Investigate Sandra Bland's Death NOW!

It is time to break this line, and to stand for Sandra Bland and for equality and justice. Please sign our petition below:

Attorney General Lynch,

I urge you to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland and to prosecute those found responsible for her demise. The Obama administration must also advance policies to ensure that all deaths in police custody are independently investigated and to enact police reforms with real consequences to end racial profiling and police brutality.

Sincerely,

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Bruce O'Brien
Jim Fox
Peter Childs
linda laing
Rivko Knox Knox
John Cook
Kendra Holt
Lorilee House
Neil Hunt
John Jones
Judith B Carlson
arnold wiseman
Melba Dlugonski Dlugonski
David Koenig
Arnie Carter
Doris Katzen
Dallas windham
Mark & Jane Heald
Jan Hillegas
Howard Christofersen
Debby and John Hanrahan
Marguerite Rouleau
Amir M. Maasoumi
Brenda Smith
Shannon Bayless
Alma Villanueva
John Bowman
Steve Wanninger
Michael Peterson
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  • Bruce O'Brien
    signed 2015-08-14 22:32:27 -0400
  • Jim Fox
    signed 2015-08-14 22:30:53 -0400
    There but for luck and time went me, a retired 74-year old white male. Stopped for rolling a stop sign, I got out as trained by lawyers in the ‘70s and shut my car door, standing politely with hands exposed/ “GET BACK IN YOUR CAR !!!” the young scared officer screamed in rage. “WHAT?” I thought, ready to defend my “rights.”

    Yes times and procedures have changed. But were I attacked by an Officer outraged due to his perceived lack of respect — I might have been guilty of “Resisting” his attack on me, which in some states becomes “Attacking an Officer” and an extrajudicial capital-offense. I understand limited immunity for some professionals in desperate situations; however I’ve also seen way too many of these abominably unprofessional escalations of force. THEY MUST STOP.

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    Tonight (A year or two after the previous stop; I was stopped by another officer in another town (I’d rolled another STOP). This time I sat politely and calmly inside my car gathering my ID, Registration, Insurance. He arrived at my window, announcing his name into his recorder, as I handed him my stuff. “Please stay in your car, for your and my safety.” I agreed. It was formally courteous. He took my ID and Registration back to his car. I sat quietly, practicing with my hands on the wheel. He brought back my IDs, and a printed “Warning.” All in all, we both were on our best behavior. Neither were dominant or Submissive, just two courteous adults doing what needed to be done. It was okay.
  • Peter Childs
    signed 2015-08-14 22:30:40 -0400
  • linda laing
    signed 2015-08-14 22:29:57 -0400
  • Rivko Knox Knox
    signed 2015-08-14 22:29:41 -0400
  • John Cook
    signed 2015-08-14 22:29:29 -0400
    It is so very sad to know that racism in Texas is so blatant and in your face and seems to have gotten much worse with the militarization of Law Enforcement. Unless this gang of blue is stopped it will continue to ignite the people they’re suppose to be helping. It seems the people since the war of terror was created have become the enemies and if you’re black than you’re even more suspicious of being an enemy of their police state. It’s sad, it’s sick and it’s wrong and it has to quit. Because of our corporate government controlling us with creating thoughts of fear and the cops instilling fear, it has to be up to us to bring into our reality a world that works, and one that embraces Love and Peace instead of the opposite.
  • Kendra Holt
    signed 2015-08-14 22:24:08 -0400
  • Lorilee House
    signed 2015-08-14 22:22:17 -0400
  • Neil Hunt
    signed 2015-08-14 22:19:50 -0400
  • John Jones
    signed 2015-08-14 22:17:58 -0400
    It’s essential to have a process whereby all deaths in police custody are independently investigated by impartial bodies that have no connection with the police. There is also an attitude issue that needs to be addressed . By what right did the police officer order Sandra Bland to put out her cigarette? This death in police custody needs investigating. I have trouble accepting that her death was the result of suicide in a police cell. I believe that there could be some kind of cover up here. Whether true or not, this incident needs a very careful public and transparent analysis by a body that is totally independent of the police.
  • Judith B Carlson
    signed 2015-08-14 22:17:44 -0400
  • arnold wiseman
    signed 2015-08-14 22:17:16 -0400
  • Melba Dlugonski Dlugonski
    signed 2015-08-14 22:16:57 -0400
  • David Koenig
    signed 2015-08-14 22:16:43 -0400
  • Arnie Carter
    signed 2015-08-14 22:16:22 -0400
  • Doris Katzen
    signed 2015-08-14 22:15:30 -0400
  • Dallas windham
    signed 2015-08-14 22:15:06 -0400
  • Mark & Jane Heald
    signed 2015-08-14 22:14:38 -0400
  • Jan Hillegas
    signed 2015-08-14 22:13:47 -0400
  • Howard Christofersen
    signed 2015-08-14 22:11:05 -0400
  • Debby and John Hanrahan
    signed 2015-08-14 22:10:38 -0400
  • Marguerite Rouleau
    signed 2015-08-14 22:10:05 -0400
    happy to support… sorry that I have to — prayers for her loved ones


    Marguerite Rouleau, Rochester, Mi.
  • Amir M. Maasoumi
    signed 2015-08-14 22:09:52 -0400
  • Shannon Bayless
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-14 22:09:44 -0400
    #whichemergency? A women switching lanes to get out of the way of a cop, then found dead in her jail cell. #SandraBland
  • Brenda Smith
    signed 2015-08-14 22:09:28 -0400
  • Shannon Bayless
    signed 2015-08-14 22:09:09 -0400
  • Alma Villanueva
    signed 2015-08-14 22:08:50 -0400
    This is a 28 year old young woman about to begin a new job she was excited about- I just saw/heard her speak about civil rights on a video, what a BRIGHT LIGHT now gone from this world, our time. So crucially needed, now. When I heard that ‘officer’ say, “I’ll light you up,” of course Sandra Bland knew she shouldn’t get out of her car. She SAW/HEARD the KKK waiting for her to emerge, at his mercy- I AM OUTRAGED.
  • John Bowman
    signed 2015-08-14 22:08:40 -0400
  • Steve Wanninger
    signed 2015-08-14 22:08:31 -0400
  • Michael Peterson
    signed 2015-08-14 22:07:39 -0400
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