The Factor has learned the Sheriff of Waller County has continued his effort to keep demonstrators away from the front of the jail.

Not only did Sheriff Glenn Smith have concrete barriers placed in front of the jail but now he’s cut down some trees.


Some residents and activists say those huge trees near the front of the jail offered shade in hot temperatures to those who have spent nearly a month protesting the death of Sandra Bland. 



While the department confirmed the installation of a buffer zone there was no mention of trees being cut down until protesters noticed the contractors at work Tuesday. 

This comes just days after demonstrators gathered inside the lobby of the jail and things got violent. 

A spokesman for the Sheriff says four deputies were injured in the incident. 


  1. Digger O'Dell August 11, 2015 9:58 pm 

    The trees blocked line of vision and with the trees gone , then if any protestors decided to get stupid and hide behind them and shoot at the jail , they would not be able to.

    • Juanita August 12, 2015 5:00 pm 

      Really?! That’s the best you & they could come up with????

  2. Jatson Dolkar August 12, 2015 5:50 pm 

    Waller County Sheriff Smith is running scared. He’s going to be put under oath for what happened to Sandra Bland under his watch!

    Sandra Bland’s mother filed a lawsuit on August 4th. The lawsuit accuses the Trooper Brian Encinia, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Waller County and two jail employees … and others … of willful and wanton conduct that led to wrongful death … of institutional liability for the willful, wanton. reckless wrongful death of Sandra Bland … and more.

    Click on the link to download a 46-page PDF copy of the lawsuit so you can read in offline, at your convenience. Amazing! The truth will be known!

  3. Strawbwe August 14, 2015 9:00 am 

    Glenn Smith is a modern day George Wallace

  4. Strawberry August 14, 2015 9:02 am 

    Glenn Smith is a modern day George Wallace. Hateful! If you are honest and innocent, demonstrators don’t bother you.

  5. smokie August 17, 2015 10:09 pm 

    Up date on Sandra Bland; witness that knows details of Sandra’s murder wants more assurance of not being harmed prior and after giving details of the murder.

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