Sandra Bland Suicide Essay

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The suicide of Sandra Bland, shook her family and the people that knew her best. The taking of her own life simply did not make any sense. In the past Bland had went through some rough patches, but she had so many things going for herself at that point in her life. She had moved to a new city found a new job and rekindled her relationship with her mother. Suicide was not in the cards for Sandra. Her death led those that knew her well to think it was staged and something must have happened to her in the jail but it was covered up. This case caused a public out roar on social media and on various news sites. The arresting officer in the Bland case has since been fired for how he handled her case. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, said the officers actions during the traffic stop did not comply with the standards of the department. He was fired for three reasons, the first being the failure to remain courteous and tactful in the performance of his duties. The second being that he prolonged the traffic stop beyond the time necessary to complete the tasks and…show more content…
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