Tue, May 07 | Texas Capitol

#Sandystill Speaks Press Conference

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#Sandystill Speaks Press Conference

Time & Location

May 07, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

About the event

Sandra Bland said, "This thing that I’m holding in my hand, this telephone, this camera. It is quite powerful. Social media is powerful. We can do something with this. If we want a change, we can really, truly make it happen.” Her invitation to utilize our phones to stimulate change can still be heard almost four years after her original request.

New evidence has recently surfaced illustrating Sandra Bland and her misfortunate engagement with Officer Encina. She was arrested for an offense punishable by fine only, yet Encina choose to take her to Waller County jail claiming that he felt his life was threatened by Sandy’s actions. Recently released evidence by Investigative Network on Monday, captures the Sandy’s moments prior to being forced to place her phone down by Encina. In a response to the overcovering of this information we are having press conference demanding answers. The evidence uncovered illustrates the intentional hiding of evidence. The question is why, why was evidence misheld that clearly shows Sandy was no threat to Encina? What other information has been suppressed from the family and the public about how Sandy died.

We want legislatures to hold the Department of Police Safety accountable and answers questions. Questions regarding why Sandy, like many others were profiled. What other evidence was suppressed? Why was Sandy detained for an offense punishable by fine-only when there was no clear threat? Who can, and will be held accountable for this injustice? You’re invited to join us to continue demand Justice for Sandra Bland.