A Texas grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in relation to the death of Sandra Bland, and the Internet activists are going crazy. The Bland case, like other cases involving black victims, raised questions about the lack of police surveillance and the dangers that the people behind bars and who are approached by them may be exposed to.
Sandra Bland was amongst the many people who have been victim to the harsh punishment and unknown reign of the precincts keepers. Yesterday, the Texas jury made it official that no one was to be arrested or indicted for the mysterious death of Sandra Bland. However, according to Darrell Jordan, a special prosecutor handling the case, the jury may be reconvening the case in January to consider indicting the officers involved on other charges in reference to the case.
28-year-old Sandra Bland, an African-American woman, was found dead in her cell three days after being arrested for allegedly failing to use her turn signal on July 10. Originally, she was accused of killing herself by hanging herself with a plastic bag inside the prison walls. But with no evidence of having harmed herself, the state of Texas was forced to take the case to the grand jury. Her family has been disputing ever since and now they have received painful news that no one will take responsibility for their beloved Sandra’s death.
Before Monday’s decision, the Bland family called out the Texas judicial system, labeling it as “flawed” and exclaiming that the testimony should be open to the public. With the opening of the case on other accounts less than a month away, we are praying for the Bland family and hoping that justice is resolute.