In light of the video release we must remain focused on the murder of Sandra Bland Not mugshots. Its insane to me because during all of this ig (instagram) has lit up the past few days with all types of photos and theories about Sandra Bland having already being dead in her mugshot photo. There were theories about her eyes had been edited, even a Sandra Bland challenge was created, which I will not link or talk about because I believe the notion of it to be absolutely disgusting and disrespectful. What did fascinated me what the fact the the media had, somehow, turned the death and treatment of Sandra bland, into a distraction that shifted attention away from the murder of Sandra Bland.
We know that the officers of Waller County jail and the powers that be killed her. We know it no matter what they say. When all this "she was dead already in the photo" started to happen, logic should have kicked in. This is the age of the internet and Photoshop, photos can be tampered with and video edited, so much so that sometimes only trained professionals can tell what is original content. The great mixture of skeptic and Blackman that I am, I began to conclude that this photo was nothing more than a set up and nothing more than a cointelpro distraction. Use the media against itself by bringing into question the credibility of the very thing that people were asking for.
People wanted proof that Sandra Bland had killed her self and that the police had not. The problem with that is the police know that they can not provide that because they did kill her, so, before releasing this video, they release a single mugshot then plant a story of how it might have been tampered with. When they release video showing that the photo has not been tampered with, and she was alive during processing no one is going to go back to asking,
"Where is the proof that she killed herself."
People stopped questioning the science that if she had ingested the amount of marijuana that they said she did, it would have had to have been ingested while she was in jail. This would mean that upon her search in jail, that somehow the jail officers missed a large quantity of marijuana that she was in possession of. When you are arrested you surrender your clothes, you are made to shower, and then you are given a cavity search, all of that is routine, so where exactly would she have hidden the marijuana and when would she have had time to ingest it if she was under supervision as they claim she was?
People stopped asking anything about the history of the officer that arrested her, or the jail's history of "suicides" and other "infractions" as well as the fact that Waller county has had, according to the Atlantic and according to a comprehensive report by the Equal Justice Initiative, ". . .among the highest numbers of lynchings in the state [Texas] between 1877 and 1950,"
We can not let the crooked and racist media out lets work in conjunction with the crooked and racist police departments and distract us from what is actually important and what our focus should be.
Sandra Bland was Murdered and we know it.