Thursday, July 16, 2015

Driving While Black in Texas - #CultOfCompliance - Sandra Bland

A Chicago woman was pulled over in Texas for not signalling a lane change correctly. The Texas police escalated it and got violent. Later, she was found dead in a jail cell.

I hope we'll learn more about what happened and that the people responsible for this will be held accountable. So much more to come.

But like the jaywalking that led to the death of Michael Brown, this "improper lane change" at the start of the incident stays with me.

How many white jaywalkers go unmolested by police?
How many white no-signal lane-changes go unmolested by police?

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