It feels indulgent to write about anything other than the murder of Sandra Bland at the hands of police officers. I don’t have much to add to the sad and terrified discourse surrounding the Bland killing.
But it gets you thinking about how a human being like Texas officer Brian Encinia becomes so brutally callous as to cry “good” when the suspect he is slamming to the ground declares that she has epilepsy.
Or how a young activist headed to a new job in a new place might run afoul of the police system she had critiqued.
Edited video, officer suspended, suspicious death in the jail. These things should enrage you and be motivation for culture change which is deeply necessary. Watch the traffic stop video if you can:
Rest In Power Sandra Bland.