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Bernie Sanders believes Sandra Bland would be alive if she were a White woman

Sandra Bland (Photo Source: FaceBook

Sandra Bland (Photo Source: Facebook)

Bernie Sanders believes that racism plays a major role in the deaths of unarmed Blacks by the hands of police. The presidential hopeful responded to the grand jury’s decision to not issue indictments in Sandra Bland’s case.

On Dec. 21, it was announced that a grand jury in Texas would not indict any police officers after she was discovered dead in her jail cell. Her death occurred hours after she was pulled over by police for simply failing to use a turn signal when switching lanes. Dash-cam video showed officers using excessive force in a case that should have merely ended with a traffic ticket. Bland was taken to jail and didn’t leave alive.

In a statement, Sanders suggested that Bland died only because she was a Black woman. “There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today of she were a White woman. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system,” Sanders said.

The killings of unarmed Black people by the hands of police has sparked outrage across the nation. In 2015, cases such as Laquan McDonald (Chicago); Jamar Clark (Minnesota); Anthony Hill (Dekalb County, Ga.); and others have proven that police killings of Blacks are a national problem. Until the nation admits this problem, America will continue to allow police to treat Blacks like second class citizens.



8 Comments

  1. Nigg.Newton on December 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Bernie Sanders will say anything to get a VOTE.

    The JAILERS WERE BLACK…when she did.

    • Jay Chapman on December 23, 2015 at 1:54 am

      are you illiterate? she was put in jail by white men who killed her. you probably vote for trump idiot

      • guest on December 23, 2015 at 7:46 am

        Doesn’t really matter what color they are once they put on the blue. I don’t know why so many people don’t see this and are giving black cops a pass when they are just as corrupt.

    • Likewaterforchoc on December 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Stop it troll. Just stop.

  2. cupcake333 on December 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

    no they were white …. period .. . the officer white who should gve her ticket n went the fuck on down the street lie they told to help him out .. .. NO JUSTICE NO PECE

  3. guest on December 23, 2015 at 7:56 am

    He’s speaking the truth. She would have never been arrested to begin with. I lived in a predominately white suburb and have witnessed and been a victim of the double standard first hand. You get a lot less leeway from authorities if you are black because we are already presumed guilty and a threat.

  4. KnutesNiche on December 23, 2015 at 10:21 am

    A few months before leaving us, social activist Sandra Bland recorded a video declaring “War on Gang-bangers and Thugs” who she believes have negatively impacted her quality of life as well as harming peaceful people in her community and many American communities.

    Essentially Sandra was speaking about our expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect*, aka *Poverty*, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on.

    Child Abuse and Neglect that is primarily responsible for our prisons and far too many American communities being populated by depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    *Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect* that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, PATIENCE and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult.

    Did anyone hear or seriously consider Sandra’s passionate plea for peace…or listen to Sandra’s other videos calling for peace and unity?

    If Americans sincerely wish to reduce police fear and anxiety that sometimes leads to police misconduct and/or aggression, the question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent abuse that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry teens and adults as a result of experiencing the *emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”*

    Nationally Popular Victim of Child Abuse – Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News

    From “Sandy Speaks Archives – GotNews”
    http://gotnews.com/tag/sandy-speaks/

    Video – Ms. Sandra Bland declares “War on Gang-bangers and Thugs.”

    https://www.facebook.com/sandra.bland.5070/videos/vb.73304051/10100590806905754

    Peace.

    Black *(Children’s)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

  5. Joni Mitchell on December 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    The jailers could have been black green purple orange the new black. She still died in their custody and it wasn’t suicide people. The girl was on a mission to make changes in her community. Bernie speaks truth that his counterparts refuse to accept.