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Ex-Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia Pleads Not Guilty In Sandra Bland Case

Brian Encinia, the Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, is escorted from the Waller County Courthouse Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Hempstead.

Brian Encinia, the fired Texas state trooper involved in the viral arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland, pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a charge of misdemeanor perjury regarding statements he made in the aftermath of arresting the victim, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail. Encinia entered …

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Texas DPS director says the officer alone is responsible for escalation in Sandra Bland’s arrest

A woman holds a poster bearing the portrait of Sandra Bland during a Michael Brown memorial rally in Union Square in New York City on Aug. 9, 2015. 
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On Tuesday Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was asked who was responsible in the escalation of events from traffic stop to arrest in the case of Sandra Bland. McCraw responded: “It’s always on the trooper.  We’re accountable for every stop. And the citizen has a right to be objectionable …

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NY Daily News/Shaun King: American police killed, brutalized so many people that it’s hard to keep up

Credit: Andrew Schwartz/NY Daily News

At what point do we as a society look in the mirror and realize that progress isn’t inevitable? At what point do we realize that direct actions are needed to bring about real, lasting change for all Americans brutalized by our criminal justice/law enforcement systems? Immediately, we can only hope… …

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There’s One Big Reason Why Prisoners Are Dying at Alarming Rates in American Jails

Sandra Bland.

“There will be no criminal indictment in the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in her Texas cell in July. But that death is still at the center of a long-brewing crisis in America’s jails: that recently arrested inmates are at higher-than-average risk for …

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No indictments to be brought in the police-related death of Sandra Bland

A Texas grand jury has decided against indicting officers and Waller County Jail employees reported to be involved in the controversial murder of Sandra Bland after a routine traffic stop. Further charges related around the crime will continue to be considered by the grand jury in January. Full Story – …

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