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Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. 551 more words

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Sandra Bland’s death divides Texas county with ugly history of racism

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HEMPSTEAD, Tex. — Elton Mathis never expected to be famous when he was elected Waller County district attorney nine years ago, working in an office just 15 miles from the town where he was born. 1,358 more words

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History Of Racial Tension Where Bland Died

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HEMPSTEAD (AP) – In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck as he carries on a generations-old summer tradition. 897 more words

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Sandra Bland expresses disbelief in voicemail recording from Texas jail

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas TV station says it has obtained a voicemail from a call Sandra Bland made from jail in which she told a friend that she couldn’t believe what was happening to her. 139 more words

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Dashcam video shows encounter between Sandra Bland, Texas trooper

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Police dashcam video shows a Texas state trooper trying to drag a black motorist from her car after a minor traffic infraction, then drawing his stun gun and threatening her for refusing to follow his orders. 831 more words

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March Held In Texas After Woman's Jail Death

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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) – More than 100 protesters marched from the jail in the small Texas town of Hempstead to the courthouse following the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell. 97 more words

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