The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.
It has literally been a little over a year since the wrongful death of Sandra Bland. According to CNN, the family of Sandra Bland reached a settlement of $1.9 million in her wrongful death lawsuit. The settlement was announced today as details were finalized last night. Related Stories: News Developments About Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, […]
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
Cleveland’s police union asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily ban open-carry gun laws in the state, while the Republican National Convention is taking place this week.
In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]
A man running for Attorney General in Pennsylvania, Stephen Zappala, used video of Sandra Bland‘s arrest in an ad for his campaign, in an effort to show he would fight for the rights of black Americans. But when Sandra Bland’s mother requested he pull the footage, he refused. Jeff Johnson discusses the implications of this in this edition of 3 Things […]
State Trooper Brian Encinia is accused of lying in his incident report of Bland's arrest and for being unprofessional during her traffic stop.
Brian Encinia, The Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland last year three days before she was found dead in a jail cell, has been indicted for perjury in the case of her death. A Texas grand jury resumed investigation into the arrest of Bland this week. The 28-year-old was found in a Waller County […]
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