Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland's death

Demand Justice for Sandra Bland. Tell the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough, independent investigation into Sandra Bland's death and hold all those responsible fully accountable.
More than 370,000 MoveOn members have already demanded an independent federal investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland. On Thursday, MoveOn member Lois Wilkins will travel to Washington, D.C. and join leading civil rights organizations, including ColorofChange.org, to hand-deliver these signatures to the U.S. Department of Justice. Can you make sure she includes your name? Click here to sign the petition and demand an independent investigation of Sandra Bland's death.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I'm Lois Wilkins, a MoveOn member in Freeland, Michigan, and I started a petition to the U.S. Department of Justice which says:

Launch an immediate and independent federal investigation into Sandra Bland's traffic stop, arrest, and death, just days later, in a Texas jail. Circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious, and just-released video footage raises more unresolved questions and tensions about how Black people are treated by police in the United States.

The Department of Justice must conduct an independent investigation into the death of Sandra Bland in Texas. The circumstances surrounding her traffic stop are suspicious and deserve an independent, thorough, and accountable investigation—especially in light of new video footage.1

We cannot allow the local police to investigate themselves. The Department of Justice has the authority—and power—to find out what happened to Sandra Bland.

Demand justice: launch an independent federal investigation of Sandra Bland's death.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.




1. "Dashcam footage of Sandra Bland's arrest during a traffic stop before her death in police custody—video," The Guardian, July 21, 2015

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