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Sandra Bland shows necessity of Black Lives Matter movement

Sandra Bland shows necessity of Black Lives Matter movement

Three words explain why Sandra Bland wound up in the Texas jail cell where she died: contempt of cop. The 28-year-old civil rights activist would undoubtedly be alive today had she not angered Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia by refusing to put out her cigarette. As shown on a dashcam video, Encinia demanded that Bland, whom he'd stopped for changing lanes without signaling, get out of her car after denying his request. Once again she refused. And Encinia, who is trained to de-escalate encounters, went ballistic. He tried to forcibly remove Bland from her car, even pulling out his Taser and threatening, "I will light you up!" Instead Bland's world went dark three...

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