Since Sandra Bland died in the Waller County jail on July 13th there has been one person who has been consistent with a prayer vigil outside of the county lock up. That person is St. John’s Downtown Pastor Hannah Adair Bonner. Needless to say, her presence has likely been a thorn in the side of some of those who run the jail. Apparently, that came to a head Monday afternoon when Bonner encountered Sheriff Glenn Smith.
He was walking around outside the jail checking to make sure the entry or doorway to the jail wasn’t blocked. He seemed a bit irritated from the video that Bonner and her supporters captured of the incident. In the 52 second long video of back and forth Sheriff Smith tells Bonner to go back to the church of Satan that she runs. She responds simply by saying oh, that was great – thank you.
This video shows Sheriff Smith’s growing frustration with the public pressure his administration has seen since Bland died in his jail last month. This encounter is also a day after several demonstrators made their way into the lobby of the jail and demanded justice in the Chicago native’s death. Deputies then forced the group out of the building. I have not been able to reach the Sheriff for a comment. I have posted a copy of the video so you can be the judge of this encounter!
SUNDAY’S PROTEST AT THE WALLER COUNTY JAIL AND WHILE THE SHERIFF MAY HAVE BEEN IRRITATED!