my team making us look bad.

        Beyond this issue of wrongful death, I challenge every racism disbeliever to get with a Black person and plan a week to perform as a Black individual and see how you’re treated…

        • madeline brashear July 27, 2015 1:10 am 

          Anonymous if these ill informed, retarded as far as their own history goes people, both black and white but mostly white knew that while they boast and cast their stupid opinions about racism or black people crying racism, they all s hould know that white folks don’t have it like they so strongly believe they do. The white race originated from the black man/race. That’s just a fact that nobody ever told you. You were trouble then and you’re still trouble today. You’ve lied, distorted and turned yourselves inside out try to cover that fact that YOU, yes YOU came from the black man/race. None of you were even on the earth before the 4th glacial age. Only black folks were on the earth. Everything you’ve learned, you’ve learned from the black civilizations and I do mean everything. Black people were building pyraminds w hile you were still knuckle dragging through the caves making grunting sounds. So to put your johnny come lately selves up above black people is just plain asinine. And you don’t know any better but you think you know everything. Well, you don’t know that but you’ve spent your whole time on this earth trying to prove to yourselves and everybody else that you’ve always been the masters of the universe when the very people you look down on your owe your very existence as well as everything else you know. Poor fools

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 5:34 am 

      Might wanna double check ur towns jail.. looks like there was another killing there back in 2012 for the same reason. White gentleman who also was arrested for assaulting a dps offficer. His name James harper Howell lv 29 yrs old

    • Phyllis SCott July 20, 2015 1:23 pm 

      Not racist? Then why are there separate grave yards–for whites and blacks! Why does it take a court to bury a white woman in a black cemetary? Why were voting rights of black students challenged there. Why was the sherif and other officers fired for racist practices and breaking the law? Answer that!

  15. Anonymous July 14, 2015 9:52 pm 

    Are you kidding me! This young ladies death is tragic. sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to her family and friends. Waller racist though? You people are nuts.!! Get a life. You probably haven’t seen or spoke to this young lady in ages and your just seeking attention! I went to school here and so do my children and my parents and grandparents before that! Don’t make up lies where there is no story! We were raised to love thy neighbor despite of race and that’s what you will get here in Waller County! Let’s not forget that this young lady too did commit a crime and my have been in a situation she didn’t know how to cope with regardless of how sweet and loving she is. Don’t point fingers when you were not there it just makes look plain ignorant!

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:17 pm 

      I knew her personally and she was a great person and would have never done this!! What is done in the dark will come out in the light for sure, and the biggest LIE is that she killed herself. She wouldn’t have done that in a million years!

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:14 pm 

      Sad to say but you were not there either!!!!!! Don’t put Sandra’s name in your mouth about her character when you don’t even know who she is.when put in a bad situation, we, you, everyone must defend themselves. Take yo ASS off of this site. It seems to me as the ones commenting know first hand how Waller County is and they know first hand, including myself what type of person Sandra was. Go the :&÷€$# to sleep somewhere.

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:31 pm 

      Waller County (Waller, Hempstead and Prairie View) is an extremely RACIST county. Prairie View A&M University is built on an old plantation (Liendo Plantation) and the the grand children and great grand children of those racists that had my ancestors under the grips of slavery still run and preside over that county. We had to march for the right to vote when I was at PV (2003). I see Jim Crow is still alive and well and we keep making excuses for these atrocities that are happening to black men and women all over America and abroad “let’s not forget she did brake the law.” I don’t give a damn what she did. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! To much talking, time for action. And shame on your soul for making excuses for her death.

      • Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:34 pm 

        Pv was not built on liendo plantation retard. It was Alta Vista. Just stop. You know nothing.

        • Anonymous July 15, 2015 3:02 pm 

          Liendo was another plantation not far from Alta Vista. PVAMU has risen over both Alta Vista and Liendo Plantation burial grounds.

      • Ryder July 16, 2015 8:07 am 

        Bring it, I’m ready for your shenanigans.

    • Unknown July 15, 2015 1:54 pm 

      She did not commit a crime he pulled her over because she threw her cigarette out the window and the officer said it burned him so he arrest her with assault towards him. And this came from her mouth before she died. So you tell me what is the odds of a cigarette butt flying inside a car that’s driving as well without the wind taking it away first. Whats you explaination for that? ANd how do a women who is 6’2 hang herself from a low ceiling building? Answer that as well for me?

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 5:47 am 

        I thought she was pulled over for not using her turning signal

    • Pepper July 15, 2015 2:40 pm 

      But look at the crimes she committed:
      1. Traffic violation – Failure to signal and
      2. Assault which are written or verbal threats NOT battery which is physical contact. So this tells me that she may have been ‘screaming’ but she wasn’t ‘kicking and screaming’.
      Come on, I’m not calling you, Waller Co, or Sherrif racist, but can we agree that there are racists there and they may have made life difficult for some black people. Just because it didn’t happen to me doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 5:55 pm 

      She was about to be bailed out? Why would she kill herself and she only had a $5000 bond? Makes no sense. Plus this was a woman who LOVE God, she wouldn’t do that.

    • PasSion July 15, 2015 6:56 pm 

      You are an ass and a jerk to blame the victim. Pulled over for a signal then magically an assault on officer….they use that shit to get away with everything!!! Fuck Hempstead racist asses. Sweep that under a rug….

    • Georgio July 23, 2015 8:08 am 

      I am White and I lived in Waller for three years…..and I know the whole area is filled with N___r hating rednecks……

  16. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:02 pm 

    Racially charged community? Who writes this crap? . Good bless her family. You other people need to stop! Anomalous above is right! You sound ignorant.

    • anonymous July 16, 2015 6:01 am 

      The correct spelling is GOD get a education

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 10:42 pm 

        It is really rude to correct one’s grammar, but in this case I take exception. The correct wording should have been “an” education. I will assume it was a mistake and does not reflect a lack of education. The real issue is a young person lost their life.

  17. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:04 pm 

    And my spell check is ignorant. God bless and prayers to her family.

  18. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:05 pm 

    This girl would not have killed herself. She was probably holding that cop accountable for the way they were handling her and they took it upon themselves to teach her a lesson.
    To the one that claims Waller County is not racist, YOU may not be, but the general consensus of the county very much is and always has been. I visited back in 1986 and again in 1993 and both times I got the pleasure of being called a nigger without any reason, minding my business. The hatred in that town is ridiculous. Prairie View A&M University isn’t going anywhere; it’s growing. And more minorities are reaching a certain status that you can’t stand to see them reach, more than just Black!
    To the Murder: It disturbs you so to know that others are becoming educated because that’s the ONE thing you CAN’T take! Fear makes cowards like you kill others and evil makes you proud of doing so. I’m almost certain you had a conversation that evening with congratulations that you got another one! It WILL come back to you!

    Sandy had a #SandySpeaks voice but it was taken from her. Now WE must Speak on her behalf!

  19. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:15 pm 

    I do know her personally and I know for a fact she did not kill herself. Sandy wouldn’t just outright attack anybody it wasn’t in her character. She speaks her mind whether you agree or not, but she wasn’t violent towards people unless they were violent towards her, and still it doesn’t give anyone the right to take her life. I pray that non of you people ever experience losing a love one in this matter even those of you that’s being very ignorant! Sandy will continue to speak!!

  20. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:27 pm 

    Omg. Who are you to say that a town is not racist because you grew up there. I went to school there too and guess what it’s racist. Justice needs to be served. I did not know her personally but from everything I do remember about her she was always smiling and had an opinion. I’m in utter disbelief that this would happen. It’s like you see on the news but until it’s in your backyard you really don’t know how to handle it. There is no turning away from this it’s time to face it. #justiceforsandra

  21. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:42 pm 

    To you who knows her personally……Your friend committed a crime and was arrested and you nor anyone else were privy to what happened in her cell. As for the consensus of my county being racist, I would have to say that is obserb. My community which includes Waller, Prarie View and Hempstead are full of respectful and thoughtful citizens of all color. We don’t go around using the “N” word and I would wonder what you did to make someone stoop to you level? As business owners we encourage education and even hire students, create opportunities, volunteer and contribute to PVAM for all students. Cowards are the ones that think they are above the law because of race, the once who think they are inocent because they are black. It’s a sad day when anyone passes in such a lonely confused state of mind. Suicide does happen. I do know from experience. I know the first thing in you minds is that there is no way you friend, your family member would be so desperate that they would take their own life. I’ve lost like this…..it happens, believe it. Stop wasting time with your nonsense and help this young woman’s family mourn. Peace for Sandy.

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:24 pm 


      We don’t need you or anyone else coming on here defending the county. If you can defend this county, then why display your name…. Or ARE YOU SCARED? JUST AN OBSERVATION……

    • Alex July 15, 2015 12:15 am 

      I knew her and her personal struggles. Because of her life experiences she would not have committed suicide. She was certainly a feisty woman but there is nothing that would’ve broken her spirit to the point where she would’ve harmed herself. To all the strangers who think otherwise you really have no idea what you’re talking about

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 12:59 am 

      Learn to spell and write a coherent sentence!!

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:07 am 

      Learn to spell

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 12:32 pm 

      Did she commit a crime? Or is that what is being told to the public and a made up excuse to lock up someone who is very outspoken about police brutality

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 8:15 pm 

      Hey dummy it’s absurd.. Lol

  22. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:48 pm 

    I was born in Hempstead, raised a town over, AND attended school in WALLER and HEMPSTEAD. WHO EVER SAYS it’s not racist IS Bald face lie. Is everyone racist no. But overall WALLER COUNTRY IS AS RACIST AS they come. Unfortunately people love to be in denial about the truth.
    And the police department is horrible. They will slap a bogus charge on people and abuse them. Then not allow them any visitors do no one can document the injuries. It’s too late in the game for people to be walking around with their eyes wide SHUT!
    Come on people.

  23. Anonymous July 14, 2015 10:51 pm 

    I believe she was murdered, and praying for justice to prevail.

  24. Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:16 pm 

    I find it interesting for Ms. Waller County USA above to state that NO ONE uses the N word when I just TOLD you that I got called the name twice without warrant. But as you stated, what did I do and what did she do that brought it on. Just in case you didn’t know, that’s a racist statement to assume that we must be at fault. If YOU don’t treat others with hate then good for you. But YOU can’t speak for everyone in the city. And if YOU continue to try to, then YOU REALLY know what goes on in your town and are trying to defend it and conceal the truth! He’ll YOU probably know first hand what happened. It’s a horrible death to those – not that have been murdered – but to those that have knowledge and have to live the rest of their lives KNOWING that a life was taken.

    I’ve had MY car pulled over while down there for one of those bogus reasons like my tail light was put when you were driving TOWARDS ME, which means you didn’t SEE my tail light and it was never out after you left (unless it mysteriously fixed itself), but after running my plates and my name and seeing in didn’t have a record and there were no stereotypical drugs or gang bangers in my car, you let me go. Don’t tell me what goes on in Waller County! I spent enough years there and have my own experience.

    You’re right. I did bring it on myself. I was BLACK!

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:38 pm 

      Your crime wasn’t just being black, your crime was being unapologetically black and if any person who is black in Waller County states that county isn’t racist…….. Well, even a cat will let a rat make it tell it gets hungry. As I ancestors said, “just keep living, you’ll see.”

  25. Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:27 pm 

    Well said

  26. Anonymous July 14, 2015 11:50 pm 

    Wowwww is all I have to say. If there was any foul play justice will be served and Waller County and anyone else involved will be prosecuted. A person that believes so heavily in God and had so much going for herself would not commit suicide. God sits high and looks low and the truth will be revealed.

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:18 am 

      Justice is rarely served in cases of murder involving unarmed black citizen. The same thing as when law enforcement officers use trumped up charges and sterotypes to justify their actions against minorities, also happens in the justice system. You know there are such things as biased jurors, who also views people of color, as automatic criminals. The damn prosecutor in Waller County threatened a black pastor that wanted statistics on convictions of the different races. The sheriff that first reported Sandra’s death was fired from him post as Chief of Police in Hempstead. Even so, there are idiots claiming a whole county is racist free.

  27. Anonymous July 15, 2015 12:07 am 

    I don’t know about what happened to this young lady but to say Hempstead isn’t a racist town is a whole different animal.

  28. Ladie jenkins July 15, 2015 12:16 am 

    Let me say this. Hempstead, texas waller county is my home. It has never been racist. At all. I was born and raised here. The town is small and peaceful. Ever since these news stations bring their bullshit lies and camera crews into our town, all they’ve done is paint our town as racist. We are a friendly country town so stop trying to tear down my town. Hempstead tx is the best so get over your bogus lies.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:02 am 

      I would love to meet you face to face for that discussion. Unless you experience what other people experience, you can’t speak about what is and what isn’t with your town, your uncle, and anything else. You have your truths and you obviously refuse to accept other people’s facts. So really talking to you would be useless. Unlike you I don’t wake up everyday to make up a farfetched story not see how it plays out. So when I tell you that I’m minding my business at McDonald’s walking to my car and a truck full of white men drives by and shouts “NIGGERS!”, I didn’t ask for that, I didn’t do anything to cause it (besides continuing to be Black and breathe), and I didn’t make it up. Your only explanation is that I’m outright lying and that’s the type of people as to why racism still and always will exist.

      • Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:55 am 

        Pro tip: want to avoid that type of trash? Avoid Mc D.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:12 am 

      I take it that you’re white and related to someone on the police force?

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:23 am 

      I grew up there too and would love to know what rock you were living under that you did not see the racism around you.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 2:45 am 

      you’re either in pure denial or just a flat out liar. This is the same town that used to put Noose on the trees in downtown hempstead. They’re PV students from 80’s that can attest to that. Now they’re may be few that aren’t racist in your town but hempstead will forever be a small racist town

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:08 pm 

      You must be white

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:22 am 

      Then how do you explain your town’s Police Chief being suspended and then fired for being a racist? and using brutality against African Americans?

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:24 am 

      Hempstead is in Waller County and the Police Chief Glen Smith was fired for being a racist.

  29. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:06 am 

    Mann fuck Waller county racist ass bitches trust me I know I went to Pv for 4 years and in my life I never been so worried about the laws

    • Ryder July 16, 2015 8:25 am 

      Guess your education was wasted cuz you talk like a ghetto rat.

      • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:30 am 

        See that is a racist comment right there. So he doesn’t talk like you think he should, so he’s a ghetto rat?

  30. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:20 am 

    Well I grew up in Waller County… Lived there my whole life, and yes I hate to tell you it most definitely have a good number of racist people…. I have been a victim and know plenty of people who have also.. I had the pleasure of knowing this young lady and find it hard to believe she killed herself.. The truth will come out.. God bless her soul

  31. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:22 am 

    Did you really need to say “racially charged community?” Poor choice of words for such a seasoned reporter!!!

  32. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:49 am 

    OMFG. Whether the TOWN is racist or not, who cares. The TOWN doesn’t have anything to do with it. So point fingers at the Waller County POLICE Department.

  33. Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:10 am 

    Got what’s coming don’t put your self in the situation to be arrested. And it won’t happen

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:38 am 

      Your white privilege is shining bright white. It’s that very attitude that proves white people don’t have a clue about what it means to be racist. In your minds it’s simple as that, don’t commit a crime and you won’t get arrested. Black people don’t have to commit a crime to be arrested. they just have to be black. i know you have a hard time keeping up, but it is true. We also don’t have to have said something to someone to be called a N= word….Believe it or not? it just happens….we can actually get called a Nigger because someone just doesn’t like black people and they use any words or means available to them to demonize us or offend us, sometimes it also include violence…Really? Grow up white people…can you really be this naive. and expect us to believe these cockamamie things you come up with?

  34. Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:11 am 

    Don’t point fingers at the police just because let the investigation play out I’m so sick of race being the only thing people talk about.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:34 am 

      Don’t be sick that it keeps being talked about. Be sick that people continue to hate a set of people who’s skin is darker and they have taken it upon themselves and deemed them to be less than human so they treat them less than human. Be sick of an economic system that was intentionally designed to keep a large group of people from growing. Do your research and read about it for yourself so you’ll know people aren’t just complaining for the sake of complaining. Trust…we DO have better things to do! Be BLACK for one week and experience it for yourself. There are tons of videos out there where white people have exchanged races just to see the differences in people’s demeanor and attitudes and they were amazed! YouTube it! Google it! But don’t speak out of assumption.

      If you’re REALLY sick of hearing about it, help end the hatred! It won’t stop just because we stop talking!

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 3:41 am 

      Why are you so sick of race being the only thing people talk about? How is racism impacting your life?

  35. Anonymous July 15, 2015 7:02 am 

    I guess if you fail to signal you should be put to death

  36. Anonymous July 15, 2015 7:03 am 


  37. Anonymous July 15, 2015 7:05 am 


  38. kadillac July 15, 2015 7:24 am 

    This is total bullshit…everyone commenting on this that is for the racist town is most likely white or knows what happen and taking up for this bullshit. I Dont understand the statement…” Dont put yourself in a situation to be arrested”…are u kidding me…. So being black is a good enough reason to be arrested. Racist is still alive and this needs to stop. Too many black lives are being taken.

  39. James Runnels IV July 15, 2015 9:11 am 

    I’m here in Waller County now going to PVAMU. What I noticed in all of my years being here is that, just as anywhere else in America, the racism that affects the public is discrete and among few in the population. That remnants of the population is in control of the economic growth, laws passed and executed in the county, and Political action committees. Race is such a tiresome subject, but this type of prejudice and entitlement is the motive behind offenses committed out of a heart of racism. The only way to eradicate this virus from our culture is to live in equality and not greed, from the Government to the homeless man. Sandra was a Christian, so she is now in Heaven which we as Christians hope go after we fall asleep. Celebrate her life of service and live to be the difference by loving others more than yourself.

  40. Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:34 am 

    Anyone who doesn’t believe that there are racists in Waller County is not facing reality. However, not everyone living here is racist. I have no idea what happened to this poor young lady, but I don’t believe she deserved to die. I am a graduate of PVAMU and white, but I have encountered racism on the PV campus from some black people. That is a drop in the bucket compared to what they have encountered in their lives, I know. That being said, there is nothing on earth, short of murdering a cop that would be worth taking a life for. I don’t believe that she committed suicide.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:42 am 

      I’m almost certain you have experienced reverse racism because it’s called anger…not directed at you, but you’re the picture of why we’ve experienced what we have. And it isn’t fair to YOU, and it isn’t fair to US! I don’t believe every soul in Waller County is racist either, but it bothers me to no end when one will speak out about the entire county or the entire city that there’s absolutely not one racist individual there. Get outta here! There’s silent and overt racism everywhere! And they continue to get away with it because we weren’t designed or raised to take an eye for an eye, so they use their secret deaths as a fear tactic to maintain control so they think. Sadly we don’t want to spend eternity in hell…but it would certainly bring pause to this madness if WE started quietly and privately picking people off without a trace. Maybe that’s what needs to happen…

  41. Rebecca Finnamore July 15, 2015 9:35 am 

    I have lived on Waller Tomball Road for 17 years I went to Schultz, Waller Jr. High, and graduated from Waller High School. Waller County is an extremely racist county and I’m white. I witnessed state troopers calling Prarie View students niggers at Waller County Line BBQ and witnessed Harlans employees following blacks around the grocery store. It’s time that this town ans county changes it’s horrible ways. Let’s not act like the only reason blacks are wanted in our schools is for their sports performance. I hope this family gets the justice it deserves.

  42. Black power July 15, 2015 9:35 am 

    Hempstead ain’t shit the cops hate us blacks and Mexicans they kill her and Waller really hate niggers field store road don’t get caught over there or you a dead BOY

  43. Crazy ass people July 15, 2015 9:44 am 

    This is not even worth a comment.. if this wasn’t an African-American you would have never heard about it.. I have many Black friends that I love dearly but saying the jail killed her is stupid. Why the racial tension is brewing.

    • 20-YEARFRIEND July 15, 2015 10:02 am 

      Let’s keep focus here and not lash out in anger. Once the autopsy comes back, what’s done in the dark will come to light! I strongly believe there was foul play in this matter and justice will prevail. Keep the family in your prayers and fight with truth not anger. I am very mad and want to rage or lash out but what will that solve, nothing!!! Just know that this beautiful black woman was fighting for a cause to make a difference in the world (black lives matter) and maybe “Sandra speaks” is the voice that will make a difference.

    • Pepper July 15, 2015 2:28 pm 

      First of all, you are probably right. We wouldn’t be having this discussion if the person killed was white. It would be family and friends speaking out and pursuing an investigation into Waller PD. However, blacks have a long history of being mistreated by white law enforcement not the jail, but the jailers. That’s t the difference. Also, remember, just because you have a few black friends doesn’t mean you understand the black experience.

    • Jon Kelley July 21, 2015 4:01 am 

      Oh it’s worth my comment. If this weren’t a black person you would hear about it because a white man was found hanging in the Waller County Sheriff Dept in 2012. The strange thing is almost the exact wording used for him was also used for Sandra. It boils my blood when white people use these stupid, unrealistic excuses about what black people encounter. So f-ing what, if it were a white person you wouldn’t hear about it, Does that somehow lessen the facts that black people are being offed weekly in different states? Why should we shut up and let it happen and not talk about the injustices we face. Whether you like it or not, it’s happening at alarming rates,

  44. Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:53 am 

    Um ok… she was arrested for assualt on a police officer.. and who wrote the report?? A police officer! That’s what THEY say!! I would love to know if he was wearing a body cam or what PROOF there was of the alleged assault! Who in their right mind, which SHE was in, would kill themselves only after 1 night in jail?? It’s not like it was a murder case that she’d be going down for life for!

  45. Aaron Connor July 15, 2015 9:57 am 

    Whoever said there is NO racism in Waller County… come on get real. But also to mention racism from 86 and 93 that’s far off too. Things have changed and there are a lot of people actively fighting racism there to credit for that, and I certainly appreciate them. Let’s not let this situation, as tragic as it is, set us all back.
    I’m not gonna say I knew Sandra well, especially not lately, but I did know her. She was definitely an outspoken person who was never afraid to defend herself, as evidenced by the charge she caught. Last time I checked though, there wasn’t a death penalty for assault on an officer. Now I wasn’t there locked up with her so I don’t know what happened but it is pretty suspect. Needless to say, I’m suspicious. Knowing her back in the day, and apparently she hasn’t changed too much.. she did not go down without a fight. Either with police or cell mates. But if you look under her fingernails I bet you’ll find the DNA of whoever was responsible.
    Again, I wasn’t there and I don’t know what she has been going through lately but I just can’t see her committing suicide, especially over a charge like that. And this of course makes the arresting officer look a little suspect.
    Anyway, I know I’m rambling-but I’m not gonna delete it. Also, I personally know D.A. Elton Mathis and I know that he is not racist at all. I’m glad to see his name in this cause I know that he will make sure that justice is served to whoever is behind this.
    Praying for her and her family.

  46. Brooke July 15, 2015 10:13 am 

    Sandra is my friend for over 20 years. I’ve witnessed her in really hard times and never gave thought to suicide.
    No matter how she left, she’s gone from her family and many friends.

    I do think there is foul play.

  47. Ma'at July 15, 2015 10:18 am 

    Sandy’s life’s focus was to inspire people to live life to the fullest. She was courageous, intelligent, compassionate, funny, beautiful, strong, motivated, and eager to help others. Her daily mission in life was to promote peace, unity and love. This is an absolute travesty! No mercy on those responsible for this crime! You have not gotten away with this! The flames await you! Please know this each day you awaken and look into the eyes of your sons and daughters. Praise God for the strength of the lion.

  48. Anonymous July 15, 2015 10:23 am 

    I do not know anything about Texas , however I do know that Jails have a set of Standards to adhere to. I personally know this woman and what I can’t understand is how did a traffic violation turn into assault? Even if that was her conviction there are so things that remain in the air…This is not about Black and White this is for Justice . In fact the same situation occurred 3 years ago same charge same outcome same jail but to a white man;Again my question arises what Jail Standards are being used at this institution? How can we prevent this from happening? I hope a positive outcome will come from her death and things are implemented to prevent this from happening again. And for the record she was highly educated ,non violent and her goal in life was to unite races .

    • Ace July 27, 2015 2:41 am 

      Tell the family to tell lawyer to request videos of her alive. They said she came out of cell to make phone calls they need to prove it.

  49. Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:08 am 

    I Will tell You all the Truth. From Prairie View Tx. Sandra Bland had just arrived in Waller county for a new job at Prairie View University. Upon receiving, driving around, and leaving campus she was follwed and stopped by a WHITE State trooper. Why a state trooper was trolling the campus in the mid afternoon is still questionable. She was stopped for failure to use a turn signal. The DPS worker felt disrspected when Ms Bland questioned the stop and the actions being taken. The DPS worker removed Ms Bland from the car and forcefully threw her to the ground. Bland, being outspoken aggressively spoke to the officer after she was assualted and therefor was charged with assualt on a peace officer. Bland was still in good spirits when heard from by friends after she was placed in Waller County Jail. Her bond was $5000 so 10% was needed. Unfortunately the week never came as a srange and questionable tradgedy occured. Yet and still, Who is accountable for Ms Blands’ death. How was this not on tape? How is it that she had conflicts with officers now officers have no idea how she is deceased? Who was on duty when she was found? how did she get in an isolated cell? who saw her get escorted to an isolated cell. Why did it take more than 30hrs for a press release? Can we get more details and transparancy from law enforcement?

    For all of you all that believe Waller County Is not racist., your are mislead and deceived . Waller County has always been racist. Liendo Platation is the first place Slaves were brought in TX when the Groce family entered and later took over texas. Initial census had counted Blacks as 1/3 person and therefor claimed less blacks populate the county. There is a lack of black officers and sheriffs in every county town except Prairie View. And more proof is that fact that Pre civil rights enthusiest such as Commisioner john Amsler still sits in office. He has made it known that he disapproves progress in the city of Prairie View. If you do your research, there are an equal number Whites living in Waller county and Hempstead than Blacks accrding to the Census. However nobody Black is in a prominant position or position of power. It is hard to find a Black face in the courthouse that isnt facing a judge. And Hempstead ISD is terrible. The Whites have abandond the school. Look at the yearbook and current progress.

    Lastly, this isnt the first hanging in Waller County Jail. Do your research. In the past decade Texas jails have an exceedingly higher number or inmate hangings than any other state. Truth

    RIP Sandy Bland

  50. Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:14 am 

    I am from Texas, I am a white woman, it makes me sick to see racism. Judge not, lest ye be judged. I have black, white, asian, hispanic and mixed race friends. We are people, we have likes, dislikes, opinions, and most of all, we have minds that are capable of learning. Right or wrong, something bad happened. I am saying prayers for all of that beautiful young ladies family and friends. Please, I implore all of you to work and live together as human beings. This country is headed in the wrong direction and I fear for all children, NO MATTER WHAT COLOR they are, for they will ultimately pay the highest price for all of the adults wrong doing. I have been accused of being racist, I HATE that anyone would think I was, I know that people are people and we have bad and good in EVERY COLOR of human we can find. Please, I hope for closure and justice for this young lady but please, no more hatred. It is bad for the soul. God Blesses everyone,not just a “chosen” few.

  51. Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:20 am 

    I Speak On The Behalf Of All Of US When I Say This Was Definitely Foul Play….No Reason For Her To Do This To Herself! Justice Will Be Served….And I’m Speaking Justice From A Higher Power! KNOW THYSELF BLACK PEOPLE…WE ARE GOD’S JEWELS….WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER NOW! STOP KILLING EACH OTHER LOVE ONE ANOTHER. GOD IS ON OUR SIDE….SANDY SPEAKS

  52. Have some respect July 15, 2015 12:37 pm 

    Can we please stick to the issue at hand. This young lady is no longer among the living.
    This is a prime example of a time when you need to wait for the facts. This is the time for you to hold your typing and tongues. You are ALL speculating. I don’t care if you are white, black or a speckled cat, the facts are the facts. Lets get some real facts and then act. I personally knew Sandra, I don’t want her name dragged threw the mud nor do i want to believe that she committed suicide. But i cant believe that her grieving family needs more speculations, strife or grief. This is horrible. We are definitely in a era that a lie cant hide. Once we find out the truth, then we can seek justified justice. Until then, keep your minds open and your mouths closed.
    If you must take action and speak, Put your hands together and PRAY. This family needs it.

  53. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:19 pm 

    I was brought up if you hit you get hit back. If folks be given a taste of their own medicine then they’ll leave other folk alone. Surely that young lady being a God fearing child didn’t commit her soul to hell.The truth lies in the way she died. Now police officers should be held accountable for not handling their rage..Because anyway you look at it she was in the hands of the ones who are SUPPOSE to protect. Now what you have to say about that?

  54. Maya July 15, 2015 1:37 pm 

    From someone who lives in Dallas and travels a lot, I’ve never seen a small town or county in the south that truly wasn’t racist. And that racism sinks into all institutions. So weirdo defenders, just stop.

  55. Allyson R. July 15, 2015 1:47 pm 

    Y’all need Jesus.

  56. Anonymous July 15, 2015 1:54 pm 

    God bless this poor girl’s soul. And to all of the people that are saying there is NO WAY she committed suicide……….I personally just lost a family member to suicide and we never in a million years would have thought he would have done something like that. You are not in that person’s head to know what they are dealing with. Prayers sent for this girl’s family. BTW I was born and raised in Waller County and am choosing to raise my own family here and not everyone is racist. I am white, my husband is Hispanic and we have friends of all races.

  57. Anonymous July 15, 2015 2:07 pm 

    Funny how everyone is saying that hempstead and Waller county is so racist… But y’all sure do travel down here almost everyday of the week to go hang out at las Fuentes or braggs or party on 9th st at Brown’s plaza… If hempstead is so racist towards y’all then get the fuck out and stay out… You all seem to know the cops pretty well. Wonder why that is… Stay out of trouble and everyone gets along just fine!

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 2:32 pm 

      You Are a COWard for saying all of this cray and not posting your name!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:30 pm 

        And your name is?

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 4:18 pm 

      Pure ignorance.

  58. Anonymous July 15, 2015 2:37 pm 

    There are dozens of people that know this young lady well, me included, and we are exceedingly confident that she did not commit suicide. One need only look at the statistics showing how many individuals, stopped for assaulting an officer while driving, end up committing suicide in their holding cell. It is more likely that she won the lottery. I have never visited this area, so I would not cite racism as the cause. But no suicide happened here, and I would think everyone would be interested in the truth about what happened here.

  59. maurice brown July 15, 2015 4:13 pm 


    • The World we live in... July 15, 2015 4:38 pm 

      They Killed her ! I’m goin say something thats the truth on the inside its a whole other world ! Everybody works together too keep stuff hush-hush and when I say everybody I mean “Everybody” ! They’ll turn they head to allow stuff happen they don’t care especially about a black person , smh . Its really sad I got pulled over for something in Waller got taken out the car hang cuffed on the curve , search my vehicle and found nothing I kept my cool and thank God he let me go .

  60. CNW July 15, 2015 4:37 pm 

    #BoycottWallerCountyBusinesses #SandySpeaks #BlackLivesMatter #WhatHappenedToSandraBland

    As a student at the PRAIRIE VIEW A&M university and a former resident of Waller County. I can say, without hesitation, Waller County Police and SOME not ALL of its residents are OVERTLY RACIST. The largest employer in Waller County is Prairie View and the students, faculty and staff are treated like they have no value to that community. STOP PATRONIZING WALLER COUNTY BUSINESSES! Put your money where your heart is – or is that BBQ, Mexican Food or Buccees so good that this is not important. Share this, tweet this, Facebook this, Instagram this, the movement is in the action, NOT THE TALKING. Do something meaningful.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:11 pm 

      I agree with every bit of that!

  61. J July 15, 2015 5:09 pm 

    Yall don’t realize this doesn’t have to be a race issue to be MURDER. Whether race related or not I do not believe she killed herself.

  62. Anonymous July 15, 2015 6:12 pm 

    I grew up in Hempstead and lived there for 22 years. I am white. I can tell you that there are a lot of racist people that live but not all. There are some good people that still live there and there are some who are out right hateful. Please don’t judge all based on actions on all. Now that being said I hope whatever happened to her they do find the truth and if there was foul play I hope they prosecute all those responsible.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 8:46 pm 

      I appreciate honesty of reality! Lying about what is real only perpetuates madness! Thank you whoever you are for being able to admit what most of us have discovered first hand! I would have been disappointed at the injustice regardless, but it adds to the burden when being Black in America! An issue that may not find a white male or female seems to make a bullseye connection to Blackness.

      • Anonymous July 15, 2015 10:47 pm 

        But this has also happened to a WHITE MAN.

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 6:30 am 

        For myself I see no color. All the hate and anger that we as people have for each other is the reason for a lot of the problems America faces. Whether it’s hate for a different races, our own race, or for a specific group of people. I am not one to judge without knowing the facts. People have to understand that if you want something done you have to speak up and let your voice be heard. If I had a friend or brother or anyone else I knew that was white and the same thing happened, you better believe that I will be making noise and getting attention to find out what happened. May she rest in peace!

  63. Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:10 pm 

    its a shame they did not post the entire video.

  64. Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:13 pm 

    Your right they did not feature the video or the events leading up to her arrest. I’m sure there will be surveillance video come out. Last time I got pulled over, I took the ticket, paid the fine and moved on using my signal.

  65. Heather July 15, 2015 9:22 pm 

    More and more police officers are getting away with MURDER. Bottom line. Dead man tell no tales. Good thing so many cell phone footage can be used to find out the truth. Big brother may be watching us but, we are watching them too.

    • Anonymous July 15, 2015 9:34 pm 

      Heather, did you actually see brutality in that video?

    • Laura July 20, 2015 5:54 pm 

      From my personal experience in Montgomery County, TX. True “dead men tell no tales”. They almost killed my son there 3 yrs ago. As soon as they verified his brain injury was bad enough that he lost memory, Tommy Gage was on the phone asking me to come get him. Wanted me to take to private hospital. Went in nice & health; came out a month later (in ICU part of the time) almost dead. So dehydrated & starved that muscle had already begun detrition and was in his urine. Cracked & fractured ribs, fractured sternum, could not walk, cuts, bruises scrapes over his entire body. His toes were all bruised & there was a hole on his ankle almost to the bone. This was all done in a 5 day period. I was told he did it all of it to himself; in a cell with nothing but a mat, blanket & uniform. Just for the record he is white as is James Mitchell who was killed there also. To the best of my knowledge there have been no black deaths there.

  66. brandon July 15, 2015 10:54 pm 

    I have been to waller co jail, and to say that they are racist is just plain dumb, the only black jailer is cool as a fan, that dumb bitch strangled herself because she knew the charges she was facing, the jail cant be blamed, that’s nonsense, they treat folks with respect, as opposed to the Harris county jail, they will beat the shit out of you religiously. Get a fucking clue

    • Hope July 15, 2015 11:12 pm 

      Brandon, you are a waste of air.

  67. Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:28 pm 

    This was a beautiful young lady and it is tradagy. Bad things happen in jail. It doesn’t matter how good the jailers are we are there to take care of the inmates. No one at the Waller County Jail was responsible for her death. I have been a jailer for 9 years and this is the worst thing that could happen. Racism has nothing to do with it. I do not care if you are a murderer, a child molester or are sitting out tickets. I treat all inmates the same. This is a tradagy and race had nothing to do with it. I no longer work at the jail so I feel free to post my opinion. Our job was to keep the inmates safe. She was in jail for three days and knew when the jailers would check on her. It is unfortunate but it was intentional. She felt hopeless and she did what she wanted to do.

  68. Anonymous July 15, 2015 11:42 pm 

    How dare anyone blame the jail for her hanging. That is our worst nightmare. Our job is to take care of the inmates and make sure they are safe. You are a bunch of ignorant people that couldn’t handle the job that we deal with on a daily basis. We are there to take care of the inmates. They are innocent until proven guilty.

  69. raheem Tali July 16, 2015 12:43 am 


    • brandon July 16, 2015 1:17 am 

      White devils? You have a wild imagination, what a moron

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 9:15 am 

      What about black devils? You know the ones that kill people when their drug deals go wrong, drive by shootings. What about those black devils… I cant wait to hear what y’all have to say if the suicide really didn’t happen and it was a black officer who did it or had a part in it!

      • Anonymous July 16, 2015 10:25 am 

        We’re gonna be just as pissed off if not more because one of our own did it! Trust me the majority of us disagree with injustice – PERIOD! I’m not anti-white; I’m anti-WRONG! I can’t stand black-on-black crime either! I’ll be one of the first to get on here and say “DAMN!” and apologize for the accusations. It still doesn’t take away from the racial experiences we’ve had in Waller County. Those are still very much a fact. But we will have been wrong in THIS case if in fact they didn’t do it and we did.

  70. anonymous July 16, 2015 6:30 am 

    Brandon just say no to drugs

  71. Sheryl Harvey July 16, 2015 7:03 am 

    Every mother f***** on duty that night should be interrogated by the FBI CIA and the highest officials possible if you can show me a picture of Pluto you truly can show everyone the picture of the mother f****** or motherfuckers who killed that lady…… and this type of b******* will continue until We the People shut this s*** down

  72. ZW77 July 16, 2015 11:02 am 

    I am deeply saddened to hear how a traffic stop turned so tragic. I am sending my prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and everyone in the Kingdom affected by this senseless tragedy. May you all find peace in the midst of this terrible storm of violence. Peace to you all.Selah.

  73. Anonymous July 16, 2015 12:05 pm 

    For many of us that have never set foot in Texas, two things come to mind. The first is that Texas is often in the news for racist behavior. The second is that many people often speak of Texas’ road pirates that love to target people with out of state plates and people of color. What I see by reading news stories and comments from people that knew her is a vibrant, beautiful, educated, successful woman who was loved by a lot of people. It is highly unlikely that she assaulted an officer and committed suicide. It’s far more likely she was murdered. I am sad for her and all of the people that loved her so much. This is such a tragedy. I hope the truth comes out and her loved ones are able to get justice.

  74. Anonymous July 16, 2015 2:52 pm 

    Sue! Sue!Sue!

  75. David July 16, 2015 4:04 pm 

    The world is waiting for these officers and everyone responsible for the murder of Sandra Bland to be imprisoned. Her family should sue the police and bankrupt them. This is totally, completely unacceptable. I’m done with police—the enemy of the good. Fuckers.

  76. nikki July 16, 2015 5:19 pm 

    She had everything to live for… it’s obvious something happened & there trying to cover it up, it makes no difference what race she was no one deserves to die behind a TRAFFIC STOP !

  77. Sue July 16, 2015 7:47 pm 

    I do not believe that this young woman killed herself and I pray that the truth is uncovered. It is a horrible loss for any 28 year old to be robbed of her life. I know that some officers rape and harm people but I know white women who have experienced this abuse in Harris county, I do not think it is about color. I wish we could all stop seeing in black, white, and yellow and see ourselves as God’s children -all equal.

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 11:51 pm 

      I’m just tying to understand. One report said she hung herself. The other said she had a plastic bag over her head. So did she put the bag over her head and then strategically tie the ligature and hang herself from the ceiling? Or did she hang herself and while hanging place the bag over her head? OR was it answer C – that they hurt her because she probably kept popping off at the mouth and accidentally killed her in a scuffle out of anger, and then had to hurry and create a scenario that would explain her death? Didn’t the coroner say “I THINK I remebering seeing a plastic bag.” Did you see one or not? Which angle are yall taking? Sandy was a bad chic but I don’t think she was that crafty to conduct two life-threatening tactics simultaneously.

      • Laura July 20, 2015 5:26 pm 

        I’m going with C. I also have a question, though. What the hell was a garbage bag doing in the cell?

  78. Theresa Riley July 16, 2015 8:01 pm 

    So what you going to do now Mr President you know they straight up pumpkin you and your people

  79. Theresa Riley July 16, 2015 8:02 pm 

    I don’t care if they don’t publish what I’m saying but you know what God knows what’s happening so they got away with nothing

    • Anonymous July 16, 2015 11:47 pm 


  80. Anonymous July 17, 2015 6:01 pm 






  81. Anonymous July 17, 2015 6:02 pm 







  82. Kenneth Keith keller July 21, 2015 5:30 pm 

    Another dead ni**er. Yeah God

  83. SeekingPeace July 22, 2015 12:50 pm 

    Here’s what we all know for sure. Unfortunately, and tragically, Sandra Bland is dead. Anything beyond that, none of us know. Calling Brian Encinia bad words or saying it was her own fault, none of that helps or furthers the goal of peace and love – which is what we all seek. Without pouring anymore gas on this already smoldering situation – if either one of them could take back their actions, I’m sure they would. I have been in a traffic situation where I was stopped for, what I felt at the time, was a bogus stop. I talked a lot of trash, and I then found out I was driving on a suspended license and I was taken to jail. That being said, this could have been me – but for the grace of God. The judge in my case made me write a letter of apology to the arresting officer. I did – and you know what, doing that really humanized the police officer for me. But unlike Sandra Bland, I was given that chance. We don’t know what happened to Sandra Bland. We all have our suspicions, but none of us know. What I can say for me is that, if I am not adding to the conversation in a way that creates peace – I truly am a part of the problem. Don’t you think this officer would have done things differently in hindsight. Don’t you think he is going through his own version of hell about this. He made mistakes, he sure did – but so did she. She expected her knowledge of her rights and her righteous indignation to work on her behalf – it backfired. She was technically right….DEAD RIGHT.

    So where do we go from here. People will start a fund for him and there will be more division. There will be marches for her….and more division. This is not going to end well unless both sides begin to seek peace and love one another. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s very simple and very basic but so many really don’t practice it. A kind answer turns away wrath. Be the first one to say “I’m sorry” or “I understand”, or “you know what, I respect your point of view”. Show compassion to yourself and to others. Really place yourself in someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, things are not the way you think just because you have created a story about it in your head, you could actually be wrong. Sometimes you just need to be silent. None of us are in a position to judge him or her.

    The Peace Prayer
    (St. Francis of Assisi)
    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is error, the truth;
    Where there is doubt, the faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.
    O Divine Master,
    Grant that I may not so much seek
    To be consoled, as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

  84. Anonymous July 24, 2015 12:37 pm 

    It is really sad that death is still randomly coming onto African Americans. Recently a lot , not just in one place either , but global & just makes a lot of people angry & create destruction , I can’t say I blame them either but yes god does see EVERYTHING & his punishment for this world is about to be worst than it ever was . I pray for this woman’s family & also for her justice.

  85. deleted July 24, 2015 12:45 pm 

    It is sad to see & hear that African Americans are still just “randomly” meeting death. Unfortunately it has been happening a lot . Not just in one place either but global & it has left a lot of people angry, wanting to protest , & creating destruction . I can’t say I blame them, but Yes god does see EVERYTHING that is done & his punishment for this world is going to be worst than ever. I pray for this family & I also pray for her justice. God bless

  86. Anonymous July 24, 2015 3:28 pm 

    The edited video tape, the claims against her character, and othe inconsistencies just seem to add up to a lie. She had a head injury. Was she seen by a doctor? Why is the background wall of the mugshot, the same shade of gray as the floor in the restroom area of the cell, yet all other walls are beige or khaki colored?

    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:37 pm 

      The tape was not edited. If it was edited don’t you think the few seconds the officer lost his cool would have been deleted? It’s was all a mess from the start. Both said things that shouldn’t have been said.
      Even after the autopsy report some are still saying this woman was murdered. This is the kind of hate that keeps on hating.

  87. Anonymous July 24, 2015 3:31 pm 

    In other police photos taken, they are in their regular shirts. Why was she in Orange?

  88. Trayvon nigger July 24, 2015 4:07 pm 

    Dumb nigger chimps out, because monkey can’t drive. Attacks cop, guess what, no job nigger. Should have put her in the trash bag, and sent it to a landfill in shitcago.
    One less government monkey, Boohoo apes.

    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:39 pm 

      I am white and these remarks are nothing but hate. Just because one person says nasty things doesn’t mean another person has to.

    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:42 pm 

      I am white and these remarks are nothing but hate.
      I only argue for the truth. I have seen the tape from beginning to end 4 times. I saw and heard what happened. I have commented on things said that are not true. There is no reason to say hateful things like this. I feel sorry for you.

  89. Quannel z July 24, 2015 4:18 pm 

    As an African American, I can say must of us are lazy and stupid. Years of inbreeding slaves, to produce more cotton pickers, made us genetically defective; ie “crazy”.
    Kudos, bill Cosby!

  90. Robert July 26, 2015 2:37 am 


    • Anonymous July 26, 2015 6:44 pm 

      Robert, read the message I left for Trayvon Nigger who thinks he made up name is funny.

  91. Ace July 27, 2015 2:20 am 

    I feel terrible I’m lost in words and can’t sleep. I can’t imagine what those who knew her feel. I’m deeply sorry. And wish I could help solve this case. I believe she was killed no doubt I see no reason for suicide but murder yes…. ….. I don’t see her race as factor but I see a young smart beautiful young woman who has lost her life. People stay focused on what matters and that’s Sandra not her skin color or theirs but the person she was what she was living for. I’ve watched her videos she seemed bright always with a smile personality beyond most. She stood for something and now we must stand for her. speak and find justice learn to love each other and not be blinded by skin color. I’m neither black or white I’m native American. I’m personally ripped apart everyday for racism it won’t stop without people like Sandra. We need to reunite as one n stop being labeled by our skin. Stop making this about y’all , the town, race but keep it about this young woman who lost her life . Please see what she wanted she didn’t want to be seen as a black woman in America but as a American like most.but please continue with the war of race. She get justice if not on earth GOD WILL PROVIDE

  92. Ace July 27, 2015 2:33 am 

    I also believe they need to release video of her alive in jail. They claim she came out of her cell multiple times due to phone in cell not working to use phone outside. Where is the videos phone records need prove anyone can make phone calls.. I personally would like to see video proving she was alive inside jail. You who know her tell her family many people send our condolences from my home town. We are here sending prayers up sickened with the unknown!!!!

  93. sue July 27, 2015 12:56 pm 

    It saddens me everyday that innocent blacks get treated like second class citizens. These cops need to be treated the way they have treated innocent folks just driving down the street ending up dead for what reason. We can only find world peace by
    making this stop. Suing these people, continue exposure of this psychopathic behavior that has gone rampant among police communities and cleaning out the whole mess starting from the district attorney on down. All blacks matter. Miss Bland was a beautiful girl starting a job she was so happy about. I wish someone could have warned her don’t go to that waller county. Nothing but wasps ready to sting the first person they can abuse and even kill. I am seriously disappointed how so many have gotten away with murder. So sorry about all the innocent losses and the families that miss their loved ones. My heart aches for them and the whole situation… .Love to all……

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