SANDRA BLAND VOICE MAIL TO FRIEND LEFT FROM JAIL SURFACES,
POLICE DASHCAM FOOTAGE RAW UNCUT!
Was Failure To Signal The Real Cause of the Death Of The 28-Year-Old Woman?
On Tuesday 7/21 the dashcam video was released by Texas officials of the traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland’s arrest, and reiterated their promise to carry out a thorough and transparent investigation into her subsequent death inside her jail cell three days later. Bland being pulled over by a state trooper who is identified in Bland’s warrant for arrest as Brian T. Encinia for failing to signal a lane change, and what appears to be a curt, short exchange between the two quickly turn into a violent encounter that ended with Bland in jail.
The tensions started escalating quickly, first he asked her to put out her cigarette; “You mind putting out your cigarette, please? Do you mind?” officer asked.
“I’m in my car, why do I have to put out my cigarette?” Bland responds.
“Well, you can step out now,” he says.
Bland repeatedly refuses to step out of the car despite Encinia’s orders, and both begin to yell as the trooper opens the door. Repeatedly she refuses as the officer kept ordering Bland to get out of the car.
At one point, the he yells, “Get out of the car! I will light you up!”
As officer was trying to get Bland in handcuffs, she yells: “You’re doing this all for a failure to signal. Yeah, let’s take this to court.”
The trooper insisted, “You started creating a problem.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday evening it was looking into whether or not the dashcam video was edited, NBC News reported. Breaks in the video’s continuity are visible at several points, though DPS spokesman Tom Vinger would not speculate Tuesday on what caused them. “I will have to check in the morning. I can’t speculate without looking at the CD,” he stated.
Encinia wrote on his report that Bland was “combative and uncooperative” during the July 10 traffic stop, that the behavior continued after she was taken out of the car and placed in handcuffs. After she was cuffed, according to Encinia, Bland “began swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shin,” Three days later, Bland was found dead in her Waller County jail cell.
Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal said, “I have a baby to put in the ground. She wasn’t my convict, she wasn’t my suspect, she was my baby. Once I put this baby in the ground, I’m ready… This means war.”
Bland, 28-year-old a Black Lives Matter activist, had just gotten a job at Prairie View Texas A&M. Bland was excited about her future, she told her mother, “My purpose is to go back to Texas and stop all the injustices in the South.”
Geneva Reed-Veal said: “There is not anywhere I could see that my baby took her own life.”
Watch the videos closely, you can clearly see cars driving by that disappear, new cars pass and disappear, and it appears the video loops back and shows a repeat of the same cars going by, then disappearing.
The video is supposed to be continuous, but cars do not disappear unless they are edited out.
And it happened yet again later on:
LISTEN: Sandra Bland Left Voicemail on Friend’s Phone from Jail
WATCH: Texas Police released surveillance video on Death of Sandra Bland(VIDEO)
Edited 7/22/15 SCD