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The tragic in custody death of Sandra Bland is once again in the news. The arresting officer, Brian Encinia, has now been formally terminated from his job with the Texas Department of Public Safety. In a widely seen video, Encinia is seen arguing with Bland and violently slamming her to the ground during a traffic…

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When Officer Brian Encinia threatened now dead Black activist Sandra Bland with “I will light you up” over a cigarette and improper lane change, he was echoing a part of America’s racist KKK past. When a KKK member threatens to “light you up” they mean it literally. Here are five historical photos of what “I will…

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has recently released the police dashcam footage of the arrest of Sandra Bland. Bland was pulled over for failing to signal and was arrested and later found dead in a jail cell. The video shows the behavior and attitude of both Sandra Bland and Officer Brian Encinia. The physical…

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