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A sign for Sandra Bland: 'Signal lane change or sheriff may kill you'

A sign for Sandra Bland: 'Signal lane change or sheriff may kill you'

The sign was homemade, all but two words written in black on white strips of paper attached to a wrought iron fence facing University Drive, the gateway to Prairie View A&M University. “Signal lane change or sheriff may kill you,” it said. “Kill you” was written in red. Sandra Bland had come to the area from Chicago for a job interview on July 9 at Prairie View, a historically black school that was her alma mater. She was stopped the next day by a state trooper for failing to signal near the entrance on University Drive and then arrested on suspicion of assaulting the officer. For some, the sign struck a chord. “It was a comment about what happened,”...

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