Light Brigade remembers Sandra Bland at Supreme Court and Capitol

On the 28th of July, the Light Brigade deployed lighted letters at the US Supreme Court and US Capitol to remember Sandra Bland. Police in Texas arrested Sandra and held her in jail for defying an illegal order from a cop at a traffic stop to put out her cigarette-in her own car. Three days later she was found dead in her cell with a noose around her neck. Some say she was lynched, certainly hanging is the very symbol of lynching. Sandra's mother has said "this means war" at her daughter's funeral.Her family and friends say there is no way she would have killed herself.

Waller County, Texas sheriff Glenn Smith claims Sandra committed suicide, but he has a long record of prior racism. In 2007 he was suspended for overtly racist remarks. A year later he was fired, yet he was back in office when Sandra Bland died in his jail with a noose around her neck, in a jail run by a known racist.Waller County is one of the last 28 counties still being monitored under the Voting Rights Act.A claim that an African-American commited suicide by hanging is always suspect when it comes from an avowed racist given the history of lynching on this continent.

Video-Light Brigade sings in memory of Sandra Bland

Light Brigade remembers Sandra Bland
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