Episode 27 – Sandra Bland filmed her own arrest

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Hey Everybody!

Four years after the brutal arrest and death of Sandra Bland, we just now learned that she filmed her arrest. I’ve shared the video, but I want to unpack and explain who hid it, why, and what the video shows us. I’m pissed.

Let’s dig in.

This is Shaun King and you are listening to (The Breakdown)!

Four years ago, a young Black woman named Sandra Bland moved from Chicago to rural Texas to work at Prairie View A&M. That’s a wonderful Black college that she graduated from back in 2009. She had just taken a job there at Prairie View. And I’ve been to the campus and I retraced the steps that Sandra took on the day she was arrested.

On July 13 of 2015, Sandra Bland took a right turn off of the main street of her college campus and saw a police car speeding behind…

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  • rick_ler

    I totally agree that the police have been given very broad powers. Unfortunately, it was given to them in the 1968 Supreme Court ruling, in Terry v. Ohio, which modified a principle of the Fourth Amendment. That principle has to do with stopping and searching someone without a warrant, unless there was probable cause believing an individual was engaged in criminal activity. The 1968 Court’s ruling allows police officers to constitutionally stop, search and frisk an individual even without probable cause if he/she has “reasonable, articulable suspicion” that an individual is dangerous and is engaging in activity deemed criminal.

    The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, p. 63

    It’s time to get these laws overturned!

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