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Sandra Bland's Death
Posted 7/31/15

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She was suffering long before she was jailed, just because your mental illness doesn't make you snap at one incident doesn't mean it won't make you snap at another, and everyone's mental problems, if they have them, work differently. She could've been at a very bad breaking point, and just about to erupt. I know that's what happens with me, I let my awful feelings swell up until I become a ticking time bomb, and something eventually triggers me to explode and have an episode.

Still not the case. Again, she was talking about how she was gonna call her lawyer & stuff & bring it to court. Knowing that, why would you think she would of committed suicide, especially if she knew she wasn't in the wrong of all this?
She was a strong women, who also actively fought against to police brutality, and everyone knows she wouldn't commit suicide.

Again, stop making ourselves all seem mentally unstable.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
She could of commited suicide if she was suicidal.

I know if i was sent to jail i would commit suicide as my life would pretty much be over at that point even though im a strong person in general.

That being said it could be a murder also i guess we need to wait and see.
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Posted 8/1/15
i'm honestly not making a case either way. like someone sad before we have to wait until we get the facts (if it is even going to be a fair investigation). But my question is: why the heck would the police or anyone gain by murdering this woman in her jail cell?...like, i just don't understand any motive for doing so thus i just don't know why it would be anything other than suicide.
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Posted 8/1/15
The whole thing is highly suspicious. There's no reason she should have been able to kill herself like that if they were properly keeping an eye on her. Then again my friend got thrown in a drunk tank once for starting a fight then basically got ignored for a long ass time till the cops let him out. It's possible she had plenty of time to kill herself. Really I think they need better policies in place in general to protect people who they have in custody
Posted 8/1/15

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But my question is: why the heck would the police or anyone gain by murdering this woman in her jail cell?


Good question, I would also like to know.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15

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LightningChocobo wrote:

But my question is: why the heck would the police or anyone gain by murdering this woman in her jail cell?


Good question, I would also like to know.


If anything, it'd be undesirable to do something like this, it'd swamp the PD with media reps and media coverage and could also result potentially in other disaster. I mean, I know a lot of people like to demonize cops because they think they're all sadistic and get power trips from "hurting others" (that's a legit belief of some people from what I can tell), but what would they gain at all? The woman wasn't doing anything to implicate the cops?? , so where's the motive here?
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Posted 8/1/15

potentsativa wrote:


LightningChocobo wrote:

But my question is: why the heck would the police or anyone gain by murdering this woman in her jail cell?


Good question, I would also like to know.


The answer is easy. The would get a free ride to loosing their job, a new meal plan, free dental, free tv, and a great job stamping licenses plates!

All jokes aside... nothing really. They had nothing to gain.
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Posted 8/1/15
Bleh.. I'd agree there's certainly a scandal regarding Bland's death, but it seems to me like you're jumping in the wrong direction. I've seen no credible evidence that this case involved murder.

The scandal in my opinion is how someone who voluntarily disclosed that they had attempted suicide in the past was not kept under some kind of watch. I don't care that she didn't disclose it in all the paperwork - it should be an immediate red flag if it shows up at all.

The department should face tough questions and some kind of repercussions as, at the very least, their negligence allowed someone to die while in their custody. Her death was easily preventable, and that is a tragedy.

I'm not sure why you seem to be insisting that suicidal actions must always have a rational cause, as they don't have to. Regardless, trying to place myself in her shoes, I think (even as someone who considers himself fairly rational) my emotions would be swinging pretty wildly between anger and despair/depression.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
Yeah, what's with the trash bag thing in her cell, btw, did the janitor not clean up after another inmate was in there, you think that wouldn't be in there at all because it could potentially be used for something "harmful", right?

That could've been janitorial staff right there for all we know. Someone on the cleanup team made the mistake of not taking the trascan and bag out and left it there. Whether that'd be PDs fault or not, I don't know, but it's a foolish mistake and could've been prevented, since I highly doubt that it was supposed to be in there.

If she had a psych record then maybe they should've kept better watch on her.
Posted 8/1/15

animegirl2222 wrote:

Yeah, what's with the trash bag thing in her cell, btw, did the janitor not clean up after another inmate was in there, you think that wouldn't be in there at all because it could potentially be used for something "harmful", right?

That could've been janitorial staff right there for all we know. Someone on the cleanup team made the mistake of not taking the trascan and bag out and left it there. Whether that'd be PDs fault or not, I don't know, but it's a foolish mistake and could've been prevented, since I highly doubt that it was supposed to be in there.

If she had a psych record then maybe they should've kept better watch on her.


Yea, maybe cause what would the purpose of a trashcan in a cell???
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Posted 8/1/15

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animegirl2222 wrote:

Yeah, what's with the trash bag thing in her cell, btw, did the janitor not clean up after another inmate was in there, you think that wouldn't be in there at all because it could potentially be used for something "harmful", right?

That could've been janitorial staff right there for all we know. Someone on the cleanup team made the mistake of not taking the trascan and bag out and left it there. Whether that'd be PDs fault or not, I don't know, but it's a foolish mistake and could've been prevented, since I highly doubt that it was supposed to be in there.

If she had a psych record then maybe they should've kept better watch on her.


Yea, maybe cause what would the purpose of a trashcan in a cell???


According to some people it apparently was "supposed to be there to help her with nausea" or something but I highly doubt it.

Personally to me it seems like it wasn't supposed to be in there, and someone was sloppy enough to leave it. I didn't think they gave you trashcans for barfing in in county jail, especially not with the bag still in. The bag could potentially be fashioned as some kind of weapon or noose, so it's either sloppy cops or sloppy janitorial, or sloppy whoever-is-in-charge-of-cell-cleaning.
Posted 8/1/15

animegirl2222 wrote:


potentsativa wrote:


animegirl2222 wrote:

Yeah, what's with the trash bag thing in her cell, btw, did the janitor not clean up after another inmate was in there, you think that wouldn't be in there at all because it could potentially be used for something "harmful", right?

That could've been janitorial staff right there for all we know. Someone on the cleanup team made the mistake of not taking the trascan and bag out and left it there. Whether that'd be PDs fault or not, I don't know, but it's a foolish mistake and could've been prevented, since I highly doubt that it was supposed to be in there.

If she had a psych record then maybe they should've kept better watch on her.


Yea, maybe cause what would the purpose of a trashcan in a cell???


According to some people it apparently was "supposed to be there to help her with nausea" or something but I highly doubt it.

Personally to me it seems like it wasn't supposed to be in there, and someone was sloppy enough to leave it. I didn't think they gave you trashcans for barfing in in county jail, especially not with the bag still in. The bag could potentially be fashioned as some kind of weapon or noose, so it's either sloppy cops or sloppy janitorial, or sloppy whoever-is-in-charge-of-cell-cleaning.


Wow apparently I can't even make a coherent sentence... lol

She probably committed suicide, unless there's like some sort of plot twist where someone who was working at the police department had a vendetta out for her for some reason and murdered her and made it seemed like she killed herself, but I doubt it.
Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
Keep in mind you can't even hang yourself with a plastic bad anyway. It'll break, like every plastic bag if you put too much weight on it. Common sense. Also they said at first that she hung herself with a bed sheet. Still impossible, but why would they need to keep changing up things anyway?
Also Sandra was 6ft tall, she couldn't have hung herself successfully or instantly, at the most.


potentsativa wrote:
Wow apparently I can't even make a coherent sentence... lol

She probably committed suicide, unless there's like some sort of plot twist where someone who was working at the police department had a vendetta out for her for some reason and murdered her and made it seemed like she killed herself, but I doubt it.


LightningChocobo wrote:

i'm honestly not making a case either way. like someone sad before we have to wait until we get the facts (if it is even going to be a fair investigation). But my question is: why the heck would the police or anyone gain by murdering this woman in her jail cell?...like, i just don't understand any motive for doing so thus i just don't know why it would be anything other than suicide.

Yeah, they killed her because they would of been exposed, make the police department look bad, and possible lose their jobs.
You don't nee some kind of personal grudge to murder someone. smh.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
As some may be aware, another thread had been opened on this topic but has now been closed as a duplicate. While the last few pages of that thread aren't particularly worthwhile reading, many of the posts there, especially in the earlier part of the thread, are--even if you don't agree with them. For those who are interested, here's the link /forumtopic-912687/sandra-blands-suicide

I've renamed this thread to encourage folks to discuss all perspectives on the event here, and ask that folks make an effort to listen to what others have to say and to respond civilly. I also recommend keeping a browbeating and haranguing style of argument to a minimum. IMO that just tends to rile people up, and doesn't help people to listen.

My own assessment, based on what I've heard (which I know is just a small part of information out there, or rumored (and info that has come to light is also not the whole of everything relevant there is to know)), is that something happened, things certainly are suspicious and this is a mess of a situation. Suicide, Murder, and bizarre accident (though not without culpability on someone's or many people's parts) seem to all be possibilities.

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Posted 8/1/15

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The police are out of control...


They are, they did that to a native woman plus a white woman when she was already handcuffed. The hell is wrong with cops? They are cracking down on the homeless too. smh
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