Justice for Sandra Bland: Leading Moms Group Supports Bland Family’s Demand to Re-Open Investigation in Light of New Video
“No mother should have to fear that a loved one will be harmed at the hands of those charged with protecting the public. But that is what happened to Sandra Bland and the new video released by WFAA, taken by Bland on her cellphone, belies any claim by Trooper Brian Encinia that he used threats and force on a routine traffic stop because he feared for his life. The newly released video makes very clear that he did not.
“MomsRising strongly supports the Bland family’s call for a new investigation into Bland’s arrest and death. We commend WFAA and the Investigative Network for obtaining and publicizing this video, which contains information essential to a just resolution of this case. There is absolutely no excuse for law enforcement officials not to have released this video when the investigation began.
“The Bland family deserves justice, and the racial profiling and police brutality that pervade our nation and disproportionately affect people of color must end.”