#BlackLivesMatter Activist Found Dead in Jail Cell

Police brutality tension rises in America after woman dies in police custody.

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  1. After being arrested for failure to signal when changinglanes on July 10th, Sandra Bland was found dead in her Texas jail cell 3 dayslater.

    According to police, Sandra Bland was taken into custody and charged with “assault of a public servant.”
  2. Bland was taken to the Waller County jail in Hempstead,Texas where she spent three days before officials said Bland hanged herself.
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  4. Sandra was associated with the #BlackLivesMatter campaign,an activist movement in the United States fighting police brutality againstAfrican-Americans.

    Co-found of the Black Lives Matter movement, Opal Tometisays: "Once again a life cut short due to an unjust system; asystem that devalues and dehumanizes black life at every corner,"
  5. Blands death has sparked fierce debate overgrowing brutality amongst the African-American community.
  6. "Black women are also under attack andoften times this goes unacknowledged and dismissed, and I'm hoping this is notthe case with her life. Her life absolutely mattered." Tometi said.
  7. Texas Police have ruled Blands death as suicide. The cause of death being hanging.
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