Twitter remembers Sandra Bland on the 7th anniversary of her death

Sandra Bland
Sandra Bland

source: Madamenoire
originally published: 14 July 2022

Sandra Bland was only 28-years-old when she was found dead in her cell at Waller County Jail on July 13, 2015. Now, on the seventh anniversary of her death, online users and media publications are still saying her name.

On July 10, 2015 Texas trooper Brian Encinia pulled over Bland, a Black woman and Prairie View A&M alum. At the time, Bland was driving in from Illinois to Prarie View to start a job at the university.

Encinia pulled over Bland for failing to signal a lane change, and things verbally escalated into a tense exchange wherein Bland’s cell phone and police dashcam footage detailed parts of the encounter.

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David Oluwale: Blue bridge plaque theft is being treated as a hate crime

David Oluwale - Leeds Blue Plaque 2022source: BBC News
published: 27 April 2022

The theft of a blue plaque honouring a British-Nigerian man who drowned after he was chased by police is being treated as a hate crime. The memorial to David Oluwale, on Leeds Bridge, disappeared just hours after it was officially unveiled on Monday.

Members of the campaign group who lobbied for its installation said it had been prised off the wall and taken. West Yorkshire Police said the timing of the theft suggested it was a “deliberately targeted act”.

The plaque commemorating Mr Oluwale had been placed near the spot where he entered the River Aire in 1969.

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