In one of the worst legislative sessions for criminal justice reform in years, bipartisan legislation got caught between an ugly fight between the police lobby and prominent Democrats.
Seventh Time’s the Charm: Despite Repeated Bungling, the Lege Manages to Pass an Update to the Sandra Bland Act
Let us count the ways legislators passed, killed, and then resurrected what was a popular, bipartisan way to limit arrests for minor infractions.
In a fit of idiocy and confusion, Democrats in the Legislature not once, but twice derailed bipartisan legislation prohibiting police from making arrests for minor infractions.
Dallas news station WFAA has the footage.
Brian T. Encinia, the police officer who arrested Sandra Bland, has been charged with perjury—and that’s likely to be the extent of the criminal justice system’s involvement in the case.
Readers respond to the September 2015 issue.
Over a month after Sandra Bland’s death, the local city council voted to rename a road Sandy Bland Parkway.
The last few days of the life of Sandra Bland tell us things about ourselves, and the culture we’ve built, that we’d rather not know.
The purported suicide of Sandra Bland in Waller County jail has taken some new turns.
Officials in Waller County say that the woman’s death was a suicide. Her friends and family don’t believe it. And there are 64 other deaths in Texas this year make it harder to trust the official story. …